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El Agave

Experience the true flavor of Mexico at San Diego’s premier Mexican cuisine destination.
Established in 1996, El Agave Restaurant & Tequileria offers its patrons a unique dining setting within
the largest tequila museum in the United States – with over 2,500 tequilas on display – also
repeatedly voted the #1 tequila bar in the country. Nestled in historic Old Town, San Diego, it is the
perfect place to enjoy a business lunch, romantic date, rehearsal dinner or to simply relax and
unwind sipping find tequila with friends.
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367 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(367 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 367 reviews
5 stars
(195)
4 stars
(110)
3 stars
(39)
2 stars
(17)
1 star
(6)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
1.8 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
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  • neighborhood gem(117)
  • special occasion(109)
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  • good for groups(75)
  • great for lunch(62)
El Agave Reviews List
Review 1 for El Agave
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 5/05/2016
 2011
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Review 2 for El Agave
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 5/01/2016
 2013
Dined on 5/01/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 5/01/2016
 2013
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Review 3 for El Agave
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/30/2016
 2006
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Review 4 for El Agave
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/28/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"The mojito was great. Get the buñuelos ice cream. The lamb was great. And the ceviche was incredible."
Dined on 4/28/2016
 2013
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Review 6 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/26/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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Review 7 for El Agave
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/26/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Green chorizo was really good."
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2009
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Review 8 for El Agave
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

our go to place for birthdays

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"food is always great. service friendly if at times slow. great cocktails. fun atmosphere."
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/24/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 10 for El Agave
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food is okay, service is terrible.

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We had reservations for four on a Thursday night after 7pm. The restaurant had two tables in the main dining room and 3 or 4 in the side dining room. It took a good 15 minutes before anyone came over to get a cocktail order and we had completely finished those before anyone came over to ask about ordering. The older gentleman that provides water, chips, and clean up is great. He is always attentive but this makes the third time I have been to El Agave and the main waiters were rushed, inattentive, and basically treated us as a burden rather than a guest. Despite its great location I won't be taking anymore clients there - what a shame!"
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2011
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Review 11 for El Agave
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2011
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Review 12 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best margaritas and food EVER!!!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This is not your run of the mill Mexican food - this is smaller portions, amazing flavors, hand muddled drinks amazing food! I have never been disappointed - ask to sit in the back room at a table by the window. Nice breeze and nice view."
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for El Agave
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/14/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/14/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2006
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2006
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Review 16 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/06/2016
 2010
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Review 17 for El Agave
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/30/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 19 for El Agave
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Horrible service

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Dined on 4/01/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Food took a long time coming out, not very hot when received, server not very attentive at all!
I really like the food but will never return
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Dined on 4/01/2016
 2013
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Review 20 for El Agave
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/31/2016
 2013
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Review 21 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/31/2016
 2008
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Review 22 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 23 for El Agave
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2005
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for El Agave
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2006
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2006
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Review 25 for El Agave
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2003
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 26 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great food and drinks!"
Dined on 3/21/2016
 2010
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Review 27 for El Agave
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/20/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2015
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Review 28 for El Agave
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 3/21/2016
 2007
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Review 29 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/18/2016
 2007
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 30 for El Agave
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2006
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2006
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2006
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Review 31 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/10/2016
 2005
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Review 32 for El Agave
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/14/2016
 2011
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Review 33 for El Agave
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 6/24/2014
 2014
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 6/24/2014
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 34 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/08/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/08/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/08/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for El Agave
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

"What does a girl need to do to get a drink here?"

