Scandinavia, schmandinavia: Ballard, known for its Nordic heritage, is quickly becoming Little Mexico, a title bolstered last week by the soft opening of Asadero Sinaloa’s second location. The eatery replaces Zayda Buddy's on Leary Ave.
When co-owner David Orozco first announced the project in May, he suggested that the addition of his northern Mexican-style mixed-grill steakhouse would make Ballard the only neighborhood in Seattle representing Mexico’s northern, southern (Carta de Oaxaca, Gracia), and central (Señor Moose) regions.
In addition to the wood-fired Sonoran beef, homemade flour tortillas, and stone-ground salsas that have made Asadero Sinaloa’s Kent restaurant famous, expect the new, larger space to expand the menu to include Sinaloan seafood dishes as well. The restaurant recently previewed on its Facebook page the upcoming addition of tacos de pescado a la brasa, fish tacos cooked over a mesquite fire.
During its soft opening, Asadero Sinaloa is open Tuesday to Sunday 5 to 10 p.m. The space, which has a capacity of 90 guests, should eventually be open for lunch as well, and could host live music. Finally, fans of northern Mexican fare don’t have to trek south as far as Kent (or Mexico) for a taste of the good stuff.
5405 Leary Ave NW, (206) 592-2587, Facebook. Soft opening hours are Tuesday to Sunday 5 to 10 p.m.