Papi's Cantina |148 Lake StreetKirklandWA98033 | (425) 968-8736
Papi's Cantina
148 Lake Street
KirklandWA 98033
 (425) 968-8736
Great food.
Better Vibes.
An elevated Mexican Cuisine in a fun, energized environment in the heart of downtown Kirkland. Hand shaken margaritas, craft cocktails, and a deep selection of some of the worlds best tequilas. Come swing by for a drink, some great food, and even better vibes.
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Our world-class chef has taken rich influences in traditional Mexican cuisine and spun them with the right amount of new age flair to truly present an elevated and exquisite Mexican experience. Made with only the freshest ingredients, it is sure to make your taste buds go wild and leave you craving more.

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From margaritas and mojitos, to tequila old fashioneds. Our mixologist has crafted a cocktail menu that will transport you to the beautiful white sandy beaches of Mexico. On top of the cocktails we have concocted an extensive list of only the best tequilas to truly take you to the heart of agave country.

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Mexican Restaurant Kirkland, WA

Let's eat! Let's drink! Let's acknowledge that it's always margarita time! At Papi's Cantina, we serve high-end, modern Mexican food, margaritas, sangrias, and great vibes to all guests. Our elevated Mexican Cuisine puts people in a fun and energizing environment that keeps Kirkland very happy. Here, you'll find nothing but the freshest ingredients and the world's best tequilas. It's an experience you can't miss, so visit us today! Call us for more information.

Incredible Food · Incredible Vibes · Incredible Drinks

We treat our patrons to the best! We hand-shake our margaritas, craft our cocktails from scratch, and provide the world's best selection of tequilas in our energizing environment. Those coming in hungry will enjoy indulging in world-class street tacos, hot fajitas, and amazing tapas creations! When you leave our restaurant, you'll feel better than you did before you came in.

Popular Menu Selections

  • Tacos: Three Tacos (choice of Carne Asada, Short Rib, Carnitas, and more) with Beans and Rice.
  • Nachos: With White Corn Chips, Black Beans, Pico de Gallo, Pickled Jalapenos, Sour Cream, and Guac.
  • Tapas: Taquitos de Carnitas, Oaxacan Tamales, Trio de Ceviche, Pinchos de Camarones, and more.
  • Happy Hour Faves: Tequilas, Sangrias, Margaritas, and a Full-Bar Selection.

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Find us at 148 Lake Street in Kirkland, WA. We are always excited to serve and please our next group of patrons so call us today at (425) 968-8736!


El padre
del Tequila.
During the Prohibition, a legend was rumored to exist. A father of tequila, a notorious tequilero known for bringing tequila to the US. This legend garnered a simple but well-known nickname; "Papi" amongst citizens and fans of his agave beverage. This man, Leonardo Tagle, grew up in the Tampico region of Mexico and eventually started his first tequila factory there. During the prohibition, Tagle started to smuggle his blue agave tequila across the Texas border into the states. He became such a notorious tequilero, not only amongst patrons at the many speakeasies that now served his tequila but also among the law enforcement trying to stop him. He was such an extremely elusive smuggler he was simply refereed to as "The Blue Ocelot" by those trying so desperately to apprehend him. The reason for the name was simply because of the ocelot pin he wore on his coat and printed on his bottles, the blue for the blue agave he used in his brand of tequila.

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Business Hours:

Sunday 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Monday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM