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Galerias - 52 Reviews - 611 Broadway E, Seattle, WA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (206) 322-5757


611 Broadway E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 322-5757
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Galerias - Seattle, WA


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My husband and I visit frequently, usually for brunch. The food is truly wonderful. For those familiar with Mexico, you will be delighted with the menu as there are very few res...


Food and service are both terrible. My husband had chicken enchiladas which were passable and I had a main dish soup thing, which was awful! When we told the waiter our comments...

Great, creative mexican food 8/29/2005

Galerias is a wonderful mexican restaurant on Broadway. Their menu is innovative while still offering traditional fare for those who aren't experimental. The mole is always excellent, and there are ample choices for vegetarians. They have a huge selection of top shelf tequilas as well as delicious margaritas and sangria. The decor is crazy and unique. Weekend evenings have a live harp player. Prepare to eat a lot, the servings are large, and the chips and salsa are endless. When the weather is good you can sit outside on the sidewalk and watch Broadway pass by. more

Good food, trippy ambiance 7/15/2005

At Galerias, you're either going to love or hate the atmosphere. It can be pretty bizarre to the standard, white-bread American, but it also lends the place character. The menus are sort of annoying, but the rest is easy to get used to. The cuisine is definitely metro-Mexican, and it's pretty tasty. If you've eaten real Mexican (not fast food fare), especially Mexican that's been influenced by Maya cooking, you won't be surprised by what you see. The food is really, really good, but there's a lot of it. Both lunch and dinner are pretty tasty. I've also had good and not-so-friendly service. It's hard to say what the norm is. more

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Only Mexican I will eat; innovative 4/12/2005

I generally can't stand Mexican - usually huge portions of rice and beans and very little innovation or difference between restaurants. Galerias is the one exception. My husband ordered a stuffed Pablano chiles dish, which was filled with pears, nuts, raisins, meat, and tons of other goodies. He raved for days about the sheer quantity of flavors and how well they blended together unexpectedly. I had "Flores de Dona Elba", a steak marinated in a hibiscus sauce (a wonderfully sweet, tangy sauce with a gorgeous red color) with a slice of sauteed fresh cactus underneath. The cactus had a strong flavor that was took some getting used to on its own, but which took the tangy edge off of the hibiscus sauce when eaten with the rest of the food. While rice and beans were present, they were not the majority of the food. Oh, and the orange flan was *amazing*! My advice is to try something different here. You can get your enchiladas, mole, and burritos at any Mexican restaurant - but not many of the other dishes here. more

More is not better 4/12/2005

On the recommendation of a friend we ate at Galerias (in advance of taking in a movie at Harvard Exit). We wouldn't recommend making a special trip. Everything is outrageously big and garish. The menus feel like oversided sheet metal bibles. Even the utensils are absurdly large. The appetizer portions were very large - really more of an main or for large groups. The soup could likewise feed an army. The mole is sweet (we're used to the Chile Pepper's unsweetened stuff) and the chicken in boiled chunks (not shredded) - so we were not impressed. If you're avoiding feta (like my pregnant wife), they sneak it in as a "secret ingredient" in various things. The waiters were brusque. more
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Owner Message

  • "When I dreamed of Galerias on Broadway, my intentions were to introduce my guests to authentic Mexican cuisine to be enjoyed in an environment that did not reflect the predictable style of sombreros and ponchos. Instead, I hoped for a style that is timeless, ranging from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Galerias is a celebration of everything Mexican throughout the many states of Mexico. The dishes I have created in Galerias and have brought to you represent many different cultures of Mexico. The flavors come from a collection of new and old recipes. My mother and I created this menu to introduce a wide variety of chilies, seeds, and Mexican flavors to our guests. Many believe that the chili has special powers which bring strength and energy to those who enjoy them!"


  • In Short
    Sheer draperies, sun-yellow walls, wrought-iron chandeliers, metal-encased menus that double as barbells and a spacious lounge create the feeling of a Mexican B-movie set....

  • 4/4/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday - Thursday: 11am - 10pm Friday: 11am - 11pm Saturday: 11:30am - 11pm Sunday: 11:30am - 10pm Brunch Saturday 11- 2 PM and Sunday 10 - 2 PM
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Capitol Hill, Broadway