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Agua 301

4.0
4
800 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Aqua 301 celebrates the culture and cuisine of Mexico taking contemporary Mexican cuisine and infusing it with modern flair. This is not Tex Mex! Chef Jaime Pelayo tweaks traditional Mexican ingredients and flavor profiles through experimental ingredient combinations and serves it up waterside in Yards Park.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Monday – Wednesday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Thursday – Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 10:30am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 484-0301

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Will Vivas

  • Catering

    Agua 301 does off premise catering offering self pick up, delivery and set up or full service catering. Please email or call with any inquiries.

  • Neighborhood

    Navy Yard

  • Public transit

    Metro Entrances:<br />•Navy Yard Metro: New Jersey Ave Entrance (0.29 miles NW)<br />•Navy Yard Metro: M Street Entrance (0.36 miles NW)<br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch

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Menu

Family Meals

Meals for two to 3 people

  • Family Taco Meal$38.00

    Choice of 3 proteins (chicken tinga, beef barbacoa, pork cochinita, pork carnitas, shrimp or mushrooms), 10 corn tortillas (may request flour), cotija cheese, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce, guacamole, black beans, Mexican white rice, chips & salsa

    • Fajitas for 2$45.00

      Combination of Steak, Chicken, Shrimp, medley of peppers and onions, pico de gallo, guacamole, queso, fundido, 10 flour tortillas (may request corn), black beans, Mexican white rice, chips and salsa

      Guacamoles

      • Guacamole Traditional$10.00

        Aavocado, lime, jalapeño, tomato, cilantro, onion

        • Guacamole de Jaiba$13.00

          Jumbo lump crab and sweet corn medley

          Ceviches

          • Ceviche de Pescado Blanco$11.00

            White fish, lime juice, cilantro, red onion, cucumber, tomato, jalapeño

            • Ceviche Mixto$13.00

              Shrimp, mussels, White Fish, bell peppers, cilantro, onion

              Soups and Salads

              • Chicken Tortilla Soup$8.00

                Shredded chicken, avocado, pico de gallo, chile rajas, guajillo tomato broth

                • Sopa de Mariscos$14.00

                  Seafood tomato broth with mussels, clams, shrimp, shredded crab meat and white fish

                  • Chilango Salad$8.00

                    Mixed greens, chopped vegetables, fried chickpeas, corn and black bean relish, goat cheese, agave and roasted red pepper vinaigrette

                    • Grilled Caesar Salad$8.00

                      Grilled romaine, croutons, Cotija cheese, anchovies, chipotle César dressing

                      Bocaditos

                      Little bites to have with drinks

                      • Queso Fundido$10.00

                        Melted Chihuahua cheese, guajillo chili bitters, caramelized onions

                        • Grilled Vegetable Tower$9.00

                          Grilled eggplant, sautéed zucchini and yellow squash, goat cheese, cilantro sauce

                          • Black Bean Cheese Dip$9.00

                            Black beans, Chihuahua cheese, onions, bell peppers, jalapeño, flour tortillas, hummus

                            • Beef Flautas$9.00

                              Lettuce, Sour Cream, Pico de gallo, cotija cheese

                              • Chicken Flautas$9.00

                                lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo, cotija cheese

                                • Miguelito Chicken Wings$9.00

                                  chamoy sauce marinade, miguelito seasoning

                                  • Crispy Fried Oysters$7.00

                                    aji verde, pickled shallots

                                    • Jumbo Lump Crab Cake$12.00

                                      shishito-corn relish, piquillo puree

                                      • Agua Queso Dip$7.00

                                        melted cheese, jalapeño, onion, tomato

                                        • Cheese Quesadilla$9.00

                                          flour tortilla, chihuahua cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, crema

                                          • Chicken Quesadilla$12.00

                                            Chicken Tinga, flour tortilla, chihuahua cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, crema

                                            • Steak Quesadilla$14.00

                                              Grilled steak, flour tortilla, chihuahua cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, crema

                                              • Shrimp Quesadilla$14.00

                                                Sauteed shrimp, flour tortilla, chihuahua cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, crema

