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Seattle Restaurants

La Carta de Oaxaca

  • 5431 Ballard Ave. NW Map It
  • Mexican
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 11/10/2012

Fodor's Review

True to its name, this low-key, bustling Ballard favorite serves traditional Mexican cooking with Oaxacan accents. The mole negro is a must, served with chicken or pork; another standout is the albondigas (a spicy vegetable soup with meatballs). The menu is mostly small plates, which works to your advantage because you won't have to choose just one savory dish. The small, casual space has an open kitchen enclosed by a stainless-steel bar, the walls are covered

in gorgeous black-and-white photos. It gets very crowded on weekends and stays busy until late, though if you have a small party you usually don't have to wait too long for a table.

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5431 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, Washington, 98107, United States

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  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun., no lunch Mon.

Updated 11/10/2012


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