Read on for our top street-style taco picks in and around Seattle.
Agave Cocina & Tequilas | 100 Republican St Suite 100 | 206-420-8195
Not only does Agave Cocina have the most extensive tequila selection in all of Washington -- the restaurant also makes its own fresh tortillas in-house daily. Pull up a chair to a pair of soft tacos at lunch or dinner. Fillings include everything from braised duck (with honey-chili roasted carnitas, avocado salsa, pickled red onion, cilantro, and radish) to beef, pork, chicken, halibut, or vegetarian garlic-roasted cauliflower. Head in for Taco and Tequila Tuesday or daily happy hour (3:30 to 6pm and 10 to close) and get a single taco of your choice for under $5.
Cantina De San Patricio | 1914 Post Alley | 206-443-2150
Get feliz at this happy hour, nestled a stone’s throw from Pike Place Market. From 4 to 7pm daily, get your hands on tres tacos filled with your choice of carne, pollo, or pescado. At dinner, opt for the tres tacos plate served with authentic rice and beans. You can even get in on the taco action in the morning with an order of breakfast tacos (your choice of carne or pollo served with breakfast potatoes).
Doc's Marina Grill | Multiple locations
Both seaside Doc’s locations in Port Townsend and Bainbridge Island are serving up a fitting taco rendition… seafood-style. Doc’s Rockfish tacos come tucked inside corn tortillas and feature blackened rockfish with mango pico de gallo, roasted jalapeno aioli, cabbage, and a white hominy salad on the side.
Los Chilangos | 14008 NE 8th St, Bellevue | 425-221-7623
This family-owned and operated taqueria parks its food truck in Bellevue at 140th and 8th on weekdays and Saturdays. You can also visit the crew on Sundays at the year-round Ballard Farmers Market and additional seasonal locations. Wherever you find them, make sure to try these can’t miss tacos. Whether you go for the “Triple Play” (three tacos with fresh tortilla chips) or the full menu plate with rice and beans, choose from meat options including chicken in adobo sauce, carne asada, carnitas, or al pastor. Tacos are also served with cilantro, onions, and homemade salsa.
Peso's Kitchen & Lounge | 605 Queen Anne Ave N | 206-283-9353
Order from a variety of Peso’s taco plates at lunch (Wednesday through Friday) or dinner. Each is served with black beans and rice, and the options are aplenty: the Taco Stand Tradicional (corn tortillas, pico, cabbage, radish, guajillo salsita, and your choice of chicken, chorizo, carnitas, or beef birria), Gringo Tacos (flour tortilla with pico and your choice of meat), seasonal agave pork loin tacos (queso fresca, pico, guajillo salsita, and cilantro), carne asada skirt steak tacos (sweet onions, guajillo salsita, salsa fresca, and cilantro), blackened Longline Rockfish tacos (corn tortilla, tomatillo salsita, cabbage, pico, and cilantro), Baja-style Longline Rockfish tacos (beer battered with cabbage, lime crema, and aguacate salsita), or Pacific shrimp and sweet onion tacos (harissa salsita, salsa fresca, cabbage, and cilantro). Also at dinner, check out the Street Food Antojitos menu for two traditional street tacos with your choice of meat. You can get an extra-special price on Taco Tuesdays -- the perfect time to pair your dish with a margarita or two.
Senor Moose | 5242 Leary Ave NW | 206-784-5568
Craving tacos in Ballard? Look no further than the taco list at Senor Moose. Try the tacos de frijol (black beans), tacos de carnitas (chopped pork), tacos de machaca (shredded beef), or tacos de carne asada (chopped skirt steak) -- each topped with salsa, onion, cilantro, and avocado. At breakfast or lunch service, you can also get a taste of Puerto Vallarta-style Rockfish tacos.