El Agave

★★★★☆
  • 2304 San Diego Ave Ste B

    San Diego, CA 92110

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  • 619-220-0692

About El Agave

Hours
Mon. - Sat. 11am - 10pm;Sun. 10am - 10pm

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This is really an amazing place. My father took us here last Sunday and everything that we ate was amazing. Tacos are amazing and their fish tacos are really great.

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★★★★★

This is really an amazing place. My father took us here last Sunday and everything that we ate was amazing. Tacos are amazing and their fish tacos are really great.

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I have never seen so many different types of Tequilla! The food here is different from other Mexican food places, it's unusual and better. This place is definitely worth a try if you're in the area.

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★★★★☆

I have never seen so many different types of Tequilla! The food here is different from other Mexican food places, it's unusual and better. This place is definitely worth a try if you're in the area.

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The food is great, a bit on the pricey side. BUT... you can spend hours just looking at all the bottles on the wall. waiter spent a lot of time chatting with us about the different tequilas! And yes, the parking sucks!

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★★★★★

The food is great, a bit on the pricey side. BUT... you can spend hours just looking at all the bottles on the wall. waiter spent a lot of time chatting with us about the different tequilas! And yes, the parking sucks!

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Great tequila section, over 150 different types. Great food and service at the end of San Diego Ave. Its on top of a liquor store that has some parking. Other than that try to find parking on the street. I highly recommend the rolled chicken tacos. In door and outdoor sweating

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★★☆☆☆

Great tequila section, over 150 different types. Great food and service at the end of San Diego Ave. Its on top of a liquor store that has some parking. Other than that try to find parking on the street. I highly recommend the rolled chicken tacos. In door and outdoor sweating

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While on vacation my wife and I dined at El Agave on a Thursday evening (8:30PM) only about 4 other tables were occupied in the entire restaurant, the bar was completely empty. It concerned us a bit, but we decided to stay based on all the "great" reviews.

Their Margaritas were nothing special, somewhat bland. We Shared a starter, Quesadillas del Pueblo Frijol - black beans and Manchego cheese; very small empanadas like pastry filled with black beans, could not taste nor see the Manchego cheese, but still tasty. My wife had Crema de Flor de Calabaza soup; large bowl nice delicate flavor, but need more spices to really make it outstanding. I had the Nopalli Nopal salad which was really good, unfortunately the avacodo was very hard and inedible. She had the Mole Rosa de Taxco with chicken, very good and sizable portion served with guava made it very interesting. I had the classic Mole Poblano Don Julio with pork which was excellent flavor, but again needed additional spice to ?light it up.?

Needless to say we were fairly disappointed but all in all a good experience; I?d rate it a 7 on 10 scale, but a 5 as value for money. Overpriced for chicken and pork dishes, portiions were average, sauces need some kick. There are too many other great Mexican restaurants in San Diego. If you time is limited, pass this one up.

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★★★☆☆

While on vacation my wife and I dined at El Agave on a Thursday evening (8:30PM) only about 4 other tables were occupied in the entire restaurant, the bar was completely empty. It concerned us a bit, but we decided to stay based on all the "great" reviews.

Their Margaritas were nothing special, somewhat bland. We Shared a starter, Quesadillas del Pueblo Frijol - black beans and Manchego cheese; very small empanadas like pastry filled with black beans, could not taste nor see the Manchego cheese, but still tasty. My wife had Crema de Flor de Calabaza soup; large bowl nice delicate flavor, but need more spices to really make it outstanding. I had the Nopalli Nopal salad which was really good, unfortunately the avacodo was very hard and inedible. She had the Mole Rosa de Taxco with chicken, very good and sizable portion served with guava made it very interesting. I had the classic Mole Poblano Don Julio with pork which was excellent flavor, but again needed additional spice to ?light it up.?

