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Dec 19, 2011 05:53 PM

Excellent Authentic Mexican In A Nice Setting

Sunday we ate lunch at La Casa Azul at 14419 Greenwood Avenue North. This is at the north border of Seattle, just below Shoreline. The food was authentic Mexican and very good. It is a clean, small, classy restaurant that almost seems out of place for the area. I cannot recommend it enough. However, it is only open for breakfast and lunch on the weekend and dinner every day from 4-9 PM. There are lots of picture of and by Frida Kahlo.
We had the Mely’s Chile Relleno, which is a reconstituted Poblano Chile stuffed with ground pork, vegetables and raisins. The cilantro rice was had a greenish tint and was very good. The black beans were quite good, too. The dish was very fresh and well-made.
Our other dish was Lomito de Puerco ala Parilla. This was tender pork medallions smothered in a sauce of guajillo peppers, onion and tomato. It came with grilled cactus (nopales), and a more traditional reddish Mexican rice. The sauce was to die for...
The food is fairly inexpensive. The wine selection needs work; it is almost non-existent. They have a good selection of beers. Ask for the hotter, roasted green salsa and their chipotle cream dressing.

La Casa Azul
14419 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133

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  1. Thanks for the report. They recently opened a location in Wallingford, not far from my house. I keep meaning to give them a try.

    6 Replies
    1. re: Lauren

      I went to the Wallingford location on Friday. It is much larger and has a separate bar. I believe the menu is the same. You should go!

      1. re: lavaca

        Is this the place that has tacos al pastor?

        1. re: JayDK

          Si. Tacos al Pastor:
          Barbecued pork smothered in our house made sauce, topped with pineapple, cilantro and onions
          between a freshly made tortilla. Three per order- $7.50
          I wished they had lengua... ;(

          1. re: ardelle

            real al pastor!?!? in Seattle? i'll look over the lack of lengua (strangely fun to say that phrase "lack of lengua") for some real al pastor!

            1. re: ardelle

              I found that Tacos Guaymas has good lingua tacos and, being a small, local chain, have quite a few locations in north Seattle.

        2. re: Lauren

          I got lunch to go from the Wallingford location a few weeks ago during the week. They only had the most basic items available at lunch (e.g., quesadillas, burritos), so I couldn't order any of the more interesting offerings. Not even some of the other antojitos (huaraches, tlayudas). I ended up witha quesadilla that wasn't even very good. Pretty disappointing. I'd be willing to give it a try at dinner time since the dinner menu is clearly more appealing.