Lillian Anaya Quintanilla spent more than a decade selling her pupusas and tamales at Farmer’s Markets throughout Seattle, with customers willing to wait up to an hour for her authentic Salvadoran food. In 2022, she opened Lily’s Salvadorean Restaurant opened in West Seattle, where like her original food cart, customers can enjoy a variety of pupusas, chile rellenos, and Salvadoran-style carne asada.

Catch Lily’s Food truck in the University District, West Seattle, Columbia City, Bellevue Crossroads, and Kirkland Farmers Markets! 

Fun Fact: A mural depicting Lily’s life leading up to the realization of her restaurant is being commissioned and is sure to be a wonderful addition to the space.

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Lily Anaya
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  1. We have had the pleasure of enjoying Lily & Pedro’s El Salvadorean and Mexican cuisine for a number of years at the farmers markets and now we are able to enjoy the same at the beautiful open restaurant space with a full bar.
    Lily uses the freshest and organic ingredients where possible – you can taste it in their food.
    Lily & Pedro treat us and other customers as family – so cheerful , warm and pleasant.
    It overcomes any language barriers, if any.

    Please go ahead and order gift cards and go in person to make your dollars work for you – Intentionalist is a perfect forum for you to participate and help local and minority owners.

    Thank you Lily & Pedro for all that you do for the community.

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