First, I have no point of reference when it comes to authentic Puerto Rican food. I’ve never been to Puerto Rico nor have I ever had meals made by anyone from Puerto Rico (that I recall). Well, until now, I assume. Second, even if I had a point of reference to compare, I shall only review based on this meal specifically. And, our meal was delicious!
My husband had the traditional Mofongo and I had Pollo Guisado. Neither of us were able to finish our meals as they were filling. If we had time to enjoy a longer meal and had drinks, I imagine we would have gotten full faster. Next time!
The decor in the restaurant is very cheery and bright. There are colorful walls, faux doors/windows, cave like paintings, etc. Our server was very friendly. We’d come back to try other dishes. The Pastelon sounds intriguing! The prices are a few dollars more than we usually pay for entrées but I was able to make mine into two meals (leftovers!) so it worked out.
The amount of restaurants in Ballard overwhelms me. It’s so different from when we lived in the neighborhood 20 years ago. I was happy to discover this one amid all the hipster places.