Whenever we visit our daughter in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, the subject of where to eat lunch often comes up. This is not a simple proposition. In most places, the decision might come down to the closest restaurant or a family favorite, usually involving driving there. In the case of Ballard, which has seen a restaurant renaissance lately, the choices are almost overwhelming. Since our daughter lives within blocks of the main commercial district, all we have to do is walk there, so distance is irrelevant.
On several occasions, the Mexican food choice has been La Carta de Oaxaca.
When La Carta opened in 2004, it could be said that Seattle’s Mexican restaurant scene shifted. Continue reading