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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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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

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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  1. OT

    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

    vip
    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

    vip
    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

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
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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