Best of the Best: Taco Street
San Buenaventura, a Mexican town about 180 miles south of El Paso, Texas, is known for red chiles, pecan trees and beef. Thus, now that Martin Perez, who hails from that Chihuahua city, and his wife, Elonka, have finally acted on their dream to open a Mexican restaurant, those ingredients feature prominently.
That’s particularly evident in their barbacoa taco ($2.75): beef marinated in the famous red chiles they import directly from San Buenaventura, cooked and wrapped up in their locally sourced flour tortillas. The tortillas do equal justice to the rest of the menu, too, in dishes discovered by the couple during their years in Los Angeles, and which other Golden State transplants are thrilled to find in Seattle: California burritos and Texas-style breakfast tacos.
Columbia City, 7136 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S, No. 102; 206.659.0583; tacostreetseattle.com
Taqueria La Fondita No. 2
White Center, 9811 15th Ave. SW; 206.551.0529
Rosticeria y Cocina el Paisano
White Center, 9615 15th Ave. SW; 206.763.0368
TIP: Stop in around the corner at the sibling butcher shop to pick up fixings to make your own tacos or for some of their tamales to-go.
Ambakity Cocina Mexicana
South Park, 8515 14th Ave S.; 206.257.5483