Choosing just one entree from a Mexican-style menu can be quite the challenge. That taco plate is sure to be tantalizing… but a burrito with the works could really hit the spot. Or perhaps it’s time to venture beyond “the usual” and dig into an enchilada or chile relleno? Of course, when you’re in the mood for a straightforward classic, look no further than an ooey-gooey quesadilla. Here are a few options to choose from in and around Seattle.
Cantina De San Patricio | 1914 Post Alley | 206-443-2150
For a happy hour fiesta at the center of Pike Place Market, table up at Cantina De San Patricio and start with a $3 classic or Mexicana-style quesadilla. Chase it with a $6 specialty shot, $8 margarita, cerveza, house wine by the glass, or a sangria carafe for the whole table. Happy hour lasts from 4-7 p.m. daily, but you can also score a quesadilla at dinnertime.
Duke's Chowder House | Multiple locations
As a premier local chowder house, it’s only natural that Duke’s serves up a seafood quesadilla option. Hannah’s Halibut Quesadilla is stuffed with parmesan and asiago cheeses, cucumber pico de gallo, wasabi aioli, and lightly blackened halibut. You’ll also find an equally delightful vegetarian option: the goat cheese and pesto quesadilla with Laura Chenel chevre, homemade pesto, and sliced tomato.
Los Chilangos | 14008 NE 8th St, Bellevue | 425-221-7623
Roll up to this Bellevue food truck for a hearty quesadilla lunch (your choice of meat, cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream, and salsa… all stuffed into a large homemade flour tortilla) with chips or rice and beans on the side. You can also catch Los Chilangos at 6 local farmers markets in Ballard (on Sundays year round), Renton (Tuesdays through September), Sammamish (Wednesdays through September), Edmonds (Saturdays through October), Issaquah (Saturdays through October), and Everett (Sundays through October).
Poquitos | 1000 E Pike St | 206-453-4216
Order your ‘dilla vegetarian or with a meat of your choice at Poquitos in Capitol Hill. All quesadillas include a blend of monterey and asadero cheeses, plus fresh salsa and crema served on the side for dipping. Add grilled chicken or al pastor for $5 or grilled steak for $6. ¡Buen provecho!