                                                Empanadas

                                                • Empanada de Calabaza$8.00

                                                  Roasted mixed squashes, bell peppers, garnished with pico de gallo

                                                  • Empanada de Jaiba$12.00

                                                    Jumbo lump crabmeat salad with fresh corn, cheese sauce and pico de gallo

                                                    • Empanada de Pollo$8.00

                                                      Chicken Tinga, peppers, onions, garlic, garnished with pico de gallo

                                                      • Empanada de Carne$8.00

                                                        Braised beef top sirloin mixed with Chihuahua cheese and bell peppers

                                                        Huaraches

                                                        Huarache is a handmade corn flatbread

                                                        • Wild Mushroom Huarache$11.00

                                                          Handmade corn flatbread topped with refritos black beans, roasted mushrooms, melted Chihuahua cheese, yellow corn, scallions, goat cheese

                                                          • Chicken Huarache$12.00

                                                            Handmade corn flatbread topped with refritos black beans, grilled chicken mixed with bacon, caramelized onions, melted Chihuahua cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo, and queso fresco

                                                            Dinner Taco Platter

                                                            $16. Choice of 3 tacos with Mexican white rice and black beans

                                                            • Chicken Tinga

                                                              Shredded chicken cooked in spicy sour annatto broth, onion, Cotija cheese

                                                              • Cochinita BBQ$9.00

                                                                Cochinita pulled pork, candied pineapple habanero, pickled red onion, cilantro

                                                                • Pork Belly Al Pastor$8.00

                                                                  Crispy fried pork belly, candied habanero pineapple, guajillo pepper al pastor aioli

                                                                  • Beef Barbacoa$8.00

                                                                    Shredded beef, slow-cooked in its own juice with spices and peppers, raw onion and cilantro

                                                                    • Bistec Azul$9.00

                                                                      sautéed steak, bleu cheese, serrano-garlic sauce, flour tortillas

                                                                      • Baja Fish$8.00

                                                                        Crispy beer battered white fish, cabbage slaw, chipotle dressing, pico de gallo

                                                                        • Salmón$9.00

                                                                          Sautéed salmon, onion, garlic, bell peppers, cilantro dressing scallions

                                                                          • Mango Shrimp$9.00

                                                                            sofrito, aji verde, cilantro

                                                                            • Hongos$8.00

                                                                              Sautéed mixed mushrooms, corn, onions, goat cheese

                                                                              • Carnitas

                                                                                Slow cooked pork, chicharron, cilantro, onions, avocado sauce

                                                                                • Roasted Beet

                                                                                  Fresh roasted beets, arugula, pickled onion, goat cheese, morita crema, tajin-pepitas

                                                                                  Entrées

                                                                                  • Habanero-Tamarind Glazed Salmon$18.00

                                                                                    Grilled salmon, black bean corn salsa, smoked bacon corn sauce

                                                                                    • Arroz a la Tumbada (Real Mexican Paella)$22.00

                                                                                      Mussels, clams, shrimp, shredded crab meat, spicy chorizo

                                                                                      • Pollo con Mole Poblano$17.00

                                                                                        Grilled Chicken Breast, chocolate mole with walnuts, almonds & chilies served with white rice

                                                                                        • Lomo Saltado$17.00

                                                                                          Sliced beef tenderloin sautéed with onion, tomato, jalapeño and served over rice and topped with hand cut fried potatoes

                                                                                          • Guajillo Short Ribs$22.00

                                                                                            Boneless braised short rib, mild guajillo sauce, shaved onions, crema Mexicana, Mexican rice

                                                                                            • Enchiladas Vegetarianas$16.00

                                                                                              Corn tortillas, sautéed zucchini, and yellow squash, roasted tomato guajillo sauce, melted chihuahua cheese, crema Mexicana with rice and refritos black beans

                                                                                              • Grilled Churrasco$21.00

                                                                                                8 oz skirt steak, with nchimichurri, salsa, esquites and rice

                                                                                                • Chipotle Shrimp$18.00

                                                                                                  Shrimp pan seared in white wine and a chipotle cream over white rice

                                                                                                  • Enchiladas de Pollo$16.00

                                                                                                    Corn tortillas, shredded chicken tinga, salsa verde or mole, melted chihuahua cheese, crema Mexicana with rice and refritos black beans

                                                                                                    • Chicken Fajitas$19.00

                                                                                                      Grilled chicken breast, medley of peppers & onions, rice, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, flour tortillas

