Agave Restaurant at Desert Diamond Casino
Agave Restaurant at Desert Diamond Casino

Agave Restaurant at Desert Diamond Casino

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ddcaz.com/index.php/sahuarita/dining-nightlife/agave
  • Phone: 5203422328x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Hours: 11AM-2PM
    Dinner Hours: 4PM-9PM (Friday and Saturday open until 10PM)
    Closed Monday and Tuesday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Prime Rib, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Pascual Rodriguez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Sports Bar-Dancing to D.J. or Live Music Fridays and Saturdays. Diamond Center-live entertainment/concerts. (www.ddcaz.com for information)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Interstate Hwy-19
  • Public Transit: Taxi service available at Valet.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet, private parking. Shuttle service from casino entrance.
A word from Agave Restaurant at Desert Diamond Casino
Agave Restaurant features Beef, Seafood, Pasta and Specialty dishes using the freshest ingredients, cooked to order. Dine in our casual atmosphere or go “al fresco” and enjoy the spectacular Arizona sunset in our courtyard facing patio.

Agave Restaurant is located at our Sahuarita location.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Agave Restaurant at Desert Diamond Casino reviews from OpenTable diners
80 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (45)good for groups (27)great for lunch (24)neighborhood gem (24)fit for foodies (20)romantic (13)scenic view (8)great for outdoor dining (6)notable wine list (5)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Inconsistent food depends on chef
    GregSVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We used to like going here, but the quality of the food has dropped. Last night the seafood soup I ordered, the clams had sand in them, the lobster was under cooked, the salmon was over cooked, and honestly 1 shrimp, 2 clams, 1/2 lobster tail, 2 mussels, and tiny pieces of salmon does not qualify this as a seafood entrée but possibly an appetizer. Since it's the most expensive entrée on the menu I expected better. Apparently the chef doesn't understand that each type of seafood has differing cooking times. Most everyone understands you have to put clams in fresh water so the clams expel the sand. And the weakest excuse of the night, "we'll talk to our supplier". What has the supplier got to do with how long the seafood is cooked? Very sad.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • usually great
    Shirl67
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    not so great this evening. the highest priced item on the menu certainly disappointed. the seafood plate was loaded.....with tomatoes and potatoes. hardly any seafood. one very small piece of lobster, one shrimp, two clams. left hungry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YumYum
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was outstanding. The menu was diverse and the four of us were impressed with the 5 star quality of our meals. The food, however, was slow to get there but well worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    After wait 20 mins. for the waiters to decide who was going to serve us had good service. I would not recommend this place to anyone. There were four of us and not one us felt the food was that great nor did we get our monies worth. My husband ordered sauteed mushrooms for an appetizer. They came in a thick dark gravy, definitely not sauteed in butter. We all order the prime rib dinner. One rare and three medium rare. Soup nor salad came with the meal. Garlic mashed potatoes,sweet potatoes and vegetable came with the meal. My husband and I order a Loaded Baked Potato which were extra. The prime ribs were rare. The mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes were removed from our plates even though they were paid for with the meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • hours
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Why has the restaurant gone to limited hours? In years past they were always open and with large crowds. Our experience was ok but with so few patrons it lacked the atmosphere we so enjoyed in the past. Food was quite good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We saw that the Agave Restaurant was offering a specially priced dinner for two and decided to try it. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the food. We checked out the regular menu and definitely plan to return to try other items.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Agave at Desert Diamond casino
    diegodame
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Three meals were wonderful but the seafood dinner was very disappointing-meager proportion and quite expensive for what was served. The lunch seafood meal is far superior.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was expecting more
    DBfromGreenValley
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The drinks were good and average price. We waited an hour for our food and that was disappointing. I had the crab stuffed shrimp and didn't see or taste any crab. I might try this place again and give them a second chance but overall it wasn't worth what we paid. Our waitress didn't have it together. Plus they made us late for a concert next door because the food took too long.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Under staffed
    212Lady
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This can be a good restaurant however why they did not have the outdoor open and were understaffed when it was a concert night is hard to understand. Our waitress did her best, but the appetizers were cold (cold calamari is never good) and dinner took WAY tooo long. The positive review on service is particularly for Shawna (?) our waitrss as she really tried but was stymied by the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1 hour wait - no main course
    johnnygreat
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I chose Agave for dinner prior to catching a show at the Desert Diamond - a 30 second walk across the plaza. The show began at 8 PM and our reservation for dinner was for 7 PM which was the earliest available. We were seated at 7:05 and served wine, bread and salad within a reasonable 10 minutes. We told the waitress we needed to make the show at 8 and she understood because most people were at Agave prior to the show. At 7:55 still no main course and the couple who came in 10 minutes after us were being served. We paid for the wine and salad and left. The concert was great! (Natalie Cole)
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Agave Restaurant
    AgaveReview
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The ambiance was cafeteria like. Very noisy. Dinner rolls were unappetizing....struck me as store bought. The calamari was chewy. The main course "mediterranean seafood" was fairly good. Service was good. Convenient for a quick meal prior to a concert but not someplace I would go out of my way for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Accommodating
    Phillygirl
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I must be on a yeast-free/gout diet and they were extremely accommodating. The dinner the chef made was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The experience
    Bobby
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We always enjoy eating at Agave and believe that it represents great value (a subject not addressed by your survey, but should be)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long time customer
    none
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We've continued to be customers, though concerned about what seems to be a significant increase in historical prices. Staff is always well trained, courteous and quite good. Interested that the restaurant at this time of year holds down its wait staff levels making meeting our preferred time for eating impossible to reserve...though Agave was at best 1/4 of capacity inside.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Our meals were delicious, great value and super service too. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    AnniversaryDinner
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    As usual the DDC Agave was comfortable with overall ambiance, hostess staff greeted us with a smile, promptly to our table; menu selection is good, and presentation of the appetizers was wonderful; great special (2 for $30) with filet mignon, a bit tough, but good; demi glaze reduction a bit on the salty side; fresh vege's included steamed beets, turnips and brocollini, all VERY delicious, great value, location and evening
