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Remembering Quintana Roo in Edmonds

Chris Matt, who died in December, brought quality Mexican food to town


Last updated 2/25/2021 at 10:24am

Eileen Matt

Quintana Roo, on Datyon Street, was a poular restaurant in Edmonds.

It's not a stretch to say Chris Matt helped introduce Edmonds to good Mexican food when he and his wife, Eileen, opened Quintana Roo in January 1977 at Third Avenue South and Dayton Street.

Chris, who died on Christmas Day in 2020 at age 70 from COPD complications, was legendary in town for his gordo burrito ("The burrito of a lifetime," 14 inches long, 5 inches wide, with flank steak), wine margarita over shaved ice, and an assortment of tacos, quesadillas, tostadas, chile rellenos, enchiladas, taquitos, and more.

When The Beacon recently learned of Chris's passing, we asked readers to com...

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