Arriba Cantina

4.3
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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Bringing the flavors and cuisine from the Pacific Coast of Mexico and combining it with the freshest ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. ARRIBA Cantina brings you the spirit, flavors, and cuisine originating from the Pacific Coast of Mexico in combination with the freshest ingredients, meats, and seafood from the Pacific Northwest. We continue to build a network of food sources with an eye on a commitment to sustainable practices and to procure ingredients of the highest quality. Our menu will not be static, so look forward to variations as the seasons change and ingredients become available.

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!
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J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun neighborhood restaurant with really good food. Service was great and food served quickly. The kids especially enjoyed the house made tortilla chips!

S
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

MD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous food, great service, friendly vibe. Great mix of customers

JM
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

RL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Meal. Staff very knowledgeable and friendly.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here, food is great and good bar selection. This is not Tex Mex, much better. Will be back.

HO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

TR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Took the family for dinner, had a fun time. Food was excellent...we'll be back.

SG
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Loved the attentive, thoughtful service, but none of us liked the food, except the chips and guacamole, which were excellent.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was so loud that we had to yell across the table. That will keep us away unfortunately.
All else was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

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.

Arriba Cantina
Responded on September 16, 2019

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.

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TT
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time. Both times excellent. Food is the best. Service just as good

Arriba Cantina
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you, TThompson! Hope you visit us again soon.

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OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

MM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Arriba Cantina
Responded on July 31, 2019

Thank you, MartinM! Look forward to having you again soon.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the guac and the carnitas...both fantastic! I'll be back for sure.

Arriba Cantina
Responded on July 31, 2019

Thank you for the review! Looking forward to having you again soon.

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S
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Arriba Cantina
Responded on July 31, 2019

Thank you for the very nice review and for dining with us. Hope to see you again soon!

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LK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.