Ana Castro of Salvadorean Bakery and Restaurant in White Center

On September 15, the fiestas begin! Several Latin American countries achieved independence on this day (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua), followed by Mexico on September 16th and Chile on September 18th. It’s a time to revel in the diverse cultures that shape our world, to build community, to increase our understanding of Latinx history and people, and have fun!

This Latinx Heritage Month, join Intentionalist in celebrating the contributions, culture and cuisine of Hispanic and Latinx Americans. From September 15 to October 15, let’s venture out and meet the owners of restaurants throughout Seattle who provide a little taste of the vast array of flavors originating from Latin America.

While you’re at it, check out Seattle Fiestas Patrias and immerse yourself in the song, dance, folklore and food of the Latinx Seattle community.

**Don’t see your favorite spot? We know that the list below is far from comprehensive — let us know what we’re missing in the comments below or via the Intentionalist site.


Addo — Eric Rivera

Asadero Ballard — David Orozco

Geo’s Cuban & Creole — Geodanys “Geo” Rodriguez Turro

La Carta De Oaxaca — Robert Dominguez #familyowned

La Isla — Alfonso Gonzalez and Jason Mikos

Tarasco Mexican Restaurant— Djerassi Cuevas

Tropicos Breeze — Jorge and Leslie Castellanos #familyowned #womanowned

Beacon Hill

Baja Bistro — Oscar Castro #lgtbqowned

Cafetal Quilombo Cafe — Heriberto Magdaleno

Carnitas Michoacan — Giovanni and Omar Santa Cruz

El Quetzal— Juan Montial-Cordova and Elena Sarmiento-Ruiz

Sabor Delicioso — Lourdes Gutierrez Ramirez and Rosa H. Velazquez Rodriguez #womanowned


Taqueria Cantina — Daniel Ceballos, Brian Brandell, and Salvador Munoz Amezquita

Villa Escondida— Misael Dominguez and Jose Perez

Bitter Lake

La Cabaña— Selvin Oseguera

Capitol Hill

Chavéz — Gabriel Chavéz

D’ La Santa — Angelica Villasenor #womanowned

El Farol Mexican Restaurant — Maria and Modesto Arias #womanowned #familyowned

El Gallito — Elizabeth and Ole Lopez #womanowned #familyowned

Fogón Cocina Mexicana — Noel Cortez and José Ambriz #familyowned

La Cocina Oaxaquena — Misael Dominguez and David Gradwohl

La Cocina Santiago — Victor Santiago

Tortas Condesa — Monica Dimas #womanowned

Central District

Carniceria Azteca — Marco Ochoa

San Fernando Roasted Chicken — Walter Diaz and Nancy Bautista #womanowned

Columbia City

El Sombrero Family Mexican Restaurant — The Rodriguez Family #familyowned

First Hill

Little Neon Taco— Monica Dimas #womanowned


Rancho Bravo Tacos— Sigifredo Rivas Jr.


Fonda la Catrina — Enrique Trejo


Gordito’s — Marlene Hall, Gabriel Ramirez, and Shannon Hall #familyowned #womanowned

Luna Azul— Ramon Elizondo and Felipe Orduna

Mendoza’s Mexican Mercado — Sonia and Carlos Mendoza #familyowned #womanowned

Licton Springs

El Patio— Ada Martinez Cruz #womanowned

Pioneer Square

Manu’s Bodega — Manu Alfau

Queen Anne

Malena’s Taco Shop — Eva Luz Covarrubias #womanowned


Casa Patrón — Maria Garcia-de-Peña


Cafe Con Leche — Pedrito Vargas

South Lake Union

Tacos Chukis— Roberto Salméron

University District

Arepa Venezuelan Kitchen — Felix Valderrama, Kameron Valderrama, Mireya Cartaya, and Bartolomeo Tirelli #familyowned

Guanaco’s Tacos Pupuseria — Eduardo Revelo

White Center

El Paisano Rosticeria Y Cocina — Jose and Patricia Silva #womanowned #familyowned

Salvadorean Bakery and Restaurant — Ana Castro and Aminta Elgin #womanowned #familyowned

**We are adding restaurants as new recommendations come in. Please feel free to suggest favorites we’ve missed in the comments below! 

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