El Chupacabra opened in March 16th, 2005 in Greenwood and has been serving up delicious burritos and margaritas ever since. In 2011 El Chupacabra Alki was opened in West Seattle on the beach and serves up the same drinks and fun atmosphere.

photo-5THE BACK STORY

The owner Aaron Wright moved to Seattle from San Francisco in 1991 and was surprised to find the delicious burritos he had been living off from the SF mission District didn’t exist in Seattle at the time. Young and broke and put the pipe dream of opening a burrito joint in Seattle on the backburner.

Fast forward to 2005 with just barely enough money scraped up and calling in favors from friends and family he opened the first Chupa with a businees partner. They hired bartenders from Seattle local punk watering holes, including Rachel Lush the current manager. The old jukebox was filled with their favorite punk rock and heavy metal tunes and they were open for bussiness! The menu was simple and all written on a chalkboard 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, they 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.  Come join us!