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!

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!

[01/24/17]   Just a heads up, we will be closed next Friday January 27th from 4 pm to 8 pm for a private party associated with Boats Afloat. We will be open to the public the rest of the week. Thanks!

[01/22/17]   Were out of it, but let's face it,-Football is still exciting. Head down to SLU, we'll have the NFC championship on!

[01/08/17]   Our power is out! We are closed today until further notice 💥💥💥

New Years Day Brunch 11am to 3pm and Seahawks VS the 49ers at 130! Come shake off your 2016 hangovers!

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901 Fairview Ave N 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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