                                                                                                      • Steak Fajitas$21.00

                                                                                                        Grilled steak, medley of peppers & onions, rice, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, flour tortillas

                                                                                                        • Shrimp Fajitas$21.00

                                                                                                          Pan seared shrimp, medley of peppers & onions, rice, beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, flour tortillas

                                                                                                          Side Dishes

                                                                                                          • Yucca Fritas$5.00

                                                                                                            • Sauteed Spinach$5.00

                                                                                                              Pine nuts, raisins, onions

                                                                                                              • Roasted Wild Mushrooms with Epazote$5.00

                                                                                                                • Black Beans$5.00

                                                                                                                  • White Rice$5.00

                                                                                                                    • Huitlacoche Rice$5.00

                                                                                                                      • Fried Sweet Plantains$5.00

                                                                                                                        Desserts

                                                                                                                        • Churros$6.50

                                                                                                                          Mexican chocolate fondue, cinnamon sugar, whipped cream

                                                                                                                          • Mexican Style Flan$6.50

                                                                                                                            silky vanilla custard and caramel

                                                                                                                            • Mexican French Toast$6.50

                                                                                                                              tequila sauce, Mexican vanilla ice cream

                                                                                                                              • Tres Leches Cake$6.50

                                                                                                                                with strawberry compote

                                                                                                                                • Chipotle Infused Chocolate Mousse$6.50

                                                                                                                                  topped with whipped cream

                                                                                                                                  • Pastelitos de Guava$6.50

                                                                                                                                    puff pastry, guava, vanilla ice cream

                                                                                                                                    • Vanilla and Chocolate Ice Cream & Sorbet$6.50

                                                                                                                                      Locally made

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                                                                                                                                      What 800 people are saying

                                                                                                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                      4.0
                                                                                                                                      4.0 based on all time ratings
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                                                                                                                                      • 3.7Service
                                                                                                                                      • 3.9Ambience
                                                                                                                                      • 3.9Value

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                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                        10 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Reviewed on September 11, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall2foodserviceambience

                                                                                                                                        Service was good and the outdoor table was very nice. The food was o.k.

                                                                                                                                      2. EB

                                                                                                                                        EmilyB

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on June 15, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall3food2service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Service was really not great, and the food was mediocre

                                                                                                                                      3. K

                                                                                                                                        Kamelaf

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 26, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        I frequent Agua 301 and enjoy the food. Roger, the manager, was EXCELLENT! There was a slight mixup with my reservation due to miscommunication and he was kind enough to offer myself and my guest a drink for the scare. THAT is customer service.

                                                                                                                                      4. KG

                                                                                                                                        KG2108

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 26, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall1food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                        Not sure what was happening at this place, but we made a reservation for 3 at 8:30 p.m., were not seated until near 8:45/8:50 p.m. Our dinner, which we ordered promptly upon sitting down and receiving our drinks, (each of us got taco's) did not arrive until after 10 p.m. Multiple tables around us were similarly not served their meals for far too long after ordering, and we were not offered any sort of discount, or anything though we heard the table next to us offered 50% off their entire meal. The food was fine, but not enough to make me want to return after this experience.

                                                                                                                                      5. A

                                                                                                                                        Aviddiner

                                                                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                        116 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        116 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 24, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Servers were efficient, friendly and very accommodating - Caroline and her trainee, Julian were amazing Margaritas were a disappointment - lacked the balance and flavor of good ingredients and, at 12 dollar a pop, best to be left alone.

                                                                                                                                      6. CR

                                                                                                                                        CeciliaR

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 24, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                        This place was amazing! The food was good and the food came so quick! Loved everything about it and everyone was really nice there ☺️

                                                                                                                                      7. RR

                                                                                                                                        ReginaldR

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 22, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Food was great!!! I especially loved the whitefish ceviche. The views from the patio are very appealing and the prices were inline with what you'd expect from a place if this quality. I will definitely will be back!!

                                                                                                                                      8. CM

                                                                                                                                        CarrieM

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 19, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                        Loud patrons. Everything else was ok. Good customer service.

                                                                                                                                      9. JG

                                                                                                                                        JohnnyG

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 19, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                        Service was lacking.

                                                                                                                                      10. F

                                                                                                                                        Finedining

                                                                                                                                        Oklahoma City

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 18, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Great food and ambience our server Ashley was the best!

