Past Meetup

Open Seattle Japanese Language and Culture Meetup

This Meetup is past

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El Quetzal is my favorite place in Seattle for Huaraches, a Mexican sandal-shaped thick corn pastry stuffed with beans and topped with, for example, prickly pear cactus paddles, or meaty options if that's your thing.

They also serve a ridiculously oversized "pambazo", a kind of saucy Mexican sandwich.

And, as you'd expect, they've got your tacos and antojitos covered. They're also known for a fatty pork belly dish that I obviously haven't tried, but that's no reason to stop you.

Prices are super cheap. Unless you drink lots of tequila and order the biggest, heaviest dishes, you could easily escape for about $13/person for food, and they had a remarkably reasonably priced drink menu the last time I was there. I think you'll dig it.

Do remember to bring cash, as it goes further in large groups than a pile of credit cards.

The best way to get here is the light rail route; the restaurant's just a short walk from the Beacon Hill station of Link, just minutes from downtown. There are buses that travel here as well, and street parking is pretty easy.

If you come early, you can join me for a pre-kai drink at Tippe and Drague Alehouse; I'll be there from around 5:45 to 7:15pm, unless release-related work at my day job unexpectedly intrudes.

Tippe and Drague may be our Nijikai spot as well, unless Bar del Corso mellows out in time.