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La Isla

Map & Directions 2320 N.W. Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
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206-789-0516
  • Caribbean, Latin American
  • Sun 11:30am-9pm, Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Private Party, Catering, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Accepted
  • Street

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Seattle Weekly's Description

Formerly known as Sofrito Rico, this storefront restaurant highlights the best of Puerto Rican cooking, a homey cuisine that doesn't pack the spicy heat often associated with Latin kitchens. Hearty mains from chef Martin Perez include roast chicken, steak, pork chop, and a grilled salmon. A side of home-stewed rice and beans offers a chance to sample sofrito, the cilantro and garlic-based puree that is the foundation of many Puerto Rican dishes. The appetizer menu offers an array of fried morsels, including several tasty variations on the starchy banana relative, plantain. Be sure to save room for the flan, which goes heavy on the vanilla and has just the right hint of bitterness to its caramel. Ask bartender Ben Capdeviellek any question about gin and its distilling process, and you'll be entertained for an hour.

 
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  • The Seattle Times on 05/14/10

    Rum's the word here; 32 aged rums from around the world. Best bar snack: gandules dip, a pickled version of salsa that's a delicate balance of sweet, sour and spiciness. Happy hour 3-6, 10-12

  • Seattle Happy Hour on 02/28/12

    Late Night Happy hour at La Isla in Ballard! 10pm-1AM $4 mojitos, $3 Cuba Libres, daily food specials

  • Seattle Weekly on 12/09/10

    Voted Best Mojito Mavens in Best of Seattle 2010! Their mojito is a perfect fusion of light rum, muddled mint, lime, and home made syrup that the staff will only reveal is made "with love." Delicious!

  • Simon S. on 06/30/09

    Get the gandules dip!

  • Aleena W. on 03/20/10

    Get the Pernil Special;large portion of tender pulled pork served with a spicy red pepper sauce & yummy garlic dip!It comes with fried plantains & rice.Make sure you have loads of breath mints at hand

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