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Not a (Mexican) taco, not a truck

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jjmccoy | | Jun 4, 2009 09:58 PM

Just tried a bite at Tako Truk, the new streetside offering in Eastlake that's furthering the street food meme currently captivating Seattle. NW corner of Eastlake & Lynn, next to the Zoo.

Very good. We'll be back. Fresh flavorful ingredients. Good char on the grilled items. Fun, inventive combinations in fresh, tiny tortillas.

http://www.takotruk.com/ They'll tweet you the menu and when they run out if you like.

The name is playful. Very decidedly not Mexican tacos -- tonight's fillings included pork belly & lentil, octopus, sweet yam & black bean, chicken & slaw & microfries. Also not in a truck -- they borrow 13 Carrot Cafe's kitchen during the evening when it's closed, and you sit outside.

$5 gets you 2 or 3 tacos, depending on the ingredients -- each about two good bites.

It's a nice adjunct to the Zoo next door. With that and Louisa's new evening hours, dinner in Eastlake is getting more options.

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