Ballard diners should soon be getting ready to expand their breakfast horizons. A new Mexican restaurant called Sazon Kitchen – run by a family that operates the popular Sazon Tacos pop-up – is getting ready to open for breakfast and brunch on the weekend of May 10, just in time for Mother’s Day. . Located across the street from West Indian sandwich shop Un Bien, the new location will serve a hearty mix of Mexican fare, such as chilaquiles (fried corn tortillas with salsa and eggs) and machaca (beef stew, served with eggs and beans), as well as with cereal stews. It will also offer pastries from the Macrina Bakery, coffee from Cafe Vita roasters (one of Eater Seattle’s staple coffees) and mimosas, with wine and beer coming later.
Chef Aldo Góngora is starting to build a profile with pop-ups at events such as Bite of Seattle and the Bumbershoot Festival, getting a strong response from customers. And although he was originally looking for a place for a food truck, once the Ballard location became available, he decided to take the plunge with a permanent location. Góngora still plans to follow through on the idea of the truck, planting one near the restaurant about a month after things started – sort of the reverse of the typical permanent outpost truck model that most emerging leaders embrace. The restaurant will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., while the taco truck will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
It’s a lot to coordinate. But Góngora will have a lot of family support in his new business, leading the operation with his wife, Angelica, and sister-in-law, Roxana. In the meantime, they are still working hard to prepare the place for business.