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Agave Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.agaverestaurant.com
  • Phone: (404) 588-0006
  • Hours of Operation:

    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest
  • Executive Chef: Jack Sobel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carroll St. SE
  • Public Transit: King Memorial (Blue, Green)
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Agave
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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food is excellent! Lobster appetizer (grilled or fried) & the shrimp & grits are to die for!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "my 12th visit wasn't so good this time. My waiter was very stoic and didn't offer any suggestions to my new guests. the table next to me broke a glass and it hit my leg. the shrimp was overcooked. In all fairness I did not talk to hey manager. But hopefully he will read this. my other 11 experiences were great."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Came right after work with a group of friends. While waiting for our table we sat at the bar and had drinks. The bartender and drinks were excellent, wish she was our waitress. She was very personable and happy to serve our drinks and conversation. Once we got our table in the room with the exposed kitchen, we realized that although it may be cool to see the chef the smoke from the cooking was quite overbearing. Our waiter was nonchalant and not very helpful with choosing menu options. One appetizer came after wee received our food, but the manager quickly rectified the situation by removing it from her bill and boxing the plate up so she could take it home. Everyone enjoyed their food so no complaints there. I recommend the street corn!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Our family has been coming to Agave for at least 8 years. We have been with large groups (22) just my husband and I and everything in between. We have never had a bad experience and the food is always phenomenal. 7/16 we came with a small group. Try the Higgins margarita to start. The lobster tail appetizer and the calamari are my favorites. I have tried almost everything on the menu and while it's all good I'm a lifetime fan of the scallops. They are perfectly paired with grits and the best spicy/sweet collard greens. My husband's favorite is the meatloaf. A few people in our party had the special (burger) and said it was great. This will continue to be on our favorites list!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Always welcome, consistently great service. Hadn't been in a while but they participate in the dinner and a cause card so I decided to go and get the 20% discount off our table's meal. Then I remembered why I always loved this place and it's worth the drive even though we live further away now!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I made reservation thru open table but when I got there they didn't have me in the list. I should them my email confirmation and they sat u down immediately."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I was disappointed moreso because I expected items on the lunch menu to also appear on the dinner menu. I believe we just ordered the wrong food items. My beans were dry and the rice was undercooked. Lobster tail was just OK. Chips and salsa were great. We will give it another try, however for lunch and not dinner. Wait staff was busy working, they were cold and focused."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I changed our reservation by phone late in the day from 4 to 8 and it was no problem."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was our first time at Agave and we were impressed. The drinks were good, the food was good and the service was great. Thanks for a great experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The items on the menu was very appealing. However, the food was just OK in my opinion. No flair whatsoever."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Agave was the site of a first date and the restaurant did not disappoint. I put "date" on the reservation and they put us in a cozy corner spot perfect for a date. The food was excellent and the portion size was perfect. I do not like going to a restaurant that gives you so much food that you have to drag half of it in tow for the rest of the night. The margaritas were also tasty. Service was prompt for a busy night. Most important, the food was not over priced. A wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Service was great . Ambience great. The food was over spiced not just the salsa but even the foods they deemed mild very unfortunate as we were really looking forward to good southwestern."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "For some reason, I have lived in the area 5 years never having visited Agave. I took the girlfriend there this past weekend and had an enjoyable dining experience all around. The dishes were unique and the service was great."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This was my second time eating at Agave and the food was not as good this time around. I ordered the lamb chops medium well; however, they were cooked very well. The sides were just ok not much flavor. It was b'day so I was really looking forward to a really nice meal with my boyfriend, so I was a bit disappointed. It was his first experience and he was not impressed. Maybe we will try again in the future, just not sure. I will still recommend to friends/family as it could have just been an "off" day....we all have them!"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I was at Agave with a party of 8 to celebrate my wife's birthday. We experienced GREAT service that was only topped by the GREAT FOOD and COCKTAILS! A perfect experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We generally love this cuisine but if not already lovers of it, we would now. Very dish ordered exceeded our expectations. Will definitely return. But the outstanding food was only enhanced by the superb service from Emir (?)."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Bartenders are awesome especially Lisa, like talking to your best friend, Scallops are good"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "one of our favorites. first choice for any celebration. excellent menu and great drinks. Agave is not a Mexican place. southwest offerings. the service is always excellent. Their their jalapeno rita. None better"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was great. I enjoyed the atmosphere. Everyone was friendly."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was my 1st visit, and I'm hooked!! Not only did the food taste superb, the presentation was beautiful!!! Everyone, from the valet to the entire restuarant staff were awesome!! I'm addicted and will be returning many, many, many more times."