Seattle Small Business Shout-Out: El Gallito
June 26, 2009
Que rico! At the Living Small house, cravings for Mexican food are more than commonplace. They happen daily, maybe even bi-daily. So, to satisfy our jones for a most delectable chimichanga, we hoof it to El Gallito, a small, family-run restaurant that we Smallers have determined to be Central Seattle’s only place for Mexican fare. (Correct me if I’m wrong, Seattleites.)
From the street, Gallito looks a little divey: bars on the windows, neon beer signs, a shady entry. But the seedy aspect is worth overlooking, es verdad. The service is friendly (always, always, though sometimes a bit slow), the food classically delicious, and the price is just right for the heaping platters of grub that yield at least 2.5 meals. Particularly savory is the house-made salsa — yowch! Hot stuff. Located at the corner of 20th & E. Madison; call 206.329.8088 for hours and takeout.
Past Seattle Small Biz Shout-Outs
- Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream: Since when does heavenly i.c. need an explanation?
- VAIN Salon: Hip hair-snips in Belltown ‘n’ Ballard
- ‘zaw: “Pizza in the raw,” just like the name says
- Stitches: Stitch it, sew it, craft it
- European Vine Selection: Good wine, good prices, good times
- The Copper Vine: Green thumbers unite at this city gardener’s paradise
- Last Waltz: Artisanal baubles, bangles, britches, and a reference to The Band — BOSS And, sadly, it ran aground — ashes to ashes, Last Waltz
- Eat Local: Take ‘n’ bake, locavore-style
- Tougo Coffee Co.: Pushin’ the Bean since 2007
- Central Cinema: A Central District second-run, eat-in moviehouse