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Mission in West Seattle

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Mission in West Seattle

AJL | Mar 2, 2005 07:59 PM

Anyone else been there yet? It's just north of the Admiral Junction, and has a very non-descript entry (kinda like a secret entry) and it opens up into a beautiful, high-ceilinged, sexy meeting place. I found it truly gorgeous and it did remind me of several places in Tucson, Missions no less. Great job. Beautiful lighting.

So the food? Drinks first. We decided to stick with a couple house margaritas since it stated they make their own mixer. These were the best margaritas we have had in the Seattle area. Fresh lime, probably some sugar syrup, NO artifical flavor/sugary finish, correct amount of the correct type of salt and a nice dollop of tequila, just enough to make one drink perfect, and two to hand the keys to the designated driver.

We skipped appetizers in lieu of main courses. My husband chose the fish tacos (fish of the day was Mahi Mahi). I chose the chile relleno with spicy rice. Neither dish was particularly large, actually they were to my taste, the perfect amount of food, but my H wanted more. He wished that there were side orders to choose from, like whole beans, or extra rice, but none were to be had. So if you are a bigger eater, an appetizer will likely be called for. And, they have a wonderful selection of dishes for vegetarians.

The tacos were again, fresh, perfectly cooked, with crisp cabbage toppings and a lovely sauce. Extra hot sauce spiced things up a bit. He had them finished in about 10 minutes. The chile relleno was a bit bigger plate, consisting of a lightly breaded, just slightly sweet cheese-stuffed chile on a bed of spicy rice. The spicy rice set off the sweet breading very well and sheesh, kept me eating it. Perfectly cooked, beautifully presented. Oh, we also received a small side of guacamole and salsa - stunning once again and very spicy! We cleaned up everything. Followed by dessert, a perfect flan, not too sweet, not too "jello like" topped with creme frache and sitting in a delicous vanilla sauce I kept trying to spoon up.

We will be back there very soon. Good service, friendly and able to answer questions (as long as they weren't interrupted we found) and quick to shut the door for us when it got too chilly. Oh, the prices? Go before they shoot up in the next three months.

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