Mexican fare in the Emerald City
Last weekend’s Cinco de Mayo reminds me that you might want to know of Seattle neighborhood Mexican restaurants that are tops in my book.
The first, Poquitos, is on Capitol Hill, just up Pike Street from downtown. Every year I travel with a group of friends, all former co-workers, to Seattle for a Christmas shopping weekend. Last December, we descended on Poquitos for a fabulous dinner. The restaurant has earned praise in Seattle magazine, and it lived up to its growing reputation. I had carnitas, which came with homemade guacamole. Friends tried the ceviche and yam enchiladas.
The other good restaurant find is La Carta De Oaxaca in the Ballard neighborhood. I’ve eaten there twice, both times for lunch. A couple of weeks ago, I had the fresh halibut tacos mostly because the people next to me were raving about them. I wasn’t disappointed. The fish was moist and tender. It wasn’t fried. It came with a light and slightly spicy tomato cream sauce. The meal was perfect before hitting the traffic on I-5 southbound.
From time to time, I’ll tell you about restaurant finds in Seattle on this blog. For now, if you’re up north and dreaming about Mexican food, keep Poquitos and La Carta in mind. Here are their websites where you can get the full rundown: www.vivapoquitos.com and www.lacartadeoaxaca.com