                                                                                                                                      11. BF

                                                                                                                                        BenF

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 14, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Our waitress was absolutely amazing. Personal service that made us feel like we were visiting an old friend in their home. The food was fantastic and the drinks superb. A great value for the price. 10/10 would return.

                                                                                                                                      12. CD

                                                                                                                                        CinDC

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 12, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                        I usually don't write reviews but this time, it seems necessary. I have been here periodically since it opened several years ago. The food quality has declined significantly. Guacamole serving used to be more substantial and presentation was much better. Now it comes plopped in a small brown bowl. The Ceviche mixto was basically a few small bits of seafood, including tiny mussels in shells, drowned in a tomato salsa. I have never seen a worse ceviche in my life. The braised ribs were dry and had to be sent back. The restaurant was incredibly noisy. Although it wasn't very crowded, food service was quite slow. Sadly, I have no inclination to return to this neighborhood restaurant anymore. There are plenty of better ones around. Now I know why this was the only one with tables available.

                                                                                                                                      13. RS

                                                                                                                                        RebeccaS

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 9, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                        Salmon on salmon salad was dry and overcooked. Lettuce was slimy and past its prime. Service was almost nonexistent even though the restaurant was almost empty. I had to get up and track down someone to get my check.

                                                                                                                                      14. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 4, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                        The highlight of our visit was Bianca, our server. Her sincerity and earnest enthusiasm were a delight. Although it was not especially busy, it took about 20 minutes for someone to claim us. Drinks took another 15, but we had chips and water. The guacamole of the day was tasty, and clearly freshly made. The Mexican paella, seafood soup, and pork belly tacos were all good as well, if not especially exciting. The margarita was a little off, and the wine was decent. The whole experience was fine...just underwhelming. We felt a bit lost in the mix. Maybe this is just better if you are at the bar or with a large group.

                                                                                                                                      15. KG

                                                                                                                                        KatieG

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on May 4, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        The service was great. It was my birthday brunch and they brought out cake and sang for me. I appreciate the level of service given. We had bottomless drinks and they continued to refill throughout our stay. It was a great birthday!

                                                                                                                                      16. GH

                                                                                                                                        GabrielleH

                                                                                                                                        Chicago

                                                                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        15 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 30, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Food was great but service was slow and they seemed to have forgotten about us outside.

                                                                                                                                      17. E

                                                                                                                                        Emily

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                        8 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 27, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                        This is my first negative review but my husband and I had a sad after our experience. Our server was really nice but the front of restaurant staff was G-R-U-M-P-Y. We felt like everyone was angry with us. And then, dinner was super slow. We were there for hours without dirty dishes removed or water refills and as we looked around, other diners were in the same situation. We won't go back.

                                                                                                                                      18. MP

                                                                                                                                        MayaP

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 27, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall2food2service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                        After being seated at Agua 301, it took 30 minutes for me to get someone's attention to say that we had not been waited on, and did not have water or utensils. Once a waiter finally came over, we told him our order. He repeated it back to us three times because he kept forgetting different aspects of the order but would not write it down. Also, my friend and I were both sick after we ate here. Finally, I had to contact OpenTable because my reservation was not honored, and the restaurant said I didn't show up for the reservation, which I unfortunately did.

                                                                                                                                      19. f

                                                                                                                                        foodietravlr

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        24 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 23, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Went here for a work lunch with a big group. Great service, tasty food! Also appreciated they separated our checks. Lunch is really economical.

                                                                                                                                      20. AA

                                                                                                                                        AdenikeA

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 21, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                        Just wish employees that were off didn't get drunk there, it just looks bad on the company side. Other than that it was good. I just didn't want to be in the drunkness of the non-working employees.

                                                                                                                                      21. SB

                                                                                                                                        SteveB

                                                                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 20, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall2food4service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                        Because of the bad server we needed to wait nearly an hour for our food. The manager ended up covering our bill. The food when it did come wasn’t bad. The noise level is through the roof.

