Agave
Agave

Agave

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.agaveca.com/
  • Phone: 6509696767x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Winter Hours

    Monday-Thursday 11:30am-2:00pm & 5:00pm-10:00pm

    Friday 11:30am-2:00pm & 5:00pm-Late

    Saturday 12:00pm-Late

    Sunday Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Rámon Sepúlveda
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer catering options for your events. Contact us for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private dining for up to 63 people. Our backyard patio can also be reserved for private parties of 90.
  • Private Party Contact: Gilberto Figueroa 6509696767x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Villa
  • Public Transit: VTA #51: Truman & Bryant / De Anza College Bus stop is at our front door step.

    One block from Mountain View Station!
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Parking Garage is located 1/2 block west on Bryant Street.
A word from Agave
AGAVE Mexican Bistro and Bar is our latest venture, featuring family favorites with a modern and unique twist. And of course, a fabulous bar full of Tequilas in keeping with our namesake, and other pleasant spirits.

At AGAVE we specialize in luscious sauces and Chef / Owner, Alexandro Garcia has cooked up some new creations. How does Tlatonilli (chipotle-morita and ancho-chiles) Sauce over succulent shrimp sound? Or if vegetarian is your fare, Quesadilla de Cuitlacoche (corn truffle).

AGAVE sports 5 large screen TVs, warm and festive Backyard Patio and a Private Dining Room for up to 60+ people.

Join us for Happy Hour Monday through Friday 5-7pm.

