Agua Verde Cafe is where you go to show your out-of-town friends that Seattle isn’t just about king salmon and passive aggressive people. It’s also about waterfront decks, frozen margaritas, and coconut beer-battered fish tacos. Agua Verde Cafe saves the day when you’ve had it with sucking down oysters and chowder, but still want to have a “Seattle” experience. Kick it outside with Lake Union as your backdrop, eat awesome Mexican food on bright floral tablecloths, and keep the drinks coming.
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Rachel’s Ginger Beer/Ma’ono Fried Chicken
Rachel’s Ginger Beer in the University District serves housemade sodas, as well as fried chicken from Ma’ono.
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka U-District
Our choice for Ramen in the University District is Hokkaido Ramen Santouka.
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Mariscos Mexico is a Mexican stall at Pike Place Market that serves delicious seafood tacos.
Barrio Mexican Kitchen & Bar
If you’re looking for Mexican food and a fun environment, Barrio in Capitol Hill is a great choice.
Hotel Albatross in Ballard is the ultimate birthday spot - the kind of place that serves drinks out of fruit. The Mexican-Asian fusion is good too.
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Rachel’s Ginger Beer
Rachel’s Ginger Beer is a funky soda shop in the middle of Pike Place, but also the perfect escape from it. Bring your friends from out of town.
Cedars In University District
Cedars In University District is mostly known for takeout lunch, but it’s also a good spot for a lighter-than-usual Indian dinner.
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