Tuesday, June 10, 2014
South Seattle's Beacon Hill neighborhood churns out some interesting places to eat. I recently checked out El Quetzal and it was really just OK. We started with some chips and salsa and a giant Coca-Cola. The salsa was really thin and without much consistency. I did like the ambiance though and the service was pretty good. The prices were high however and I felt kind of bad paying $14 for a plate of beef that I could have cooked at home. I ate the skirt steak with onions, tomatoes and jalapeños. It came with a little bit of rice and a small portion of refried beans. The slice of watermelon was a nice touch. I had my choice of either corn tortillas or flour for my sliced steak. All in all, the food was good but didn't blow me away and I didn't love the prices. When I eat Mexican, usually the more melted cheese the better. I think that's why El Quetzal didn't leave such a lasting impression because its not what I normally eat.