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The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in Ballard, Seattle

Updated: February 16, 2021

Looking for the best Mexican food in Ballard? We created the ultimate list of the finest Mexican restaurants in Ballard by evaluating the best restaurant and review sites, expert rankings, food blogs and review articles. Compare ratings, reviews, prices and hours easily by scrolling down and checking out our top 10 list.

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La Carta de Oaxaca

Mexican
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Senor Moose Cafe

Mexican · $17 avg. main dish
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Asadero Ballard

Mexican · $27 avg. main dish
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Gracia

Mexican · $13 avg. main dish
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

The Matador

Mexican · $20 avg. main dish
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

El Borracho Ballard

Mexican · $13 avg. main dish
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

El Taco Loco

Mexican · $7 avg. main dish
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Hotel Albatross

Mexican · $5 avg. main dish
Seattle, Ballard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

El Camión at Hale's

Mexican
Seattle, Fremont
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.0

El Camino

Mexican · $17 avg. main dish
Seattle, Fremont
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Mexican restaurants in Ballard. We pored over ratings for 4854 restaurants on Yelp and Google, 1095134 restaurant reviews in Seattle and 1116 top lists and articles. We paid extra attention to what USA Today, Seattle Magazine and SeattleMet had to say, and applied our Feastfox magic sauce. For example, we considered USA Today - 10Best - Seattle's Best Mexican Eateries, Seattle Magazine - The Best Mexican Restaurants in Seattle and SeattleMet - 18 Mexican Restaurants to Know and Love 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 Feastfox, 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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