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Marcela's Creole Cookery

4.2
49 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Marcela’s Creole Cookery provides a New Orleans cuisine many miles away in Seattle with authentic Cajun and creole born from experience obtained in New Orleans. Marcela’s Creole Cookery is the perfect place to go for Mardi Gras celebrating or anytime one is hankering for authentic creole flavors.

The Marcela’s Creole Cookery lunch menu includes po-boys with all the typical meat options including alligator, catfish, andouille sausage, crawfish, shrimp and crab cakes. For a special treat, try the muffaletta po-boy, which is a New Orleans tradition. The sampler, jambalaya, gumbo and crawfish etouffee are also great choices. For dinner the Cajun trio is a good bet as well as the stuffed prawns and barbecued shrimp. Finish off the meal with bread pudding with whiskey sauce or the bananas foster prepared flambeau tableside.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(206) 223-0042
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
If you would like to visit Marcela's Creole Cookery outside our normal business hours, call us so we can accommodate your needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Yesler Way
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Entertainment
COOKING CLASSES (four courses)
$100.00 for two people 4 to 6 nights a week call for details 206-223-0042
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.4
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4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLoveCreole (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 25, 2015

Jambalaya, crawfish pie, catfish all excellent.
Gumbo had weird favorite. This review from a real Creole!

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Rachelle (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2015

Marcela's transports you from the Pacific Northwest to New Orleans. The fish and seafood is shipped from the gulf coast, as well as, their beer selection. Go here for special occasions, they usually do a free glass of champagne and will toast with you. Must orders: barbecue shrimp, crawfish ettouffee and potatoes ya-ya. Definitely recommend for lunch or dinner! Just call ahead for large parties.

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alyca (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2015

Booked this restaurant mostly because they had availability a few hours before the Seahawks playoff game and we wanted to be in the Square well before gametime....what a great find! Wonderful service, great food and a great vibe overall. Pretty quiet while we were there (no TVs so no football crowd that day). The red beans and rice could have used some more kick (I think they tamed it down for us PNWers), but the andouille sausage was delicious as was the sampler (and plenty of spice there, per my husband!)

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vipflutetooter (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2014

This was our first time eating at this restaurant. We had an early dinner, so it was very quiet. I'm sure it has potential for raucous and rowdy, though :) Food was fantastic, service was great, and prices reasonable. We will definitely be returning.!

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Dani (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 29, 2014

My husband who is from Louisiana and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary and his birthday at Marcela's. It was not very crowded for a Saturday night but the food was delicious, hot and served quickly. It was dimly lit, with Southern Blues/Jazz music in the background, very nice ambiance. When the waiter found out we celebrated a special occasion he brought out Champagne and with another guest who also celebrated a birthday we cheered a toast with them.
For us it was the perfect small place to celebrate, we felt like the place was only open for us. The Hurricane cocktail was strong but yummy and made our night even better. A very nice experience altogether.

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DawniePDD (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on November 8, 2014

We took our teenage daughter here so she can have a taste of creole cooking since she is a new self-acclaimed foodie. Food was great and ambiance felt nice and private. It is small and quaint so the noise level is low. But what we appreciate most is how we felt so welcome from the first moment we walked in. Our server (a retired cab driver) was entertaining, accommodating and one-of-a-kind. We especially appreciate how he treated our daughter for her birthday. We will eat here again and recommend to others.

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vipPamJ (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on October 25, 2014

I had the special gumbo, probably the best I've ever had, although I must say I'm not the gumbo affectionate that some are. Very tasty. Hubby had the catfish and it was also very tasty.

Small place, they were running a cooking class in part of the restaurant, not a distraction as you get to see the owner in action. I had a glass of red wine, and they had a nice selection of wine by the glass. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2014

Great location in Pioneer Square area. Authentic Creole, tasty food and wine, and hospitality. Fun atmosphere. They even have an alligator appetizer (breaded small pieces) which was quite good (no, it didn't taste like chicken....taste and texture, to me, was more like fried clams or oysters). I recommend the lunch or dinner sampler for first timers so you can get an introduction to the food style.

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StrangelyInsane (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on October 4, 2014

was better than the last. My family of three teenage children and an ex-wife enjoyed a wonderful meal at Marcela's. We shared bites of each other's plate and each one seemed to be better than the last no matter which plate you started on. The sauces were flavorful with a perfect consistency. The plates were attractively presented. Just when we thought it couldn't get any better we ordered the bread pudding and pecan pie. Excellent! The service was friendly and accurate. The room was a little odd but I have an odd family so we fit right in. Look forward to my next visit to Seattle so I can again visit Marcela's.

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Iseafood206 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on September 26, 2014

Made it upon myself to make it a tradition to take my gf here for her birthday. foods great, service is entertaining n professional and anyone who wants a taste of New Orleans this is the place to be

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Wordfiddler (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on September 21, 2014

I had the French Quarter Sampler: a slice of crawfish pie, a cup of shrimp gumbo, and jambalaya, with a house salad starter. All were tasty, but none popped - except for the crawfish pie, which was delicious but clearly loaded with butter. The gumbo was a brown broth with shrimp in it, not the hearty stew I was hoping for, and the jambalaya was pretty much white rice with some sausage. Seasoned well, just not very interesting. My dinner companion had the Uptown Chicken. She loved it, but only finished half due to the amount of breading and cream in the dish. The waiter confirmed that they use enormous amounts of butter in their cooking, so be warned! The waiter was great, very personable and helpful, and the atmosphere was funky and fun.

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footlady (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on August 30, 2014

We found Marcel's to be a fun atmosphere and the waiters enthusiasm was wonderful. The selection is very good with great specials as well.
We had pecan pie for desert with was wonderful with the enormous serving of vanilla ice cream.

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vipBdayDinner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2014

Great find! Small place though so make reservations. Gets full fast because the food is great and Anthony and Marcela and staff are wonderful. Hard working and food just like being in New Orleans - yummy all around! Last time we went there were several groups from New Orleans dining there. Fish spectacular. Oysters (fried) yummy. Specials amazing. Have gone 2x and great both times. Will be going back fo' sho'. Only downside - small space, but probably only way to maintain ability to provide good quality food and service.

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jkwseattle (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on July 20, 2014

Very tasty. Highly recommend the fried oysters. Peach cobbler was to die for.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0  Dined on June 7, 2014

Great location close to pioneer square. Great food, however minimal wine by glass selections.

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