It’s hard to believe that May is already here but we’re ready to make it the best month yet. And one of the ways we plan on doing that is by enjoying a super fun and safe Cinco de Mayo! The day is on its way, and whether you’re picking up takeout, hitting up a patio, or trying to eat yourself into a taco-induced coma, we’ve got options. So here are 10 of the best places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Seattle.

Mezcaleria Oaxaca


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Capitol Hill’s best spot for Oaxacan eats also happens to have one of the best rooftop patios in the city. This Cinco de Mayo you can enjoy delicious margaritas, mezcal, Mexican wine, tacos, and more at Patio Cielo. Plus there’s nowhere else in the city that you can dine from a rooftop taco truck. Of course, you can also take your food and drinks to go if that’s more your speed.

Where: 422 E Pine St
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 4 pm-10 pm, Friday-Saturday 4 pm- Midnight

El Paisano Rosticeria Y Cocina


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This spot is probably off your radar unless you live in South Seattle. But it’s absolutely worth visiting because it’s the restaurant sister of a nearby butcher shop. And that means you can get great meat and of course you can enjoy it in food items like tacos. So grab your eats, drinks, and more from this combo local business.

Where: 9615 15th Ave SW
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 am-9 pm, Saturday 9 am-9 pm, Sunday 9 am-8 pm

Tacos Chukis


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You can’t go wrong with Tacos Chukis simple and delicious taco menu that allows you to grab as many or as few tacos as you like. That means you can celebrate solo or grab tacos for yourself and all your friends. Or you can opt for other items like mulitas, baby burritos, tortas, and more. Don’t forget to grab one of their delicious horchatas as well.

Where: Four locations across Seattle
Hours: Varies

Carnitas Michoacan

This Beacon Hill spot is another one that you may have never tried before. But trust us, it’s time to go give them a go! Carnitas Michoacan serves up tacos, carnitas, al pastor, carne asada, tamales and more. It’s the perfect food to grab and take home for whatever kind of Cinco de Mayo celebration you’re having.

Where: 2503 Beacon Ave S
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 am-8 pm, Friday 11 am-9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am-9 pm


If you want to go big this year you can treat yourself to Gracia. This higher-end Mexican spot focuses on fresh masa with imported heirloom corn from Oaxaca, Mexico. You can either enjoy a dine-in experience or opt for an equally delicious takeout menu. So snag yourself some tacos or another delicious entree, we bet you’ll love it.

Where: 5313 Ballard Avenue Unit B
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 3 pm-10 pm, Friday 12 pm-11 pm, Saturday 12 pm-3 pm & 3 pm-11 pm, Sunday 12 pm-3 pm & 3 pm-6 pm

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Fonda La Catrina


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It doesn’t get much better than Georgetown in our books and part of that reason is Fonda La Catrina. This Mexican spot is one of our favorites in this super hip neighborhood. You can choose from a wide menu with items like tacos, sopas, carne asada, and much more. You can also choose from a dine-in or take-out celebration.

Where: 5905 Airport Way S
Hours: Monday-Sunday 11 am-9 pm, Brunch Saturday-Sunday 11 am-3 pm

El Camion


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Tacos, tacos galore! This multi-location food truck resto is another spot that always comes in handy when you just want simple tacos or a burrito. But it doesn’t stop there, they actually have a massive menu with items like gorditas, tostadas, and much more. So if you’re giving them a go this Cinco, be sure to check out the full menu.

Where: 4 locations across Seattle
Hours: Varies

La Carta de Oaxaca


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It’s an oldie but definitely a goodie, this restaurant is a Ballard favorite and if you live in North Seattle it’s definitely one of your best options! You can enjoy a wide menu with items like molotes, pozole, tacos, and more. Of course, you can also snag some tasty cocktails and enjoy them in-house or to go.

Where: 5431 Ballard Avenue NW
Hours: Monday-Saturday 12 pm-10 pm

D’ La Santa


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This North Capitol Hill favorite is a unique spot to celebrate for a few reasons. Firstly some of their recipes date back to the 1800s, secondly, they serve up their eats in beautiful handmade clay dishes, and thirdly they have a tree in the middle of the restaurant. Cool right? Check it out if you haven’t yet, you won’t be disappointed.

Where: 2359 10th Ave E
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 5 pm-9 pm



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If you’re really into meat then you need to try Asadero. This spot specializes in Mexican ‘Norte’ cuisine which means you get to enjoy menu items with the restaurant’s signature steak and carne asada. You can choose from items like tacos, tortas, and of course asados. It’ll make for a delicious at-home feast perfect for your celebrations.

Where: 5405 Leary Ave NW
Hours: 11 am-10 pm

Now you have no excuse not to celebrate. Our city is lucky to have so many authentic and family-owned Mexican restaurants so be sure to support them this week. Keep in mind that most restaurants are operating on a reservation-only basis or may require you to place a phone order. So be patient with them and be sure to follow all of their posted rules. With that, have a great Cinco de Mayo Seattle!