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Little Water Cantina

2865 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102-3007
+1 206-397-4940
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“fish tacos” (10 reviews)
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Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2865 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102-3007
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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Food was expensive and uninspiring. Service was really bad. View was great....and, yeah, view was great.

Thank Joe Z
Barbara H, General Manager at Little Water Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Joe Z, I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. Please reach out to me personally if you would like to discuss in further detail. Thanks You Barb

Reviewed July 14, 2018

I got fish tacos. They didn't have much flavor. Different Mexican food than I am used to.Menu choices are small, not much variety. Setting was beautiful, service.was.good.Did not like the salsa but the chips were awesome and so was the queso. I don't drink but...More

Thank motorcitygal74
Barbara H, General Manager at Little Water Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Hello motorcitygal74, I hope the view brings you back so you can enjoy delicious food with great flavor as it should be and typically is. Thank you for the feedback

Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Cantina for lunch. It was a sunny day and seating on the terrace was glorious with magnificent views. Service was friendly but our order was mixed up on 3 different fronts though quickly corrected. Food was a bit of a let down;...More

Thank Matvl
Barbara H, General Manager at Little Water Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Hello Matvl, Thanks you for your review. It sounds like we missed the mark in a couple of areas. Please know that this is not typical of what you should expect from Little Water. I hope you will return.

Reviewed May 14, 2018

I was in town with a coworker, and our associate in the area recommended Little Water because of their excellent tacos and view of Lake Union. We were staying in a hotel at the bottom of the lake and walked the mile or two up...More

Thank Matt W
Barbara H, General Manager at Little Water Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2018

Hello Matt W Thanks you for the great shout out. I am so glad that you discovered the gem that is Little Water Cantina and we look forward to your return. Sorry for slightly strained service. Cheers! Barb Hills AKA nice lady

Reviewed May 6, 2018

My date and I visited on May 5th at approximately 8pm. We were greeted nicely and got a drink in the lounge while we waited for a table. We were seated shortly and that's where our good experience ended. Our waitress completely ignored us. She...More

Thank micmouse35
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

While we did not eat here, I can personally attest to the wonderful staff. Very kind and accommodating. I did not get the hostess’ name but thank you! Great scenery from dining room. Highly recommend.

Thank Uyen O
Barbara H, General Manager at Little Water Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Hello Uyen O, Thank you for the great review. I hope you will have a chance to enjoy our amazing tacos the next time you visit! Cheers!

Reviewed March 3, 2018

This restaurant is in our neighborhood. We go once in awhile for a good mango margarita and a great view of lake Union from the deck. The food is decent upscale mexican. My biggest complaint is the bar staff. When I walk my dog past...More

Thank MaryD14
Barbara H, General Manager at Little Water Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Hello MaryD14 Thanks you for taking the time to write about us. Please know that our neighbors are very important to us. I would like to hear more about your experience with our bar staff that was negative that I may address the issue and...More

Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

Restroom cleanliness - bellow average Cuisine - bellow average Offer - bellow average Price - fair Nice view and friendly hosting

Thank Laurentiu C
Barbara H, General Manager at Little Water Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Hello Mr Thank you for your input, very important details that are being addressed. I hope that you will return to enjoy our new menu being released this weekend. Cheers!

Reviewed October 17, 2017

I went here a few months ago, that's the impression it left on me, it is so good! Tasty dish selections and a wonderful open and welcoming atmosphere and great views over Lake Union. Great service and affordable prices! Highly recommend.

1  Thank David L
Reviewed October 7, 2017

During our West Coast adventure, we wanted to try out some places the locals go. So as we heard about this place....we strolled in and took in the cool, relaxing vibe. They offer a happy hr, but our hotel had gotten us nice...so we were...More

1  Thank pky_pook
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2865 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102-3007
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-397-4940
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Little Water Cantina was built to LEED platinum standards which makes it one of the "greenest" restaurants in the country. It serves both traditional and original Mexican dishes using as many local and organic ingredients as possible. Freshly squeezed lime margaritas, ceviches using local seafood and tacos, tacos, tacos! Located in Seattle's cozy Eastlake neighborhood, Little Water has a 2,200 square foot patio that looks out to Lake Union, Gas Works Park and the Olympic Mountains. Our patio bar can be reserved for groups of up to 30 people.
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