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lunch in Olympia

Any recommendations out there for lunch in Olympia or the vicinity? I would like to find a spot to meet some friends driving halfway between Portland and Seattle.

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    1. Chica's Cafe is a good place in downtown Olympia; it's latin fusion at its best, with a small but very good menu and friendly staff. The interior is also quite charming. I think it's open until around 3pm (except for Sundays).

      105 Legion Way SW
      Olympia, WA 98501
      (360) 705-2529

      1. La Tarasca on Main Street in Centralia is a favorite of chowhounders for its killer mexican food. It is about half way between Seattle and Portland. I believe they are closed Tuesdays. Definitely worth a trip!

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        1. re: Steve in Olympia

          Great recommendation on La Tarasca. We were there for dinner tonight. We shared thee chili verde, the carnitas, and the chicken mole. My favorite was the mole. It had a nice caramel flavor. The carnitas were flavorful but maybe a touch dry.

          We also went to Chica's for lunch. It was pretty good, but not very kid friendly. They didn't even have high chairs!

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          1. Two of my favorites locally Curry Corner (Indian) and Cebu (Philippine) are right off I-5 in Lacey, more descriptions here:

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