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Sunday, June 09, 2013

#2022 - Fiesta Del Mar, Burien, WA - 1/20/2013

This bar location does not have genial history. Over the years as the Bull Pen Tavern II, the Flame Tavern, and various sports bars it has been known for drunkeness and violence, including the murder of a bouncer with an assault rifle, and, most notoriously, as the last place one Brenda Ball was seen before she died at the hands of Ted Bundy. So perhaps one should admire anyone with the chutzpah to try and clean it up and make a decent go of it here.

Sal Hernandez and Jose Baries are giving it a go -- commissioning ocean-themed murals around the exterior and interior of the building, and serving Mexican seafood, along with margaritas, mariachi bands, and salsa dancing. On this lazy Sunday evening it was not possible to tell how they are doing -- with Mexican karaoke blasting in the nearly empty, cavernous space. The lackluster food and margaritas are not likely to draw me back soon, but it may be a hopping place on a Friday or Saturday night, and I wish them good luck.



12803 Ambaum Boulevard Southwest Burien, WA 98146 - (206) 466-5251
Est. October 2011 - Building constructed: 1928
Previous bars in this location: Bull Pen Tavern II, Flame Inn Tavern, Mario's Sports Bar, MVP Sports Club, Twigg's Sports Bar
Web site: facebook
Reviews: b-townblog - yelp

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