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Aug 2, 2005 12:43 AM

La Carta de Oaxaca

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I have heard raves on this place. Can anyone recommend the dishes that are not to be missed here? If I'm going to trek over to Ballard from the Eastside I want to be sure to order the right items.

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  1. I haven't been to La Carta since it first opened but I really liked the posole when I was there.

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    1. re: Lauren

      I have enjoyed everything I have eaten. You can and should get several plates to share. The mole and the molotjes are among my favorites

      1. re: Shelley

        Oddly enough, the tortilla chips are amazing - fried to order, etherially light. They have a salsa bar so you can try different kinds.

    2. I really love most all the food there and agree with recommendations below. A couple of my favorites are the lamb birria, the entomatada with salsa verde (this is a slice of grilled beef with an enchilada--sounds pedestrian, but it's not) and the tacos al pastor. I also really like the chips and the posole. Their salsas are excellent.

      Here's a link to a blog with some pictures of the food. Hope you enjoy it!


      1. I have to agree that the Posole is excellent. I'd recommend taking it to go and having it the next day for lunch. Like most Posole, it's much better the second day.

        1. Perhaps the posole is better the next day, but I found it to not be anything special, a fairly routine posole. Similarly some of the dishes, such as the fish tacos (halibut, I believe), seemed like they may have only been made a big deal over because they were being served there.

          That said, I did find the mole negro to be quite delicious and fairly unique.

          1. Tamales with Mole....mmmmm