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Agua Verde

#270 of 3,012 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
University District
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1303 NE Boat St, Seattle, WA 98105-6701
(206) 545-8570
7:30 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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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 days ago NEW 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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226 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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
East Wenatchee, Washington
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on the recomendation of a collegue and definitely was not disappointed. Had a plate of enchiladas; two chicken and one seafood. All were very good and flavorful. They have a salsa bar and all were very tasty. Was very busy.

Thank Tracy D
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We re-visited Agua Verde several years after a great experience there. While the location and view remain highlights, this restaurant was lacking in almost every other aspect. The building itself is tired and not particularly clean. Drinks were incredibly weak. Our server was inattentive and difficult to find when we needed to modify our order. Food was ok, but lacked... More 

Thank crnls
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

15 years ago I discovered this restaurant when I worked at the University of Washington and it was just steps away. I would meet my wife and we would go down to the "to-go" window and order a few fish tacos, chips and salsa and a water for about $6 and share it as we ate at a park table... More 

Thank John A
Seattle, Washington
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go here after work when we can. It's crowded when the weather is nice. But the food and drinks and fresh salsas are great!

Thank Boganvillas
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81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A popular place in the summer months because the food is great, it's quick and relatively cheap and the view is great. Plus drinks!

Thank PickyInSeattle

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