By: Bethany Jean Clement – The Seattle Times
July 29, 2015
Most people say Paseo is as good as ever since it reopened, maybe even better: These days they never run out of bread, and they finally take credit cards.
But the sons of the original owner — the marvelously named, if legally troubled, Lorenzo Lorenzo — have just opened their own sandwich shop less than three miles to the northwest. It’s got a familiar tropical-pink paint job, and the only significant difference on the menu is that they’ve moved the Caribbean roast-pork sandwich — which both restaurants describe as “slow roasted ’til falling into succulent morsels” — to its rightful No. 1 spot.
But which is better: Paseo under its new ownership, with its sandwich painstakingly reverse-engineered? Or brand-new Un Bien, literally the son(s) of Paseo?
4225 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle, 206-545-7440,paseoseattle.com; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Sat., closed Sun.-Mon.
7302 15th Ave. N.W., Seattle, 206-588-2040,unbienseattle.com; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. closed Mon.