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Where to Stuff Your Face With Tacos Right Now

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Everybody has a different idea about what makes a great taco. Corn or flour tortillas? Fish or carnitas? Ten years ago, Seattle housed a handful of taco purveyors, but the number of places to find fresh tacos of all varieties keeps ticking up.

Here, in alphabetical order, is a map of taco trucks, taquerias, and other just-opened and longtime spots for tacos originally compiled by contributor Julia Wayne.

Don't see your favorite taco place on the list? Hit up the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. El Camión Adentro

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6416 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 297-1124
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With multiple locations (including the relatively new brick & mortar on 65th & 15th in Ballard, the original Aurora Home Depot lot and a truck by the stadiums), “The Truck” gets props for their perfect consistency, flavorful fish and sauce, and their adobada tacos, as well as a ton of salsas to top things off. Bonus: Gorditas with cochinita pibil.
-Julia Wayne

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2. El Fogon

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3517 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

In our perfect world, all school buses would become taco trucks in heaven. El Fogon is Rainier Ave’s second excellent taco bus (Also check out Asadero, across the street at 3517), and the carnitas are killer. Bonus: It’s a taco bus, you guys. That is the bonus.
-Julia Wayne

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3. Fonda La Catrina

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5907 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 767-2787
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The always-excellent Catrina has one of the most extensive menus in the Seattle Mexican food game, but the Alambre tacos are hard to beat. With steak, bacon, peppers and onions, they taste like something you’d make at home if you could get a woman to come over and hand make the tortillas the way she does here. Bonus: The handmade tortillas, brunch, hidden patio… it’s like an onion of glorious surprises!
-Julia Wayne

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4. Marination Ma Kai

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1660 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98127
(206) 328-8226
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Their fusion food is always a hit, but vegetarians and normals alike swear by the sexy tofu tacos (the beef and spicy pork versions are great too). Bonus: Spam and Kahlua sliders.
-Julia Wayne

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5. Tacos Chukis

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219 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 382-4447
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Capitol Hillers who love a little sweet with their meat dig the grilled pineapple and pork tacos, and vegetarians have more than one option (cactus, flavorful beans) on their part. Bonus: Friendly staff.
-Julia Wayne

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6. Taqueria El Sabor

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15221 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA

Their super-stuffed menu is full of great options, but they get extra points for their rich chorizo and carne asada tacos. Bonus: Excellent Mulitas.
-Julia Wayne

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7. Mezcaleria Oaxaca

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422 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122
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8. 418 Public House

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418 NW 65th St
Seattle, WA 98117
(206) 783-0418

Why does this otherwise whitebread-looking bar have some of the best Mexican food around? Don’t ask. Just order their mole pollo or one of the three kinds of shrimp tacos (the best is the chipotle shrimp) and enjoy the randomness of it all. Bonus: The best birria de res and pozole around, served with all the fixings.
-Julia Wayne

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9. Mission

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2325 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
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1. El Camión Adentro

6416 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

With multiple locations (including the relatively new brick & mortar on 65th & 15th in Ballard, the original Aurora Home Depot lot and a truck by the stadiums), “The Truck” gets props for their perfect consistency, flavorful fish and sauce, and their adobada tacos, as well as a ton of salsas to top things off. Bonus: Gorditas with cochinita pibil.
-Julia Wayne

[Photo Credit]
6416 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

2. El Fogon

3517 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144

In our perfect world, all school buses would become taco trucks in heaven. El Fogon is Rainier Ave’s second excellent taco bus (Also check out Asadero, across the street at 3517), and the carnitas are killer. Bonus: It’s a taco bus, you guys. That is the bonus.
-Julia Wayne

[Photo of Asadero Yelp]
3517 Rainier Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

3. Fonda La Catrina

5907 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98108

The always-excellent Catrina has one of the most extensive menus in the Seattle Mexican food game, but the Alambre tacos are hard to beat. With steak, bacon, peppers and onions, they taste like something you’d make at home if you could get a woman to come over and hand make the tortillas the way she does here. Bonus: The handmade tortillas, brunch, hidden patio… it’s like an onion of glorious surprises!
-Julia Wayne

[Photo Credit]
5907 Airport Way S
Seattle, WA 98108

4. Marination Ma Kai

1660 Harbor Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98127

Their fusion food is always a hit, but vegetarians and normals alike swear by the sexy tofu tacos (the beef and spicy pork versions are great too). Bonus: Spam and Kahlua sliders.
-Julia Wayne

[Photo Credit]
1660 Harbor Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98127

5. Tacos Chukis

219 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102

Capitol Hillers who love a little sweet with their meat dig the grilled pineapple and pork tacos, and vegetarians have more than one option (cactus, flavorful beans) on their part. Bonus: Friendly staff.
-Julia Wayne

[Photo Credit]
219 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102

6. Taqueria El Sabor

15221 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA

Their super-stuffed menu is full of great options, but they get extra points for their rich chorizo and carne asada tacos. Bonus: Excellent Mulitas.
-Julia Wayne

[Photo Credit]
15221 Aurora Ave N
Seattle, WA

7. Mezcaleria Oaxaca

422 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122
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422 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122

8. 418 Public House

418 NW 65th St, Seattle, WA 98117

Why does this otherwise whitebread-looking bar have some of the best Mexican food around? Don’t ask. Just order their mole pollo or one of the three kinds of shrimp tacos (the best is the chipotle shrimp) and enjoy the randomness of it all. Bonus: The best birria de res and pozole around, served with all the fixings.
-Julia Wayne

[Photo Credit]
418 NW 65th St
Seattle, WA 98117

9. Mission

2325 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
[Photo Credit]
2325 California Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116

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