Atlanta, GA 30312
Established in October of 2000 and set in the historic Cotton Mill general store, Agave has been named the Best Southwestern Restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. This eclectic southwestern eatery appeals to a wide cross section of taste and styles while focusing on guest satisfaction in the high energy dining room & bar.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Carroll St. SE
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
King Memorial (Blue, Green)
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Agave Ratings and Reviews
Took my office staff to Atlanta for a Sa ...
Took my office staff to Atlanta for a Saturday conference and made reservations at Agave for Friday night. Had a blast. The place was busting at the seams but we were seated within five minutes of arrival and you could tell they had been holding our larger table for seven. Appetizers were good, not great (maybe you would say "typical") but the entrees were REALLY good. I ordered one of the fish specialties and it was off the chain. The others in our party were equally pleased with their selections. An awesome and attentive waiter. We were seated way in the back, away from the kitchen and bar and he was almost in a jog as he hustled our requests. Margaritas will knock your socks off. Really good. All in all, a great experience with a cool vibe. Would definitely go back. Put this one on your list.
The food and service is always great at ...
The food and service is always great at Agave. I truly enjoyed the special appetizer for the day of Mexican beer battered shrimp and would recommend that it be added to the regular menu. The Mona Lisa is always a favorite cocktail and the Agave Cayenne Fried Chicken is a favorite entree.
In advance of a work trip to Atlanta I t ...
In advance of a work trip to Atlanta I turned to Open Table for dinner suggestions. Of the five nights, my friends and I enjoyed Agave the most. It was a pleasant surprise as I had not heard of it prior. The atmosphere and service were great; the food was over the top. We started with Coconut Lime Margaritas-yum and chips/salsa-great choice. Our group enjoyed Chopped Salad, Shrimp&Grits, and Scallops. I highly recommend Agave.
I had reservations at 8:30 on New Years ...
I had reservations at 8:30 on New Years Eve. I used the complementary Valet to park and although it was very busy I was immediately greeted and seated at a table. Our waitress was very accommodating without being overbearing. The margaritas, appetizers and entrees were all very good as well as the chips and salsa. I do not live in Atlanta, but if I did I would return.
Food was amazing as always. Love the au ...
Food was amazing as always. Love the authentic New Mexican style cuisine. My husband always gets the blue corn tortilla enchiladas and I like to get a special. This night I ordered the Sea bass on special. It was amazing. We were able to get a reservation, got seated right away, and all went smooth. The server was super friendly and helpful. Love the margarita. Definitely recommend giving this place a try.
Great time! We had a small dinner/busine ...
Great time! We had a small dinner/business meeting, and though it was a little loud, not overbearing. Loved the food and ambiance. Service was good, and we have decided that we will return again. Nice place to have a good dinner and great social time. Good job Agave!
A good friend and I ate at Agave this pa ...
A good friend and I ate at Agave this past Thursday night asa special friend's get together. We had both always wanted to go and my friend had a certificate in the dining out pass which gave us one entrée 50%. We made a reservation which was a good thing because it was packed that night. We were given a table in the small room towards the back which had a better noise level than the rest of the restaurant. We had an attentive server who did a fine job and gave us some good recommendations. My friend and I both enjoyed our margaritas-she ordered the Texan and I ordered the passion fruit margarita which was delicious! However, when it came to the entrees there was disappointment. My friend ordered the Rack of Lamb but when it came out it was only 3 lamb lollipops, essentially what could have been an appetizer and not at all worth the price of the $24 entree. Above all the name on the menu is very deceiving as it clearly says RACK of lamb. This needs to be changed ASAP so that guests are aware that they are really only getting lamb lollipops. So disappointing. We brought it to our server's attention and she apologized and agreed that the menue was inaccurate and she provided the manager's contact info. I ordered the scallops with the grits and collards and they were quite tasty. We shared the key lime pie for dessert which I believe had a gingersnap crust and cinnamon whipped cream on the side, which was very good, however there was some sort of sauce on the pie with a strange unpleasant flavor. Overall, I would still recommend eating at Agave though in order to not deceive the patrons the menu needs to be updated ASAP. I read an article on the wall of the women's bathroom which happened to mention the rack of lamb (a writeup from 2003 I believe) so it seems that at one time the dish was different. Cool southwestern vibe at the restaurant which makes it a unique dining option in Atlanta. Oh yeah, the valet guys were kind of rough... consider different company?
Christmas Eve dinner with the family aft ...
Christmas Eve dinner with the family after picking up our daughter at the airport. We chose Agave after searching online reviews for a place with great food and a fun, festive atmosphere. Agave did not disappoint on either - a great evening out!
This was my first time at Agave and the ...
This was my first time at Agave and the restaurant certainly lived up to all of the hype I had heard. The food was amazing and the ambiance was pleasant. Our server was attentive and made excellent recommendations. Best guacamole I've had in a while. The scallop/shrimp over blue cheese grits was to die for! Definitely a night to remember! Can't wait to go back.
The food and drinks were great. The only ...
The food and drinks were great. The only issue we had was with the gift cards we purchased last week. The server said we couldn't use them past 9 pm. We insisted and they finally let us use them. I will still go back because I have money left on the card but it was a very embarrassing since it was my wife's birthday and we were with friends.
Each and every time my wife and I've gon ...
Each and every time my wife and I've gone to Agave it's been absolutely awesome. The food is excellent, the service is warm and the ambiance is unmatched. If you go, make sure to try the guacamole that goes so well with the salsa and chips. The salmon was the best that my wife has had outside of my cooking at home. NOTHING UNWANTED!
Went with 7 co-workers (including my bos ...
Went with 7 co-workers (including my boss) for dinner while attending a conference in Atlanta. Menu included wide variety of options, including vegetarian options. Food was excellent: well prepared and fresh. Noise level was too high to include everyone in our conversation around the table. Waited almost 45 minutes - standing in front of the front door - even though we had a reservation because the staff had seated guests without reservations before we arrived. This was embarrassing for me because my boss was part of our party.
Every time I go to Agave I ask myself wh ...
Every time I go to Agave I ask myself why I don't go more often. The menu is incredible, with something for everyone, the service is relaxed while also being right there when you need them and super easy going, I also love how warm and cozy the space is.
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