Head to the Ballard outpost of this Tex-Mex mini-chain for gourmet fusion eats -- chipotle-mayo burgers, ancho chile wings -- fancified margaritas (cucumber-jalapeno!), and a legit rustic setting featuring tabletops that the owner built by hand. Don’t miss the nachos either, which are piled high with enough layers of cheese to cushion you from an on-coming bull -- or maybe just make you a bigger target for that bull. Point being: don’t wear spandex to The Matador.
The Matador is a PNW mini-chain that offers fresh, gourmet Tex-Mex food and over 100 tequilas to its customers, who pine for Mexican things other than nachos and carnitas -- like the sun. Although they can't provide that, they can give you delicious ceviche, fajitas, burritos, and more. And in case you're looking for a drink, they've got two happy hours, the second of which goes from 10pm-1am, when you can enjoy some late night tacos or quesadillas.