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Little Water Cantina

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 09/28/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Mexican, Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
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Reviewed March 7, 2021

I count myself fortunate to live so close to this spot. The deck overlooking Lake Union is under a clear plastic tent now (during the winter) and it's easy to social distance inside it. The food is excellent and they went out of their way...to make a delicious plate for my friend whos is allergic to night shades; a huge deal for this style of cooking!More

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Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed September 23, 2020

didn't love the guacamole $4 can of coke? wow, what a markup, even from the sugar tax more veggie/vegan options would be nice

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Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed January 25, 2020

We had a drink with a friend at Little Water Cantina Thursday. We didn’t fill out any forms or coupons or anything, only official interaction was my boyfriend paying with his debit card. Today I got an email at my personal address from the Cantina!!...I didn’t ask for emails or provide any info, they never asked to email me. I do not appreciate this violation of my privacy. This was very rude and creepy. I will not be back.More

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Date of visit: January 2020
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BreakfastforDinner, Owner at Little Water Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2020

Who sent the email? It certainly was not us. The only time personal information might be collected is when using our free internet.

Reviewed January 8, 2020

My company hosted our holiday party here, and it was AMAZING. I worked closely with Laura and we were able to secure everything easily and efficiently. We emailed for a number of weeks (and I am so grateful she was so kind and working with...me with some of the dumb questions I was asking!), and it all led to a wonderful and happy night. Jill and Craig were the ones helping us that night at the bar and bringing us food and drinks. The energy was positive and happy and everything ran smoothly and there was not a single hitch or hiccup. I will definitely be booking more events here, as well as just going for drinks with friends!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed June 30, 2019

Really loved the patio, service wasn’t AMAZING. Special shout out to Jenny, Craig and Frankie for making it a great experience. Yummy snacks and delicious margaritas.

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Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

Great service and atmosphere. Surprised to be billed for salsa when our waitress asked, “would you like chips and guacamole”. They were delicious!

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Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2019

had a great business lunch here - wild boar sandwich was intriguing on the menu and even better to eat. good service, nice views.

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Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

I had the taco salad for lunch and thought the dressing might be off, but then we assumed it was just the heavy lime component in it....that evening I suffered a bout of the worst food poisoning i’ve ever had with 9 hours of vomiting...and down and out for almost 24 hours following.More

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Date of visit: January 2019
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Barbara H, General Manager at Little Water Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

I am so sorry to here this of this! Please call me as soon as you are up to it as we certainly take this issue very seriously. Thank You, Sincerely, Barb

Reviewed December 17, 2018

I was greeted promptly with a smile and taken to my table for my reservation. Upon arrival it was very cold in the restaurant. Granted, it has cement floors and a bistro feel with big glass windows. The view is lovely. the Server came to...the table right away. The problem was the food. The presentation of my Chimichanga Relleno was nice but it lacked flavor and was too cheesy for my liking. I ate half. My date had the Camorones. This was not eaten and sent back to be replaced by Quesadilla. This too, was not eaten and not wanting to make a fuss asked for it to be boxed (when they arrived home discovering that the salsa and guacamole had not been added to the boxed food was a big disappointment since that was the best part of that dish). A final note was the water bottle left at the table was very dirty inside. The server replaced this. The menu is very small. I hope for this darling place a new chef to give them the food to match the beautiful view. Will keep an eye on this gem and maybe try again in a year.More

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Date of visit: December 2018
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Barbara H, General Manager at Little Water Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded December 26, 2018

Dear Not So Much, Thank you for taking the time to review us here at Little Water Cantina. Please accept my apology on behalf of the chef for the less than pleasurable meal and know that these issues are being addressed. This is not typical...More

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Picked the restaurant off Tripadvisor due to the great location reviews. Came here on a nice sunny afternoon and got seated outside overlooking the lake. The location is great and so was the service. Unfortunately can’t say that about the food. We had ordered the...tacos - pollo and the pork ones. Both lacked flavour and tasted very ordinary. Ordered salsa and chips to get rid of the not so great taste and the salsa wasn’t fresh and bad again. The portion sizes were decent and the food was priced reasonably. Probably wouldn’t come here again.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Barbara H, General Manager at Little Water Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Hello Karan B Thank you for taking the time to review Little Water Cantina. I am glad to hear how much you enjoyed the service and the view. I am equally as disappointed that yo caught our kitchen on an off day. Please know that...More

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Frequently Asked Questions about Little Water Cantina

Yes, Little Water Cantina offers takeout services.

Yes, Little Water Cantina offers delivery services.

Yes, Little Water Cantina is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Little Water Cantina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5