photo credit: Brooke Fitts
If you’re in the mood for Central American food but that’s as far as you’ve gotten, La Cabaña in Greenwood serves Honduran, Salvadoran, Costa Rican, Nicaraguan, and Guatemalan dishes. But it’s not just a busy catch-all. Their multi-cuisine menu prioritizes quality just as much as quantity, and makes for one of the best casual weeknight dinners in Seattle. They don’t just achieve—they overachieve.
For starters, the pupusas are the city’s greatest, stuffed with sticky cheese and add-ins like chicharron or black bean cut with tangy curtido. Tender pork-filled tamales are winners, too. But it’s impossible to leave this tiny little dining room without the Honduran pollo frito, a battered quarter-chicken deep-fried and drizzled with a sweet tangy dressing that puts a burger’s “special” sauce to shame. Be sure to show up when you have nowhere else to be—partly because La Cabaña’s pace is relaxed, and partly because you won’t want to rush a meal here.