Needless to say we were fairly disappointed but all in all a good experience; I?d rate it a 7 on 10 scale, but a 5 as value for money. Overpriced for chicken and pork dishes, portiions were average, sauces need some kick. There are too many other great Mexican restaurants in San Diego. If you time is limited, pass this one up.

Pros: Nice Tequila Museum, Ambience, Quiet

Cons: Prices, Parking,

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Agave is a succulent plant in Mexico...the name drew me in immediately and the "tequila museum" was the clincher. The ambience was great and their collection of tequila, very impressive. I had a salad w/ crab & nopali that was FANTASTIC and I anticipated more to come...but the remainder of the evening was a huge disappointment! I ordered their sea bass special of the evening, at the server's suggestion. It was covered in a very bland adobo sauce and waaay overdone. The menu described that my entree came w/ "grilled pineapple" which amounted to canned pineaple chunks warmed in a fry pan. I fared better than my friend though. She started w/ a cesar salad that was drenched in dressing...she couldn't finish it without making herself sick. She ordered a chicken dish, again, overcooked and drrry. We consoled ourselves w/ ice cream from Cold Stone down the street.

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★☆☆☆☆

Agave is a succulent plant in Mexico...the name drew me in immediately and the "tequila museum" was the clincher. The ambience was great and their collection of tequila, very impressive. I had a salad w/ crab & nopali that was FANTASTIC and I anticipated more to come...but the remainder of the evening was a huge disappointment! I ordered their sea bass special of the evening, at the server's suggestion. It was covered in a very bland adobo sauce and waaay overdone. The menu described that my entree came w/ "grilled pineapple" which amounted to canned pineaple chunks warmed in a fry pan. I fared better than my friend though. She started w/ a cesar salad that was drenched in dressing...she couldn't finish it without making herself sick. She ordered a chicken dish, again, overcooked and drrry. We consoled ourselves w/ ice cream from Cold Stone down the street.

Pros: ambience

Cons: food, value

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This Old Town restaurant is outstanding in every way. The tequila selection is ridiculous--they must have every type ever made and have a nice display at the bar. The restaurant itself is located on the second floor of an adobe building, there are dark wood beams and it is classy and comfortable. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable and the moles are phenomenal. Highly recommended!

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★★★★★

This Old Town restaurant is outstanding in every way. The tequila selection is ridiculous--they must have every type ever made and have a nice display at the bar. The restaurant itself is located on the second floor of an adobe building, there are dark wood beams and it is classy and comfortable. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgeable and the moles are phenomenal. Highly recommended!

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The Mole Rojo with pork comes with rice and tortillas for about $18 and is worth every penny. If you like the real mole with chocolate & nut flavors, try the poblano mole - very rich and flavorful.

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★★★★☆

The Mole Rojo with pork comes with rice and tortillas for about $18 and is worth every penny. If you like the real mole with chocolate & nut flavors, try the poblano mole - very rich and flavorful.

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If you're looking to try tequila you've never had before then this is the place. Their tequila menu is the biggest I think I've ever seen. The food was good but expensive and the service sucked. We waited forever for the guy to take our order and then for him to come back with our tab. Usually restaurants with food of this level have excellent service, but not so at El Agave.

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★★★☆☆

If you're looking to try tequila you've never had before then this is the place. Their tequila menu is the biggest I think I've ever seen. The food was good but expensive and the service sucked. We waited forever for the guy to take our order and then for him to come back with our tab. Usually restaurants with food of this level have excellent service, but not so at El Agave.

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Looking for a great restaurant in San Diego, my boyfriend and I consulted a popular travel guide. El Agave came recommended as the place to go for real Mexican cuisine. Try the tlacoyos cuitlacoche appetizer. Two blue corn masa platforms topped with corn fungus garnished with a radish rose. My enjoyment of the appetizer was abruptly ended by the arrival of the main course. As for the main course, I was a bit disappointed. I took the mole coloradito. The sauce was beautiful, the presentation unoriginal, and the chicken breast was bone dry. We shared a caramel custard made with cajeta for dessert. It was thick, sweet, and satisfying. It was a good experience but not worth the price for what it was. I've had juicier chicken at Wendy's.

