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8.2

Maíz

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Maíz is a Pike Place tortilleria that serves homemade nixtamal tortillas so good that we plan to consume them regularly until we're old enough to always have pocket breadcrumbs just in case a duck comes along. This colorful counter serves a bunch of stupendous Mexican dishes with their freshly-ground corn masa at the forefront, from cheesy tamales and quesadillas to phenomenal sopes topped with things like stewed chicken, pickled onion, cotija, and crema. They even make delicious tortilla chips, and they’re so crunchy that you could probably use them to communicate with The International Space Station. If you’ve been coerced into a trip to “be a tourist in your own city” by out-of-town guests, and you don’t want your lunch to have come from the ocean, Maíz makes for a perfect stop.

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