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ARRIBA Cantina's effusive energy is driven by our highly trained and dedicated staff. We look forward to providing you, your friends, and your family with a thoroughly enjoyable Mexican cantina experience. We invite you to visit and allow us to create a flavor-filled meal inspired by our favorite regions in the world!
Great food and great atmosphere - we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly!
Very good on all fronts.
Second time at this neighborhood restaurant. I'd seen the negative reviews before going the first time but the group I was with all enjoyed their meal.
This time-- more mixed results. I found myself agreeing with prior complaints about the paltry portions of protein in the tacos. I am surprised those complaints haven't been taken to heart by the restaurant--it wouldn't be that heavy a lift to throw a few more chunks of chicken into the mix of onion and cabbage.
One of our party was surprised by the amount of heat in her rockfish ceviche and thought it might be worthy of a mention on the menu. Ince she located the peppers in the dish she simply chose not to eat all of them and had a better experience.
In the other hand my husband thoroughly enjoyed his tamales and we all enjoyed the chips and guac.
Fun neighborhood restaurant with really good food. Service was great and food served quickly. The kids especially enjoyed the house made tortilla chips!
We four neighbors visited here for first time. We are passionate about Latin food and we lived in Peru. This was all good with one exception. The rockfish ceviche was awful. The fish pieces had marinated in the lime juice so long they were rubbery and tasteless. They were tossed with finely chopped jalapeno that also had marinated too long and all I could taste is diced jalapeno in lime juice. Yuck. There is no excuse for this $16 waste. Rockfish needs only about 2-3 minutes to marinate enough in lime juice. A pinch of chopped peppers. A decent Leche de Tigre recipe can be found on line in about 30 seconds. I don't recommend you buy any of the ceviche until you read good reviews of it. Otherwise, the food and service were quite good.
fabulous food, great service, friendly vibe. Great mix of customers
The food was mostly really good. It's closer to Mexican food than Tex-Mex. We ate off the restaurant week menu so that limited our options somewhat. Everything we ate was simple and delicious except for the flan. The flan was almost flavorless.
Excellent Meal. Staff very knowledgeable and friendly.
First time eating here, food is great and good bar selection. This is not Tex Mex, much better. Will be back.
First time visit during restaurant week, and we will definitely return! The food was delicious, not the typical American-Mexican dishes that can be bland and over run with cheese. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and really good food.
Great food, great service. Took the family for dinner, had a fun time. Food was excellent...we'll be back.
Loved the attentive, thoughtful service, but none of us liked the food, except the chips and guacamole, which were excellent.
Hi SeattleGirl, Thank you for your review. Are you able to share what you ate so I can look into what dishes might have been prepared incorrectly during your visit? Thank you, Ryan
It was so loud that we had to yell across the table. That will keep us away unfortunately.
All else was good.
We went to dinner here to catch up with friends and watch some sports on their 4 TV’s in the bar.
We drank great Margaritas and red wine with dinner. We loved the home made chips, guacamole and salsas. We enjoyed Rockfish Tacos and the Tamale combo. Good chocolate ice cream for dessert.
Very limited menu; mostly (dried out, cold) tamales and tacos.
The servers were pleasant and accommodating when asked to heat the food. No offerings of enchiladas, burritos, chili rellanos.
I would skip this one and won’t be going back.
I am sorry to hear of your bad experience. Cold food is not acceptable, and it must not have been run to your table on time. We are new, your experience is a training opportunity for our team. Enchiladas and burritos aren't on the menu because the region of Mexico we are serving doesn't authentically offer them. Our menu is limited and changes seasonally. Chili Rellanos will be in the winter! I would like to invite you to try us again. Direct message me and I would like to make it right.
2nd time. Both times excellent. Food is the best. Service just as good
Thank you, TThompson! Hope you visit us again soon.
What a fabulous place! We loved the food, wonderful selection of tacos, and the tuna tostada was a delight. Drinks were excellent, as was the attentive service. We will all be back.
I was there with my whole family including 2 toddlers. They accommodated us in every way! Our family shared most of the items on the menu. Our entire family are foodies, some from out of town. Everything we had was wonderful! I particularly liked the moist chicken and Shrimp Ceviche. The out of towners can’t wait to come back. My wife and I already frequent Arriba and try something new each time. You’re missing out on the best Mexican food in Seattle!
Thank you, MartinM! Look forward to having you again soon.
Had the guac and the carnitas...both fantastic! I'll be back for sure.
Thank you for the review! Looking forward to having you again soon.
wow! I can’t stop thinking about all of the amazing tacos on the list. My favorite were the pulpo and shrimp. The salsas are amazing too! My group shared so many starters and loved them all! And the cocktails were awesome! We will be back many times.
Thank you for the very nice review and for dining with us. Hope to see you again soon!
Nice staff, good atmosphere. Food was extremely sub par. Lacked flavor and was over priced. Their chips and guac were great though! And my margarita was a heavy pour which I always appreciate. Go for chips/guac and drinks but skip the food.
Arriba Cantina does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Arriba Cantina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 708-6532.
Arriba Cantina is rated 4.5 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.