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The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants In Seattle

Updated: October 6, 2021

After the best al pastor and corn tortilla in Seattle? These are our favorite restaurants for Mexican cuisine. We assessed top review sites and incorporated millions of diner and critic reviews for the best guac in Seattle. With extensive mezcal and tequila menus and the best birria in Seattle, 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

Tacos Chukis

Mexican, $, Capitol HillMexican, $Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Seattle Magazine, 2014

    The Best Mexican Restaurants in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2014
  • SeattleMet, 2018

    18 Mexican Restaurants to Know and Love

    SeattleMet, 2018

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

Fonda La Catrina

Mexican, $$, GeorgetownMexican, $$Seattle, Georgetown
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

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

Fogón Cocina Mexicana

Mexican, $$, Capitol HillMexican, $$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Seattle Magazine, 2014

    The Best Mexican Restaurants in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2014
  • Infatuation, 2018

    The Best Sit-Down Mexican Restaurants

    Infatuation, 2018

D' La Santa

Mexican, $$, MontlakeMexican, $$Seattle, Montlake
Google: 4.7
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

Little Neon Taco

Mexican, $$, First HillMexican, $$Seattle, First Hill
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater, 2020

    13 of Seattle's Most Marvelous Mexican Restaurants

    Eater, 2020
  • SeattleMet, 2018

    18 Mexican Restaurants to Know and Love

    SeattleMet, 2018

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

Mezcaleria Oaxaca

Mexican, $$, Capitol HillMexican, $$Seattle, Capitol Hill
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • Seattle Magazine, 2014

    The Best Mexican Restaurants in Seattle

    Seattle Magazine, 2014
  • Infatuation, 2018

    The Best Sit-Down Mexican Restaurants

    Infatuation, 2018

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Picking the right Mexican restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 1286 lists and articles from top sources like Infatuation, Seattle Magazine and SeattleMet, 10951 Seattle restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 1095134 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. These top contenders have appeared in Infatuation - The Best Sit-Down Mexican Restaurants, Seattle Magazine - The Best Mexican Restaurants in Seattle and SeattleMet - 18 Mexican Restaurants to Know and Love. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect complement to halibut tostadas


    When ordering halibut tostadas, experts suggest pairing it 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 info

Finding parking in Seattle can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. 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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