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El Quetzal

3209 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144-6330
+1 206-329-2970
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good37%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (5 reviews)
“tortas” (2 reviews)
“beacon hill” (6 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
3209 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144-6330
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Reviewed 29 December 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

Thank fergusontribe
Reviewed 1 June 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!

Thank hollyhcg
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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

Thank Edmund1020
Reviewed 18 January 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

Thank Jonis7
Reviewed 4 December 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.

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 9 September 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

Thank PrytaniaLondon
Reviewed 23 August 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

Thank Shawn H
Reviewed 6 December 2015

El Quetzal is a very good little restaurant on Beacon Ave. The service was very good for the half of dinner but then they got distracted by preparing for two large groups. The food on the other hand was excellent. The chicken mole was delicious....More

Thank Alec D
Reviewed 18 November 2015

This is a family owned and run restaurant. we had chicken mole (a special), fish tacos, and flan. The mole was complex and excellent. There were three fish tacos in the order. The fish topped with sliced apples (yum) was fresh, moist and tasty. The...More

Thank SaW43
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

I dislike Mexican food because at home, its pretty much beans and rice (dried out, no flavor, and burritos). This is the real deal. Epazote is used. enough said.

Thank rscimagery
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3209 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144-6330
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-329-2970
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