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El Quetzal

Map & Directions 3209 Beacon Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98144
  • Mexican
  • Mon-Sat 8am-9pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Catering, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Recommended for Large Parties, Accepted
  • Street


Seattle Weekly's Description

You can get all your favorite tacos and tostadas here, and they'll be good and cheap. What distinguishes the Beacon Hill favorite, perhaps Seattle's only taqueria specializing in Mexico City-style street food, are its overstuffed tortas (sandwiches) and the huarache gigante, a sort of Mexican pizza that all but defies explanation. The chicken quesadilla isn't a greasy flour tortilla dripping with melted cheese, it's a hoagie-sized turnover stuffed with smoky chipotle-braised meat and a smattering of queso fresco. At this friendly, family-run place, kids are definitely welcome.

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  • Lele B. on 02/16/13

    Delicious chilaquiles.

  • Sean B. on 08/07/10

    Giant, delicious Orchata.

  • Larissa on 11/09/12

    Everything here is good. I very much like the tortas & huraches.

  • Jeffrey R. on 11/03/12

    Best tacos!

  • Nathan C. on 10/13/12

    The fish tacos are muy delicioso, they have little strips of apple in them.

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