100 South Avenida Del Convento, Suite 200
Tucson, AZ 85745Neighborhood:
Contemporary AmericanPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.agustinkitchen.com/
- Phone: (520) 398-5382
- Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Organic, Seafood, Contemporary American
- Executive Chef: Ryan Clark
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Private Party Facilities: Chef Ryan Clark can make any special event a reality. Space within the Mercado San Agustin can accommodate up to 500 guests. Other entertainment areas include the AK Rooftop, Bar/Lounge, Dining Room, Patio and Private Dining Room. Please, inquire about more information by visiting our website.
- Private Party Contact: Ryan Clark 5203985382x
- Entertainment: Please call for details.
- Cross Street: 1-10
- Public Transit: Tucson Streetcar(Mid 2014)
- Parking: Public Lot
- Parking Details: Parking is currently widely available. A 1 mile taxi cab from the restaurant will bring you to the front door of almost any downtown show or event. A key way to avoid the downtown congestion.
A word from Agustin Kitchen
Chef Ryan Clark’s creative farm-to-table cuisine inspired by Tucson’s local offerings includes amazing house specialties, an exciting ‘all domestic’ wine list and an arrangement of local draft beers. An award winning bar staff finds the niche in the menu with carefully created craft cocktails and house infusions. The kitchen crew works magic at this Downtown Tucson hot spot that takes sustainability seriously as it sends out tasty locavore lunches and sophisticated dinners, all at prices that are reasonable for what you get; a setting that’s a perfect mix of informal and beautiful and knowledgeable, friendly service complete the picture.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
- Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
- Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
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Agustin Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
181 reviews since July 23, 2014
- Ambiance4.2Noise LevelEnergetic
fit for foodies (137)neighborhood gem (89)special occasion (82)hot spot (56)great for outdoor dining (53)good for groups (44)great for lunch (36)romantic (32)vibrant bar scene (31)great for brunch (31)late-night find (23)notable wine list (21)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (3)Show More
- Lived Up to High ExpectationsNewTucsonanDined on 11/16/2014Four of us were seated immediately for our 6pm reservation on Sunday evening in this comfortable, beautifully lit dining room. We were greeted quickly by our knowledgable and friendly server who told us that there were only 3 orders left of the prime rib special (an excellent value at $25 including a glass of red or white wine, a simple, but lovely salad and fresh, local sides). One of our party requested and received an end cut (and more) of the excellent prime rib. Our party enjoyed the 4 Current Jars of "schemers" with garlic toast, Bibambop, and Diver Scallops. We one party member was celebrating a birthday and was treated to a complementary dish of house gelato or sorbet. The Cinnamon Chocolate Gelato was outstanding! Beautiful presentation of interesting and flavorful dishes, all laced with fresh, local ingredients. Highly recommend!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful, as always!AZJSVIPDined on 11/16/2014We have been to agustin a number of times and often brought people who hadn't yet eaten there. It is always a wonderful experience - food, atmosphere, service are all great. We choose it for special occasions because of the excellently prepared and creative menu. Our friends have always returned and we are never disappointed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food!OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 11/16/2014Been here twice for lunch and once for dinner and all the visits were great. Had the cioppino for dinner and it was delicious. Chicken chopped salad for lunch both times and it has to be my favorite place for a great salad. Service was top notch and the location in a courtyard was very cool.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best Meal in Tucson!mariadosDined on 11/15/2014This restaurant is spectacular. It was our 1st visit and we were celebrating my husband's birthday. I'm somewhat of a foodie and often am unimpressed when we dine out. Not here. The food was exquisite. Everything, for the most part, is locally sourced and seasonal. The palate and layers of flavor in every dish are amazing. The service was excellent too. The restaurant is vibrant. The only issue that might arise is, if the tables are full, it can be noisy and difficult to hear your companions. I wish they could install some sound absorbing features. Other than that, it is perfect in every way. we'll definitely be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Another Great MealDinerVIPDined on 11/15/2014The 'Vermont Butter Poached Chicken Breast' was probably the best chicken dish I have ever had. The food just melted in my mouth. WOW.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food, waiter and ambienceGemazonDined on 11/12/2014Don't call for directions. The desk couldn't have been less helpful, but that's why god made Siri. Once at a table the waiter was knowledgable and fun. The food was very nice. Pork in abundance and we had it Korean (generous portion, interesting flavor combination), in pasole (spicy and homey), and corned pig (With a spoon-worthy broth and tempura like onion rings). The chicken and dumplings, while the perfect comfort food with just a tiny kick is more like a soup. The room is a wide-open space without being the noisy warehouse of so many other restaurants of the ilk. We were not up for it this night but the jars is usually a great way to start.