Little Water Cantina

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125 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Little Water Cantina is frequently sited as "Best Mexican" and "Best Outdoor Dining" by local publications like Seattle Magazine. Our chefs take pride in utilizing authentic Mexican techniques and ingredients within the context of the Pacific Northwest. We use natural, primarily local proteins in combination with the exotic produce (some of which are also local) that makes Mexican food so unique. Everything from the fresh squeezed lime juice margaritas to the salsas are made right on premise.

Our lounge with vintage Mexican collectibles and a glowing wall made from over 800 tequila bottles is great for private parties and can accommodate up to 30 people. Our 12-seat bar is made from two bookended slabs of madrone wood; above it hang 100-year-old gramophone horns repurposed as lights. It's a great place to sample over 100 curated tequilas, mezcals & sotols. Our expansive outdoor patio overlooking Lake Union can accommodate 100 people (no reservations)
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Tue–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(206) 397-4940
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Shannon Wilkinson
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Want to throw a party at your house or place of business? Email to discuss offsite catering options.
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Cross street
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Parking details
Free parking! 25 parking spaces in the garage below Little Water. A dedicated elevator takes you up to our front door.
There is also street parking.
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Public transit
Routes 25, 66, 70, 71, 72, 73, 83
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Little Water often has live music on the patio during the summer. Please check for upcoming events.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine