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Rancho Bravo Tacos

Lake Union
Mexican
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211 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105
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10:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
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There is something to be said for the ability to create a perfect taco. I ate two of them at Rancho Bravos with a side of their summer corn. The corn is buttery and seasoned so it burns your lips (pleasantly so). It's the most authentic Hispanic food I've eaten since a trip I took to South America... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

There is something to be said for the ability to create a perfect taco. I ate two of them at Rancho Bravos with a side of their summer corn. The corn is buttery and seasoned so it burns your lips (pleasantly so). It's the most authentic Hispanic food I've eaten since a trip I took to South America a few... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

always a must. yes you can go around the corner for the famous Pepitas or chalupas or Barrio, or whatchamcallit "fusion", but nothing like going to a more authentic kinda place... its not perfect, its actually kinda sketchy at times... but the food is cheap, and it tastes good. Overtime i go to seattle, that is my first go-place. And... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I randomly came across this place and it was excellent. I know everyone thinks Seattle doesn't have good Mexican food, but this place stands up there with the great Mexican food from anywhere. I had a burrito with pork al pastor - it was big, filling and the pork and the beans had great flavor. There were a bunch of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by some locals, it looks like an old Bk or McDonalds drive thru that they have converted into a Mexican diner type! The food was incredible and great value! It was really busy when we went as it seems like a local hotspot but we still got a table and the food was ready... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

Ok. This is Seattle. Our mexican food tends to suck profoundly. Knowing that - this place is great when it's like 3am and you need a bag of tacos, but, let's be honest guys, it's not *good*. It's craaaazy cheap, so for the price and the hour of day when most people visit - it's amazing. But I wouldn't go... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Pretty good Mexican food for being in Seattle. From the pork to the salsa, you won't find better in the area. And priced just right too.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2011

A commercial painting friend of mine has been telling me about this spot for a long time. I was in the neighborhood so thought I'd give it a try. I have to agree with him.. This spot does sell the best taco in Seattle and for just 2 bucks. It sits east of Dick's drive-in, a long established hamburger joint,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2009

so much fun at 2:00 in the morning

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2009

Delicious tacos. I've never been when the tamales are available, but I hear they are bomb.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

There is no lovely scenery, unless you like donut dumpsters, but the food is worth it. The staff is always friendly enough, and the tacos are amazing. Definitely the best value food in the Seattle area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 211 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Lake Union
  • Neighborhood: Lake Union

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 3:00 am

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