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Where is the best Mexican restaurant in Seattle or the Lynwood area? Thanks for your help, Maria.

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    1. re: mr.nelso
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      Maria Franzese

      Where in Ballard and what is the name of the restaurant?Thanks, Maria

      1. re: Maria Franzese

        Ballard (North Seattle) - Burrito Loco - nice mole, great family staff. Some jones for the Pipian, but I thought it a trifle subtle.

        Ballard (North Seattle) - Michoacan 8311 15th Ave. N.W., 206-789-6933. A reviewer says "If there is better Mexican food in Seattle, we haven't found it yet."

        Ballard (North Seattle) - For a huge and rambunctious meal, but reliably satisfying, Gorditos NW 85th, just off Greenwood. Agua fresca. Salsas. Coffin sized Burrito. A mountain of Carne Asada.

        La Carta Oaxaca in Old Ballard just below Market on Ballard Avenue.

        El Puerco Lloron on the Pike Market Hillclimb.
        Get a dozen fresh tortillas. Very good and very, very inexpensive. This is closest to my old haunts in the little working towns fringing El Paso. Rustic and genuine.

        South Park - La Vagre - Seviche tostadas (oh my, can this be real?), whole fish in chili suce. Modest surroundings, mucho cultur

        1. re: mr.nelso

          What do you recommend to order at Michoacan?

      2. re: mr.nelso

        Among my favor Seattle-area Mexican Restaurants are:

        La Carta Oaxaca in Old Ballard.

        El Puerco Lloron on the Pike Market Hillclimb.

        Tapatio in South Park.

        1. re: Chris

          South Park - La Vagre - Seviche tostadas (oh my, can this be real?), whole fish in chili suce. Modest surroundings, mucho cultura.

          North Seattle - Burrito Loco - nice mole, great family staff. Some jones for the Pipian, but I thought it a trifle subtle.

          North Seattle - Michoacan 8311 15th Ave. N.W., 206-789-6933. A reviewer says "If there is better Mexican food in Seattle, we haven't found it yet."

          North Seattle - For a huge and rambunctious meal, but reliably satisfying, Gorditos NW 85th, just off Greenwood. Agua fresca. Salsas. Coffin sized Burrito. A mountain of Carne Asada.

          La Carta Oaxaca in Old Ballard just below Market on Ballard Avenue.

          El Puerco Lloron on the Pike Market Hillclimb.
          Get a dozen fresh tortillas. Very good and very, very inexpensive. This is closest to my old haunts in the little working towns fringing El Paso. Rustic and genuine.

      3. Coliman on South Marginal Way. Great prawn dishes. Link to review below.
        Burrito Loco has been a favorite of mine for years but the last few visits the quality has not been consistant-hopefully this will pass.
        I know a lot of people find Gordito's tasty but good, authentic Mexican it is not-it bills itself as "healthy Mexican," which gives you an idea of what you are in for.
        If you make it over to Bellevue there is La Cocina del Puerco on Main, a few blocks west of 8th. Small menu but everything is delicous. It is very casual-you order at the counter and sit and card tables.

        Link: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/food/11...

        1. Tia Lou's in Belltown is very good. It's in the middle of the upscale restaurant ghetto, so there's a lot of action around. I hear that their rooftop deck is great in the nice weather.

          1. Tacos Guaymas has 2 locations in Lynnwood, including a new one near the new civic-center-to-be.

            http://www.theseattlesun.com/2004news...

            1. Guanaco's Tacos is a new Pupuseria in the University District of Seattle. It is Salvadoran and Mexican Food.
              The website is: http://guanacostacos.webs.com