Tacos Guaymas – Another Roadside Attraction

I’m not really a fan of junk food – or “road food” as Tom Robbins calls it in Another Roadside Attraction – which makes heading out on a road trip somewhat less exciting in the eating department. Last year, however, a friend introduced me to Tacos Guaymas which has become a required stop on every trip south of the border. They’ve got plenty of locations, including several in Seattle, but Burlington (590 S Burlington Blvd) and Everett (1814 112th St SE) are the ones that seem to tie in well after waiting in the border line up.

Tacos Guaymas is a chain of fast food (for lack of a better word) restaurants, but rather than serving up processed, wilted dishes, the food is fresh and very authentic. They’ve got one of those menus that goes on and on with specials on coloured paper tacked on to the bottom and sides and it includes all the standard Mexican fare like tacos, burritos, carne asada, chimichanga, and enchiladas, etc. but I’ve also had the meat plate (above) and ceviche and others and not once been disappointed. The portions are enormous – truly trucker-sized – so consider yourself warned. It’s easy to get carried away ordering and then have to stretch out in the car for a couple of hours until you get to where you’re going.


3 Responses to “Tacos Guaymas – Another Roadside Attraction”

  1. Posted on February 16th, 2010

    I LOOOVE Tacos Guaymas! I’ve been to the Fremont location in Seattle several times (nice after a visit to the Woodland Park Zoo) and love how authentic and fresh the food is too. Fan of their fish tacos (the sauce is a bit spicy for kidlets but perfect for adult who enjoy a bit of heat) and Mexican rice. Prices are also great and worth a visit anytime we cross the border. Thanks for the report Degan!

  2. Posted on February 18th, 2010

    I often wake up on the weekend and think about taking a roadtrip south just to eat at the Burlington Tacos Guyamas. I do believe they’ve recently changed their name, but can’t for the life of me remember what it is.

  3. Posted on March 14th, 2010

    Love it, love it, love it. Actually, I self-discovered the place years ago once when we pulled off I5 in Mount Vernon. Have to say that aside from the excellent tacos that rival if not best Dona Cata’s, the chicken mole is well worth the trip over the border. As in, good enough to warrant being the sole purpose of the trip, not just a wonderfully rich and deeply flavourful reward for pounding the outlet mall pavement all day. Planning a trip in the next few weeks!

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