Casco Antiguo is great. It’s easy to get a reservation at this Mexican spot, and there’s always a great crowd inside drinking on-tap margaritas and generally making the place feel birthday-appropriate. Plus, the food is seriously delicious - starters like guacamole and homemade fire-roasted salsa are great, but the perfect beer-battered halibut tacos and red enchiladas made with braised pork are good-time guarantees. Unless you’re vegetarian. In which case, get the plantain/black bean empanada.
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Where to eat some of the best Mexican food our city has to offer.
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Taylor Shellfish Oyster Bar
Taylor Shellfish in Pioneer Square is one of the best oyster bars in Seattle.
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Zocálo is an upscale Mexican spot in Pioneer Square that works for tacos and cocktails at the bar, but the entrees are a bit of a crap shoot.
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Plaza Garibaldi is a colorful spot in Queen Anne with massive margaritas and great casual Mexican food.
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Agua Verde Cafe
In addition to having one of our favorite patios in town, Agua Verde in the University District has excellent frozen margaritas and fish tacos.
There’s a lot of good Mexican in Seattle, but Mezcaleria Oaxaca in Capitol Hill also has an excellent rooftop.
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