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El Grito, Seattle, WA

El Grito

4.3
4.3
20 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

El Grito is a jovial Mexican spot dishing up comforting classics in a vibrant setting complete with lively bar.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (206) 659-4552

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    El Grito Taqueria welcomes large parties and private events. Please visit our website to inquire.

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Union / Eastlake

  • Cross street

    Thomas

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Menu

Antojitos

  • Chips with Salsa$35.00

    fire-roasted or charred habañero, roma tomato, onion, cilantro, jalapeño, lime

    • Guacamole$7.00

      avocado, onion, lime, tortilla chips

      • Carne con Chiles$13.00

        marinated prime filet, onion, green & red peppers, ancho glaze

        • Nachos$12.00

          asadero, oaxaca & cotija cheeses, pico de gallo, fried jalapeño, black beans, sour cream, guacamole, cilantro

          • Quesadillas$10.00

            asadero, oaxaca, cotija cheeses, guacomole, pepita pesto, pico de gallo, cilantro crema

            • Ceviche$14.00

              fresh salmon, onion, avocado, poblano peppers, lemon lime

              • Chop Salad$14.00

                romaine, red skin potatoes, grilled chicken, green beans, black bean, queso fresco, poblano crema, crispy tortilla

                • Pozole Verde$7.00

                  vegetable stock, onion, tomato, garlic, hominy, purple cabbage, fried jalapeño, green chili, crispy tortilla

                  Tacos

                  3 corn or 2 flour tacos per order

                  • Chicken Tinga$10.00

                    avocado tomatillo sauce

                    • Marinated Filet$12.00

                      ancho chili glaze, cotija

                      • Fried Cod$11.00

                        chipotle slaw, poblano mascarpone

                        • Cactus with Pepitas Pesto$10.00

                          avocado crema, poblano

                          • Carnitas$10.00

                            smoked pickled onions, poblano mascarpone, red chili sauce, queso fresco

                            • Prawns$12.00

                              chipotle slaw, arbol chili sauce

                              Enchiladas

                              served with: choice of red chili / green chili / habañero sauce, asadero, black beans, rice, sour cream, avocado, lime

                              • Cactus$13.00

                                • Chicken Tinga$13.00

                                  • Marinated Filet$16.00

                                    • Carnitas$13.00

                                      • Chorizo$13.00

                                        • Grilled Prawns$15.00

                                          Principales

                                          • Carnitas$15.00

                                            braised pork shoulder, onion, garlic, orange peel, cumin, black beans, rice, lime, tortillas

                                            • Burritos$9.00

                                              black beans, rice, pico de gallo, asadero, sour cream, guacamole

                                              • Carne Asada$18.00

                                                marinated hanger steak, fried jalapeño, jamaica & chili sauce, beans, rice

                                                • Huevos Rancheros$10.00

                                                  two-hens eggs, asadero, corn tortilla, red chili sauce, spicy tomatillo, black beans, pico de gallo

                                                  Fajitas

                                                  served with: green & red peppers, asadero, pico de gallo, fried jalapeño, sour cream, guacamole, black beans, rice

                                                  • Prime Tenderloin$18.00

                                                    • Grilled Chicken$16.00

                                                      • Carnitas$16.00

                                                        • Tequila Lime Prawns$18.00

                                                          Acompanamientos

                                                          • Black Beans$2.00

                                                            • Rice$2.00

                                                              • Beans and Rice$3.00

                                                                • Escabeche$2.00

                                                                  • Guacamole$2.00

                                                                    • Sauces$1.00

                                                                      Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                      What 20 people are saying

                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                      4.3
                                                                      4.3 based on all time ratings
                                                                      • 4.5Food
                                                                      • 4Service
                                                                      • 4.1Ambience
                                                                      • 4.2Value

                                                                      NoiseModerate

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                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Seattle

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                        overall3food5service2ambience4

                                                                        Food and drinks were amazing and the place is so cute and romantic but the service is really slow. We weren’t in a hurry so it did not ruin the meal and the staff was really friendly, but be prepared for a more relaxed vibe service-wise.

                                                                      2. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Seattle

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Nick was our server and he was amazing!

                                                                      3. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Seattle

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        2.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on February 11, 2020

                                                                        overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                                        Service was not great. Took over an hour to get food out for 5 people when the restaurant wasn’t even 1/4 full. Server seemed annoyed to be helping us, especially when we asked for an update on when our food would be out.

                                                                      4. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Seattle

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on December 21, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Jordan took amazing care of us on my birthday- thank you

                                                                      5. W

                                                                        Whitebear

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on December 5, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Amazing vegetarian enchiladas, add the fajita veggies. Wait staff were super friendly and cool. Fun all around experience taking customers for a working lunch

                                                                      6. PS

                                                                        PaulS

                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                        Dined on November 3, 2019

                                                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                        Great food in a relaxed casual setting. Kid friendly, excellent cocktails and extremely friendly efficient service.