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "agave is very busy so I always make reservations. Food is great and the service is good too. I can eat anything on the menu!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We love the food here. Great flavors with a natural, fresh taste. It was too loud -- people need to remember that we don't all want to hear their conversations, but the food was awesome!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Every dish was scrumptious to the last drop. We had no doubt that the meals were prepared from scratch. We had 10 persons dine. The waiter was very professional and considerate with her interactions with us. Considering the group size, the meals arrived timely and we were all very pleased that each dish had a unique flavor. The pictures on the website are complimentary. I had the lamb chops well done. The outside was beautifully crisp though not burned and the taste very soft and unforgettable. The flavor was evident in every bite. The scallops with grits; salmon; and fried chicken was also VERY good. Each dish having it's own unique yummy flavor. Only downside - the smokiness from the cooking does intensify. But it is worth it."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner at Agave on a Sunday night. Our server, Phil, was very helpful in selecting meals and attentive throughout. I had the southwestern Burrito & Stew which was very good, and a large portion, so I had some to take home). I think my husband had the Veal, Chorizo & Green Chile Meatloaf - and since he didn't offer me any - it must have been good! Agave has a nice casual feel to it. We plan to go back."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I chose agave to bring my girlfriend and her friends for her birthday! The place is perfect: fun, great food, tasty drinks, and a menu that's miles ahead of any regular 'tex mex' place."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We were one of the first ones to be seated, five to ten minutes before they were actually scheduled to open. Waitress was friendly, knew the menu and was not afraid to make recommendations. The drinks (one of the best peach margaritas I have ever had) were served quickly, appetizer following (delicious mussels and calamari!), and dinner followed within 15-20 minutes. We were in and out within an hour and a half. Wow! The service was fantastic. The pork was delicious and was so much that I could hardly finish it. My husband got the shrimp dish. I will get that next time. Delicious! The four of us all had a terrific time and would certainly go back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food is always excellent but this time the service was substandard and the noise level out of control."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "OMG the food was quite good but was there a fire expected in the kitchen?? We barely had time to finish our appetizers, the entree came out before I even finished my cocktail. we were in and out in 2o -25 minutes, it was like fast food!!! We would have bought a bottle of wine but there was not enough time allotted"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I just recently ate at Agave for the first time, and I was very impressed with the drinks, food, service, and overall atmosphere. They have a great variety of margaritas and a very interesting menu that I am looking forward to trying more of. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Agave knows food and service. The menu is a refreshing change. Staying away from the typical, it urges the foodie to explore different facets of Mexican cuisine other than fajitas or enchiladas! I had the beer-braised pork shank and it was melt of the bone goodness! The waiters made intelligent food and drink suggestions and were confident in recommending options based on a quick assessment of the likes/dislikes of the table, all while being extremely personable. Keeping in mind that my party & I visited on a weekday, the only minor let-down was that the restaurant emptied out relatively early (10pm ish). So, we were the last ones there and shortly after felt obligated to head out. Not because of the staff, but the lack of other patrons."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Some of the best Mexican food and service I have found in Atlanta."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We have eaten at Agave several times and didn't notice the noise level until our most recent trip. Was so loud was hard to have conversation among us at the table. The food has been consistently good and everyone working at Agave is very professional and friendly. If you are looking for a quiet experience, ask to be seated on the patio. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite restaurants in Atlanta. Michael is an awesome server and great host to us."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I'm from out of town and each visit to Atlanta has me hoping for the chance to eat at Agave. The food always has just the right amount of flavor and never disappoints. I enjoyed the homemade guacamole as an appetizer and the stuffed trout for an entree. As usual, Agave's creations were delicious."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This is, hands down, one of my family's favorite Atlanta eateries. The service is impeccable, food outstanding, and ambiance cozy and relaxed. They have an excellent selection of margaritas, wines, and beers. The food, is fresh and amazingly tasty. We eat here at least once a month and never hesitate to bring out of town guests here for dinner. This is a spot not to be missed!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Agave remains one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta! The food is always outstanding- great flavor and fresh. The staff is accommodating, knowledgeable, and offers great suggestions. On our latest visit, we sat on the covered/open air patio and it was lovely. It was my boyfriend's first time dining there, and he was impressed as well. Thanks for continuing to provide a great dining experience! "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We were sat promptly, served quickly, and the food was wonderful. The waiter, Amir, was attentive, funny, and knowledgeable. If you haven't been, you are missing out."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Great food, atmosphere, drinks and service! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food was excellent until the heat from the spices kicked in. Service was great. Great gluten free menu as well"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The dinner was great for Mother's Day. The waiter just brought the check and didn't ask about dessert. We were very surprised because he had done everything else a waiter is suppose to do."
    Dined on 5/11/2014