Agua Verde (Seattle, WA)


There aren’t many places in Seattle where you can both rent a kayak and order top-notch tacos in the same breath. The only one I know if is Agua Verde on the north shore of the Montlake cut.

And this is not your average taco stand. Agua Verde boasts some very unique selections, including my two favorites:Camarones and Boniato tacos.

Their Camarones (shrimp) tacos are my new favorite. They are distinguished by the curry-like sauce atop the juicy local prawns.


The Boniato (sweet potato) tacos have stolen the hearts of many of my friends. They are a little variable in texture (I prefer when they are super mushy; occasionally the sweet potato bits are semi-firm), but the combination of sweet potatoes, cojita cheese, and their medium, slightly sweet salsa is certainly delicious.

The blackened halibut is also worth checking out, but avoid the cactus tacos. It’s a great place to take out of towners, though be sure to call ahead if you are going for dinner anywhere close to a weekend night. The waits can be quite extensive, though you can pass the time in the summer sipping margaritas outside 🙂

TIP: The outdoor patio is not only for summer: there are overhead space heaters, making the porch even warmer than the indoor dining room.

TIP: If you’re not dead-set on eating in the dining room for dinner, the take-out line moves very quickly and you can have a nice summer picnic. Alternatively, the crowds are much thinner at lunchtime…

Agua Verde
1303 NE Boat St.
Seattle, WA 98105

Mon-Sat: 11:00AM-9:00PM (Lunch and Dinner)

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