Ordering carne asada tends to be a gamble. The steak could end up too thin, dry, and reminiscent of a hot slab of leather with a hint of black pepper. But that’s not the case at Asadero. They specialize in DIY carne asada tacos - think filet mignon, medium rare, served to you on a sizzling skillet with corn tortillas, salsa, and lime. It’s a pretty incredible experience if you’re into beef, and they do also have chicken, fish, and some vegetable dishes too. But you’re not here for any of that. You’re here for some almost pink wagyu and an even pinker hibiscus margarita.
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Where to eat some of the best Mexican food our city has to offer.
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Stoup Brewing is where you go for no-frills beer in Ballard. It’s a casual spot that feels like drinking in your friend’s garage (in a good way).
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El Taco Loco
El Taco Loco in Ballard is a truck that serves papusas, tacos, and a bunch of different tortas.
The Yard Cafe
The Yard Cafe in Greenwood is part bar and part Mexican restaurant with picnic tables outside and interesting beers on draft inside.
Pablo y Pablo
Pablo y Pablo is a Wallingford spot from the people behind Barrio, our favorite Mexican restaurant in town.
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There’s a lot of good Mexican in Seattle, but Mezcaleria Oaxaca in Capitol Hill also has an excellent rooftop.
Gracia is a cute, but pricier Mexican spot you should hit up during happy hour. The $4 tacos are very much worth the early dinner.
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