#sEATtle: De La Santa

June 8, 2018

I like to eat. A lot. Food is bae. Therefore, I figured I would post reviews of the places I go to give you a little insight and maybe some ideas on where you might want to nom with your friends or special someones. Plus, it gives me an excuse to pig out on Seattle's best eats and not feel bad about it, because work!

Before we start, though, I want to make one thing perfectly clear, I am NOT a professional food nerd, nor do I want to be. I don't know the intricacies of French cooking. Heck, I don't even know how to spell "intricacies." It also means that if you ask me what the best burger is, I'll probably say Lil Woody's before I suggest any kind of "gourmet" burger, unless that gourmet burger has an egg on it. Then gourmet burger wins (any burger with an egg on it wins really.) Also, my idea of a fancy pizza is anything with more than two toppings. Basically what I'm getting at is consider these restaurant reviews for the common man/woman.

Got it? Good, let's roll!

De La Santa

2359 10th Ave E

Before I moved to Seattle 4 years ago, I lived in the Southwest and if there's anything I still miss about the desert its...the endless sunny days. I mean come on, obviously!  BUT if there's another thing I miss, its the Mexican food.  So I'm always on the hunt to find a spot around here that can scratch my itch when I am homesick and just want some dang carne asada.  


This is the biggest margarita I've seen since leaving Las Vegas. Happy to say it was equally as tasty as it was yuuuuuge.


Guacamole- I think its pretty cool they do their own little tortilla chips type things, but I'm a monster when it comes to chips and guac so I could've used a few more.  Guac was great though, I may or may not have started dipping my fingers in it once the chips were gone. 


Queso Fundito- You guys, its a bowl of cheese with chorizo and mushrooms on it.  Anyone who doesn't like this can't be my friend. Period. 

Pollo Asado tacos-  I was going through a phase when I hit this place up and wasn't feeling adventurous.  This was a mistake because they have a lot of really great looking entrees and these tacos were pretty basic. Not to say they weren't incredible.  

Conchita Pibil-  See what I mean?  Look at this glorious plate of food!  Rice, beans, and marinated pork cooked in banana leaves. This is a culinary icon of Yukatan, MX and for good reason.  

The more you eat and discover Mexican cuisine, the more you realize its so much more diverse than guacamole and street tacos.  This is a good thing because sometimes you want to elevate your dining experience but have reference points as to what to expect.  De La Santa provides you with a ton of great options for anyone just looking for some chips and salsa to someone looking for some truly unique and traditional dishes in Seattle. 

Go here if...you are looking for some next level and different Mexican dishes

Don't go here if...you're idea of adventure is getting tacos with chorizo instead of chicken.