Marcela's Creole Cookery

Authentic New Orleans cuisine. With chef Anthony McDonald a native of the Big Easy, you'll find a little Louisiana treasure right in the heart of Seattle. Southern hospitality and quaint dining area makes this the perfect stop for a romantic evening.

Marcela's Creole Cookery opened on February 11, 2008 featuring authentic New Orleans cuisine as well as other cajun dishes. The restaurant is a partnership between Anthony McDonald, who brings 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry in New Orleans as well as many of his family's recipes, and Marcela Fuenzalida, who adds five years experience as co-owner of a restaurant along with 25 years in the financial industry.

Since opening in 2008, Marcela's Creole Cookery's authentic creole flavors and outstanding service has received local and national recognition, placing it amongst Seattle finest locally owned restaurants. In 2009 Marcela's Creole Cookery was honored with a menu exhibit at The Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans. for bringing authentic Creole flavors to the Pacific Northwest in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It has also received four star reviews from several local publications in the Seattle area as well as the The Food Network Magazine .

Marcela and Anthony continue to welcome all to their restaurant in true New Orleans fashion. Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler ! !


Now offering Cooking Classes, learn how to cook a 4 course meal. 2 people for $100.
Offered T, W, Th at 6:45 and Sat at 12:30.
Please call our reservation line 206.371.9521 for more information and to schedule a class.

Crawfish Boil Season 2017 has come to an end. It was a great one and we want to thank all that came out and participated this year !!! See y'all next year to suck those heads and pinch them tails!!!

Mother's Day Crawfish Boil was a great success!!. Thanks to all who came and celebrated with us!

3rd week of the seasonal Crawfish Boils. They are fantastic as always!!! Every Sunday April, May and June!

[03/27/17]   The wait is over, crawfish boils are here !!!
Crawfish Boil Parties with live Jazz Music, every Sunday Aprli, May and June from noon till 3pm.
First Boil on April 2nd. We will not have one on Easter Sunday April 16th.
As we anticipate a big turnout this year, please make your reservations soon at 206.223.0042.
We gonna suck the heads and pinch those tails, Cher !!!

And more...

more pics from 2/28/17!!

pictures from 2017 Fat Tuesday!

[03/07/17]   Some Mardi Gras 2017 pictures everyone!!! More to come. Thanks to the Krewe for making it such a success. We could not pull this off without you guys!!!

Valentine's Dinner at Marcela's Creole Cookery tonight. Romantic atmosphere with a jazz band and great food. Great night with love all around!!
See you next year!

General Manager

Anthony McDonald and Marcela Fuenzalida




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106 James St
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 11:30am - 2pm
Tuesday 5pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday 11:30am - 2:30pm
Wednesday 5pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday 11:30am - 2:30pm
Thursday 5pm - 8:30pm
Thursday 11:30am - 2:30pm
Friday 11:30am - 9:30pm
Saturday 12pm - 9:30pm
Sunday 4pm - 9pm
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