Flair Taco – Street Food With Good Vegetarian Options – Seattle, WA

Grilled vegetable taco at Flair Taco in Fremont, Seattle, WA
Grilled vegetable taco

Looks like we got us a little street food revolution going on around here in Seattle. Not an easy task with the dreary weather, but even when it is cold & wet we’ll go outside for something delicious. Flair Taco, operating out of a classic taco truck at the corner of 36th and Phinney, is the latest addition to the lineup, and they are putting out some very tasty Mexican favorites.

I’ve always loved taco trucks, but they don’t usually love me back with many veggie options. Flair offers two vegetarian fillings: grilled vegetables and tofu adobado, either of which can live in tacos ($1.50, pic above) or tortas ($5.00, below).

The tacos are classic Mexico City style, just two nice soft corn tortillas, not overflowing with so much filling that you can’t pick them up, and bursting with texture and flavor. Tortas, on the other hand, are bigger Mexican Flair_Taco_Trucksandwiches on a soft white bun, more filling and soothing. (They are almost the opposite of Vietnamese banh mi, which are made with ultra-crispy French rolls and pickled vegetables.)

The tofu adobado has just a bit of chew and chili bite to it; ask for extra pickled jalapenos or homemade hot sauce if you want to amp it up further.

Flair Taco is the is the creation of Angel Aguilar and Johnny Flair, who developed the recipes and even collaborated with a local bakery to get the torta bread just right. Cleo Petra, also of Burning Hearts Burlesque helps run the truck and the publicity, which explains the highly entertaining posters you can peruse while waiting for your tacos.

Mexican torta filled with tofu adobadoTofu adobado torta

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Posted by Michael Natkin on Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 in Restaurants, Seattle.

6 Responses to “Flair Taco – Street Food With Good Vegetarian Options – Seattle, WA”

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    November 22, 2008 at 12:01 pm #

    I wish I had known about this when I went to Seattle last year – it sounds so good!

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    November 22, 2008 at 2:12 pm #

    This is exciting! We always bemoan the lack of good Mexican food in Seattle period, let alone veg for me. We’ll have to check it out!

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    November 23, 2008 at 12:12 am #

    WOW! Even better, these look like Street Food with Good VEGAN Options (depending on the ingredients in the bun of course!) Vegan Street Food. I must go right this very moment.

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    November 23, 2008 at 9:14 am #

    Hi I am new to your blog and I just wanted to say how much I’m loving it

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    September 17, 2011 at 2:13 am #

    I wonder when food trucks, or any of the local vegetarian/vegan restaurants, are going to pick up on jackfruit as an option. There’s a food truck in southern california called Sea breeze that does amazing things with that amazing fruit. Green jackfruit when cooked in a crock pot with any variety of sauces is amazing. Plus, it’s not a processed food stuff like tofu.

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    Michael Natkin
    September 17, 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    Hey Dan – funny you should mention this, I've just recently become aware of the whole vegan jackfruit phenomenon. I've got a post coming up soon where I've found another non-traditional use for it besides pseudo-carnitas. Fun stuff!

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