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
83 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (49)good for groups (33)great for lunch (28)neighborhood gem (25)romantic (19)fit for foodies (17)notable wine list (9)scenic view (8)great for brunch (6)late-night find (5)great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (2)Show More
  • 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
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • Great specials
    TOMA
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We had the 2 for $30 dinner and it was excellent. Our server was great and the food presentation is as good as any I have seen. Great value and excellent food. We have never been disappointed with this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Good Choice
    whatzup
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The Chef does an excellent job on taste and presentation. Their "specials" are well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing
    going2dine
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Wonderful meal, wonderful and friendly service, and wonderful ambience. The meal and over all experience was very relaxing. The waitress did not rush us, and with our coffee she just let us sit before the bill came. Most places diners are rushed , they bring the bill so the hint is 'it's time to go'. We enjoyed our evening out, as for us it was a nice getaway.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bats057
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    H, we had great service and the food was fantastic. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sophie
    Sophie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food. Was not as good as usual. The prime rib was just so-so, and the salmon stuffed scallops was not as filling or tasty as before.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • coyote
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Food presentation was exquisite, no noise distraction. Food looked fresh and crisp, which explains why the taste far exceeded my expectation. The price for the meals are more than fair compared to the overall product. We will be going back again, and we will be recommending The Agave to fanily and friends. It is now our favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Robert
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The waitress was courteous and very attentive to our requirements. Food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a good time!
    Gary
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    There were very few guests at the restaurant when we went in so we were seated right away even though we were earlier than our reservation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food/Service Excellent, no ambience
    DesertDweller
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Haven't been to Agave before and was very disappointed in the cafeteria style seating and decor. The server was fantastic; friendly/personable, checked back on us so although it was busy we didn't feel ignored. Took a long time to get our food but the hot dish was warm, the salad was crisp and the presentation of the food was overall very pleasing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food; long wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had reservations for a party of 6, after a concert show at the same location. Predictably, the restaurant was busy, but a 45 minute wait seemed too long.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We were taken to our table, no one came by for 15 minutes. We waved down an employee and asked for water. She brought water and bread. The waistress finally came after 15 minites to take our order. She then came by another 15 minutes later to tell us that the special that we order was still going to be quite a while. After a total of 50 minutes at our table, we were served bread and water. We left without eating dinner.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lukewarm
    Lukewarm
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Disjointed reception: guests with reservation that arrived early after the concert were told no changes earler than 1hr-1hr 10min..new guests were being told 20-30 minutes. We were arrived at 1745 for an 1815 reservation..were seated at 1825. Food seemd a bit slow to arrive...when mine arrived the plate was hot but the food was lukewarm...I was 1/3 thru the meal before server re-visited the table to check...she promptly returned it to the the kitchen...when it returned it was amazing...well presented and hot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place to eat
    pegloves
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great place to eat, good service, reasonable prices and close to where i live.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Improved experience
    GregSVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Last time we were there with friends and our experience was very sad. Food wasn't hot, and they wanted to piecemeal fix the meals and no apology from the manager. This time, although our special meal requests weren't accommodated the meal was enjoyable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tobysmom
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Great food,enjoyable place for friends to gather for lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.