Chef Dave Valencia
Newest addition to the Locol team is chef Dave Valencia. An Arizona native, Dave brings a "house made" approach to the menu offering comfort fare. Dave has been cooking for 10 years and has worked in some of the top restaurants in Chicago and Seattle. Come by and enjoy the Love he puts into his food and welcome him to the neighborhood.
Locol began with a shared dream. That dream was to create a space for artists, writers, or anyone who preferred conversation, friendly smiles and a warm relaxed atmosphere over screens and noise.
Kyle Duce and a group of fellow dreamers worked to incorporate the best ideas everyone had. Warm woods, candlelight, local beers and wines from the best makers in the area, and everything from the bar top to the menu items the result of craftsmanship.
Within a week of opening, Locol was a hit. Not just for people who walked up, but across the city and soon around the region. The small no hood kitchen was able to produce gourmet level small plates that
rivaled high end restaurants but at a price that made people go from one favorite to another. A West Seattle treasure was born.
Today, Locol remains both admired and successful but never imitated. It’s because it’s about warmth. The people, the room, the food, pretty much everything but the beer.