Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Made In Seattle

Hecho is the city's latest high-end Mexican masterpiece


Some things can't be rushed. Take the goat barbacoa at Hecho, Greenwood's newest restaurant.

This marvelous meat takes a staggering seventeen hours in the slow cooker to transform into a meal fit for a king, but it's worth every second.

The trio behind Hecho have serious pedigrees. Chris Gerske and Chris Navarra run nearby sandwich spot Martino's, and Shannon Wilkinson owns Little Water Cantina.

They've got Mexican food on lockdown, with dishes from all over the country, and an emphasis on fresh seasonal ingredients.

Street-style tacos step away from the usual: proteins include expertly-braised beef tongue and startlingly flavorful crispy mushrooms.

For larger plates, the clams with chorizo and green garlic mojo are a can't-miss. And, of course, there's that goat.

No Mexican place prospers without tequila, and the cocktail menu here is a bold beast. The Mezcal Mule, made with lime, agave nectar and ginger beer, is a kick in the teeth, and their margaritas are top shelf.

The goat's waiting for you. Don't let seventeen hours of sacrifice be in vain.

7314 Greenwood Ave N, Greenwood
(206) 588-1919

Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 3 (out of 4)
Best bets: Barbacoa; mushroom tacos; clams with chorizo
Nearby: Prost!; The Tin Hat; Martino's

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