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2320 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107-4026 (Ballard)
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Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is incredibly good Puerto Rican fare. Excellent plaintains and the dishes are creative and well prepared. The noise level almost made it seem good to be on a street with the car exhaust. The wait staff are excellent. Almost anything on the menu would be good here. If you are young and hip this is the place. If you... More 

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Denver, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I live in Colorado and wish that there was a restaurant that compared to La Isla. Each time I visit Ballard, I eat there at least twice during my visit. Beans and rice, Lentil Stew, Yucca Frittes, and Tostones are my faves. Sit outside and people watch too.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I have lived in Puerto Rico my whole life and the plate I was served was truly comida criolla. They definitely got it right. The beans were amazing and so was the biftec encebollado. Not to mention the tostones and mojito sauce. The best comida criolla dinner I have had in a long time. Congratulations to the chef.

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Denver, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went to explore the Ballard neighborhood for lunch and get away from the downtown and tourist crowds. La isla is a great find. The rice seafood soup is fabulous, the sauces light and wonderful and the plantains terrific. We just couldn't eat more but can't wait to go back and taste more dishes!

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Seattle, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is the listed menu item I had: "PERNIL BOWL- lunch favorite of our slow roasted pork shoulder marinated for days and hand pulled atop a bed of arroz con gandules. Served with tostones, mojito sauce and mojito flamboyan! " Well, it looks amazing, right? But in reality, not quite. I had a few bites of the food and had... More 

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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We showed up on a weekend without reservations and were seated after a brief wait. The servers were friendly and had good advice for food and drink. The plantain lasagna (Pastelon) should not be missed.

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Olympia, Washington
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286 reviews 286 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

La Isla was busy, but not full on a beautiful Sunday early evening. They have several tables outside, as well as a sunny counter with stools to have a drink and a snack. We sat inside at a table by the window. First impression: dirty window sill with small chunks of food on it! Gross. The Happy Hour menu had... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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188 reviews 188 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We went on the recommendation of a local - after considering more prosaic options - and all in all it was the best choice we could have made. The food is Caribbean (the island referenced is Puerto Rico) and as you'd expect plays with lime, mango, peppers. The three of us chose the chicken stew, the grilled salmon and the... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Food is delicious, great quality, super generous sizes, service was amazing - waitress was very knowledgable and helped us when we couldn't decide between dishes, atmosphere is friendly, upbeat music, mojitos to die for!

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Nutley, New Jersey
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325 reviews 325 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

That's it ......delicious food. I have been here twice and hope to go back again. The pork and chicken dishes taste authentic. Whether it's a sandwich with a side of sweet potato fries or a dinner with salad and plantains, I think you will enjoy the food. The service is friendly. Oh yes, I almost forgot.... The mojitos are really... More 

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Additional Information about La Isla

Address: 2320 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107-4026
Phone Number: 206-789-0516
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Ballard
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican

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