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The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Ballard, Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

Mad about Mole? These are our go-to Mexican places in Ballard for Mole, carnitas, and tortas. We analyzed millions of reviews from top review sites so you could find the best Mexican options in Ballard. With extensive mezcal and tequila menus and the best birria in Ballard, a good time is guaranteed at these taquerias.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

La Carta de Oaxaca

Mexican, $$, BallardMexican, $$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Seattle Magazine, 2014

    The Best Mexican Restaurants in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2014
  • Eater, 2020

    13 of Seattle's Most Marvelous Mexican Restaurants

    Eater, 2020

Senor Moose Cafe

Mexican, $$, BallardMexican, $$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Seattle Magazine, 2014

    The Best Mexican Restaurants in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2014
  • Eater, 2020

    13 of Seattle's Most Marvelous Mexican Restaurants

    Eater, 2020

Asadero Ballard

Mexican, $$, BallardMexican, $$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Infatuation, 2018

    The Best Sit-Down Mexican Restaurants

    Infatuation, 2018
  • Eater, 2020

    13 of Seattle's Most Marvelous Mexican Restaurants

    Eater, 2020

Gracia

Mexican, $$, BallardMexican, $$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Infatuation, 2018

    The Best Sit-Down Mexican Restaurants

    Infatuation, 2018
  • Eater, 2020

    13 of Seattle's Most Marvelous Mexican Restaurants

    Eater, 2020

The Matador

Mexican, $$, BallardMexican, $$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Seattle Magazine, 2014

    The Best Mexican Restaurants in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2014
  • USA Today

    10Best - Seattle's Best Mexican Eateries

    USA Today

El Borracho Ballard

Mexican, $, BallardMexican, $Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Seattle Magazine, 2014

    The Best Mexican Restaurants in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2014
  • Fitt, 2019

    The Best Spots For Deliciously Healthy Tacos In Seattle

    Fitt, 2019

Hotel Albatross

Mexican, $$, BallardMexican, $$Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5
  • Infatuation, 2019

    The Best Bars In Ballard

    Infatuation, 2019
  • SeattleMet, 2019

    24 Tropical Seattle Restaurants Where It’s Always Summer

    SeattleMet, 2019

If you travel further

El Camino

Mexican, $$, FremontMexican, $$Seattle, Fremont
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • USA Today

    10Best - Seattle's Best Mexican Eateries

    USA Today
  • Foursquare, 2020

    The 15 Best Places for Ceviche in Seattle

    Foursquare, 2020

El Chupacabra

Mexican, $, Phinney RidgeMexican, $Seattle, Phinney Ridge
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • Foursquare, 2020

    The 15 Best Places for Burritos in Seattle

    Foursquare, 2020
  • Foursquare, 2020

    The 15 Best Places for Fish Tacos in Seattle

    Foursquare, 2020

Pecado Bueno

Mexican, $$, FremontMexican, $$Seattle, Fremont
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • The Where To Eat Guide, 2017

    Where to Order Nachos Piled with Toppings in Seattle

    The Where To Eat Guide, 2017

Why these restaurants?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Mexican restaurants in Ballard. We pored over ratings for 10951 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 restaurant reviews in Seattle and 1286 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what SeattleMet, Infatuation and Foursquare had to say, and applied our boam magic sauce. For example, we considered SeattleMet - 24 Tropical Seattle Restaurants Where It’s Always Summer, Infatuation - The Best Bars In Ballard and Foursquare - The 15 Best Places for Ceviche in Seattle as we sourced this ultimate list. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for halibut tostadas

    Experts often pair halibut tostadas with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

Interesting facts

  • A typical drink from Mexico

    Often regarded as one of the most traditional drinks in Mexico, cerveza preparada is a favorite choice across the country, often prepared with beer, lime juice, hot sauce, chili spices.

Parking tips

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Mexican spot.

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