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El Norte

Map & Directions 13717 Lake City Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98125
  • Mexican
  • Sun, Tue-Thu 4pm-12am, Fri-Sat 4pm-2am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Full bar
  • Accepted


Seattle Weekly's Description

El Norte's kitchen consists of but a small grill back behind the bar; the menu is consequently limited to small, simple plates that run between five and eight dollars. Think of it as a sheltered taco truck (there's a patio out back for when it's nice) where you can sit down and party, only one where a plate of carne asada tacos comes stuffed with three times as much steak and salsa as you'd get at a Winnebago window. The tacos are filling and delicious, the ceviche contains fresh-caught halibut, and the nachos are spicy and surprisingly light. Sitting at Mr. Villa's bar, it turns out, is well worth the walk.

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  • BigRed on 04/22/12

    This place is amazing. Nachos are delicious and the $4 happy hour margarita is a steal for how amazing it is.

  • Erik H. on 11/10/10

    Holy shit hidden gem. Order a marg.

  • George G. on 10/01/10

    I play here once a month in a duet called Like Water. Ask Eduardo about us.

  • Don N. on 07/07/10

    Seattle personality rick wyatt tends the bar here now =)

  • Lane S. on 06/08/10

    Try the empanadas are awesome! Gotta tryem!

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