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Tour of Mexico through Seattle area restaurants?

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Tour of Mexico through Seattle area restaurants?

evergreengirl | Aug 2, 2009 02:07 PM

In a search for 'authentic' Mexican food restaurants in Seattle, I haven't come across much discussion of which region a restaurant's food might represent. The thread enumerating cuisines from many countries got me thinking - why not make a list of restaurants in the area (or the state) that represent different regions of Mexico? Sadly, I don't know enough about the restaurants & regional specializations to start much of a list.

In some brief internet research, some of the states can likely be grouped together based on overall cuisine. Can anyone weigh in on:

Is the following list of generalizations useful, and
What (hopefully tasty!) restaurants in Seattle might represent the cuisine of these areas?

Thanks!

1. Baja (Baja California + Baja California Sur)

2. Yucatán (Yucatán + Campeche + Quintana Roo)

3. North-central Mexico (Coahuila + Nuevo León)

4. Central Plains (Aguascalientes + Jalisco + Guanajato + Michoacán + Zacatecas + San Luis Potosí + Hidalgo):
La Botana, in Greenwood
Huarachito's, in Columbia City

5. Gulf Shore (Querétaro + Tamaulipas)

6. Pacific Shore (Colima + Michoacán + Guerrero + Nayarit):
Michoacán, in Ballard

7. Isthmus (Tabasco + Chiapas + Oaxaca):
La Carta de Oaxaca, in Ballard
El Sabor de Oaxaca, in Burien

8. Northwest Mexico (Chihuahua + Sonora + Durango + Sinaloa)

9. Veracruz

10. Mountain South (Puebla + Tlaxcala)

11. Mexico State + Distrito Federal:
El Quetzal, on Beacon Hill
Barriga Llena, in Greenlake

ALSO: Restaurants listed in 'authentic Mexican food in Seattle' Chow threads that I cannot place:
Burrito Loco
El Gallito
El Puerco Lloron
Juan Colorado
Muy Macho
Senor Moose
Tacos El Asadero
Tacqueria Maestro
Taqueria La Estacion
Taquerio del Rio
Tenoch

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