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The Place: Pecado Bueno

4307 Fremont Ave N, 457.8837, FREMONT

Hours: Saturday & Sunday 9am-2pm for breakfast. Expanded hours during the week for lunch and

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Pecado Bueno Makes a Heavenly Mexi-Brunch

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The Place: Pecado Bueno

4307 Fremont Ave N, 457.8837, FREMONT

Hours: Saturday & Sunday 9am-2pm for breakfast. Expanded hours during the week for lunch and dinner.

Uptown, Downtown or Down Home: Down, down home. If Ballard is Portland condensed and Belltown is mini L.A., then upper Fremont is rapidly becoming li'l San Antonio, an area of the city where you stumble from residential bliss into some of the best grub in town. Across the street from the very Texas Uneeda Burger, Pecado Bueno may mean 'sin well,' but there is nothing naughty going on here--just simple, well-executed Mexican food.

Bubbles, Bloodies or Black Coffee: Bloodies come in both 'Blood' and 'Diablo' varieties, the coffee is Lighthouse Roasters. When asked if there were house bubbles, the answer from the counter help was "sometimes?" It barely matters, though, as the thing to drink at Pecado's is the $3 Margarita. Comprised of fresh juice and 100% Agave Tequila, this very basic yet delightful bargain makes for an affordable brunch buzz.

Hungover, Hooked -Up or Hanging with the Family: Kids are welcome and the sunny, abundant outdoor dining space lets you keep your distance if you so choose. Bring a hook-up whom you do not fear seeing (or vice-versa) in the harsh light of day.

Be warned: You will be significantly slowed by the lack of waitstaff at this place. You must order everything at the counter here, including the next round. If this were really San Antonio, a server would be circling the joint with a tray of those $3 delights. This place is too bright and busy for hungover or solo dining, but if your hangover demands eggs, beans and rice, it's worth toughing it out.

What's Cooking: Due to its aesthetic deficits (its interior bares an uncanny resemblance to Texas' version of Taco Time, the Taco Cabana), I went in to Pecado Bueno with a low expectations. However, if the $3 Margarita wasn't enough to convert me, the green rice and black beans that accompanied my Huevos Rancheros ($8.95-Crisp corn tortillas, 2 eggs over medium, ranchero sauce, cotija cheese, green rice, black beans & warm tortillas. Add Carne Asada for $3) were. As finding perfectly cooked and seasoned beans and rice in Seattle is as rare an occurrence as seven straight days of sunshine, it certainly warrants mention. Pecado Bueno also offers the Lone Star standard Breakfast Tacos

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