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food and service.LovingdesertDined on 11/9/2014We've been twice, both times with friends. The food was delicious and fit for foodies. The menu is heavy on meat but I could find vegetarian offerings for myself. The ambience is fantastic with lots of open space in the main dining room and an overall great vibe. Our second visit was on the night of the All Souls Procession. Even though the Mercado outside was busy, crowded and loud with music, inside the kitchen and staff were totally on target. So glad to have a west side first class restaurant!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Understaffed and NoisyLarryDined on 11/9/2014We've been to Augustin Kitchen several times now, and I am asking myself why we go back. The restaurant is extremely noisy and it's hard to hear the conversation at the table. It's always been understaffed -- we went on a recent weekend evening and there were only 2 waiters for the whole place. The menu is very thin and includes a lot of rich, fatty, greasy food. And dinner for 2 without alcohol was $80. We could have gone someplace else that was fun twice for that cost.Special Features:
- i can live without all the pretensejohnswifeDined on 11/6/2014The food was fine. Only fine. The waiter was pretentious and was clearly preoccupied with other larger tables. We arrived at 5:30 with a reservation and were out less than an hour later having been hustled through dinner. I was disappointed. Too many other wonderful places to explore so we won't be back.Special Features:
- Great MealFPLetDined on 11/2/2014Eight of us dined at Augustin Kitchen before heading downtown for a concert. The waiter assured us he would get us out on time and he did. We all loved our salads and entrees, from the Prime Rib, to the Salmon, to the Calamari. The atmosphere was fun and the food excellant. What more can one ask for on a Sunday night.Special Features:
- TiffanyDined on 11/2/2014Having been acquainted with award-winning Chef Ryan Clark from Lodge on the Desert, I took pains to find his new restaurant this spring. It's vibrant with an open kitchen, a pleasant lively bar, and has a nice ambience & superior food. I had the generous & tasty mussels as an appetizer, the wonderful spinach salad and the delicious scallops as my main entrée. I also took home a "doggy" bag. It was a lot but I'd not eaten all day so came hungry. Located in a corner at San Agustin Mercado there are a few tables out front facing the grassy plaza. There seem to be quite a few activities that take place there. They also have wonderful monthly and reasonable chef's dinners.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A special spot!OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 11/1/2014We have dined at Agustin twice, and been blown away both times. Our untrained palettes find the food incredibly delicious and well-balanced. We love the variety and how adventurous the dishes are. This is a special spot for us to celebrate anniversaries/birthdays, etc. Try some local beer or whiskey!Special Features:
- beehive1956Dined on 11/1/2014Great place to dine. Ryan has done a great job! Food is wonderful great atmosphere.Special Features:
- Not ready for prime timeWallyworldVIPDined on 11/1/2014The calimari was extremely hot in that the breading contained the hot stuff. Seafood stew was gloppy and not close to the quality of traditional versions. Wine list is too limited. Atmosphere is great but this restaurant needs a major improvement in its menu and execution.Special Features:
- Wow!enjoyfriendsandfamilyDined on 10/31/2014We dined here with friends and all of us thought our meals were absolutely delicious. The fries that accompanied the mussels were among the best we've ever eaten. The Fall Farmer's Salad, the calamari, the tartare, the cavatelli, the Korean barbecue, the chicken and dumplings, the cioppino, and the eggplant Parmesan special all were amazing. Highly recommend!.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Worth a tripFoodDudeVIPDined on 10/30/2014An eclectic menu and a funky, warehouse vibe make this an interesting downtown stop. High ceilings give it a B-52 hanger feel, but the chef is creative and experiments with things out of the box in his salad creations and new spins on old favorites. Some are stellar, some not so much, but your palate will help you decide which way to go. It is at the end of the trolley car line which makes it an added experience journey. parking is also ample. The wait staff is young and energetic. What they lack in polish they compensate for with enthusiasm. Give it a shot.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Agustín KitchenfoodmanDined on 10/24/2014Terrific restaurant. This was our first visit. Wonderful waiter. Good wine selection. The steak was tender and delicious. The Korean barbecue bowl was out of this world. The oysters, sweet and sour soup, chocolate gelato were exceptional. It's a real find. We'll definitely be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIPDined on 10/23/2014Currant jars were good, but salads and entrees were just ok.
