La Isla

Puerto Rican in Ballard & Discovery Park

What started as a food stand at Fremont Sunday Market has become this always-packed little restaurant that offers (it claims) the first Puerto Rican restaurant in Washington. As a starter, try the empanadillas (little fried dough pockets filled with various savories) and as an entree the mofongo (mashed plantains with gravy and your choice of meat).