                                                                      7. m

                                                                        mangocurry

                                                                        Seattle

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        Dined on September 15, 2019

                                                                        overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                        Weekend brunch: The average service was surpassed by the delicious and satisfying food, which alone warrants a repeat visit.

                                                                      8. g

                                                                        goodjuju619

                                                                        Seattle

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        6 reviews

                                                                        Dined on September 14, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        I already recommended El Grito already to friends - excellent food, good drinks and great atmosphere!

                                                                      9. AB

                                                                        AnoopB

                                                                        Seattle

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        3.0

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        Dined on May 12, 2019

                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                        I go to El Grito for lunch and it has been generally good. We went for a Mother's Day brunch and it felt a little sub par-the Migas had too much egg, and the tacos were so-so. Service was fine but there weren't many people around so was a expected. So would recommend for lunch, not so much for evenings/special occasion.

                                                                      10. EM

                                                                        EricaM

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        1.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on April 21, 2019

                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                        Was not open. that was annoying because we planned to go.

                                                                      11. g

                                                                        ginal

                                                                        Seattle

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 27, 2019

                                                                        overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                        There doesn’t seem to be a link between actual open tables and the Open Tables app. I made a reservation and it took 20 minutes for an actual table to open up for us. Once the food showed up - it was delicious! Just think the staff was overwhelmed with the lunch rush - but the lack of real-time table availability could be improved upon.

                                                                      12. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Seattle

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        4.0

                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                        Dined on March 24, 2019

                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                        Loved the $2 taco options on Saturday night! Such a nice refresher from everything being so expensive for dinner.

                                                                      13. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Seattle

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on January 13, 2019

                                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                        It wasn’t super busy for a Saturday in the main dining area or the bar. We made reservations but that definitely was not needed. The servers were friendly, the food and drinks were good, but it took a long time to get drinks throughout the night, around 20 mins (or longer) from the time you ordered with the server. Not sure if that is normal for El Grito or if it was just an off night. Either way I would give this place one more try.

                                                                      14. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Seattle

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        vip
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on January 12, 2019

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Love the bar and the food was delicious!

                                                                      15. C

                                                                        Chuck

                                                                        Charleston

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 13, 2018

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        The restaurant is fantastic. The food is great as well as the specialty drinks. The service was also fantastic. Everything about the evening was spectacular.

                                                                      16. HE

                                                                        HeatherE

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on December 11, 2018

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        Amazing modern Mexican food. Fabulous portions and flavor. Great variety of cocktails. Try the roasted salsa - you won’t regret it!

                                                                      17. TM

                                                                        TeganM

                                                                        Seattle

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        2.0

                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                        Dined on December 9, 2018

                                                                        overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                                        Service wasn’t great and it was really cold in the restaurant.

                                                                      18. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Seattle

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        5.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on December 9, 2018

                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                        The waiter was fantastic and the food was great!

                                                                      19. OT

                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                        Seattle

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        vip
                                                                        3.0

                                                                        1 review

                                                                        Dined on November 24, 2018

                                                                        overall3food3service4ambience1

                                                                        Uncomfortably cold in the dining room

                                                                      20. r

                                                                        raneeu

                                                                        Seattle

                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                        4.0

                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                        Dined on October 14, 2018

                                                                        overall4food3service4ambience2

                                                                        Liked it very much the first visit, we wanted to go here again. Not so great this time around. Ordered a chopped salad without chicken. It was lack luster except it had some guacamole & that was the only flavor in the salad. Had to ask for salt & lemon to spruce it up. We ordered carnitas & fried cod tacos. They were good. Since it was a special on Saturdays, there were no sides that came with the order. So we ordered a side of black beans. That was a mistake. It tasted like a can of beans were opened, heated, stirred in some chopped tomatoes & brought to the table. No flavor/seasoning what so ever. Even after asking for extra salsa twice, we didn’t get any. Overall a good, quick bite on a Sat evening.

                                                                      FAQs

                                                                      El Grito does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Postmates. El Grito also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 659-4552.

                                                                      El Grito is rated 4.3 stars by 20 OpenTable diners.

                                                                      Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                      Google Map for El Grito

                                                                      234 Fairview Ave N Seattle, WA 98109

                                                                      Additional information

                                                                      • Cross street

                                                                        Thomas

                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                        Lake Union / Eastlake

                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                        Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am

                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                        Mexican

                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                        Business Casual

                                                                      • Parking details

                                                                        Street Parking

                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                      • Additional

                                                                        Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                        (206) 659-4552

                                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                                        El Grito Taqueria welcomes large parties and private events. Please visit our website to inquire.

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