a day ago
This place has the most authentic Mexican food in town. The flavors are over the top! Great menu and very good table service. Chances are that the owner will stop by your table to ensure all is well. The prices are moderate. Generous servings for every plate I saw. A good selection of draft beers and a full bar. This place is easy to find, access, and exit. It is fully handicapped accessable. If you found this review to be helpful please consider adding a thumbs-up.
- Christopher D
4 days ago
This is a hidden gem in downtown Olympia. The restaurant is set in an historic building and I love the old photos of the old Chevrolet dealership that hang on the walls. The food that I have tried is delicious, especially the avocado fries and the shrimp ceviche. I like the atmosphere inside. The bar area is good for watching the game. The staff is always nice, especially the owner who clearly makes a point to visit tables and make sure everything is great. Try the flan with white chocolate liqueur, it is delicious!
- Tim S
a month ago
The food was fabulous and the prices were reasonable. My group included a vegetarian who said the vegetarian/vegan menu was one of the most extensive in town. The serving sizes were immense, and the staff will bring to-go containers without being asked. There is both a salad bar and a chips and salsa bar that are complimentary. We were served by the owner, who was friendly, courteous, and patient with all our questions. I seldom leave reviews, but this place rocks -- try it!
- Lisa M


My name is Maria Isabel Guzman, owner of Equal Latin, and I would like to share my story. 

In the year 2000, I arrived in the U.S. as a sixteen-year-old with no family and no knowledge of the English language. My first job position was as a dishwasher in a small restaurant. As I slowly learned English, I quickly moved through the ranks- first as a prep cook and eventually as a waitress and a cook. 

When I arrived in Washington, I began working at a restaurant where I went from waitress to manager and stayed for 13 years. Along the way, my family grew and I met people that noticed and appreciated my work ethic. 

Together, with my family, friends, and community, the idea of Equal Latin was born. A place that celebrates the diversity of Olympia and humans everywhere. Our menu represents a delicious mix of food from our many cultures. 

After many years of dedicated hard work and a strong support system, I have realized my dream. A restaurant that welcomes all.    

                                                                                                                                                                       -Maria Isabel Guzman

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520 4th Ave. E
Olympia, WA 98501
United States

Business Hours

Mon:10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Tue:10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Wed:10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Thu:10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Fri:10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Sat:10:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Sun:10:30 AM – 9:00 PM
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