Cuisine(s)
American/New American
Price Scale
$$$
Description

When we weren’t looking, Ballard’s gently Asian bistro quietly became one of the most ambitious Mexican-influenced restaurants in town. Credit to owner Jen Doak for being unafraid to shift continents when Angela Ortez-Davis replaced original chef Mike Whisenhunt. Now hibiscus tacos pack dramatic color and subtle sweetness, and a lengthy marinade renders grilled pork shoulder tender as al pastor. Ortez-Davis likes to surprise: Chicharrones are actually pork confit with delicate threads of crunch, and a Mexican take on pasta might sound dubious until you experience perfect tagliatelle coated with an achiote-spiced take on cream sauce, topped with crunchy pepitas. The charming farmhouse vibe and the insanely charming patio remain thankfully the same. 

Meal Times
Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good to Know
Outdoor Dining, Reservations
Location