El Gallito (Central District)
1700 20th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Serving above-average Mexican-American standards and fine margaritas in an unpretentious diner-type setting, the Little Cock has been a neighborhood standby for many years. The back of each booth here is like a stack of cushioned logs, alternating red and black, finished in a trim of white piping, and the seat of each booth has an insane bounce. There are eight booths total, four under a row of windows and four down the middle of the restaurant. The last two of these aren't connected to any walls or partitions: You can scoot in (or fall out) on either side. In addition to dinner every night, El Gallito is open for lunch on weekdays. Recommended: going in on a rainy day, taking a seat at the farthest booth so you can watch soccer on the TV in the corner, and bouncing slightly in your seat while you eat guacamole with warm chips. The guacamole is extra good.
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 am-9:30 pm, Sat-Sun 4-9:30 pm
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