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Little Water Cantina

2865 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102-3007
+1 206-397-4940
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“fish tacos” (10 reviews)
“relleno” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mexican, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2865 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102-3007
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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...More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Trip677979
Barbara H, General Manager at Little Water Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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...More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Debinski75
Barbara H, General Manager at Little Water Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank karanbhagi
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

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Joe Z
Barbara H, General Manager at Little Water Cantina, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Gayle B
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank UyenPOlson
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

Date of visit: October 2017
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 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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Description
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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