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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