Paseo is a Caribbean restaurant located in the Fremont area of Seattle. They are best known for their Caribbean style sandwiches and the long line ups out the door to get them.
When I was in Seattle for the day with my family, we stopped by here for dinner to get some sandwiches. The restaurant is very small and has a hole in the wall atmosphere (aka no atmosphere), so getting take out from here is probably the best idea.
I had their signature Caribbean roast sandwich ($8.50). The sandwich is made with a roasted pork shoulder that is covered in a special marinade. The pork had a lot of flavour to it and they were generous with the portion size. Half of my sandwich was filled with the most delicious, succulent, juicy pork you could imagine, but unfortunately the meat in the other half was a bit tough and dry.
Besides pork, the sandwich was filled with garlic aioli, fresh cilantro, pickled jalapeños, romaine lettuce, and caramelized onions. The romaine combined with the creamy garlic aioli reminded me of Caesar salad. I don’t care for Caesar salad or romaine lettuce, so this put me off a bit. It wasn’t bad though, this is just more of a personal preference thing.
I did love the hint of spice from the jalapeños and the bold herbaceous cilantro flavour. The toasted baguette was also good and it held up a sloppy sandwich pretty well.
I enjoyed the sandwich from Paseo, however, I do think this place is a tad over-hyped. The food has good value and it is flavourful, but I wouldn’t wait in an hour line-up for one. But if there is no line up, then this is a good option for take out.
Yes, for a good sandwich.