El 42 Cantina
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Have been wanting to try this spot! Made a reservation and got in early. It’s certainly a lively spot. The music is fun but a bit loud. It was hard to hear my friend talking. Not the best Mexican food I’ve had in my entire life, but I liked my tacos and margarita!
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, Jessica! We're glad that you enjoyed your visit with us! I'll talk to our team about turning the music down a bit in the future!
Excellent! Everything! This is a #1 for us on the Eastside. Have the elotes! Margarita are the best! No mix here, real stuff!
Thank you so much for the review! We're honored to be your #1 restaurant on the Eastside!
I thought my husband was crazy when he said he wanted to order a burger at a Mexican restaurant. I have never been more wrong in my life. We have traveled all around the world eating hamburgers and the burger at El 42 Cantina ranks in the top 5, maybe even the top 3. We will be back.
Thank you so much, Sophie! That is indeed some high praise. I know it does feel strange to order a burger at a Mexican place, but they are just so good!
Excellent place for have a drink, the food is really good, the servers are great!! I had a great time definitely I will come back!
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, Noel! We're glad that you enjoyed your visit with us. We will see you soon!
Amazing as always!
Thank you so much! We're happy to hear that you had an amazing time with us, as always!
Love El42. The Streetery has been a lot of fun this year. Hoping Issaquah will do this again next year without COVID! Food and drinks are always excellent and servers work their butts off. Can't wait until they get their new section opened up.
Thank you so much for the review! We're glad that you were able to join us for the Front Street Streatery! We're hoping that they extend it into the future as well!
We sat outside on the sidewalk and had a great time. The food, drinks and service were great. I can definitely recommend the scratch margaritas, the guacamole and the carne asada.
Thanks for the review, Eric! Those are all solid recommendations!
Fantastic staff, drinks, and food!! Can't wait to go back
Thanks for the review, Bryan! We can't wait to have you back!
Great service, excellent food choice and quality and great selection of drinks, as always.
Thanks for taking the time to write in a review, Kelly! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us.
Always a great vibe, outstanding service, and exceptional food..
Thanks for the review, Darryl! We appreciate you taking the time to write in!
Very good Mexican food in downtown Issaquah. The inside dining option is very small, but they are doing a great job with added outdoor space
Thank you so much for the review, Erin! We're glad you enjoyed the extended outdoor dining area!
El 42 Cantina continues to do a great job following new guidelines for safety. As always, the food and service was outstanding. We will be back again and again!
Thank you so much for the review! We're glad that you always enjoy your time with us, and that our guidelines for safety don't go unnoticed. We'll see you soon!
The beef burrito is the best !
Also, closing down the street for outside tables is a great idea.
Thank you so much, Nick! The beef burrito is a solid recommendation!
Great setup outside at Streatery
Thank you so much! We're glad that you got to join us for the Front Street Streatery!
Amazing local restaurant - staff is helpful and engaging. Food is great - ask for the nachos !
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, Mark! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us!
The food is the best mexican food around and Anisa is the most amazing server!
Thank you so much, Kerry! We are truly grateful to have Anisa on our team. She is an absolute gem!
Not a cheap place to eat, but tasty with solid bar and wait staff. Good spot.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad that you enjoyed your visit with us!
The outdoor seating was thought out pretty well and provided at least 6 feet social distancing between tables. I felt pretty safe. Staff was friendly, polite and quick.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so glad to hear that you felt safe while dining with us.
Best margaritas and Mexican food around! Love what they've done with the streatery in downtown Issaquah. I feel very safe at here, Jak's, or Sunset Alehouse
Thank you so much, Kyle! We're honored to serve up your favorite margaritas and Mexican food! It's great to hear that you feel safe in each of our restaurants. That means the world to us!
Thank you everything was awesome. Stuff is friendly, clean, yummy food.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, Nina! We're glad that you enjoyed your visit with us!
Always the best food, drinks and service. Joe and his team are our favorites!
Thank you so much! It's good to hear that you always enjoy our food, drink, and service! We're lucky to have such a great team. We're glad they're your favorites!
Always super great service, awesome staff! Thank you!
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, Nicci! We're honored to have such a great team, we're glad you think so too!
Always a pleasure to eat there! Great food, good drinks, and beyond friendly and accommodating staff. I have never had a bad experience.
Thank you so much! We're happy to hear that you always enjoy your time with us!
Great atmosphere. The different salsas are a big hit. They didn't have the plantain chips when we were there that we normally get.
Thank you so much for leaving us a review, Andy! We're glad that you enjoy all of the different salsas we offer!
Excellent food and drinks every time. Service was great and the place felt safe and clean.
Thank you so much for the review, Ralph! We're happy to hear that the food, drinks, and service were all great! Most importantly, it's great to know that you felt safe!
We always have the best time here! Staff is so friendly, food is bomb and the drinks are great!
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, Mack! We're glad that you always enjoy your time with us!
They have done a nice job with the seating arrangements with the covid rules.. Felt very comfortable. Waitress was spot on.
Food was great and plentiful.
I will definitely be back!
Thank you so much, Mark! We're glad that you felt comfortable during your time with us. We'll see you soon!
Great spot and great food. The Chupacabra and guacamole are the best!
Thank you so much! Those are both great recommendations!
El 42 Cantina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 369-4772.
El 42 Cantina is rated 4.9 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.