Rancho Bravo Tacos (Wallingford)

211 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105

Categories: Cafe, On the Street, Restaurant

Restaurant Details

  • Rancho Bravo's without-wheels edition is in a former Kentucky Fried Chicken on Capitol Hill. All the lack of charm of the KFC interior has been preserved, which is, on balance, a great thing, because that's atmosphere you're not paying for: Burritos start at $4.25 (and end at $4.75). Be warned (or get excited): Their al pastor produces prodigious amounts of orange grease (same with the posole).

    Meanwhile, the original Rancho Bravo taco truck continues its good work in the Wallingford Winchell's parking lot. And—YAY—both are open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays for taco salvation. Also: Another Rancho Bravo taco truck may be found in the parking lot of the 76 gas station at 105th and Greenwood Avenue North.

  • Features: Cheap Eats and Late-Night Dining
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Price Range: $

The Stranger's Reviews of Rancho Bravo Tacos

Other Locations

Green star Rancho Bravo Tacos

1001 E Pine St
Seattle, WA, 98122 (Capitol Hill)

'Til 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays

Green star Rancho Bravo

105th and Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA, 98103 (Greenwood)

Average Rating:
  • 4.55000/5 Stars.
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Tracy 17

Delicious and fast taco truck. There's decent parking, as they share a lot with the doughnut shop that is now out of business. (Also, there's generally lots of spots in the Golden Oldies lot next to it. The record store probably doesn't appreciate folks using their lot to buy tacos and burritos, but I see it happen a lot). Decent menu of tacos, burritos, quesadilla, and tortas. Their horchata drink is nice and cinnamon-y, just the way I like. On my most recent stop, the people in line behind me were mentioning that adding whiskey to horchata makes for a delicious cocktail. So there's an idea. The folks working here are friendly and efficient. The salsa is very flavorful, especially the verde. It's my favorite. There's an impressive variety of meat selections, from the al pastor and chicken mole to tongue and other more adventurous choices. The burritos are large and tasty and not very expensive. The tacos are about $2 each and come with fresh radish, onions, cilantro, and lime wedges. *drool*

They've got a very nice outdoor seating situation, actually. Several benches and tables under a canopy. And the canopy even has sides that roll down, for those Seattle days when it is raining sideways. I think they even have a heating lamp, too. Or you can order your food to go, and they're good about wrapping everything in tinfoil for your trip home.

Also, they just recently began taking credit cards!! I'm sure this is driven by being so close to campus and college kids never having cash. But dang, it's nice and convenient.
Posted by Tracy on April 25, 2012 at 4:32 PM · Report this
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The cure for dance munchies

I love this place! I eat here so often. It's delicious, cheap, fresh, and right around the corner from the studio for Salsa Con Todo. What a perfect stop after an evening of salsa classes. Thank you Rancho Bravo! We love you.
Posted by Zyanya on August 2, 2008 at 10:28 PM · Report this
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So Super Yummy!

This place is so good and cheap! I wish that there was one on capital hill.
Posted by Racheal on July 30, 2008 at 12:19 PM · Report this

I want to love it but I can't

I love taco trucks and as a Wallingford resident was very excited to have one move into the neighborhood. However, although the meals have never been bad, they've never been great. I'd rather go to the truck in Ballard. The stars are for the Horchata which is delicious.
Posted by da ford on July 26, 2008 at 3:44 PM · Report this
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I love you so much, Taco Truck

My favorite place in Wallingford.
Posted by heather on March 18, 2008 at 2:11 PM · Report this


I have always been a little iffy on the whole mobile restaurant thing. And very freaked out about taco trucks and getting sick (from all the horror stories) BUT this place is SERIOUSLY worth getting over the fear. Best tacos I've ever had. Super traditional style as in cilantro for lettuce. I fantasize about this place daily. And get mad when I get off work late and they are closed.
Posted by Hot4Taco on February 9, 2008 at 3:36 PM · Report this

I'm sold!

This place kicks arse! Doesn't look like much but turns out some excellent humongous burritos. And get a fork whether or not you think you need it! Excellent sauce too.
Posted by Sally on January 4, 2008 at 2:36 AM · Report this

Best cheap eats, anywhere, EVER!

I live near the taco truck, and when it first appeared a few months ago I was very skeptical. However, on my first visit I was immediately won over by the super sweet ladies who work there! The food is cheap and really tasty! They are open late. And, according to their myspace page: "everything is made from scratch except for the tortillas and buns for the tortas, but everything else including the hot sauces and aguas de horchata and de pina and the tamales are made from scratch." I recommend the torta sandwich with al pastor and a horchata. MMMMm!
Posted by Lucky Wallingford resident on November 23, 2007 at 11:33 AM · Report this

Underrated my ass

This has to be the best taco truck in the city. The tacos are great and made with fresh ingredients. The burritos are huge. The horchata is really good too. Best of all the owner has to be one of the nicest people ever.
Posted by JD on September 16, 2007 at 9:56 AM · Report this

I heart you Taco Truck!

I love the carne asada tacos....and the pineapple drink was fantastic! I'm not a big fan of the torta sandwhich - reminded me of a cheesesteak. Other than that, I think this is the best taco truck I've been to since I've moved here from the Southwest.
Posted by Triple X on July 23, 2007 at 10:34 PM · Report this

It's an underrated taco truck

Nothing is more foundationally tenuous than a taco trailer, but I have to recommend that, after a night of drinking in Wallyworld, you stumbled past the high fructose corn syrup sauce laden grease disks of Dick's, stop just short of the Winchell's and ask for a rice and bean bowl. I hear the burritos and tacos (soft shell only) are subpar but I always get the bowls, which are great eating after a night of drinking. As for overall quality... dude, it's a taco truck, but as taco trucks go, it's one of the best I've ever eaten from.
Posted by Gomez on July 12, 2007 at 4:08 PM · Report this

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