"Picture-perfect food in a picturesque setting"
-The Seattle Times


Please find EXAMPLES of recent menus below. We strive to use only the freshest local ingredients (in combination with Mexican ingredients, of course) so MENU ITEMS AND PRICING ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

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Wine, Cocktails & Agave Spirits

Full Menu

Visit The Torta Shop page for our weekday lunch menu.

When you walk into Little Water Cantina you can be assured that the initiative that drove us to be the first LEED-CI Platinum Candidate restaurant in the PNW (i.e., the most energy efficient restaurant in the PNW) carries through to how we source our ingredients. We use local, natural and organic products whenever possible.

A few examples:

*All of our pork (for posole, carnitas and empanadas) comes from Carlton Farms, a family-owned, all-natural farm in northwest Oregon.

*Our Northwest grain-fed beef comes from St. Helens.

*During the summer we source produce like chilies, squash blossoms and tomatoes from Alvarez Organic Farms in Mabton, Washington.

*The sustainable Pacific Cod we use for our fish tacos comes from Lopez Island-based Jones Family Farms, as do our mussels, which are from Penn Cove on Whidbey Island.

*The family-owned and operated fishing vessel, St. Jude, provides the albacore tuna for our ceviche.

*Our chicken comes from local Draper Valley Farms. This means you can enjoy our adobo chicken torta or smoked chicken enchiladas knowing that they are free-range, fed a vegetarian diet, and antibiotic, hormone and preservative free.

*Our table salsa and many of our sauces use organic tomatoes out of California.


Peruse our ever-changing list of 20 or so wines and you’ll see we’re more than a great place to get a fresh-squeezed margarita. We’ve spent a great deal of time and care selecting interesting, even rare, varietals from around the globe that pair well with our menu.


Little Water’s bartenders are some of the best craft cocktail mixologists in Seattle. We make many of our own infusions, tinctures, syrups, and liqueurs. This means you can expect more than what we believe is the best margarita in Seattle. Our skilled bartenders have a wide selection of unique liquors at their disposal and the ability to mix up all the classics, or something enitrely original just for you.

Agave Spirits

Tequila, mezcal, sotol – we have over 80 hand-selected bottles – including nearly 30 hard-to-find mezcals. Visit us for late night Happy Hour on Fridays and Saturdays and receive 25% off ALL agave spirits!

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    Open for lunch
    Mon-Fri, 11:30-2