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Our visit this weekend reminded me why we don't go to El Agave much. The service has become slower and slower, to the point of nearly standing and shouting, "What does a girl need to do to get a drink around here?" We filled up on chips and bread because it took so long to get orders taken and fulfilled. Yes, the guacamole is good. So are the margaritas and some of the moles. The fish vary. The wine list is mediocre for a restaurant with this price point. I think I'm done with El Agave."
Dined on 3/11/2016
 2005
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Review 37 for El Agave
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Less Than Expected In Tequila Choices

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"More often than not, they do not even have the most readily available mainstream tequilas that their regular customers drink with great frequency."
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2007
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 38 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/11/2016
 2007
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Review 39 for El Agave
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Overall disappointed

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We've been to El Agave before and were very impressed. However, this visit was less-than-impressive. Our server was very nice, but had very little knowledge of the limited wine list and seemed confused over our tequila orders. The steaks were outstanding and the sauces had excellent flavors. However, for a $30+ entrée, I think the chef should plate more than 3 slices of potato! literally, my plate was steak, amazing sauce, 3 slices of potato, and two chunks of zucchini. We almost stopped for rolled tacos on the way home, because were weren't that full! I wish the experience were better because we are big tequila lovers and their collection is quite amazing."
Dined on 3/08/2016
 2007
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Review 40 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Tequila Time!

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Dined on 3/06/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/06/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"First time guests and had a wonderful experience! Definitely going back!"
Dined on 3/06/2016
 2014
Special Features: hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
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Review 41 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/03/2016
 2007
Dined on 3/03/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 3/03/2016
 2007
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Review 42 for El Agave
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Cilantro soup is a must !"
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2011
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Review 43 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I haves dined at El Agave on many occasions and have always experienced creative and delicious dishes with the freshest ingredients. The menu is very diverse as are the various cuisines of Mexico."
Dined on 3/03/2016
 2012
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Review 44 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/04/2016
 2007
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Review 45 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/02/2016
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 46 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/01/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/01/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The second we got off the plane on our visit to San Diego we immediately headed over to this place for an early dinner and of course Tequila. Wow, what a great experience. It was very early so we basically had the place to ourselves, which was awesome since we were able to walk around and check out the hundreds of bottles of tequila on display. My boyfriend is a tequila fan so he was in heaven with basically their "tequila museum". And the staff was extremely nice and more than happy to let us roam and answer any questions we had.
Everything from our appetizers, salads, and entrees were delicious and fresh. We made sure to try something we definitely wouldn't find over on the east coast. My soup (Sope de Mariscos) was a meal in itself with HUGE chunks of seafood and amazing flavor. My sea bass entree was just splendid. yummy yummy yummy!
Once we finished dinner the place started to fill up since it was closer to the dinner hour. I can see how this place can get crowded since it is relatively small. If we went during this time we wouldn't have been able to roam around and check out all of the bottles of tequila. We then headed over to the small bar up front and of course started tasting some of the tequilas. The bartender was very very friendly and helpful. She gave us some suggestions on what to try (and they didn't disappoint!) It was great to try some tequilas there were only available in the San Diego area. We had some great conversations with the staff and fellow tequila tasters sitting with us. Overall, the meal and tequilas weren't cheap but it was all worth the price for authentic food and tequila. Also, this type of experience is not offered in NY. If we ever go to San Diego again we will save up and DEFINITELY be stopping by again!!"
Dined on 3/01/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 47 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/27/2016
 2007
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 48 for El Agave
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

If you want a tequila ...

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Great Mexican restaurant with an interesting decor ... in a good way. There are literally thousands of tequila bottles on display. We had the house margarita and it was just the way a margarita should be! For dinner we both had the sea bass and it was very good. Service was very good and very helpful with their recommendations. A true gem in Old Town San Diego."
Dined on 2/25/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 49 for El Agave
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/29/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/29/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"El Agave touts itself as the only gourmet Mexican restaurant in Old Town. I believe they are right! I love this lil' restaurant. There are two outdoor seating areas plus an indoor dining room that display thousands of bottles of tequila. The outdoors feels like an authentic Mexican hacienda. The inside feels like a Tequila Art Gallery. Really ... the bottles are displayed beautifully in the walls and up above your head, too. This has a rustic feel to it overall, though.
A group of us went on a Thursday night for dinner. Perfect service. Fantastic 'perfect margaritas.' Absolutely mouthwatering meals. I tried everyone's at the table and 'fantastico.'
I recommend El Agave highly and plan to return for dinner and ambience. The sooner the better!"
Dined on 2/29/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for El Agave
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Notable Tequila selection

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2010
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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