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Agua Verde

#244 of 3,021 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
University District
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1303 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105-6701
(206) 545-8570
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Lake Stevens, Washington, USA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Close to our parking garage for the Husky game, we saw this place and thought it was strictly paddle board rentals. After seeing the great reviews on TA, we went in. Delicious tacos, great service, wonderful view. What's not to like?

Thank Robb S
Thompson Falls, Montana
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not as good as I remember from 12 years ago. Chicken gorditas are bland and house margaritas are pretty blah. 3 different salsa selections and you can help yourself.green tomatillo, chipotle and a spicier red. I was disappointed. View off the deck of Portage Bay was the redeeming factor.

Thank grizgirl89
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of 9 (5 adults and 4 kids) really enjoyed dinner in this casual spot with a fantastic view. The entrees were delicious and the house-made salsa bar (especially the chipotle version) was a nice touch. I'd recommend for an easy night out.

Thank Ben T
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89 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food. Heard about the place for a long time. Finally got to visit here. Everything great, fun atmosphere, yummy food. Only suggestion is to leave out the sugar, syrup or agave out of the salsa then the whole experience is 110+!

Thank chris s
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Where NE 15th Street dumps into Union Bay on the south side of the UW campus is a delightful patio style Mexican cafe. Good menu, I enjoyed the chicken enchiladas, flan, and Baja style margarita. Indoor and outdoor seating for every season. Kayak and paddle board rentals nearby to augment tour day. Enjoy!

Thank David L
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had our last meal on our holiday in Seattle at Agua Verde and weren't disappointed. We ordered two kids burritos which were generous portions and also two adult meals which were all delicious. The views from the deck were lovely and we'd thoroughly recommend this place.

Thank mrsdon22
Bothell, Wa
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice views from the deck! The food was quickly delivered and tasty. The sweet chipotle salsa is yummy with a kick. The pollo al carbon tacos were very good with the pineapple salsa, and the chocolate cake was dreamy!

Thank normana53
Baton Rouge, LA
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227 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I can honestly say this is the worse Mexican restaurant to which I've ever been! They charge for the chips and you have to fetch your own salsa which you squirt into a paper pill cup! Not good! The salsa itself is passable. The Margaritas are supposed to be but are made from a set recipe. I requested a hand... More 

Thank MGKelly
Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Agua Verde is a cute Mexican restaurant sitting on Lake Union right next to UW. You order and pay at the counter right when you come in and the server brings your food to your table! You pick up your drinks at the drink counter...the margaritas are excellent! Sit outside and enjoy views of Lake Union with the house boats... More 

Thank LyndseyKnoy
Seattle, Washington
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403 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

This is a popular restaurant. You order and pay at the counter, then they bring the food to your table. The food is very good with fresh ingredients and the service is very good too.

Thank MingmeiHong

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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

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