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The tacos at this tiny food truck pack a big punch. (Image: Jenny Kuglin / Seattle Refined)

5 delicious and cheap tacos in Seattle

A great taco usually has great simplicity; small, soft, handmade tortillas combined with seasoned meat, onions and cilantro. Here are five tacos that definitely won't leave you disappointed, especially when you see their price!

El Quetzal
El Quetzal has the great duo of a chill atmosphere and cheap food that makes you want to sip margaritas all night long. You can sit and have a long meal at a table, or belly up to the bar for some beer and $1.65 tacos. Either way, you are welcomed immediately with a warm basket of chips and smoky salsa. The carne asada is to die for, and the tortillas are some of the softest and most flavorful in town. El Quetzal is also a great choice for vegetarians because the cactus tacos just might blow your mind.

3209 Beacon Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
Neighborhood: Beacon Hill

Cintli Latin Folklore
Full of Frida Kahlo portraits and other Latin folk art, Cintli transports you out of Seattle for your dining experience. The tortillas are awesomely fresh and you can even order a horchata latte to wash them down! You can get two chicken mole or pibil tacos for five bucks. (Pibil is a kind of slow roasted pork.) It's fun to munch your food and browse through their massive amount of Day of the Dead merchandise.

202 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

El Asador
This small food truck in a parking lot on Rainier Avenue may look unassuming, but the tacos you'll find here will be hard to forget. At $1.20 each, the tacos at El Asador are the cheapest around and fantastically full of flavor. The meat is juicy and spicy and you can choose to add as many radishes, salsas or peppers that they provide on the side. If you try their beef taco, take a bite before you add any additions because it is basically taco perfection.

3320 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
Neighborhood: Mount Baker

Rancho Bravo Tacos
This is a food truck that you should definitely stop at if you're driving through Wallingford. Once again, you can expect fresh, handmade tortillas and tender, seasoned meat. The Rancho Bravo Tacos have a bit of a spicy kick, so take a bite before adding more hot sauce. If you're feeling brave, try the lengua (tongue) tacos. They pair really nicely with their special cilantro, avocado, tomatillo and lime salsa. BONUS: This truck is open until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays if you're in need of some helpful carbs and grease.

211 NE 45th St
Seattle, WA 98105
Neighborhood: Wallingford

Bimbos Cantina
Sitting atop Cha-Cha, Bimbos is a great place to get unpretentious, cheap and delicious tacos. The fish tacos are definitely the way to go at $2.95 each. They're extremely simple; made with just good tortillas, cumin-lime sour cream, baked white fish and cabbage. Chips and salsa are a buck during happy hour, and a carafe of sangria will turn any bad day into a great one.

1013 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill