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El Chupacabra

2620 Alki Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98116
Cuisine: Mexican / Tex-Mex / Bar
Delightfully and articulately inauthentic, but always tasty Mexican favorites.
Openings: Lunch & Dinner daily


El Chupacabra Restaurant Review:

Everything at El Chupacabra is done with a wink, making it a fun place to settle in for a few drinks or to grab a quick burrito. Drawing on the mythical inspiration of the Chupacabra, a blood sucking, bear-like creature, El Chupacabra’s décor is themed around Mexico's Day of the Dead. Skulls hang from the walls, red lanterns light the tables, and a skeleton swings its arm from the top of the bar. For more serene horizons on sunny days, the patio offers Puget Sound vistas. Though this spot is more bar than restaurant, the menu offers something for every taste and won’t break the bank. Vegetarians and vegans will enjoy “mock” chicken and steak, while meat lovers may select from chicken, beef, pork or shrimp. Tacos are a menu favorite, particularly the shrimp sautéed with tequila, lime, garlic and chipotle peppers. Take-out dishes are also available, which isn’t a bad option if you want to eat barefoot on the nearby beach. The original Chupacabra is located at 6711 Greenwood Ave. N. in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood.

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