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Agua Verde

1303 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105-6701 (University District)
(206) 545-8570
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Ranked #448 of 3,431 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Vegetarian
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: University District
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172 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Unique menu (I had sweet potato-based tacos), Excellent Salsa (three kinds, first rate), great chips, hole-in-the-wall ambience. Wonderful tastes, friendly service. I'm a fan for life. I plan on bringing friends and family back over and over...

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you're on the University of Washington campus or anywhere nearby, do drop into the Aqua Verde Cafe and Paddle Club overlooking Portage Bay and some of Seattle's famous house boats. Time arrival for lunch not later than 11:30am or after 1pm, to avoid the hordes of university students, staff and faculty members who head for this spot at noon.... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a restaurant/bar on the water that also does kayak hire. I hung out in the bar (on the deck) whilst friends were or on the water. The service was slow but polite, the beer tasty but only 2 on draught - and they put lime in my dark beer. Why? I had chips & salsa - the chips... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It's a 1.5 hour round-trip kayak to the Arboretum. Get *clear* instructions before you go. The entrance isn't at all obvious.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Had the lemon cod burrito and it was excellent, and quick service. Queue out the door because it was lunch time. Sat outside looking over the water - great atmosphere.

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

..... But it was disappointing. Chips just meh, homemade salsas rather sweet, gorditas over-cooked and bland. Drinks, view, and service ok. I will probably give it another try & order something else, but it was not that great.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Went there last night and had a great first impression, what a view and location! But all aspects of my food were bland, the beans, rice and even my enchiladas. This was disappointing especially because I had heard such wonderful reviews.

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New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Seattle is not very famous for Mexican food, is it? We have so many Mexican restaurants in New York compared with Seattle. This restaurant is at the beautiful place, casual, and the service was friendly. But the food was sadly mediocre. Great place to go to enjoy the scenery and meet up with friends for sure!

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Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I go here a lot because it's right next to my work. But I never get tired of the fresh and modern Mex. It's delicious.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

We (family of four ages 23 - 63) with varying diet preferences (one vegetarian, one ulta-spicy guy, etc) all left happy! Service was VERY good. Chips were delicious and still warm. They were so good, I ate every last crumb. All of our entrees were also consumed post-haste. We will return!

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