Lunch at Señor Moose. Photo: Stephanie Forrer
We all know that Seattle has crazy good restaurants. Today we want to highlight some of our favorite Mexican establishments. ¡Nosotros comeríamos la comida Mexicana todos los días!
Guacamole & margaritas at Little Water Cantina. Photo: Stephanie Forrer
During the limited months of summer, Seattleites are continually searching for restaurants with outdoor seating. Located in the up and coming Eastlake neighborhood with a gorgeous view of Lake Union is Little Water Cantina. The team of creative bartenders will handcraft a seasonal margarita or pour a local brew for you. The Margarita Mas Chingona is the most expensive margarita priced at $25, but it is well worth it! Make sure to try the Cocinita Pibil (a Traditional Yucatecan pork dish roasted in banana leaves) and the Camarones Fajitas.
Tacos at Peso's Kitchen and Lounge. Photo: Peso's Facebook
It is likely that if you have lived in Seattle for any significant amount of time that you have visited Peso’s on lower Queen Anne Hill. Peso’s is one of the most popular restaurants in this neighborhood and is always a great place to meet new people. Peso’s offers a diverse menu to please all taste buds and a special selection to satisfy the late night cravings. Attention college students: Monster burritos are available, and the bar is open until 1 AM every day!
Spicy Potato Poblano Tacos at Cactus. Photo: Cactus Facebook
Cactus is a local chain with locations in South Lake Union, Kirkland, Bellevue, Madison Park and Alki. A commonly adored dish is Cactus Fajitas with steak, portobello, white Mexican prawns, or chicken. The fajitas are delivered to your table on a sizzling hot cast iron platter with caramelized onions, Spanish rice, beans and flour tortillas. For the taco lover, be sure to try the Tacos Camarones with crispy prawns and spicy Diablo sauce or the Spicy Potato Poblano Tacos with cotija cheese.
The La Fiona at Poquitos. Photo: Stephanie Forrer
We love that Poquitos thoughtfully prepares dishes with meat and produce from local farms like Painted Hills and Carlton Farms. Three reasons to visit this place: the La Fiona (spicy habañero craft margarita), Vegan Kale Nachos with a homemade cashew “cheese” sauce, and the unique semi-outdoor space in the heart of the Capitol Hill party zone. ¡Viva la fiesta!
Margaritas at Señor Moose. Photo: Stephanie Forrer
In the charming neighborhood of Ballard, you will find the adorable Señor Moose. This restaurant has been serving up traditional Mexican food for almost 30 years. Their menu has a selection of dishes that you won’t find on most menus. For example, the Puerco En Nuestro Mas Reciente Mole is pork cooked in their newest mole recipe with spices, almonds and chocolate. You won't want to miss their killer margaritas, either.
Tacos at Cantina de San Patricio. Photo: Patrick M. from Yelp
Sorely in need of a cantina in Post Alley, Cantina de San Patricio provides traditional Mexican fare and bebidas. The taps are flowing San Patricio’s own Oscuro Lager as well as Mexican and seasonal brews while the kitchen is pumping out tacos, tamales, y platos fuertes. Salud!