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Agua Verde

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University District
Mexican, Vegetarian
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1303 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105-6701
(206) 545-8570
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beautiful location, great food in an informal setting

This restaurant, overlooking the ship channel in Seattle, near UW, is an informal place, with a great view and great food. We have eaten here several times and have not been disappointed. Get the the restaurant early as it fills up fast! We have eaten lunch and dinner here--menu is similar--and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
NCSue67
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North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
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181 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This restaurant, overlooking the ship channel in Seattle, near UW, is an informal place, with a great view and great food. We have eaten here several times and have not been disappointed. Get the the restaurant early as it fills up fast! We have eaten lunch and dinner here--menu is similar--and enjoyed both.

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United States
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99 reviews 99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We enjoy coming here when weather is not great to enjoy the water view but if we go kayaking we drop by here for a beer and food.

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seatte
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The location is charming and a lot of folks I know certainly seem to love the food here, but after having visited a number of times over the past few years, I have to just admit that I don't like the food here very much and call it a day. The "tacos", as they are called on the menu, are... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We always eat at this Mexican restaurant on the water near UW. Free parking after 6 p.m. in the lot across the street. Otherwise metered parking on the street. The prices have increased over the years. Probably not the cheapest for Mexican food but you can count on getting a good meal for under $15. Portions are generous. They serve... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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210 reviews 210 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A last-minute plan to meet a friend near UW brought us to Agua Verde. We were lucky to find a patio table just opening on a Saturday night after a football game. No waiting, and chips and guacamole quickly followed. The four of us thought the menu selection was very good, and together we had an enchilada plate, pork tacos,... More 

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Everett, Washington
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130 reviews 130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Agua Verde is one of the best Mexican food restaurants in the area. Located near the University of Washington's main campus, on the Mont Lake Cut which provides a great view of people using the water way while you enjoy a very Delicious meal. There menu is well balanced with great choices and even some not so well known dishes... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Agua Verde is one of our favorite restaurants in Seattle. The staff are friendly, the margaritas are great, we love the salsas, and the tacos are delicious. I usually get the sweet potato tacos, and my husband always gets the catfish tacos. Both are wonderful. The view is great any time of year. The only problem is the long wait... More 

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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87 reviews 87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My best friend and I visited Agua Verde for lunch one day while I was staying in Seattle and I must say I was not impressed. We were referred here by a few friends and it did not live up to the high standards our friends had given it. The margaritas were weak and the food was okay. It does... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I went with a friend and my tween daughter on a sunny summer weekday for a late lunch (1:00 p.m.). There was a line out the door, which is usually a good sign. After a long wait, we finally arrived at the counter to place our order. I ordered the carnitas (shredded pork) tacos, and my daughter wanted just one... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1303 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105-6701
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > University District
  • Neighborhood: University District
  • Phone Number: (206) 545-8570

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?