Jan 032015

Margarita in FremontIn 2014, I set a goal of visiting every eating/drinking establishment in my neighborhood of Fremont, Seattle. Here are my reviews for the Mexican restaurants I visited. See more reviews.

**** One of my faves!
*** On my regular “go to” list
** I’d go if a friend wanted to
* No thanks

**** El Camino  When the house margarita mix is better than fresh lime juice, you know they have a winning margarita. Their menu is also creative (i.e., everything is not smothered in cheese) and a bit healthier than most Mexican food … and they have my favorite carnitas (not on every Mexican restaurant menu). On a warm day, their back deck is a breezy place. On a cold day, the same deck is closed in and cozy. (Downtown Fremont)
*** Pescado Bueno  Quasi-fast food (order at the counter and they deliver to your table), but you can get a margarita (a must with any Mexican food) and the food is really pretty good. Great outdoor seating area. (Upper Fremont)
** Red Star  The food was okay (basic tacos), but something about the atmosphere didn’t seem welcoming to me. It felt more like a bar that just happened to sell a little food than a place one would go to with the plan of eating. If you want Mexican, go to El Camino or Pescado Bueno. If you want a bar, go here (or any of the hundreds of other bars in Fremont). (Downtown Fremont)
** Crazy Taco  Fun little food truck in a regular spot in a Fremont parking lot. Their carnitas taco was good (my main criteria for judging Mexican food). I probably would have given it 3 stars except that there really is no place to eat except sitting on a curb. With so many other Mexican options, it’s unlikely I’ll get to this one much. But the food was good. (Downtown Fremont)
* Tacos Guaymas  Meh. Food wasn’t bad, but it was completely unmemorable. Lots of better Mexican options in the neighborhood. (Leary Way)

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