The city of Seattle is virtually surrounded by water on all sides. So, it is no surprise that the majority of its restaurants — including Mexican eateries and taco trucks — have some type of fresh seafood on the menu. Whether you’re looking for a quaint sit-down style restaurant, or a fast-food style joint that makes homemade Mexican foods and fish tacos, there are several exceptional choices in various Seattle neighborhoods.
Blue Water Taco Grill
515 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 352-2407

Located in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood, Blue Water Taco Grill serves coastal-style cuisine that you’d typically find throughout Southern California and the Mexican coast. The eatery is especially proud of its seafood-inspired menu items, fresh-made salsas and local produce used in creating its foods. Blue Water Taco Grill’s tacos are prepared with a warm corn tortilla, Pico de Gallo, cheese, lettuce and various choices of fresh salsa. Choose from seafood tacos made with fresh fish, shrimp, prawns or calamari.

Fogon Cocina Mexicana
600 E. Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 320-7777

Fogon Cocina Mexicana on Capitol Hill serves a variety of fresh-made Mexican seafood dishes, including fish tacos and enchiladas, made with your choice of fish, shrimp, scallops, prawns or Dungeness crab. The restaurant also serves vegetarian tacos, made with baby zucchini, cabbage, poblano peppers and onions, while the street tacos are prepared with homemade corn tortillas, onions, salsa and cilantro. The seafood-inspired ceviche is delicious as well, as it’s made with shrimp, lime, tomatoes, onions and specialty spices.

La Carta De Oaxaca
5431 Ballard Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 782-8722

La Carta De Oaxaca has been voted “best Mexican restaurant” by readers of “Seattle Weekly” for its authentic cuisine, which is inspired by the region of Oaxaca, Mexico. This busy eatery may have you standing in line waiting at times, but it’s well worth it. Especially when you get to savor the taste of its perfectly-prepared halibut fish tacos, which are made with pico de gallo, cabbage and the restaurant’s signature chipotle pepper cream sauce. Another menu item to try — the Oaxacan mole negro and fish soup, which contains halibut, well-toasted chili peppers (to give the soup its darkened color), onions, tomatoes, cloves and more.

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Barrio Mexican Kitchen And Bar
1420 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 588-8105

The Barrio Mexican Kitchen And Bar on Capitol Hill serves the most delicious Baja-inspired fish tacos on its lunch and dinner menus. Each is made with Tecate beer-battered true cod, fresh, crisp cabbage, tomato salsa and a chipotle aïoli sauce. Barrio also has grilled Albacore tacos on its dinner menu, made with achiote rubbed albacore, fresh tomato and spring salsas and roasted corn slaw. The tacos are served on housemade corn tortillas with a side of vegetarian or seasoned beans. Pair these with some of the restaurants mouth-watering spirits, such as tequila, mezcal or rum.

El Camion
6416 15th Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 784-5411

El Camion is a sit-down eatery that sits directly across from Seattle’s Ballard High School. Besides its Mexican restaurant, El Camion also has three taco trucks in Seattle’s Ballard, North Seattle and SoDo neighborhoods. The tacos here may be inexpensive, but they are very tasty and available in several variations. Choose from tacos with unbreaded white fish, fresh grilled vegetables, grilled chicken, grilled top sirloin, traditional pork, seasoned pork or marinated, spicy pork. Tacos are topped with pico de gallo and served on fresh housemade corn tortillas, along with a side of rice and beans.

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Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on