Best 5 Places for Delicious Mexican Food in Seattle
We Can’t Keep These Secret – Restaurants With the Best Mexican Food in Seattle
Karla Souza once said that “Mexican food is one of the best culinary experiences that people can have.” However, for Seattle folks, the general assumption is that it doesn’t have good Mexican food. So, we frequently get the question regarding what are the best Mexican restaurants to eat in Seattle.
Well, it’s time to put those negative assumptions to rest because we know where you can get the best Mexican food in Seattle. Here is our list of best Mexican restaurants in Seattle that prove that Seattle knows how to make truly authentic Mexican food.
So, without further ado, let’s get into the delicious details.
El Camión Adentro
What started as a taco truck (still on) now is a permanent brick-and-mortar setting up at El Camion Adentro. But it hasn’t forgotten its roots, which might be the reason behind the loyal following.
It is their delicious fish tacos (fish and cochinita pibil with slow-roasted pork marinated in achiote and citrus—simply yummy) or adobada burritos; the offerings are always a treat for your taste buds with tender proteins and zesty flavor. And if you wish to enjoy some alternative standards, order the crispy gorditas and cheesy mulitas with meat, cheese, and avocado sandwiched between tortillas, next time you visit. And yes, don’t miss the salsa bar.
You can enjoy your delicious Mexican food in the casual dining room or the beautiful outdoor seating.
El Camión Adentro – 11 am to 9 pm; seven days a week
4301 Leary Way NW, Seattle, WA 98107 * 206-297-1124
Poquitos is perhaps the most beautiful Mexican restaurant with some of the best Mexican food in Seattle.
With walls fixed together with handmade tiles from Puebla, in Mexico, low lighting, and different sized booths to accommodate groups of all sizes, the restaurant captures the true essence of the Mexican atmosphere.
Expected and Unexpected Dishes
When it comes to the menu, it’s just as lovely as the establishment itself. Poquitos offers sustainable meats and seafood dishes. The ceviches are to die for, but the chiles Relleno stuffed with raisins, pork, and almonds, served with crema and a chile sauce, is unlike any other.
You can also mix-and-match the regular favorites like taco plates or enchiladas while house-made green or red salsa, crispy chips, and special guacamoles (like the bacon and habanero) and unusual menu items such as roasted yam tacos and toasted grasshoppers keep things exciting.
Poquitos (Capitol Hill) – Sunday-Thursday 11 am til “late,” Friday-Saturday 11 am – 2 am; Happy Hour 4-6 pm and weeknights 11 pm til “late”
1000 East Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122 * 206-453-4216
Asadero Mexican Steakhouse
Are you looking for some Mexican steak in Seattle? Asadero in Kent and Ballard are the only Mexican steakhouses in Seattle serving USDA Prime and Wagyu beef. You can have top-quality prime steak on the grill any time of the day.
Our pick is the toreado with homemade flour tortilla topped with a grilled Anaheim pepper, filled with carne asada and cheese while pickled onions complete the package. However, Vampiro is equally delicious.
Asadero (Kent) – Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday from 11 am – 9pm; Friday and Saturday – 11 am -10 pm
310 Washington Ave N., Kent, WA 98032 * 253-854-0971
Asadero Website (both locations): Asadero Prime
Señor Moose Cafe
Don’t get the huge lines of hungry people queuing up at Señor Moose Cafe on weekends for brunch and nightly for dinner? Well, have a taste, and you will know the wait is worth it.
Authentic Mexican Breakfast
With 11 years in, the restaurant serves the best Mexican breakfast in town. While there is none better to compete on the huevos rancheros, their chorizo con papas y nopales (authentic Mexican sausage cooked with cactus and potatoes) and chilaquiles (tortilla chips in green or red salsa, topped with eggs, chicken, or pork or steak) are equally amazing when it comes to starting your day with delicious Mexican treats.
At night, the tasty Camarones enchipotlados (shrimp in chipotle sauce), house-made chips with divine guacamole, and a wide range of mole dishes are the winners. And don’t forget to try the esquites appetizer featuring corn off the cob topped with chile de Arbol, epazote, Cotija cheese, and Mexican sour cream.
Señor Moose Cafe – Breakfast – 8 am to 3 pm every day; Dinner – Sunday-Thursday from 5 pm to 9 pm; til 10 pm on Friday and Saturday
5242 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107 * 206-784-5568
Tacos Chukis is the place that wins your heart with delicious Mexican food. The little restaurant has an uncomplicated menu and relatively simple décor, but the food is fantastic.
Best known for its street-style tacos, the restaurant also carries quesadillas tostadas, burritos, mulitas, nopal Asado, and tortas, all with your choice of meat. And the best part is that the prices are incredibly affordable!
Tacos Chukis – Sunday through Saturday – 11 am to 10 pm
219 Broadway East, Seattle, WA 98102
Facebook Page (no website available): facebook.com/TacosChukis
After You Enjoy the Best Mexican Food in Seattle
So, the next time you’re in the mood to get out and enjoy some delicious and authentic Mexican food in Seattle, you know the places to try.
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