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La Carta Oaxaca (pronounced wa-HOCK-ah) serves a zillion kinds of tequilas and, wonderful regional cooking of this Mexican state. It's always jammed, and often has a line of folks outside waiting for a table. The decor features hundreds of quality photos on the walls, some illuminated (this is one of my faves). On historic Ballard Avenue near NW Market. You won't find grande platters of Americano-style Mexican combos with rice and refrieds, but you WILL have the opportunity to sample small plates of delicious regional specialties. Don't let your kids say "hockalugi" in there. In fact, leave them HOME--its a great date night or meet friends out kind of place.