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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.

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El Camión Adentro

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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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El Fogon

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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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Fonda La Catrina

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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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Marination Ma Kai

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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.
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Tacos Chukis

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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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Taqueria El Sabor

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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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Mezcaleria Oaxaca

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418 Public House

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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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El Camión Adentro

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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El Fogon

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]

Fonda La Catrina

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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Marination Ma Kai

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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Tacos Chukis

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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Taqueria El Sabor

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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Mezcaleria Oaxaca

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418 Public House

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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Mission

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