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Intriguing New Mexican Breakfast and Brunch Spot In Ballard Will Open In May

Sazon Kitchen plans to serve up chilaquiles, machaca, and grain casseroles

Sazon Kitchen will serve up Mexican breakfast specialties, such as chilaquiles.
Sazon Kitchen

Ballard diners should get ready to expand their breakfast horizons soon. A new Mexican restaurant called Sazon Kitchen — run by a family that operates the popular pop-up Sazon Tacos — is preparing to open for breakfast and brunch the weekend of May 10, just in time for Mother’s Day. Located across the street from Caribbean sandwich shop Un Bien, the new spot will serve up a hearty mix of Mexican fare, such as chilaquiles (fried corn tortillas with salsa and eggs) and machaca (beef stew, served with eggs and beans), along with grain casseroles. It will also have pastries from Macrina Bakery, coffee from Caffe Vita roasters (one of Eater Seattle’s Essential Coffee Shops), and mimosas, with wine and beer to come at a later time.

Chef Aldo Góngora starting building up a profile with pop-ups at events such as Bite of Seattle and the Bumbershoot festival, getting a strong response from customers. And though he was originally eyeing a spot for a food truck, once the Ballard location became available, he decided to take the plunge with a permanent location. Góngora still plans to follow through on the truck idea, planting one near the restaurant about a month or so after things get rolling — sort of a reverse on the typical truck-to-permanent-outpost pattern that most rising chefs take. The restaurant will be open from 7am - 3pm, while the taco truck will be open from 11am - 10pm.

That’s a lot to coordinate. But Góngora will have plenty of family support in his new venture, running the operation with his wife, Angelica, and his sister-in-law, Roxana. In the meantime, they are still hard at work getting the place prepped for business.

Sazon Kitchen

7301 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117