Servers are exceptionally unfriendly, but the food make the trip worth a try; it's very flavorful and the prices are very fair.
Delicious fish tacos. Delicious.
Beware of the mexican scam: the guacamole & chips are not free; 6 dollars for frozen guacamole. Tiny portions. One of the worst mex restaurants in Seattle.
Great lamb dish
Fresh, quick and much tortillas.
fish soup so good!
The chicken mole is amazing
Carne asada plate, mole
The carne asada was one of the choicest pieces of skirt steak I've had. Delicious guacamole. The mole was given high marks as well.
Legit good Mexican
Tacos al pastor is amazingg
Great authentic Oaxacan Mexican food. Fresh salsa bar & no greasy orange cheese in sight!
Everything is delicious. Coming from SoCal this was a much needed find.
Cesar is the best server here. He's always more than helpful and kind.
The portions could be bigger and some of the staff could be more personable (a few are excellent) but the food is top notch, consistent, and truly authentic. I love this place so much!
Get the mole tamales and tacos de pastor
Excellent mole tamales and outstanding tacos de pastor
Everything looks delicious here! I've tried the Mole' Negro Oaxaqueno and it was super!! Also serve yourself at the salsa bar!!
Best Mexican restaurant in town. Always a queue.
House molè is insanely delicious! Get it with pork and tortillas on the side. You won't regret it.
The tamales mole was delicious as was the house margarita! We went at lunch and did not have to wait for a table
Amazing carne asada tacos,
El pastor tacos are more awesome than awesome.
No matter how few days I'm home, I make plans to eat here. Best Mexican in the PNW. The Mole will have you licking the plate. Halibut tacos are a must-have as well.
Sit at the counter and watch the tortillas being made fresh to order.
Service was slow and condescending , order a lot of food or you will be hungry, chips will be charged by the basket, beware of the $6 charge, they are not bottomless. Overrated to say the least.
It's referred to as simply La Carta by a lot of folks,because, well who wants to tackle that last word? It's pronounced as in, "Let's take a leisurely down Ballard Avenue for some tasty Mexican food!"
Of course the food is amazing, salsa bar is great and the margaritas are lethal. But little known is how damn good the Lemonade is too!
Try the Chicken Mole - Surprisingly delicious!
You can't go wrong here. Love their pozole, mole and guac. Yay.
Best guacamole I've ever had.
three best dishes: pork mole, entomatadas w/ green sauce, and halibut tacos. order a side of guacamole. drink horchata (when they have it).
A must have if you are in Seattle and you like Mexican food
Everything is amazing. Try the pozole or anything with the molè, they're all amazing!!!
Hear ye, hear ye. It's official: finally, good Mexican food has made it to Seattle. Better yet, it may be the best Mexican I've ever had anywhere. The lamb is melt-in-your-mouth delicious!
Pretty good Mexican food. Tad bit noisy inside.
"45-minute" wait on a Saturday night was actually 20 minutes. Don't stray far!
I haven't even received my entree yet, but I feel compelled to tell you that this place has THE best guacamole I've ever had... Hands down.
Mole, Mole and Mole.....
Try the pozole. It's delicious!
Salsa bar is radtaz and the tacos al pastor are the best I've had in Seattle.
Caldo de pescado (fish soup), piping hot fresh chips, guacamole, carne asada steak platter, everything was perfection. Among the best Mexican ever is to say the least! Coming back for the mole next.
Super good margaritas and a great place to stop for tequila shots
Sit at the bar and enjoy the classic tacos.
Try the lamb birria - Melty-soft chunks of braised lamb in a citrusy mole-style sauce with beans, rice, and tortillas. Basically orgasmic.
The margarita here > Matador.
DO: Visit the salsa bar.
This is probably the best mexican food I've ever had in my life. And I've had a lot of mexican food. Definitely try it.