Gracia is a “cute,” admittedly expensive taqueria that needs a disclaimer: come here during happy hour and happy hour only to reap the full benefits of a screaming deal on fancy Mexican food. Gracia makes interesting tacos you won’t find anywhere else, and when you have the choice between four dollars per taco (best two: crispy rockfish and the lamb barbacoa) or 14 dollars for two tacos with a side of lifeless, dry rice, haul your ass here before 6pm, or regret it forever. Add a margarita and guacamole, and your early dinner date is a success. If you don’t want tacos, first see a doctor, then order the tomatillo chicken enchiladas.
Where we've featured it
More spots in BallardSee more
The Dane is an all day cafe in Ballard with espresso, beer, and snacks like Scandinavian sandwiches and charcuterie.
More Mexican spotsSee more
Taqueria El Asadero is a truck on Rainier with great tortas and a tremendous taco deal - $6 for four tacos.
Suggested by our writers
Copine is an elegant American/French spot in Ballard that’s great for a special occasion or date.
Pablo y Pablo
Pablo y Pablo is a Wallingford spot from the people behind Barrio, our favorite Mexican restaurant in town.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more