Thursday, September 30, 2010

Authentic Tacos in Downtown Seattle??

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It's not often you get really authentic Mexican food in Seattle, except for the occasional taco truck or cuisine specific to a certain region.  But Barracuda Taqueria was a great find on the edge of Belltown that I just had to share.  Specializing in real street food tacos, they add their own twist to each of their menu items with homemade condiments and super fresh ingredients.

I devoured two fresh handmade soft tacos:  The Chile Lime Shrimp which had fresh shrimp sauteed with chiles de arbol and deglazed with lime juice, topped with their own cabbage slaw and avocado lime crema.  And The Vegetarian with rice, black beans, and a mix of sauteed seasonal vegetables typically including market fresh wild mushrooms and squash. Topped with salsa fresca.

I never thought the variety of sautéed vegetables would be good in a soft taco, but they were!  Everything was so fresh and flavorful.  The cabbage slaw was so deliciously tangy and crisp, if they sold it by the jar I'd probably end up buying a whole case of it. We also ordered their chips and salsa which had a lovely light crunch and the salsa you could tell was homemade with a HOT spicy kick.  If you ever find yourself at the west end of Denny, check out Barracuda!

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Christine R said...

Those look so delicious! I will definitely put that on my to do list (which is really a to eat list) for next time I'm there.

Lara said...

There are so many new places opening up lately and a food revival in the last while.

funkisockmunki said...

I want to eat that so badly right now...too bad Belltown is so far away. Thai Curry Simple is opening up a veggie-only take out stand where the Barista Boyz used to be (Cap Hill, by Cobra Lounge).

Say, have you tried Poppy yet? I think you would love it.

Lara said...

You know, I keep meaning to go over to Poppy!! Will definitely be trying that. And the Thai Curry Simple sounds awesome, because the hardest thing about being veggie with Thai is that they use fish sauce in everything...for my husband's sake. I'll eat me up some fish anything! ;)

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