Family Friendly Mexican Restaurant and Cafe from Ethan Stowell Restaurants
Angela and Ethan Stowell are excited to announce that Super Bueno is now open!
Located on Stone Way N. in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, Super Bueno offers two family-friendly Mexican concepts, both a restaurant and cafe, under one roof.
Designed by Atelier Drome, the 4000 square foot space boasts an open kitchen, 16’ high ceilings, exposed fir timbers, ceiling panels of whitewashed white oak slats, large windows, whitewashed wood walls, a dark stained pine bar top, decorative wickers pendant light shades, handmade concrete tiles in muted sandy green tones, a custom tropical mural, and pops of color, like bright yellow metal chairs, that evoke a rustic and inviting atmosphere.
The cafe opens at 7am and offers espresso and grab-and-go pastries, breakfast burritos and egg sandwiches, plus lunchtime items like salads, pozole rojo, and sandwiches. Kid friendly items include a PB&J, grilled cheese, and hummus with vegetables. There’s counter seating and a relaxed lounge area with couches inside the cafe and seating for 20 outside on a patio—the mezzanine level has table seating for 26 adjacent to a large gated play area for kids.
The restaurant opens at 4pm Monday through Friday, and at 11am on weekends. Once the cafe portion of the space is closed off, guests will enter through the lounge area, keeping the patio and mezzanine level, with kid play area, accessible for evening hours. The restaurant has seating for 100 in the dining room, 16 at the bar, 24 on a second patio, and a private space accommodates 30 guests.
The restaurant menu offers a great selection of snacks for sharing on the patio or catching a Mariner’s game at the bar, plus tacos, nachos, salads, sides, and desserts.
Snack options include Chicharrones with tajin and salsa verde, Chilled Watermelon with mint, guajillo salt, and pop rocks, Roasted Peppers with Mexican furikake and lime aioli, Refried Bean Dip with cotija cheese and tortilla chips, Shrimp Ceviche with cucumber, Serrano chilies, lime, cilantro, and tomatoes, Grilled Street Corn with mayo, chili, cotija cheese, lime, and sea salt, a Tostada with iceberg lettuce, avocado, cilantro, crema, and refried beans, and choice of meat, and Super Bueno Nachos with black beans, cheddar cheese, pickled jalapenos, guacamole, sour cream, green onions, and chipotle mayo.
Tacos come three per order on corn tortillas and include Fried Cod with cabbage, cilantro, crema, and lime, Blackened Chicken with cabbage and chipotle mayo, Carnitas with salsa verde and cilantro, Guajillo Chili Steak with pickled red onion and cilantro, Carne Asada with white onion, radish, and cilantro, Cochinita Pibil with pickled red onion and cilantro, and Seasonal Vegetables.
Other dishes include Grilled Flank Steak with tortillas, black beans, roasted jalapenos, escabeche, onion, and cilantro, Pozole Rojo with braised pork shoulder, hominy, and chili broth, Mexican Chop Salad with blackened chicken, olives, tomatoes, radish, cotija cheese, and fried tortillas, and Little Gem Salad with cotija cheese, radish, cilantro, and citrus dressing.
Desserts include Flan with roasted pineapple and vanilla bean, Arroz con Leche with cinnamon and golden raisin, Horchata Ice Cream with corn shortbread, and Churros with caramel-tamarind dipping sauce.
Happy hour is daily from 4pm – 6pm and offers a scaled down version of the menu, with the addition of the Mom Taco, a hard corn shell with ground beef, shredded cheese, lettuce, and Ortega salsa. Plus deals on cocktails, beer, and wine.
Rudolfo Martinez is taking on chef duties for Super Bueno. Martinez, a graduate of CIA in Hyde Park, spent time cooking in New York, Washington DC, and Ashville, North Carolina before landing in Texas. Martinez owned, the now shuttered, tiki bar Concrete Jungle in San Antonio, where he still has Tapa Tapa, a hugely popular food truck. Most recently, Martinez was sous chef at Qui in Austin, Texas.
Super Bueno offers a robust selection of over 65 Tequilas and Mezcals available in one and two ounce pours. The Bueno Margarita comes in a 16 oz. pint glass—make it Extra Bueno (a double) for $4—or by the pitcher, and the Super Bueno Margarita offers a choice of Cucumber, Red Jalapeńo, Watermelon, or Mezcal. Super Bueno offers 10 local and Mexican beers on tap, a selection of bottles and cans, plus buckets of Coronitas, High Life Ponies, and even cans of sparkling wine! Oh, and a slushy machine, because you know, frozen margaritas!
Cocktails include The Big Papi with Bourbon, Montenegro Amaro, Angostura and Orange Bitters, Señor Spielbergo with Reposado Tequila, Cynar, Crème de Cacao, and Mole Bitters, The Dutchy with Vodka, Aperol, St. Germain, Raspberry, and Lemon, Threat Level Midnight with Mezcal, Falernum, Sweet Corn Syrup, and Lemon, and Martha & George with Rye, Braulio Amaro, and Combier Pamplemousse.
Super Bueno’s cafe is open daily from 7am to 4pm. Super Bueno opens Monday through Friday at 4pm and offers weekend lunch at 11am. Happy hour is daily from 4pm to 6pm. For more information and reservations, call 206.456.2666 or visit www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com
Super Bueno is located at 3627 Stone Way N., in Seattle, Washington.
About Ethan Stowell Restaurants
Founded in 2007, Ethan Stowell Restaurants is a highly acclaimed restaurant group in Seattle owned by chef Ethan Stowell and his wife and business partner, Angela Stowell. Ethan Stowell Restaurants include Tavolàta, How to Cook a Wolf, Staple & Fancy Mercantile, Ballard Pizza Company, Rione Xlll, Bar Cotto, Mkt., Red Cow, Frēlard Pizza Company, Bramling Cross, Marine Hardware, Tavolàta Capitol Hill, Derby at The Shop, Ballard Pizza Company SLU, and Cortina, as well as Goldfinch Tavern in the Four Seasons Hotel.
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