Melanas Tacos is one of our favorite places for take out in Ballard. Call ahead for faster take out. They also have seating inside and (in the summer) outside. Excellent Mexican food - try the carne asada burritto and Mexican rice. Their salsa is wonderful - ask for an extra portion, you'll want it on everything! Free parking in the small lot behind the restaurant. It's a block off of Market down from the new library.