El Chupacabra South Lake Union

Tacos! Burritos! Margaritas! Ole!

For reservations under 20 call us. Over 20 email us at

El Chupacabra on South Lake Union has a front row view to the action on the lake. Sit back and enjoy good food and boats. A great place to watch sea planes taking off and landing! In Seattle people head here for our margaritas, mission style Mexican food, & homemade hot sauces.

The first 'Chup' pened in March 16th 2005 at the Phinney Ridge location with just barely enough money scraped up and calling in favors from the owners friends and family. The old juke box was filled with their favorite punk rock and heavy metal tunes. The menu was simple and all written on a chalk board by the kitchen. Burritos and Tacos, four meat choices and tons of fresh homemade salsa, rice, beans and all the fixins. With no advertising and a simple menu the two just figured they sell a few burritos to their friends and get a few people in for the good beer and cocktails. Seattle was hungry for good, fresh, homemade Mexican food liked the relaxed atmosphere, great prices, and the people keep coming hungry for more. In 2011 we opened a second location on Alki Beach. Now we have third location in a bigger better space in Chandlers Cove on the edge of South Lake Union!

[09/10/17]   Its almost that time!

Here are the winter hours for 2017 starting Sunday September 10th

South Lake Union Fall/Winter hours 2017/2018:
September 10, 2017 to May 27, 2018
Sunday: Kitchen 11am to 10pm. Bar til Midnight. *Brunch 11 am – 3 pm.
Monday: Kitchen 11am to 10pm. Bar til Midnight.
Tuesday: Kitchen 11am to 10pm. Bar til Midnight.
Wednesday: Kitchen 11am to 10pm. Bar til Midnight.
Thursday: Kitchen 11am to 10pm. Bar til Midnight.
Friday: Kitchen 11am to 11pm. Bar til 1am.
Saturday: Kitchen 11am to 11pm. Bar til 1am. *Brunch 11 am – 3 pm.

America, happy birthday you. We're open all day!

Its Americas birthday! Come join us at SLU for tacos, margaritas, and fireworks!

Happy pride to our LGBTQ family!!! We love you all 😘

Cinco De Drinko all weekend long! Come in for rotating specials!

[05/03/17]   Big week! We have spring weather in the works, Cinco De Mayo on Friday, and the opening of boating season on Saturday May 6!!! Yay Spring!!!

We have brunch till 3! Come with all your peeps 💐🐣🥂🎀🐊🌸

[03/23/17]   For the non-dairy folks we just got Vegan Sour Cream in! It's not on the menu yet so ask your server about it :)

We're wearing green for St Patrick's Day!

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901 Fairview Ave N Ste C100
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 12am
Tuesday 11am - 12am
Wednesday 11am - 12am
Thursday 11am - 12am
Friday 11am - 12am
Saturday 11am - 12am
Sunday 11am - 12am
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