There are plenty of trucks and fast-casual spots in the neighborhood to grab some Mexican food quickly before sprinting back to your computer if you work in South Lake Union. But maybe you have some time to kill because you emailed some people saying you’d “circle back” with them soon (which means next week). Hang out at El Grito for fish tacos, enchiladas, and tasty homemade chips with salsa. If you partake in a frozen margarita (get the prickly pear), we won’t tell whoever you had to circle back with.
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Jack’s Chicken Shack
Jack's Chicken Shack is a takeout window located at Jack's BBQ's South Lake Union location, and they serve fried chicken and sides.
Fresh Flours is a great coffee shop in South Lake Union that serves Japanese pastries like matcha macarons and red bean bars.
Cherry Street Coffee
Cherry Street Coffee is an all-day cafe that serves Persian food and sandwiches.
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Rocket Taco is a fast-casual Mexican restaurant in Capitol Hill with great margaritas but mediocre food.
There are a lot of Mexican spots in Bellevue, but Señor Taco is the best. Don’t leave without getting the fish tacos.
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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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