Friday, April 18, 2014

Seattle: Agua Verde Cafe and Paddle Club - Great Mexican Food with a View

It's not every day that your burrito comes with a side of tranquility.  Yes, there was music and a happy crowd lining up and filling up Aqua Verde on Friday night, but all the while the view stayed the same.  Look at these gorgeous shades of gray/green on Portage Bay.
When we arrived we put our name on the list, ordered chips and margaritas and made our way to the self-serve salsa cart (see below) and then walked out onto the back deck and found a place to lean and have our drink and chips.

Salsa Verde: "Fresh and Mild"; tomatillo, cilantro, avocado and onion 
Chipotle: "Smokey and Sweet"; chipotle chile, tomatillo, cilantro and onion
Diablito: "Hot and Spicy"; roasted jalapeño and tomato 

Over the course of the meal, I feel like I personally ate a cup of the Salsa Verde - I just couldn't get enough of it. We sat on the open deck, looked at the marina and enjoyed the fresh air.  It wasn't long before we were buzzed and we were happy to get a table on the semi-enclosed deck overlooking the water.
We split the  Camarones (sautéed shrimp, cabbage, pinto beans, rice, avocado sauce in a flour tortilla) and the Mariscos (Alaskan cod & shrimp wrapped in flour tortillas with a creamy chipotle sauce & topped with green onions).  Both were delicious and quite rich.  I know that we will come back again and again. It won't be long before I am craving that salsa verde!

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