117 W. Magnolia St.
Bellingham , WA 98225


Mon-Sat 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM


Hola! Who doesn't like Mexican food? Maybe some don't but for the rest of us, Whatcom County has a good selection of Mexican restaurants, not the least of which is a fun little place in downtown Bellingham called Taco Lobo. On a recent Saturday lunchtime, its 12 or so tables were almost all full and the Mexican family running the tiny kitchen at the back was working at full tilt.

Taco Lobo is small and bright; the walls are an intense blue and orange. Dominating one wall is a dramatic three-dimensional mural of the Moon Pyramid set against the Mexican sunset. Authentic Mexican tile covers the floor while the exterior facade is set in vivid red, green and yellow tile. Outside, a small patio area holds four tables with chunky curved leather chairs, a great place for warm-weather people-watching. The milieu is very casual--almost fast-food casual--since food orders are placed at the counter and the only menu is hand-written on a big blackboard.

The food, however, is definitely above fast-food standards. After placing our order, we were given a basket of still-warm taco chips to take to our table. We helped ourselves to salsa, which was fresh and tasty, with lots of veggies and cilantro. We tried the chicken enchiladas and a selection of tacos. Most entrees come with the ubiquitous refried beans--which were unremarkable--and Mexican rice, which was better than average, being mixed with small bits of carrot and having an appetizing flavor. The chicken enchiladas were good, and good-sized. The tacos, though, were REALLY savory - obviously made with fresh flour tortillas and authentic ingredients.

All in all, Taco Lobo is a good, local, casual Mexican restaurant offering satisfying portions at moderate prices, and makes a nice change from the chains.
Written By: Tanya Perkins
On: 3/3/2000


Taco Lobo is located on West Magnolia Street, between Commercial and Cornwall, across the street from the Federal Building.


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