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La Botana

October 10th, 2008 · Comments

La Botana (Mexican)
8552 Greenwood Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 706-5392
Yelp reviews: “…a very nice family, this place has great lunch specials and great prices..”

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (12 votes, average: 3.92 out of 5)

dining · Food & Drink


  1. Jessica says:

    Worth going for the Cadillac margaritas… who would have thought?

  2. Allison says:

    Order anything with the Cochinita Pibil (spicy pork meat) and you will not be disappointed. Tacos, burritos, torta–take your pick.

  3. Erik says:

    Blech, decidedly below average bland “mexican” food that shows how far away Seattle is from the Mexican border.

  4. Colin says:

    One of my standbys over the last decade. A pretty simple neighborhood place, family-friendly and family run, relaxed and tasty. Cochinita Pibil has been consistently good, posole too — pretty much anything with pork in it. This is what neighborhood joints in Mexico are like.

  5. Wyeth says:

    A wonderful nighborhood hole-in-the-wall. Not sure what part of Mexico others have been to but I’ve had nothing but wonderful, traditional dishes from this place.

    Thanks Allison and Colin for the heads-up on the cochinita pibil. Excellent stuff.

    The tacos Jarocho are delicious as well (though terrible for you!). Another great find; chile rellenos in spicy soup, something you almost never see in the US.

  6. Toby says:

    last time i was there the margaritas were watered down, the food was half the portion it used to be, and the service was not so good… not sure I will go back with other choices in the area.

  7. StuS says:

    I usually have good friendly service, get a burrito with Cochinita Pibil or plate of three tacos and have a nice time!

  8. scott g says:

    Finally went to La Botana after many years of passing it by…I’ve been missing out. Its a big step up from the regular American/Mexican food found around town. The pork enchilada/chile relleno combo is amazing. I could actually taste the pork in the enchilada. I thought the margarita for under 5 bucks was pretty good and worth the 4.75. Ignore the decor and give this place a chance, you won’t be disappointed.