Corn is 💯 representative of our Mexican culture. To defend corn is to defend the right to food, the right to remain owners of the seeds that our ancestral people have inherited us.
Native corn throughout the Americas is at risk if we don't learn and recognize the biodiversity richness that we've had for thousands of years in our lands, there is much more than those cans of yellow corn on the shelves or those hybrid white seeds that are commercially harvested each year.
Its so easy for us as consumers, we can preserve this treasure just by eating and spreading the word about non gmo heirloom artisan produced nixtamal corn in our city so small scale farmers, which we trade with can keep harvesting as many as 59 different registered varieties in México and many more in the U.S
The sopes or pellizcadas get their name from the pinching they get to make the round and tall sides form to hold its contents, choose your guisado, grab them flat and go big.
Blue tlaxqueño gordita, think of it like a thick tortilla with fresh masa cut in half and filled with one of our daily guisado offerings.
Freshly ground nixtamal corn creates our delicious masa daily. Our tamales are prepped and cooked in vapor. Daily fillings ranging from rajas to carnitas in salsa verde and beyond.
Fresh tortillas off the grill handcrafted right in front of your eyes. Daily fillings rotated with your choice of guisado.
"I can’t wait for Maíz to become a Pike Place Market institution. The tortillas are amazing. They do a lot of other really great stuff (tacos, pickle jars) but, those tortillas."
- Adam LaFountain
"Such a cute new spot near pike place! They have authentic pastries, hot drinks, and other Latino treats. Their champurrado was really good!"
- Jenny Ventura
"The best food I’ve ever had in Seattle. I had the mole taco and it was gorgeous. I highly recommend."
- Taylor Burch
"Delicious! All good food, not trying to be bougie or reinvent dishes that are already perfect. Everything was wonderful. Tacos, horchata, pan dulce and the tortillas I got for home."
- Stephen Clark
"We are so lucky we stumbled upon this delicious place! We ordered one of everything and loved everything. Staff was nice and friendly! Will be going back for more sopes, tacos, and quesadillas."
- Angelica Ramos
"Tortillería with different variations of corn. Ordered a cafecito and a 12 pack of tortillas. Delicious the cafecito de olla contains cinnamon and piloncillo."
"Great addition to the Market! Tlacoyos con mole de pollo were delicious."
"Phenomenal food and extremely nice service! I was impressed how quickly the food was ready. My friends and I ordered the tacos, tamales, and tlacoyos and we were each very impressed. "
- Sarah Justine