- From reservation to payment-lovelyfunandfamesDined on 10/19/2014Delightful and charming -- warm, considerate reservation experience right through payment --considerate personnel with warmth and expertiseSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Always Out-of-the-park GreatanneDined on 10/19/2014Recently introduced friend to the pleasures of Agustin Kitchen, and once again I was totally impressed with all aspects of our dining experience. Servers were knowledgeable, friendly and readily available. Our various food selections were cooked superbly with much imagination. The Current Jars remain a favorite. Chef Ryan's innovation and creativity will continue to bring us back. Thanks for a wonderful brunch prior to the opera.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Completely satisfying experienceJourneymanDined on 10/18/2014We took a family member for a celebration. Every dish was creative, exquisitely prepared, and sparkling with interesting flavors. The service was friendly and attentive. Every member of our party was delighted. This restaurant should be added to the top of your restaurant rotation.Special Features:
- Always a treat!stxdesertgirlVIPDined on 10/18/2014Best restaurant in Tucson. Chef Ryan Clark is a gem.Special Features:
- LarryDined on 10/18/2014appetizer (Calamari) was just ok, much better last time, everything else was very goodSpecial Features:
- Good eats1948Dined on 10/18/2014There were six of us and we all had delicious meals. Our server "missed" hearing one of us order shrimp with the pasta dish and she gave us a bit of attitude over it saying she "didn't order shrimp" when everyone else heard it. The white wine could have been much colder. Nothing on a warm evening like a very cold glass of white wine.Special Features:
- melsieDined on 10/18/2014This was our second time at Augustin Kitchen; liked it even better. Since we went early (5:15 for dinner) had neat table and attentive waitress. Although we like everything about Augustin (food, service, interesting atmosphere) the real draw for us is the location -- the Mercado. Charming shops built around a courtyard, tables where one can have a meal or just a snack, makes for a delightful visit. Probably the kind of spot Tucson was in the early days !I would recommend this to a friend.
