The food was *amazing*. My girlfriend and I weren't expecting anything great, even though it had a 4-star rating on Happy Cow, because there are restaurants I don't think are great but which have more than 4 stars.
But the food was amazing and (surprise!) authentic. The empanadas were like my grandmother's.
I've eaten at lots of Mexican restaurants, making due with beans and rice. This place is better than every other Mexican place I've tried in Seattle.
And yes, even the rice was amazing and authentic.
Even though Happy Cow won't allow giving 5 stars to a non-vegetarian restaurant, regardless of how amazing the vegetarian food is, be aware that in my opnion, el Chupacabra is better than some of the higher-rated vegetarian and vegan restaurants.Pros: Cuisine
Cons: Limited seating