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#sEATtle: Tacos Chukis

November 11, 2016

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!

Tacos Chukis

219 Broadway E

Tacos Chukis!

I was tagged in a tweet earlier this week...

It took me about 7 seconds to respond with what I think is the best taqueria in all of Seattle. It took me 27 seconds to stop laughing at that taco head gif.  Well played, Lacey!


TACOS!- The best tacos require the least ingredients.  That's because the key to the best tacos are perfect tortillas and protein. Perfectly cooked carne asada (or pollo) topped with, onion, salsa, cilantro, and guac is the preferred Chuki's method, and for good reason.  The crunch of the onions, the heat of the salsa, the refreshing avocado all work together to deliver an authentic and perfect taco.  

The crazy thing is that the taco isn't even my go to jam on the menu.  That honor goes to the baby burrito!  Its essentially whats pictured above but wrapped in a flour tortilla instead of corn. I also have friends swear by their adobada, but I don't get down with cooked pineapple so I've never had it. 


I spent about 14 years in Arizona and Nevada before moving to Seattle, so when it comes to tacos I consider myself a bit of an expert.  Sure you can find places in Seattle that will make the tortillas right in front of you while you wait.  And sure you can find places in Seattle that have 74 types of salsas to choose from.  But want you can't find in Seatle is a better taqueria. Not to say that there aren't plenty of good options (La Carta de Oaxaca in Ballard, for example), its just that Chuki's is the best.

Go here if... you want authentic tacos and know that it ain't about the bells and whistles.

Don't go here think portion size and all the feeeeixins does not a great taqueria make.