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Sep 6, 2011 03:44 PM

Taqueria in Seattle?

I ate at a fantastic taqueria in Auburn last week (Riconsita? Riconsito?) and would love to find some place just like this in Seattle. I've Yelped, Googled and Chowed but can't seem to find anything like it around Seattle. I live in Greenlake/Wallingford area so maybe along Aurora somewhere?
Specificaly I'm looking for the roasted chicken (Pollo Asado is what they call it in AZ and at the place in Auburn) that you take off the bone and roll in the tortillas.

Thanks for any direction you can give!

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  1. I can get you a little closer to Seattle... El Paisano in White Center.

    1. Your best bet is a taco truck. The brick-and-mortar restaurants tend to generally be for Gabachos served by gente de la Raza. Since the gabachos here are generally from the British-German-Scandinavian mild-food culture group, the accommodation can be weird!

      Not necessarily though. Corona beer is a German product, brought about when German immigrants to Mexico taught Mexican brewers to make beer.

      The rubber tire-and-diesel engine restaurants, on the other hand, serve people who come here and go to the trucks looking for Mama's home cooking.

      1. Places you could try up north are El Camion (Aurora and 117th or 15th NW and 54th) and Taqueria El Sabor (Aurora south of 155th). I can't personally vouch for the exact preparation you're looking for, but they are worth a visit even if you end up with something slightly different.

        You could always cheat and drive to the Bellevue Taqueria El Rinconsito, which is very close to 520. It's in the strip mall at 140th & 24th.

        Taqueria El Sabor
        15221 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133

        1. Check out Barracuda on Denny

          Tacos Chukis on Capitol Hill might also fit the bill

          1. Taqueria La Estacion has my favorite pollo asado in town - they grill it over wood charcoal under an overhang outside the restaurant, rain or shine. Good luck finding a taco truck doing that.

            Unfortunately, it's in Burien not Seattle. That's a lot closer than Auburn at least - basically it's a hair northwest of SeaTac airport. It's close enough I drive there with my family a couple of times a month for a weekend lunch.

            Taqueria La Estacion
            14820 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien, WA 98166