Chow La Puerta: It Lives
posted by November 2 at 14:51 PMon
The La Puerta faithful protested vociferously last week at my characterization of it as “a Mexican restaurant that no one in the history of time had ever been inside.” Indeed, this was hyperbole. I ate there once, with my dad and my brother. My dad (from whom I inherited a propensity to begin thinking/talking about the next meal in life immediately after the meal at hand) has no memory of this. My brother recalls it being empty except for us and “not that good.” I remember the chips being above par; the rest did not register. We never went back.
But! For you who took umbrage: La Puerta lives! It’s moved to the former Torero’s space, upstairs in the Broadway Market. (Happy hour is 3 to 6 p.m. with $5 16-ounce margaritas.)
Some people castigated Quinn’s, bite untaken, for displacing La Puerta at 10th and Pike with pretentious yuppie food for d-bags who ought to move to Bellevue. Since La Puerta continues to exist, maybe we can all get along. Capitol Hill: Land of Something for Everyone, Now More Than Ever!
• La Puerta, $12.95: carne asada super burrito
• Quinn’s, $12: bacon cheeseburger (made with 8 ounces of Snake River Farms wagyu beef and cheddar) with fries
In other-Mexican-places-on-Broadway news, El Tajin, a new mom-and-son operation near Mercer, seems worth a try. They’re from Veracruz.