                                                                                                                                      22. g

                                                                                                                                        gpgpgpgpgp

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                        5 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 20, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                        The kitchen was overwhelmed and short staffed. In the end management handled it appropriately and generously in the end. We did appreciate that our food was comped. The issue is that we sat for long intervals first to get our drink order, then to order food, and then to get our food to have someone come only at the end of the last step when we’d been at our table from 7 to 8:30. We finished our appetizer at around 7:30. When the food arrived, the fish on the fish tacos wasn’t hot, the corn tortillas were also cold. The steak wasn’t evenly cooked.

                                                                                                                                      23. MG

                                                                                                                                        MG123

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 20, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall1food3service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                        The food was good, the drinks were okay. The service was poor. At first I thought our server was overwhelmed but the staff was often standing around our table joking and laughing. Our food took over an hour to come, we often had empty drinks, chips, and water that were not refreshed. To the restaurant's credit, they comped our entire meal after we complained.

                                                                                                                                      24. AT

                                                                                                                                        AshleyT

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 20, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Great place by the water. Brunch was a good time, good food, only thing missing was music outside. Otherwise not a bad place for brunch.

                                                                                                                                      25. PF

                                                                                                                                        ParisFoodie

                                                                                                                                        Baltimore

                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        7 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 19, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Great food, authentic Mexican, not Texmex. Chicken mole is fabulous. Dessert was mediocre but comped immediately without even asking.

                                                                                                                                      26. H

                                                                                                                                        Harold

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 18, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Found outdoor seating on the water, prompt service. Good food, lot's of vegetarian options. No tobasco, bring your own.

                                                                                                                                      27. m

                                                                                                                                        maryn

                                                                                                                                        Richmond

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 16, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                        My family and I have eaten here before prior to a Nationals Game. The food and service those times were outstanding. This time we took a friend visiting from Germany and it was terrible. The restaurant was NOT crowded yet our waiter hardly came to us, we had to call him several times. I ordered the chicken tortilla soup which I was told would be clear broth. It looked like Gazpacho and tasted like blended up salsa. I could not eat it. My husband ordered shrimp tacos and they were undercooked. We were all very disappointed. Not sure what has happened to them, but I won't be going back. So sad when it had been so good.

                                                                                                                                      28. BC

                                                                                                                                        BenC

                                                                                                                                        Cleveland

                                                                                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        16 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 13, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Fun atmosphere. Tacos ranked from best to worst (we ordered 4) 1) steak (highly recommend) 2) pork belly, 3) fish, 4) chicken (avoid) Great happy hour drink specials, friendly staff.

                                                                                                                                      29. b

                                                                                                                                        bniemiec

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        76 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        76 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 13, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                        I highly recommend the hangar steak medium rare. It was out of this world delicious!

                                                                                                                                      30. LK

                                                                                                                                        LKing

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 13, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall1food4service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                        We were seated at 1:30p, were greeted at 1:45p, and the waitress did not come back until 2p to take our drink order. We asked if we could extend bottomless brunch from 2:50 since we weren't able to order anything for 30 minutes since we sat down, and the waitress replied with "No, the bar shuts down at 3p." We said okay and asked her to be back more often so that we could take advantage of what we were paying for. Again, I understand that it's busy, but we were seated in the back corner of the restaurant (where it was also FREEZING) so felt extremely neglected. When we ordered our food, someone in our group asked for 2 sides of rice & no beans... and when her food arrived she got 2 sides of beans & no rice. At 2:45, the waitress did say that she could extend our bottomless drinks until 3:15p & we thanked her. She then did not return to our table until 3:13p, when she asked "all good?" I personally asked for 1 more drink, and she then pulled her phone out of her apron to check the time & then walked away. My friend looked at me & asked if that meant I could or could not get another drink & I had no idea because there was nothing communicated to me from the waitress. She did then end up walking back over to see if anyone else needed anything, and we ordered our last round around 3:15p. We then did not see the waitress until I asked another server where she was & if we could get our checks at 3:40ish. At this point, we were visibly unhappy with the (lack of) service, but there was not once any apologetic tone about the experience, after we did voice our concerns to the waitress. We will not be back.

                                                                                                                                      31. SP

                                                                                                                                        SaraP

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 11, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Lovely venue. Food was ok! Drinks were ok! Service was excellent.

