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1. Rancho Bravo Tacos, Seattle (Capitol Hill, Wallingford and coming soon to Fremont)
This taco shop is open late to satisfy your cravings no matter what time it is. Whether you're at their location in Capitol Hill or Wallingford, you can never go wrong with their quesadillas, tamales, burritos or tacos with cilantro, onion, radish and lime.
2. Moctezuma's Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar, Tukwila
In addition to this restaurant's location in the Southcenter Mall, you can also find their Mexican cuisine in Tacoma and Gig Harbor. Be sure to try out their Molcajete (pictured), which comes made with carne asada, shrimp, chicken and chorizo, served in a hot lava rock bowl.
3. Antojitos Mexicanos, Yakima
The Yakima area is full of Mexican food options, however this restaurant is truly unforgettable. Their Pozole and tacos are some of the most popular options, but how could you decide with a variety on the menu like this? Whatever you choose, be sure to pair it with a side of homemade chips, which come with six varieties of salsa to dip them in.
4. Little Devil's Lunchbox, Port Angeles
You won't find many bigger burritos than the colossal ones from this place in downtown Port Angeles. If you're not much of a burrito fan, they also make tasty Little Devil's Tacos, with your choice of brisket, pulled pork, shredded beer can chicken, ground chorizo or seasonal veggies.
5. El Balcon, Bremerton
If you're near the Bremerton Ferry Terminal, this is a great place to stop for some wonderful Mexican or El Salvadorian entrees. Their award-winning burritos are massive, and the chicken tacos here are so satisfying.
6. Fidelina’s Taqueria, Ellensburg
If gigantic burritos and delicious Mexican entrees aren't enough to tempt you to stop by this place, you may be impressed by the fact it's a taco truck attached to an indoor dining area. The quaint restaurant serves enchiladas, carne asada, addicting chips & salsa and more.
7. La Tarasca, Centralia
This vibrant place is family owned and operated, and has been serving amazing Mexican food for years that will definitely not disappoint. Try a plate of their homemade tacos, topped off with some Flan for dessert.
8. Vuelve A La Vida, Tacoma
Tacoma has a ton of great taquerias, but this hole-in-the-wall on Pacific Ave is definitely one you'll want to experience at least once. Their menu features authentic meals like the popular Tres Tacos Platter, as pictured with chicken, steak and a side of rice and beans.
9. Viva Jalisco, Bothell
It may seem small, but this spot in Bothell makes dishes that are huge on flavor. The festive restaurant serves traditional Mexican eats including enchiladas and fajitas, plus margaritas and beer to wash it all down.
10. La Carta de Oaxaca, Seattle (Ballard)
The Ballard neighborhood is home to this must-visit Mexican spot. Spicy or not, their salsa bar offers a little something for everyone. Pictured is their Mushroom empanada, which can be made with chicken as well. Also check out their Halibut Tacos, as well as their fabulous horchata.
11. Taqueria El Sazón: Pasco and Kennewick
This taqueria is one of the most popular spots for Mexican food in the Tri-Cities, and it's no doubt they make some of the most delectable dishes. On their menu, you'll find tacos, Antojitos, Mariscos, Carne Asada, Pollo Asado, Gorditas, Tamales and desserts to top it all off. Pictured is a plate of Chicken Flautas, one of their many appetizers.
12. Las Espuelas Family Restaurant, Mountlake Terrace
This family-owned restaurant brings Mexican food to a whole new level. Their chefs make authentic recipes with a creative twist and all fresh ingredients. You definitely won't want to leave without trying one of their unique dishes made with chicken, beef, pork or seafood.
There are so many more great options in Washington! Where’s your favorite place to get Mexican food in our state?? Share your favorite spots with us below.