There’s always a wait for the patio at Little Water Cantina, an extremely popular Mexican spot in Eastlake with a gorgeous view of Lake Union. And we think you should stick it out, but not if you’re planning on having a full meal. At the end of the grueling wait is access to that aforementioned view and some excellent tequila drinks, like tart palomas and watermelon margaritas. But the tacos here are bland and disappointing. If you’re feeling the need for sustenance here, you’re in very good hands with their queso and flaky flour tortilla chips (and truly, those things only).

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