                                                                                                                                      32. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 7, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                        We came to Agua 301 while my in-laws were in town. We were very pleased with the prices, and everyone enjoyed their food except my MIL. This was more of her fault than the chef’s fault, though — she ordered a taco flavor she had never had before and didn’t like the meat. Had she gotten something more in her normal realm, though, it would’ve been a home run! Nachos weren’t listed on the menu however we were able to order some and they were delicious. We also ordered the crab guacamole and it was AMAZING. I literally licked the bowl! The service was sub par for no reason, really. We were some of the only people in the restaurant so I would’ve hoped for some more attentiveness. All in all, we live right up the street and we will 100% visit here again!

                                                                                                                                      33. S

                                                                                                                                        Shredmon

                                                                                                                                        New England

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        3 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 6, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                        Came here with a decent size group on a Saturday night. It was nice out when we got there, so while our table was ready there we asked to move outside and they were very accommodating. The only reason for the 4 was we had multiple different servers come to our table and we’d ask for different things and it would take awhile to get them if they did at all. It also, took awhile to get our food and it was one of those things were we were just there too long. Overall, it was a solid experience and really appreciated their accommodations.

                                                                                                                                      34. S

                                                                                                                                        Saphire

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 6, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                        I would not recommend my friends to go for brunch, since it is very crowded you get bad service

                                                                                                                                      35. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        2 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 6, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                        Our one server was amazing and attentive which made up for the fact the other server was no where to be found, and actually said to us at one point “I will bring you over that drink in a little bit”. This was after someone didn’t like their drink, offered to still pay for it, and just switch drinks. Also, the fact that once you select your bottomless drink you must stick with it. I’ve never heard of anyone doing this, especially if you select the higher priced drink and pay for it why can’t you have the lower priced items?

                                                                                                                                      36. d

                                                                                                                                        dcfoodie

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                        2.0

                                                                                                                                        9 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 4, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                        nice view over the water, but mediocre food. The restaurant was nearly empty when we were there and it looked seriously under-decorated. Might be better for happy hour.

                                                                                                                                      37. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        113 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        5.0

                                                                                                                                        113 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on April 2, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                        Great place to dine before a Bats game! New menu and lots of good choices

                                                                                                                                      38. CB

                                                                                                                                        ChrisB

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        4.0

                                                                                                                                        1 review

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 31, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                        A great and well priced brunch before going to a Nationals game!

                                                                                                                                      39. OT

                                                                                                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                        Washington DC

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        4 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 30, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                        Food was fine once we got it, but we waited over 40 minutes for it and it was obvious that some of it had been prepared and left to sit under heat lamps. The bathroom lines were also 7+people deep the entire time we were there.

                                                                                                                                      40. f

                                                                                                                                        funkreview

                                                                                                                                        Baltimore

                                                                                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                                                                                        vip
                                                                                                                                        3.0

                                                                                                                                        14 reviews

                                                                                                                                        Dined on March 30, 2019

                                                                                                                                        overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                        We went to Agua 301 before a concert and the place was packed. Although we got our first drink and appetizer pretty quickly, it took a very long time to get drink refills and our main courses. By the time we did, we didn't really enjoy it. The steak tacos were great but the hanger steak dinner was not so much... Our table was near the restroom area and because there are only two bathrooms for the entire restaurant, the line for the bathroom at times was 8 person deep. The bathroom line extended by our table which was not ideal for a pleasant dinner. For a restaurant this size, two bathrooms are not enough. I may go back for lunch but I would not recommend for dinner plans.

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                                                                                                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                        Navy Yard

                                                                                                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                        Monday – Wednesday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Thursday – Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Saturday: 10:30am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 10:30am - 10:00pm

                                                                                                                                      • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                        Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

                                                                                                                                      • Dining style

                                                                                                                                        Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                      • Dress code

                                                                                                                                        Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                      • Public transit

                                                                                                                                        Metro Entrances:<br />•Navy Yard Metro: New Jersey Ave Entrance (0.29 miles NW)<br />•Navy Yard Metro: M Street Entrance (0.36 miles NW)<br />

                                                                                                                                      • Payment options

                                                                                                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                      • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                        Will Vivas

                                                                                                                                      • Additional

                                                                                                                                        Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch

                                                                                                                                      • Phone number

                                                                                                                                        (202) 484-0301

                                                                                                                                      • Catering

                                                                                                                                        Agua 301 does off premise catering offering self pick up, delivery and set up or full service catering. Please email or call with any inquiries.

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