Somehow, almost without our knowing it, Mexican food has become America’s favorite ethnic cuisine. According to GrubHub—self-described as the nation’s leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace—bean burritos and chicken burritos were both in the top five “foods of 2018.” And as every night owl knows, tacos are the ideal street food: quick to prepare, savory, and easy to eat on the go.
Fortunately, our home town offers an incredible array of delicious food options. So we did the hard legwork to give you our personal list of some of the best Seattle Mexican restaurants.
Have a Heart’s Favorite Seattle Mexican Restaurants
Fogón Cocina Mexicana
600 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122, USA
This family-run restaurant traces its roots to Michoacan, a state on Mexico’s West Coast that bills itself as “The Soul of Mexico.” You’ll definitely find a whole lot of soul in the food here, whether it’s in fluffy corn tamales stuffed with green-chile pork or vegetables, or the perfect tacos perched on housemade tortillas. And if you’re the drinking type, it’d be foolish to leave without trying at least one of Fogón’s margaritas, some made with the bar’s special chile-infused tequila.
110 Summit Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102, USA
Located inside Hillcrest Market, this tiny counter serves whatever’s on the whiteboard that day. But even if it only lists a few options, you can be sure you’re about to have one—or three—of the best tacos of your life. Hailing from just south of Mexico City, the Gaspar family serves up their own recipes, like savory carne asada, pickled vegetables, and most famously, a fabulously complex al pastor taco that begins by marinating pork in several types of chilies, pineapple juice, and spices. Try one and you’ll be a fan for life.
219 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102, USA
Another no-frills establishment, this always-hopping little joint—make that several joints, as there are other locations around Seattle—serves up simple, fresh, and addictive tacos, enchiladas and other Mexican specialties. The tacos—including adobo-marinated chicken and pork adobada (a version of al pastor)—are street-sized and petite, but that only frees you up to have more of them. Trust us, you’ll want to.
And if you want to take your taco, burrito, or pork adobada to the next level, you know what to do! Stop by your nearest Have a Heart location to grab some fantastic bud!