Tapas in The CD, Madrona & Madison Park

Instantly cheery, this Mexican-Southwest restaurant – with other branches in Kirkland and Alki Beach – is a fun place to go and pretend you’re on a sunny vacation even if it’s pouring with rain. A margarita and a king-salmon torta or butternut squash enchilada will scare off the grayest clouds, and the jaunty staff and fun music do the rest.