Casco Antiguo is great. It’s easy to get a reservation at this Mexican spot, and there’s always a great crowd inside drinking on-tap margaritas and generally making the place feel birthday-appropriate. Plus, the food is seriously delicious - starters like guacamole and homemade fire-roasted salsa are great, but the perfect beer-battered halibut tacos and red enchiladas made with braised pork are good-time guarantees. Unless you’re vegetarian. In which case, get the plantain/black bean empanada.
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Where to eat some of the best Mexican food our city has to offer.
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Damn the Weather
Damn The Weather is a bar, but one with excellent food. It's usually crowded, but worth the wait if you're looking for a hang in Pioneer Square.
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Taqueria El Asadero is a truck on Rainier with great tortas and a tremendous taco deal - $6 for four tacos.
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Agua Verde Cafe
In addition to having one of our favorite patios in town, Agua Verde in the University District has excellent frozen margaritas and fish tacos.
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