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La Carta de Oaxaca

5431 Ballard Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA, 98107, United States
TEL: (206) 782-8722

Behind a nondescript brick façade in Ballard, La Carta de Oaxaca is a small, lively restaurant adorned with light wood plank tables, sleek black banquettes, and framed black-and-white photographs of Mexico’s Oaxaca region. There’s also a bustling open kitchen and a small bar with two dozen tequilas and three Del Maguey mescals, poured in glazed ceramic shot glasses. The menu features authentic Oaxacan specialties such as mole negro (black mole) with chicken or pork, served with rice, homemade tortillas, and selections from the fresh salsa bar. La Carta does not accept reservations, so be prepared to wait for a table.

Insider Tip:

Portions are small here, but the prices are reasonable, so make sure to order several dishes; three or four plates between two people should be adequate.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Full Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Kitchen Open Late
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Parking Available
  • Sunday - Closed
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Mexican


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