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Marcela's Cookery

) #316 of 3,255 Restaurants in Seattle ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Cajun & Creole
106 James St, Seattle, WA 98104-2208
+1 206-223-0042
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crawfish pie” (12 reviews)
“po boy” (7 reviews)
“étouffée” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
American, Cajun & Creole
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
106 James St, Seattle, WA 98104-2208
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Who would have thought you could happen upon authentic Cajun cuisine in Seattle? A group of us was walking around Pioneer Square, after a tour, and had difficulty locating a restaurant that was open for dinner. We found Marcela through TripAdvisor. It is a small,...More

Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

I stopped in for a quick bite during an event in Occidental Park. Marcela right away helps you decide what to eat. The other owner was giving a class (they were enjoying themselves) but was always looking at the dining room to make sure the...More

Thank mrsdagle
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Happened upon this little gem while walking around Pioneer Square. Ordered a shrimp po'boy and seafood gumbo. The meal was reminiscent of the fare in New Orleans. Would have gone back again had we more time during our visit to Seattle. Would highly recommend.

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We went to a cooking class at Marcela's. What fun !!!! Great for a group, easy going, casual atmosphere, class participation (you don't have to if you are shy) is fun and stress free. Lesson in shrimp gumbo, creole garlic shrimp crostini, shrimp etouffee, peach...More

Thank Kat S
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Im sorry for how Lon this is BUT 5 stars does not really say it. My husband and I just arrived earlier today & were looking for something close to our hotel. We rarely ever eat seafood out bc no one can do New Orleans...More

2  Thank Christina B
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We met a group of people here for dinner and had a wonderful time. I have decided I am not a fan of southern food in the respect that I am not a deep fried kind of gal. So many of the dishes are absolutely...More

Thank Roberta H
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This is a pretty fun place in pioneer square. The staff is friendly and the decor is pretty cool. The place has a pretty fun vibe. My dinner was good but maybe just short of spectacular. Étouffée was very enjoyable. I will definitely hit this...More

Thank Michael_05495
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The food was just average but the atmosphere is great. The service is very good. I liked the alligator appetizers.

Thank Sheelm14
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Had a great introduction to creole cuisine here. It was recommended by the hotel I was staying at and I'm glad I followed up on it. Tried a couple of their apps to get a more of an overall experience never having had creole before....More

Thank hectop
Reviewed 26 October 2016

I stopped in after a long day of walking and was dismayed to hear they were closed because of a private party. However, they were willing to do a takeaway for me. I'm so glad they did because it was phenomenal. I've been to New...More

Thank SamH03
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 James St, Seattle, WA 98104-2208
    (Yesler Way)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-223-0042
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