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El Quetzal Bar & Lounge


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Lunch, Dinner
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Seating, Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You're not going find find combo plates 1-25 here. El Quetzal menu offers a large selection of authentic Mexican dishes on the menu as well as several nightly specials. Their ingredients list include cactus sauce, breaded flank steak, mole, and pork cracklings among others. They...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank SeattleBuster
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by Monday at noon for lunch. Very friendly with attentive service. Fish tacos were very good but would be even better with hard taco shells. Also the halibut was very good but should be a little more crispy. The red salsa sauce with tortilla...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank seacdg
Reviewed April 1, 2018

This is a really cozy place where English speakers and Spanish speakers feel equally at home. I'm always looking for Mexican restaurants that sell something different from everyone else, especially in the category of vegetarian food. One of El Quetzal's specialties is their "huaraches," which...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

El Quetzal is simply the best Mexican Food in Beacon Hill, and is also one of our favorites in Seattle (the White Center area offers strong competition). I would not consider it straight "traditional" Mexican food, but rather a fusion of Mexican and the regional...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank fergusontribe
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by for late lunch and had a wonderful meal. We have been looking for Mexican food that didn't just use hot peppers for flavor. The food was so flavorful and delightful we will come back!

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank hollyhcg
Reviewed April 23, 2017

This place has one of the biggest, tastiest, everything but the kitchen sink torta in town. The people are really nice. Try it!

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Edmund1020
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Friendly, comfortable neighborhood family place with the best fish tacos. Always moist pieces of fish with crunchy slices of granny smith apples, creamy spicy sauce on fresh little tacos. I try other things too but always come back to the fish tacos. While waiting we...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Jonis7
Reviewed December 3, 2016

We were nearby and decided to try El Quetzal for dinner. So good! Terrific service and tacos. The four of us ordered tons of tacos and margaritas and the entire bill was under $80. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank misopiso88
Reviewed September 8, 2016

We were visiting Seattle and staying in the North Beacon Hill area and stumbled upon this lovely little restaurant. The food was authentic, wonderful ambience and the service was great. The red salsa is divine - rich and smoky flavour and I had a superb...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank PrytaniaLondon
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We started going here periodically when we were in the area. It has quickly become a regular destination when we want Mexican food. The food is outstanding. The service is excellent. The drinks are delicious. Treat yourself to some great ambiance, service, and food and...More

Date of visit: August 2016
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