Here's where to find the best tacos in Seattle

Jan 28 2020, 2:14 pm

Whether you prefer soft-shell tacos or hard-shell is more your move, you’ll probably enjoy the tacos at these Seattle institutions.

No need to continue to taco ’bout it, here are nine of our favorite taco restaurants in Seattle that are definitely worth your while.

Copal

 

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Walk into Copal and be enveloped in a graphic world of color. The stop is known for its three varieties of tacos, as well as tasty cocktails. One order of chicken verde tacos and a spicy orange margarita, please.

Location: 323 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle
Phone: 206-682-1117

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Marination Station

 

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These tacos aren’t your typical Mexican fare. Marination serves up Hawaiian-Korean fusion, offering up five kinds of tacos: miso ginger chicken, spicy pork, kalbi beef, kalua pork, and sexy tofu.

Location: 1412 Harvard Avenue, Seattle
Location: 2000 6th Avenue, Seattle
Location: 1660 Harbor Avenue SW, Seattle
Location: 3714 South Hudson Street, Seattle

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La Carta de Oaxaca

 

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Enjoy three types of tacos during dinner at this Mexican joint. Make your way over from 5 to 11 pm, when the dinner menu is out in full force.

Location: 5431 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle
Phone: 206-782-8722

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Rancho Bravo Tacos

 

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What started as a food truck has since expanded into a four location restaurant franchise. Although they’ve grown in locations, they haven’t (and hopefully will never) change their winning recipes.

Location: 1001 East Pine Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-322-9399
Location: 211 NE 45th Street, Seattle

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Señor Moose Cafe

 

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Although the spot’s got a strange name for a taco shop, we can assure you that their tacos are some of the best. Enjoy four types of tacos at Señor Moose’s, and Chilaquiles tossed tortilla chips with fixings on the top.

Location: 5242 Leary Avenue NW, Seattle
Phone: 206-784-5568

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Little Neon Taco

 

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The restaurant prides itself on being a modern Mexican taqueria, which is exactly what it is. Try out one of their many tacos, including a pork belly taco, fried oyster taco, mushroom taco, and more, all served on house-made corn tortillas.

Location: 1011 Boren Avenue, Seattle

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Tacos Chukis

 

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Tacos Chukis was born when one recent UW grad didn’t know what to do with his life. After riding a bicycle 1,700 miles to his hometown of Tijuana, he was greeted by his family and one dish: tacos. It was then and there that he’d decided to bring a taqueria to Seattle. Since then, the spot has grown into four locations, each with the perfect tacos.

Location: 2203 E Union Streer, Seattle
Location: 1608 S Roberto Maestas Festival Street, Seattle
Location: 832 Dexter Avenue N, Seattle
Location: 219 Broadway E, Seattle
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Barrio

 

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Vegan tacos? They’ve got ’em. Barrio is perfect for those looking for upscale tacos, as the spot serves up Mexican-style northwest fare and Latin-inspired cocktails.

Location: 1420 12th Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-588-8105

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Carnitas Michoacan

 

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While we admit, their website isn’t the most developed, we can assure you that their flavors certainly are. Enjoy over 20 kinds of tacos at this homegrown restaurant.

Location: 2503 Beacon Avenue South, Seattle
Phone: 206-323-3688

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