Ocho tapas bar

Words by Simon Difford on 01-Apr-2014

Address: 2325 NW Market Street, (corner Shilshole Ave NW), Seattle, WA, 98107, United States
Tel: +1 206 784 0699
Website: View bar's website
Hours: Mon-Fri 4pm-2am, Sat-Sun noon-2am
Door: Open door
Style: Tapas bar
Recommended for: Cocktails, Food
Price guide: Value
Food: Plates & dishes
Established: 2003
Owned by: Zach Harjo and Gelsey Hanson


Formerly Matt's Hot Dog Shop, this small corner tapas is owned and run by Zach Harjo and his girlfriend Gelsey Hanson who have successfully brought the food and atmosphere they discovered in Madrid whilst backpacking there in 2003.

Ocho is delightfully unpretentious with simply retro décor and built-in banquette giving the appearance that it has been here for decades.

Traditional Spanish dishes such as patatas bravas, garlicky gambas, octopus and chorizo are listed on the multi-coloured chalkboard menu. The cocktails served at Ocho suit its laid back style with drinks such as their noted Ten Dollar Margarita and a trio of Sangrias served on-the-rocks rather than straight-up.