Mission-style Mexican comes to Seattle, bringing fresh burritos built for mountainous appetites.. The Scene These taquerias have sprung up around the city like spring tulips in the Skagit valley. Half the decoration is the food: glass bowls resting on a bed of crushed ice, piled with chopped peppers, herbs, tomatoes and greens. Much of the service is takeout, but ample seating provides a welcome option for dining away from your desk.
The Food Giant, moist burritos are the draw here, with fillings that range from basic rice and beans to Pacific cod and carne asada. The latter is a favorite, with crispy, flavorful beef providing a textural balance to soft rice and beans. Each basic burrito is an eight-inch cylinder, accompanied with onion-heavy pico de gallo and your choice of four salsas--the smoked chipotle is a moderately spiced flavor fest. Tacos are available for smaller appetites, while asado plates allow you the option of building your own.