La Carta de Oaxaca

Recommended    Happy Hour

Bar, Restaurant
5431 Ballard Ave NW

Seattle’s first and foremost Oaxacan restaurant remains as popular as ever, winning Seattle’s collective heart with bolder, more adventurous offerings than your typical rice, pinto beans, and enchilada fare. Oaxaca is considered the birthplace of mole, and Carta de Oaxaca’s mole negro is indeed a thing of beauty. Get it in tamale form or as a plate with your choice of chicken or pork. The Ballard restaurant also has one of Seattle’s better mezcal selections (an obsession that spawned younger sibling Mezcaleria Oaxaca). TOBIAS COUGHLIN BOGUE

La Carta de Oaxaca

5431 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
206-782-8722
Hours: Lunch Tue-Sat 11:30 am-3 pm; dinner Mon-Thu 5-11 pm, Fri-Sat 5 pm-midnight
Restaurant Details
  • Features Bar/Happy Hour, Family Friendly
  • Cuisine Mexican
  • Price $$
Bar Details
  • Features Full Menu, Happy Hour
  • Scene Cocktail Lounge
  • Happy Hour Mon-Thu 9 pm-close; Fri-Sat 3-5 pm, 10 pm-close ($2 tacos, $4 quesadilla, $7 pozole, $7 torta, $16 for a bucket of beer, $6 house margarita, $2 off tequila shots, $2 off mezcal shots).
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