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La Isla

#393 of 3,305 Restaurants in Seattle}
$$ - $$$Caribbean, Latin,
2320 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107-4026
+1 206-789-0516
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“plantains” (18 reviews)
“pernil” (22 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
All hours
Caribbean, Latin, Puerto Rican, Spanish, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2320 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107-4026
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1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a few hours at Golden Gardens Beach, we were hungry and parched. It was about 3 pm, so we decided to go into downtown Ballard for Happy Hour!! If you follow my posts, I'm always looking for the best Happy Hour deals. Not knowing...More

Thank drodrigz
Reviewed 16 August 2017

My family comes to La Isla with some regularity, so I'm surprised at some of these reviews. We've never had anything but great food and service. They make magic with plantains and pernil. The Cuban sandwich and the Tripleta are fantastic for lunch as is...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My party of 5 had a variety of lunch dishes. 2 of us had the pork shoulder sandwiches which were dry and disappointing. They should've had a sauce or cream on them to negate the "just meat on bread" feel. The fried plantain appetizer was...More

Thank Aaron G
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I am from the East Coast where I grew up in the Puerto Rican hood. I don't think the owner of La Isla is from Puerto Rico. Food sucks, go to the East Coast and you will know the difference!

1  Thank szekelykatalin
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent happy hour menu, heavy on meat and tasty fried things. Service was adequate but not outstanding. Parking is, as always in Ballard, less than easy.

Thank hfulghum
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

La Isla had amazing Peurto Rican food. Lots of dishes with plantains which I love! The empanadas were also fantadtic and happy hour was very reasonably priced.

Thank Lauren O
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My sister and I were staying in the Ballard neighborhood in Seattle, and were able to walk to this restaurant for dinner our first night. The atmosphere was great, and the staff was so great! They have both indoor and outdoor seating. We each had...More

Thank Trav_LN_now
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Loved the food!! It reminded me of Puerto Rico. The waiters were friendly, fast and efficient. Had a great experience. My family loved it too. I had the permit bowl. The mojito was delious too and the location was nice. Great experience. 😊

Thank Ramona H
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Absolutely the best PR restaurant in Seattle because is the ONLY one. Very disappointed, food NOT authentic, staff does not even speak Spanish and food has no real Puerto Rican flavor. Sorry about the other reviews but i rather cook myself and it taste better....More

2  Thank Nydia B
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely reminds me of my families' dishes. Never disappointed. I've tried the pollo guisado (amazing) and also their Steak with arroz con gandules. Some dishes come with the option of having tostones (fried bananas) which of course is a must if you're having Puerto Rican...More

Thank Saleena C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2320 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107-4026
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Ballard
  • Neighbourhood: Ballard
  • Phone Number: +1 206-789-0516
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