El Quetsal

(206) 329-2970 | View Website

3209 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA | Directions   98144

47.574808 -122.309331

Restaurants, Mexican, $  more

Tags: Cheap Eats, Family-Friendly Dining, Lunch Spot

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Greater Duwamish, North Beacon Hill


Reviews for El Quetsal

over a year ago

Uncommon Mexican street food rendered grande-size and served in simple surroundings on Beacon Hill. – The Scene
With its sponge-painted walls in shades of vibrant yellow, coral pink and lime green, and with the occasional toddler dashing about, the sunny, spartan dining room is an unfussy, homespun affair. Grab a seat at one of the 10 tiny tables and you'll probably be greeted warmly by owner Juan Montiel himself.

The Food
Beware those who have small appetites or tender taste buds; Montiel believes in delivering his dishes generously sized and spiced. Pombazo's Portale is a fiery house specialty, modeled on a traditional sandwich served in Mexican street markets, stuffed with chorizo, mashed potatoes, lettuce and cheese,and smothered with powerful sabroso house salsa. Two can easily share one of the Gigante Huaraches, a pre-Columbian treat built upon a mammoth corn dough shell that can be filled with everything from skirt steak to mushrooms and epazote herbs.


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