We look forward to seeing you often at AGAVE!
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Agave reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (14)good for groups (13)neighborhood gem (9)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (5)fit for foodies (4)vibrant bar scene (4)special occasion (3)late-night find (3)romantic (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • Agave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Drinks were great, food was spotty, service poor. Nice outdoor patio, though. Specifically, the food that was good was great, the food that was not, was cold. Have been there twice. Service poor both times. Food inconsistent. Outdoor dining fun. Would go back again just to try and get it all right, because it would be awesome if that happened.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good location. Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Enjoyed the location in Mtn View, unable to accommodate a simple food request. Asked for a chile rille no a la carte and they could not do it? Took us forever to get our check. Employees seemed very disorganized.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New place to dine
    JimmyT
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Our experience had none of the negative issues that others noted on this site. The bartender Sergio was very welcoming and outgoing, the patio dinning was relaxing and we did not have service issues. The food was very good and not the usual Taco / Enchilada style you find in most Mexican places. Will be taking friends back often.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Watery margaritas, chunky food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Nice friendly service to compensate for mediocre food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • slow, loud, bleh
    flashfloodVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I took my three sons here for dinner last night. It's not a fancy place, so I expected to be there about an hour. It was actually well over two hours. Our waiter materialized about once every 20-30 minutes. After being seated, it was a 20 minute wait for first contact. Order drinks, another 20 minute wait. Order appetizers, 20 minute wait. Order mains, 30 minute wait. Order a second margarita, never came. Then another 30 minutes to get the check. And it's not like it was a pleasant place to hang out and chat: it was so loud we could barely hear each other even when almost yelling across the table, two feet away. The food wasn't terrible, but Chipotle is better, faster, cheaper. Never coming here again.
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  • Great Find in ountain View
    anteVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Excellent Mexican Food - well prepared and served - Delicious Sangria. Very nice casual dining experience -
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off the chart
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food here is amazing. Not your typical Mexican fare. Service is great and a very nice outdoor patio!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good good
    Hapygal
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Very good food. I had the seafood soup and my husband had the steak. Both were delicious. Service was so so. Started off odd it was like we had 2 or three servers or they couldn't decide whose table it was. once we got our food, the staff disappeared. I had to go up to the bar and get a waitress to give us the dessert menu/get a to go box. Very good food, but not the best service staff. Everyone more than happy to pitch in even if we were not their table.
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  • Glad We Took a Chance
    FYI2
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Was looking for some Mexican food prior to going to a concert at Shoreline. Our party didn't know anything about Agave, so it was a total shot in the dark. We were all very impressed. Food, drink, service, all very good. Not your traditional Mexican food, but more of an eclectic, fusion, contemporary flair. Had dinner right at opening time, so atmosphere was somewhat subdued. Would imagine it to be more energetic later in the evening. Restaurant located on Castro Street which has many good restaurants---this being one of them.
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  • Great birthday
    Scout
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Made every member of a party of 10 happy. With apps, main and pitchers of margaritas it was $40-50 each, well worth it. Loved sitting outside under the heaters. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and super friendly staff
    Casey
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The buffet was great, particularly the pork, which was incredible!! The staff were friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. The outdoor patio was lovely and I could have relaxed there all day (-:
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food, fair price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We came here for Mother's Day Brunch, and I must say I was very pleased. Great selection, kid friendly and kind wait staff made it a wonderful morning
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 70 reviews are from the Agave reviews archive.
  • Excellent food and service
    Lking
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We were a group of 5. Each one of had a different dish and each one was great. Margaritas were delicious too. Waiter was a lot of fun and even the owner even stopped by to chat. A great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good dining in Mountain View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The entrees are reasonably priced, as I had the Salmon viva Mexico; my friend had the same, but vegetarian style with portobello mushroom. We each ordered a margarita, with different tequilas -- both with salt and on the rocks. Both were really nice. This place can get a little noisy as the crowd thickens.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Confirmed reservation, but CLOSED!
    jlcjohnsonVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Very disappointing! We had confirmed reservations for a Sunday evening dinner for a group of 7, but the restaurant was closed! We enjoyed delicious Thai food from two doors down instead.
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  • Dinner at Agave
    Sandy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This place has two sections (i.e. combined two shopping spaces for the restaurant). The section with the bar has better ambience: more light, bis TV screens on the walls, etc. This is a good place to watch sports as they have big TV's all over. The food is OK, nothing too great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The maragaritas were very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The maragaritas were very good. Not too sweet. The fish tacos were the best I have had for some time, White fish battered and fried with cole slaw, black beans and white rice. The carnitas were prepared a little different. The pork was slow roasted and then the portion to be severed was pan fired to add crunch and was served with a sauce that complimented the pork well. I highly recommend dining at this restaurant the next time you visit downtown Mountain View.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Place!
    JMBS
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Had a great time here with my girlfriends! The food was fabulous, the wait staff was attentive and the prices were reasonable. We'll definitely keep Agave on our 'good places to go' list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • charismatic server
    AnaFriends
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    We had a good time. Margaritas were great. And the ceviche! Our server was fun and charismatic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phenomenal selection of margaritas.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Phenomenal selection of margaritas. Great food... Although I wish they had a Fajita option.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • had a fun time
    will
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    agave is a good spot to check out for mexican cuisine. i've been there 3 times and always had a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Empty restaurant serves great food!
    BuckwheatTheFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    So strange to see such a cavernous place so empty, yet it offers great food right downtown in Mountain View. Flavors are good, spiciness at the right level, and menu offers good selection. Why aren't people flocking here for lunch?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Eats for Cheap
    JesseF
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    Lunch was inexpensive, I had juevos racheros and they were excellent. Two kinds of salsa for the chips. Good service. The coffee was excellent too. Everyone in my party was happy. Good place! The only downside was that the lunch menu was somewhat limited, but next time I will have to try dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2013
    Had dinner on the patio. The service was great (although the bus boy seemed to be in a bad mood, but the waiter more than made up for him). Had the combination plate and everything was delicious. The patio is cute and festive and a great place to have a nice dinner. They brought us our own heat lamp right next to the table which was wonderful. The place was so good I went back for lunch the next day to watch the America's cup. Bartender was fabulous and friendly, food was again delicious. You need to try this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    A couple of friends and I decided to go to Agave because it had great reviews. The food was great and the their signature jalepeno and guava margareta was good too. What kills my image of this place was the poor service espcially from the hostess.
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  • Yummy, fresh tasting Mexican food
    MenloGalVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Stopped by on a Friday night for dinner. There was an extensive list of Margaritas, tequilas and sangria. A delicious basket of chips and two salsas were brought to the table. I ordered a Margarita, my companion ordered a sangria, both were tasty. I ordered the carne asada tacos with corn tortillas, they were delicious, but a bit light on the toppings, I would have liked to see some salsa, pico de gallo, cheese, perhaps I needed to upgrade to the next taco on the list. My companion got the chicken soup. It was beautiful and fresh tasting. Giant TV screens on the wall did not detract from the décor. I would definitely return.
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  • Sooo many choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    A friend and I ate on the back patio. Food was delicious, especially the salsa. The margarita menu was intense. I ordered the waiter's recommendation and it was great. Tried a different 'rita for the second round...seriously, two page list of tequila.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great high quality Mexican
    Jopesche
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    Handmade tortillas and great food - and soccer on the big screens inside which is a bit incongruous given how good the food is. A great place to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dreadful service.
    MVDInerVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    Met three friends there for dinner and drinks. We ordered drinks, waited 25 minutes, then walked up to the bar and asked the nice guy behind the bar where our drinks were. He apologized and immediately made our drinks and brought them to us. The fish tacos were very good, as was the calamari. Given the food is not cheap, the quality was high so made it worth it. But the service was terrible. We then ordered two more rounds of drinks from the barman, as our server had vanished. The barman was great and personally delivered our drinks. We were low key, undemanding customers who expected fair service. Cocktails were lovely and the atmosphere good. Would we go back? Unlikely -- Castro st has a lot of restaurants with great service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ambiance, food was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    The service was great. Wait staff knew how to ensure your meal was memorable. If only the food lived up to the service. Don't get me wrong the food was good, just not spectacular. Which meant the food cost seemed high for what you got. They should reduce the food quantities, and raise the quality.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    High end Mexican food. Lots of seafood options. I was most impressed by their courteous and rapid service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall OK but nothing more
    LKTGVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    the service was OK, the drinks are great but the food was mediocre. I will go back to try some other stuff and most likely at dinner...stay tuned :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service makes a difference
    slashlibVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    It was a very quiet Monday night for Agave and the servers were very friendly and helpful. They gave (good!) advice and opinions when required but were otherwise unobtrusive. The food was above average; in particular the calamari appetizer was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food - good, but........
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    I went to this place twice last week. First trip was for a business lunch, which gave a great impresssion in regards to the service and food. Which led me to make a reservations for my son's 13th birthday party. I had a total of 11 people for the party. The food was good, no doubt, but you think for 13th birthday party, they would at least provide a small cake or dessert to acknowledge the birthday celebration. My son was really disappointed. I hinted to the server 3 seperate times....and wanted to charge me for a small desert...after spending over $400 dollars that evening. I wouldn't go back there for a special occasion, but maybe for a business lunch.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but OK service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    This was the first time for the two of us and we had invited two other couples. The guacamole is prepared ahead of time. Most good restaurants have their guacamole made as you order. The food is tasty but would not go back as the service is slow and the chef is not accomodative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great outdoor patio area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    I dined with a group and we sat in comfy couch seating in the back outdoor patio. We loved the firepits on the tables. The food was excellent and we had a great time.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2013
    I've been going to Fiesta del Mar for ages, and have always enjoyed it. Fiesta del Mar has great food, great service, and great drinks. I hoped for a more upscale version of that at Agave, Fiesta del Mar's sister restaurant, and didn't get it. The food wasn't very good (the chicken was dry, the chorizo flavorless), the service was weird, and the drinks were inexpertly made. I'll stick with Fiesta del Mar.
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  • Pleasant Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    Went with a small group for a mid week meal. All our dishes were pleasant.
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  • Very good food -- lives up
    NewExp
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    Very good food -- lives up to its tagline about being where Mexican meets CA cuisine -- regular meal-like servings (meat, sauce, vegetables, starch) with a mexican flavor. Far from Tex-Mex. Dining room is cheery and service was excellent the night we were there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    The brunch at Agave was terrific. They had a buffet that included traditional breakfast food (e.g. scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage) as well as some Mexican dishes (e.g. Cochinita Pibil, Pollo Asado, Carne Asada and Chiliquiles). There were also trays of black beans and rice. All superbly seasoned. Unfortunately, they offer the buffet brunch fo special occasions though they do serve items from the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic