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5 Seattle restaurants and easy recipes to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo

El Camion, how we love thee.

Photo: El Camion


Whether you want to treat the kids to a basket of chips and salsa and a quesadilla at a local Mexican spot on Cinco de Mayo or are in the mood for whipping up something at home, we've got you covered. First up, where to eat out on May 5



Rosita's is a Green Lake kid-centric institution starring a homemade tortilla bar. Send your kids to the counter with a dollar for tipping and order a round of tortillas — each is individually wrapped and served with a pat of butter and dab of salsa. Tip: At dinner, ask for the cilantro-heavy fresh salsa to compliment your chips. 7210 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle, 98115 


Fonda la Catrina

In Georgetown, this super fresh Mexican spot is totally unpretentious, loud and fun for kids. Go for homemade tortillas, and if there's a designated driver sip a tamarind margarita. 5905 Airport Way S, Seattle, 98108


Photo: Stefani/Flickr

Watermelon aqua fresca for the win!


El Camion

The Ballard brick-and-mortar version of the popular food truck serves cheap, filling, made-to-order Mexican street food. Split a gargantuan burrito between three hungry kids, add chicken to the basic cheese quesadilla for picky eaters and dip chips in salsas that range from mild to mouth-on-fire hot. 6416 15th Ave NW Seattle, 98107



Pecado Bueno

Order at the counter and take a seat inside or around a fire pit on the front patio. Plenty of kid-friendly options are on the menu at the North Fremont spot (try the sweet yam tacos) and there's a colorful salsa bar. Bonus: margaritas are always three bucks. 4307 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, 98103


Neon Taco — to go!

A new taco window in the back of Nacho Borracho on Broadway. The space is 21+, but if you're in the neighborhood appease the kids with a to-go order of 'totchos' (yes, a tator tot and nacho hybrid exists, and it's a thing to behold.) 209 Broadway E, Seattle, 98102

Feel like staying in? Check out these five kid-approved recipes:

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