I was a little shocked when I saw this tiny Caribbean sandwich shop listed as #2 on Yelp’s top 100 places to eat in the US. Paseos is a small Seattle store front, with two people manning the register, with maybe 4 tables cramped tightly together, and a huge line going around the sidewalk and spilling onto the street.
After 45 minutes of waiting, ordering, and more waiting- my sandwich came and it was huge, wonderfully messy, and delicious. Since grabbing a table at Paseos wasn’t an option and making a mess is nearly impossible to avoid, we took it to the nearest park- where you’ll most indefinitely drop some onions, drip some sauce, and get it all over your fingers. Embrace it. Anyone wearing a suit and tie might want to save this one for casual Fridays.
I had the Caribbean Roast (most popular): slow-roasted pork shoulder coated in Paseo marinade served on a lightly toasted baguette with aioli (seasoned mayo), fresh cilantro, pickled jalapeños, romaine lettuce and topped with caramelized onions.
Once you start eating, it’s nearly impossible to put down and worthy of putting at the top of any Seattle go-to list.
Tip: It says it’s open until 9 p.m., but on most busy days the restaurant runs out of bread by 7—so go early if you have your heart set on that sandwich.
Ps: Not recommended for a first date ;)