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Luv2dineoften
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The restaurant is very nice and the food was good. The staff could show that they care that customers are there a little more. Seemed to be concerned that it was getting close to 2pm and closing time. But we will return thank you.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I believe the waitress name was Ana. She took our dinner order, never saw her again. I had to ask two different employees to please have Ana bring the bill to our table. Eventually, after a 10-15 minute wait, another waitress brought us the bill and stated that something had happened to our bill on the computer(?). Maybe just an excuse for Ana's lack of quality customer service. Other than the lack of quality waitress service, everything else was very good. Hope to return some day. thanks....gilbert
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Were Back!
    suzyzoo74
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We returned back to the Agave Restaurant due to the great fine dining experience, the food is always good and the staff and the atmosphere is Great!. You offer specials but you also offer them on concert night so many more people would take advantage of it a nice dinner before the show make it a package why don't you then. I will be back and check out the new and great specials.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Good service. OK ambience. I would go back very convient when attending a show on site.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as it gets...
    Copyfox
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The Agave never fails to please and make you want to come back. Shauna was our server and proved, once again, what a tremendous asset she is to the enterprise. All, in all, a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was a slow that night
    bats057
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service was a little slow that night, we had to ask where our drinks were. It was not busy at that time. It would have been nice to have some wine with the appetizers. But the staff was very friendly and helpful. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great service, great food....With the exception of the bread. Fresh bread with a tasty hard crust and warmed would have made it perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Agave menu problems
    ddiner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very disappointed that when we got there found that the regular menu was not available because there was a concert in nearby auditorium. We had looked at the online menu and decided to go because my companion liked the seafood menu. No such luck. When seated we were handed a single page menu and told that was all that was available because they were too busy because of the nearby concert. This was never stated when making the reservation or on their website. Decided to stay because it was too late to go anywhere else. The food available was fine but check their concert schedule before you go. They never looked that busy and I saw very few patrons that looked like they were headed to a Pink Floyd concert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The server was freindly & helpful. Our meal took a very long time to be served which gave us concern.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy
    Esmeralda
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We arrived earlier than our reservation time and were seating quickly. My husband and I both ordered the filet mignon and it was fabulous! We finished our meal with a slice of cheesecake to celebrate our anniversary. We will be coming back soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best Filet!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    A group of six met at the Agave for my husband's birthday. Most of us had the filet - best anywhere! Excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank You!!
    Noots
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a party of 10 people celebrating a 60th birthday and had a wonderful dinner! Britney was our server and she did an OUTSTANDING job. I stopped at the restaurant the day before to ask about the seating and Britney recommended the area were it would be a bit more private. I also dropped off some "60th" decorations and they had everything ready when we arrived. THANK YOU - BRITNEY!! Some of our friends had never eaten at the Agave Restaurant and said they would definitely be back. Great menu selections and all priced well. Great food presentations and very good portions. No one went away hungry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • agave
    emmyanddrew
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was great and the service was very good. We were able to have an enjoyable romantic meal before catching a concert at the Diamond Center.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Good food, but pricey. Server was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thumbs down this time!
    Sophie
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We have eaten here many times, particularly enjoying their summer specials. These specials have gone down in quality each year. While I understand prices have gone up, they have reduced what they offer; first dropping the glass of wine, next year the salad. Now it's an entree & dessert. And the price was $29/pp....not much of a bargain. We even had to keep our fork between salad and entree. Not a sign of a first class restaurant. Won't be going back; at least Not until we hear of an improvement. Really a disappointment!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • On the right night
    FrederickCharles
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    It can be romantic when it's not terribly busy. Particularly during the summer weeknights it's a very nice restaurant for romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lots of choices on the menu.
    D48J
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We always go to the Agave on special occasions, i.e. birthdays or anniversaries and the experience has never been disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just all right
    dave
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We have gone there for years. This was not the best experience we had there. The food was okay but expensive for what you got. The service seemed slow.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced & super small portions
    eatout
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We have eaten at this restaurant before; the food was excellent, good portions.This time the server kept asking if we would like more bread, we finally found out why.The price was over 25.oo for the entrée. 1st-2 tiny carrots, 2 small shrimp, 2 small mussels, 3 tiny bay scallops, half lobster tail smaller than my little finger and 2 little stalks of broccoli with no heads, just stems.2nd-4 tiny shrimp with a 1/4 slice of very thin bacon, a small scoop of mashed potatoes & a smaller scoop of sweet mashed. We asked for manager who told us "we charge what the food cost" She was so rude and sarcastic, we will never set foot in Agave again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Sunshinegirl
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The portions are generous so bring a doggie bag....and a cooler. My favorite is the Louisiana Cajun pasta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food And Drinks
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We had the Cedar Planked Salmon and Agave Margaritas. It was great. We will be returning for another special night out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining
    RECannon
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    A well kept secret. Great place to have dinner with a very good wine list. We eat there at least once a month and always receive great service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food
    Pumpkin
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Six of us had a very good experience when we ate lunch there. The food was very good. The dining room is attractive and quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food underwhelming
    tucsondiner
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    This was said to be the best of the town, however I had scallops that were the consistency of a rubber ball and beef wellington that was cooked well done.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 588 reviews are from the Agave Restaurant at Desert Diamond Casino reviews archive.