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Food & Drink Secret Guides

10 Incredible Mexican Restaurants That You’ll Absolutely Love

By Jennifer Moreno

Mexican Restaurants

These spots are to die for!

Craving Mexican food? These places offer some of the most authentic dishes in town!

1. Agua Verde Café

This place is the perfect combo between amazing Mexican food, mouthwatering cocktails, and incredible views. Agua Verde Cafe is located on Portage Bay, and it works as a paddle club/restaurant. Enjoy some of the best Mexican-inspired dishes in Seattle in this beautiful spot!

Where: 1303 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105

2. Poquitos

This beautiful Mexican restaurant is sophisticated and youthful. The design of the spaces matches perfectly with the incredible curated menu and drinks. Poquitos dishes up sustainable meats and seafood, their creations are surprisingly authentic and delicious! Don’t forget to try out their shrimp ceviche,  enchiladas suizas, and incredible margaritas!

Where: 1000 E Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122

3. Tacos Chukis

These famous tacos are amazing and so cheap! Enjoy incredible adobada tacos with grilled pineapple, and smoky flavors, or savor a delicious nopal asado topped with meat and house-made guacamole,  add a beer or a horchata, and enjoy!

Where: Capitol Hill, South Lake Union, and Beacon Hill.

4. Casco Antiguo

This authentic cocina & cantina serves some of the best ingredients in the PNW. This spot in SLU prides itself on using in-house fresh ingredients, from the salsas to the margaritas, every dish is balanced and authentic. We recommend making reservations in advance, this place is usually crowded.

Where: 2102 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

5. La Cocina Oaxaqueña

This restaurant serves simple and exceptional food. Their happy hour is perfect for scoring great dishes at a cheap price. Don’t miss out on their Mole Negro Oxaqueño, their quesadillas fritas, and Molotes, along with incredible cocktails created with top-shelf tequila and mezcal infusions!

Where: 1216 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

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6. D’ la Santa

This family-owned restaurant serves big authentic Mexican dishes that are totally Instagram-worthy! This incredible spot in North Cap Hill serves some of the best steaks in town, their dishes are presented in regional and sizzling pans, perfectly seasoned. D’ la Santa prides itself on serving some of the best traditional food, combining rustic techniques, prime meats, and organic vegetables.

Where: 2359 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

7. Mezcaleria Oaxaca

Head to Capitol Hill, and you’ll find this jewel of a bar. Mezcaleria Oaxaca is a Mexican restaurant serving incredible Mexican bites and well-crafted cocktails. Don’t miss out on their tacos and tlayudas, and pair it up with some spicy margaritas, or micheladas. This rooftop is great for a casual summer evening, and it’s perfectly located in the heart of the party capital in Seattle.

Where: 422 E Pine, Seattle, WA

8. El Moose

If you’re looking for the best Mexican breakfast in town, this is the spot! El Moose is the perfect combo between authenticity and originality. Try out their incredible breakfast dishes, like Entomatadas with eggs and black beans, huevos rancheros, and chilaquiles simmered with smoky salsa, topped with cream, and cotija cheese. Don’t miss the esquites as an appetizer, and their smokey margaritas infused with roasted chile.

Where: 5242 Leary Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

9. Los Agaves

This incredible little spot in Pike Place Market is perfect to dine-in, or grab lunch to go. Their dishes are authentic and delicious, and include things like traditional street tacos served with beans and rice, incredible tamales, breakfast burritos, and mouthwatering chilaquiles with two perfectly cooked eggs!

10. La Carta de Oaxaca

Last but not least, La Carta Oaxaca is one of the best Mexican restaurants in all of Seattle. This authentic place is run by Chefs Gloria Perez & Susana Dominguez. This restaurant highlights Oaxaca, a little town located southeast of Mexico City, famous for its delicious and traditional food. La Carta Oaxaca takes inspiration from this place and offers dishes from that particular region. Some of the must-try delicacies are the fish ceviche, mole negro Oaxaqueño, lamb birria, and tlayudas. Share a few dishes, and enjoy them while sipping margaritas and micheladas.

Where: 5431 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98107 / 2123 Queen Anne Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98119

Also, see: 15 Essential Seafood Restaurants To Check Out In Seattle