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Agua 301

4.3
597 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Top Tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
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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
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Phone number
(202) 484-0301
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Will Vivas
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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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Neighborhood
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Public transit
Metro Entrances:
•Navy Yard Metro: New Jersey Ave Entrance (0.29 miles NW)
•Navy Yard Metro: M Street Entrance (0.36 miles NW)
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Special events & promotions
Happy Hour 7 days a week 3:30-7:00pm and 9:00 to close
Brunch 10:30-3:00 Featuring Bottomless Mimosas, Sangria, Margaritas, and Bloody Mary's
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch
What 597 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 3 days ago

This place has slipped badly. Pass it by for better in the neighborhood. Food dry and tasteless or luke warm is hardly enhanced by slow service on a quiet night and filthy bathrooms.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Dysfunctional and rude hostess. Not accommodating. The young lady didn’t seem as if she wanted to be at work.

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Eh.... Just so-so. Service was pretty bad. Flank steak was very tough and almost flavorless. Great guacamole!!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Food isn’t so great. Nice atmosphere.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was decent, however our server was not very pleasant, and the host had the same mediocre attitude. I had the chicken enchiladas, which had a good flavor, the side of beans was a tiny portion. Husband had the Paella, which had a great flavor. May try it again if in the area, but many other places to try before I head back.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Only 2 bathrooms for the entire restaurant! Not enough - there was always a long line.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Made an OpenTable reservation that was not honored despite more than half a dozen empty “reserved” tables.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

I have dined at this restaurant four or five times in the last year. This particular experience was surpring because the service was so poor. One of my companions described our wait staff ( Ana) as someone who didn’t want to be there. I asked about the wine selection and she either didn’t know or wasn’t sharing but she told us absolutely nothing. About half thru the meal I decided to focus on the food and the ambiance and ignore her petulance.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Delicious dinner, and great atmosphere. Servers were pleasant and attentive - almost too attentive if that's a thing. We kept getting interrupted to see how we were doing and if we needed anything. Other than that, it was great!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We went here for brunch on a rainy Sunday before the National’s game. It was quiet and comfortable, good food and service. A convenient location near the ballpark. Mismosas were on the weak side but still decent. I’m looking forward to going back soon for dinner and Margaritas!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I was disappointed in the dish I ordered. The wait staff uniforms were dirty. Perhaps I visited on a day that was very busy. I was really disappointed.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our waiter Lincoln was an absolute SWEETHEART! My friend is vegan and he went out of his way to get the chef to modify a dish to accommodate her. The chef came out and was extremely kind in figuring out a way to make her dish incorporate flavor while missing egg/dairy/meat. Absolutely amazing!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

It was too loud to sit inside; so we sat outside for brunch. Took waiter 20 minutes to bring silverware sets and plates so that we could eat our chips. Brunch drinks were way too slow; generally outrageously slow and lame service. Food was ok/good; outdoor seating was nice; just couldn’t relax because I was annoyed by the service the whole time.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had a good time and our server (Marlon) was nice and attentive.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Just inauthentic food. Hugely disappointing.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

location brings this restaurant's biggest source of value... the food was meh

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Highly recommend pork belly and fish tacos! Great server. Service was slow as it was peak hours.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was very good. However, either the waiter didn't convey my shellfish allergy to the chef or the waiter did and the chef ignored it, I ended up with an allergic reaction. Glad I had the weekend to recover from this.

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Service was slow, greeter was rude and only two single bathrooms for the whole restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great service and food. Atmosphere was fine. Family dinner with Grandparents. Nice evening.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Beautiful dining experience. Our waiter Lincoln was friendly and knowledgeable. He helped us make great food choices. No complaints here 😀

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Not a fan but not bad either... go and makeup your own mind.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Was great in every aspect, except that we got there as it opened, and they stuck us right by the kitchen in the middle of the restaurant! Came here for the great River view, and they filled the first people in as far from the scenic window view as possible. Service and Food otherwise was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Another enjoyable dinner with excellent service.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The crab guacamole was mouth watering....can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I really enjoyed my first visit. Invited a very good friend to join me; and we’re both picky eaters. We loved the options, everything was delicious. Most importantly, servers and staff were extremely attentive! Will definitely go again, and hope to host event here. Awesome ambiance for a casual group event.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was your average Mexican food nothing special, the drinks were great, but I have to say the bathrooms were disgusting no difference between male and female restrooms, a little pricey overall

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My experience at Agua 301 was amazing. The food portion sizes were great. My server Raul was very attentive and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Josh the waiter was great! Friendly staff and the food was amazing!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I met a friend for dinner and we opted to sit at a high top in the bar area. The service was slow, the food was not as good as I remembered, and the drinks were disappointing.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Outstanding lunch with friends at Agua 301. Best view of the waterfront combined with best tacos and guacamole. Love the atmosphere. Service was very pleasant.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Happy hour specials are great. Beautiful view of the Naval yard and right on the water. Servers were very friendly and attentive.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Made a reservation for 6:45 pm and arrived about 6:35 pm. We were told they would go ahead and seat us, but they had a party of 21 coming and we needed to be out by 8:00 pm to accommodate them. I have never been told by a restaurant that I need to vacate my table at a particular time, especially since I had a reservation. It was very off-putting.
Other than that, the food was good, and our waitress was very attentive.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was so - so, the entrance was
Very hard to find. The two signs they used had us walk in a complete circle. We also were hoping to have waterfront views but were seated along the side, due to a large party. Regardless the food was great!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was a great valentine experience for my girlfriend she really enjoyed the food. This was my 2nd time eating there. It was as good as the 1st time will definitely come back for more special occasions

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The overall experience was good. Our server Omar was accommodating, and helpful. The queso fundido and the vegetarian enchiladas were incredible. However, the eggplants featured in the vegetable tower seemed a bit undercooked. Besides this the whole experience was good.

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3.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Our server was great and friendly food was pretty good I ordered the hanger steak I did think that the steak was pretty small for the amount it was for.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

What a gem is Agua 301. Authentic Mexican brunch never disappoints. And the view from the restaurant's windows is unparalleled. A perfect riverfront dining experience on a weekend morning. Best guacamole in town.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Another enjoyable evening at Agua! Service and food excellent! We love frequenting Agua, they treat us well!

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