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Agua Verde

#254 of 3,032 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
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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112 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So the important part first- Great Food. A good location close to UW, but parking is a huge pain most of the time. Learning how the system works to get your food order is not as clear as it probably should be. Depending on when you visit they have differing practices on how they seat people. If you see a... More 

Thank Peter C
Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All tacos are awesome. Sauces on the side are free, and plentiful. Nachos are fresh and tasty Salmon tacos are the most incredible thing you will eat here.

Thank Mulboy
Lake Stevens, Washington, USA
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 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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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 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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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 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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90 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
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?