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★★★☆☆

Looking for a great restaurant in San Diego, my boyfriend and I consulted a popular travel guide. El Agave came recommended as the place to go for real Mexican cuisine. Try the tlacoyos cuitlacoche appetizer. Two blue corn masa platforms topped with corn fungus garnished with a radish rose. My enjoyment of the appetizer was abruptly ended by the arrival of the main course. As for the main course, I was a bit disappointed. I took the mole coloradito. The sauce was beautiful, the presentation unoriginal, and the chicken breast was bone dry. We shared a caramel custard made with cajeta for dessert. It was thick, sweet, and satisfying. It was a good experience but not worth the price for what it was. I've had juicier chicken at Wendy's.

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Had dinner here (may'07) for the first time in 4 years, even though we now live in San Diego. Always appreciated the regional dishes and the distinction between typical So Cal Mexican. Have especially enjoyed dishes like the cilantro soup and excellent moles in the past. This meal was a real let-down. We made an early reservation with Open Table, but found ourselves given the choice of the cramped front patio, the overly breezy side patio or a table by the bar, even though the rest of the dining room was empty. While the cilantro soup was still great, the stuffed calamari was tough and uninteresting. Our chicken mole was so tough that the wait person (though unattentive through most of the meal) deducted the dish from our bill. Having experienced Mex regional dishes with real vibrancy and flair in many other cities of late, we won't be going back to El Agave again.

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★★★☆☆

Had dinner here (may'07) for the first time in 4 years, even though we now live in San Diego. Always appreciated the regional dishes and the distinction between typical So Cal Mexican. Have especially enjoyed dishes like the cilantro soup and excellent moles in the past. This meal was a real let-down. We made an early reservation with Open Table, but found ourselves given the choice of the cramped front patio, the overly breezy side patio or a table by the bar, even though the rest of the dining room was empty. While the cilantro soup was still great, the stuffed calamari was tough and uninteresting. Our chicken mole was so tough that the wait person (though unattentive through most of the meal) deducted the dish from our bill. Having experienced Mex regional dishes with real vibrancy and flair in many other cities of late, we won't be going back to El Agave again.

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I dine out religiously! I also eat a lot of Mexican food! I highly recommend their sopecitos surtidos!!! Delicious!!!!!!!! Can't wait to eat there again!!!

2
★★★★★

I dine out religiously! I also eat a lot of Mexican food! I highly recommend their sopecitos surtidos!!! Delicious!!!!!!!! Can't wait to eat there again!!!

Pros: Prefer the bread over chips and salsa! Love the bread! Love the sopes!

Cons: Requires reservations on weekends! Service is average.

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Just in the edge of Old Town , this Restaurant offers Mexican food in the most truly and autentic way.
No burritos or chimichangas here.but the most delicius preparations of the most representative dishes of the Nouvelle cuisine. wich means ,
traditional dihes with some european acents.
an also whoth to mention is their Tequila seleccion.
with almost 800 diferent brands of this destilate from AGAVE range from $5.25 to $145.00 for a shot.

2
★★★★★

Just in the edge of Old Town , this Restaurant offers Mexican food in the most truly and autentic way.
No burritos or chimichangas here.but the most delicius preparations of the most representative dishes of the Nouvelle cuisine. wich means ,
traditional dihes with some european acents.
an also whoth to mention is their Tequila seleccion.
with almost 800 diferent brands of this destilate from AGAVE range from $5.25 to $145.00 for a shot.

Pros: Fair price, nice decoration, Good food

Cons: no chips and salsa

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One of our favorite Mexican restaurants in a city known for them, El Agave differs in its dedication to regional specialties and authentic ingredients. For those bored of enchiladas and tamales, El Agave offers a salad of nopales (cactus…

 

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