Saturday, July 23, 2005

Taqueria la Pasadita - Good food near Northgate

Taqueria la Pasadita
2143 N Northgate Way
Seattle, WA 98133
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Taqueria la Pasadita features a classic taco truck menu to go with the classic, gas station parking lot location. The ambiance is enhanced by two tables in a little tent adjacent to the truck and the sound of the Interstate 5 overpass, just one block away. I would wager you'll get far better (and cheaper) food than you would at the Northgate foodcourt, just over the freeway, or the McDonald's, across the lot.

The menu at Taqueria la Pasadita is extensive and well illustrated. True to form, the quesadilla is essentially a monster taco, and the mullitas are definitely worth the extra 50 cents. The sopitos, however, are not, as they consist of some weird pita-like bread and cheapo-ingredients. The carnitas (pork) is pretty good, although it was sort of lacking in flavor and spice. The pollo (chicken) is lacking in flavor, but that's why one orders it, right? Being partial to carnitas, I cannot tell you much about the other meats on the menu.

The extensive menu.

The illustrated extensive menu.

3 tacos at Taqueria la Pasadita

The sopitos - is that Kraft parmesan?

The mullitas - yum!

The quesadilla.

The food was very good, but I wonder if the flavor was not made bland by the gringo tax added to the price of my meal. I was charged an extra $2 on my last meal for two at Taqueria la Pasadita and was not refunded until I asked the man behind the counter to double check the price 3 times and told him that yes, I would like a receipt. Next time that won't affect the flavor. Next time I will use exact change.


At 7/31/2005 3:22 PM, Anonymous Diana said...

Thanks for the headsup, I've been wondering about that truck. I'm from Califa myself, and wondered if these trucks could be autentica'. I'll have to stop off and give it a go.

At 3/27/2007 11:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This truck is by far the best truck i've been to in the seattle area.
The enchilada sauce in incredible and has little grease puddles in it.

At 8/06/2007 8:36 PM, Anonymous Taco 'Tina said...

The guy who owns this one is the brother-in-law of the owner of all the Taqueria El Rinconsito locations (which are muy autentico: Check one out on a Sunday afternoon & catch the Mexican after-church-families crowd- very sweet.) The food is very good, but I was shocked at some of the over-pricing. (A torta is $3.99, and another buck if you want avocado, which should automatically be a part of any real torta.)

I'm not a blogger and I don't have a Web page, but I'm from San Diego, and I sure know Mexican street food! I was THRILLED when I saw my first WA state wagon in Wenatchee about 10 years ago. So glad they've spread.

Great to have a place to get info on other ones.

At 5/26/2008 9:04 AM, Anonymous pmac said...

this has always been one of my favorite trucks. nice people. the tamales are close to home made when available. yum!

At 9/07/2008 5:44 PM, Blogger KSK said...

It's still good - we just got tacos there. Fresh, tasty, spicy, the right price. All good.


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