Located close to the Fauntleroy ferry terminal, Guadalajara lets diners fill up on authentic Mexican eats before or after crossing the Puget Sound. Cooks conjure up house specialties such as chicken fajitas served on sizzling plates, slivers of shredded beef seasoned and cooked according to a traditional recipe, and beef soup filled with various vegetables. The restaurant’s popular happy hour highlights its assortment of margaritas—available frozen or on the rocks—ranging from the tart cabo rita to the tequila sunrise, which features sweet grenadine.
El Quetzal Mexican Restaurant sates ravenous appetites with a menu of ample eats inspired by Mexico City's street fare. Tuck teeth into the midsection of an overstuffed torta—a sandwich lined with melty mozzarella and teeming with chipotle-sauce-soaked tasties such as mexican sausage, breaded flank steak, or the pleasant paradox of sliced ham with pineapple and five-dimensional bacon ($8.75). El Quetzal’s epicureans test the tensile strength of their homemade corn-dough tortillas with quesadillas gigantes that come overflowing with smoked chipotle-braised meat and a flood of fresh-made cheese ($8.99). Dinnertime diners can graze on a platter of beef with carne-asada steak ($12.99) paired with a Mexican beer or margarita or opt for an all-day breakfast dish, retroactively improving their day with huevos con jamon's diced ham and three scrambled eggs ($8.99).
El Puerco Lloron's staff serves a full menu of classic Mexican food either inside or, on nicer days, on its sunlight-rich outdoor patio. Pork, chicken, and beef taquitos can be enjoyed amid a beach-like atmosphere full of cool blue and salmon tones, colorful hanging lights with intricate flower patterns, and mural art that conjures pastoral serenity. The well-worn folding tables further crystallize the vibe, which is more laid back than an SAT-taker who's already a billionaire.
We proudly serve "original" Mexican food. Everything we serve is fresh right down to our handmade corn tortillas served fresh from the comal. If you are looking for a delicious and truely authentic Mexican restaurant with great service then El Mestizo is your place! We look forward to seeing you soon!
It's not surprising that Tia Lou snagged the award for Best Rooftop at DList Magazine's 2013 Seattle Nightlife Awards. The large outdoor space, complete with its own bar, is washed in pretty blue light, which gives way to the amber beams radiating out of private curtained cabanas. Inside each cabana is cushioned furniture, which surrounds a rattan table filled with bottle service paraphernalia.
This modern vibe also permeates Tia Lou's indoor areas, where tufted leather booths soften an industrial space framed in exposed-brick walls and cement floors. An upper level looks out over the dance floor, where revelers, go-go dancers, and prom queens cursed by a witch's spell groove nonstop under colorful lights to a live DJ set.