- Negative beginning was twofold.equusartDined on 10/17/2014First time visit, negative start. Extremely loud band & crowd blocking entrance. Had Open Table reservations & table wasn't ready but there were lots of empties that could've been added onto very simply to accommodate us. We had to wait 20+ minutes for our assigned table to be vacated & set up. If the place had been packed it would have been understandable but there were several empty tables that with a little addition would have worked fine for us. Our server Monica get high marks for working with us and being on top of everything. She is a gem. Our food was for the most part very good for 4 of us. Presentation great. The scallops sans bacon dish was so sugary it was inedible. Dish was ordered w/o bacon due to pork allergy. Chef great.Special Features:
- PHO SOUPSewingVIPDined on 10/12/2014We both ordered the Pho Soup which was full of flavor and warmth. There were 5 large succulent shrimp surrounded by rice noodles and crunchy bean sprouts. I was able to have the jalapenos on the side which made it possible to manage my level of heat. It was a hearty bowl of soup that was served in an oversized bowl - too much for just one person!Special Features:
- DebbieVIPDined on 10/12/2014We sat outside on the patio since the inside noise level is fairly high.Special Features:
- Food was OKOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 10/10/2014The Arancini + Cioppino was a bit salty and the portion was fair. The Ham ‘N’ Cheese sandwich was OK, nothing to rave about. Grilled Hanger Steak Salad was very good.Special Features:
- Wonderful mealzoneyboyDined on 10/5/2014We had been following the Kitchen in various reviews for awhile and were happy we stumbled in the week before while we were riding the Tucson Street Car for the first time. We immediately made a reservation for the following week, since we planned to be attending a show at the Music Hall Downtown. My wife had the Cioppino and I had the Diver Clams. Both meals were simply excellent! The service was great and the waiter was very knowledgable. What he didn't know, he quickly found out. We'll come again!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Off the beaten path GemSobriquet49Dined on 10/5/2014There's just something about Agustin Mercado that works so well. Off the beaten path and uncrowded. And so is Agustin Kitchen with its variety of flavorful choices. This will be a new fave for me that is also pleasantly off the radar to the crowds.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Pleasant DiningMercadoFavoriteDined on 10/5/2014This was our second visit for brunch. The service was impeccable & our guests really enjoyed the special, Biscuits and Gravy. We chose to eat outdoors and prefer it because the indoor area has very poor acoustics. Of course dining al fresco would not be an option during our hot summers. We have a friend who was there for dinner. He has a hearing loss and he couldn't participate in conversations. In my opinion, this is the only negative about Agustin Kitchen and it could have an adverse effect on business between May and September. Visitors might also want to tour the housing complex immediately to the south which is reminiscent of old world Europe or Mexico. A ride on the new Sunlink Streetcar is also recommendedSpecial Features:
- Breakfast poutine yum!aroundtucsonDined on 10/5/2014If you can dream about the perfect breakfast that incorporates french fries..then the breakfast poutine is it!Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 10/5/2014Mercado San Agustin is a gem and AK is a wonderful part of the place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Night OutenjoyfoodDined on 10/4/2014We had heard about Agustin Kitchen and had meals prepared by this chef before so we thought we would try it for our anniversary. We had the goat cheese brulee, a mixed salad, and the scallops. All three dishes were well prepared and presented. It was slightly noisy (semi-industrial look, but the wait staff was attentive and the food was excellent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Dinner with FriendsTucsonAnnieDined on 10/4/2014Great food and a lovely atmosphere, next to a stop on Tucson's new modern streetcar line. Good service too!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very enjoyable lunchlairbearDined on 10/3/2014We had an excellent lunch at Agustin Kitchen. Wonderful Pho and very tasty fresh mussels. Service was attentive and knowledgable. Hard surfaces in the interior made it a bit noisy.Special Features:
- Not ImpressedTucNavDined on 10/1/2014Had dinner here on a Wednesday night...the noise level is terrible...server had to repeat herself several times. The food was fair at best and for the price not impressive. Server brought bread but no bread plates and the wedge salad was served with blue cheese crumbles but the no dressing (server apologized once she finally came back...said the kitchen should have caught it...really?!?) The enchilada was served on top of tortilla chips and for the most part was rather tasteless. The burger was good....large and well dressed. Wish we could say this was great as it is close to our son's house but I'm afraid we won't return.
- Great food, so-so wines by glassOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 10/1/2014Once again we had a great meal at Augustin. The scallops are absolutely divine. We greatly care about the pairing of food and wine, so our one complaint is that the wines available by the glass are rather lackluster.Special Features:
- Always pleasant enoughOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 9/24/2014Food is consistently well prepared and presented, nice wine list, peppy atmosphere...a bit too peppy actually. Have been here twice now. The first time was on a busy weekend, and the noise level was deafening. I chalked that up to it being a Saturday night. Ate there again on a Wednesday evening and the restaurant was about two thirds full. Was trying to have a nice romantic dinner, but it was still hard to hear my dining partner over the kitchen and patron noise level. I'll go back, but now I know that this place is better for a group that doesn't mind straining their vocal chords.Special Features: