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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Cinque Terre is an Italian restaurant in South Lake Union that serves pasta and excellent Neapolitan pizza.
Lassi & Spice
Lassi & Spice is an Indian cafe in South Lake Union that specializes in made-to-order lassi.
Shake Shack is a counter service cheeseburger institution in South Lake Union. Prepare for lines.
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Carmelo’s is a Capitol Hill Mexican spot inside Hillside Market convenience store that serves delicious 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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