Agustin Kitchen
Agustin Kitchen

Agustin Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.agustinkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 5203985382x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Dinner

    Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

    Brunch

    Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, 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, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: specialevents@agustinkitchen.com
  • 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.

Getting there

  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Agustin Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
176 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (130)neighborhood gem (91)special occasion (77)good for groups (48)hot spot (44)great for outdoor dining (41)romantic (36)great for lunch (35)great for brunch (29)vibrant bar scene (26)late-night find (22)notable wine list (17)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Always pleasant enough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Food 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:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved this surprise in the desert
    Ksinlj
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Local food; beautifully executed. Comfort meets quality. Don't miss Agustin Kitchen while in Tucson. Best pepper margarita, clean with a punch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Tucson Favorite
    TucsonFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Always great food and service. "Chef's Whim" is something to consider strongly. It changes from day to day, and is usually really good. Easy parking and it is a stop on the new trolley. We eat at Augustin Kitchen then take the trolley downtown to catch a play, opera or musical. That way we don't sweat the parking at Centenial Hall, the Music Center or The Rogue Theater. It's fun, easy and let's us enjoy or favorite restaurant more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Find on the West Side!
    Mike
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our meal at Agustin Kitchen was excellent! I grew up in Rhode Island, so finding seafood that lives up to home is a challenge in the desert. The calamari we had for an appetizer was brilliant, my scallops entre were absolutely delicious, and my wife's ribeye was on of the best steaks we've had in town. The cocktails were well-prepared, and the staff was very friendly. Stop reading reviews and make a reservation already!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Evening
    GinnyJo
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was fabulous. Cocktails were great. Will continue to frequent this restaurant. It is so convenient, now that the trolley stops right in front. Parked at Main Gate and rode the trolley to the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reason to ride the streetcar
    mmtucson
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Ryan Clark's spot on the far West Side Mercado is a great addition to our dining options. Small menu, but filled with interesting options. Hanger Steak (sous vide) is outstanding as are the Divers Scallops. Excellent cioppino. Can't wait to go back and try more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • John anzelmo
    Ms28
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The wine list is inadequate. There should be many more choices, such as Malbec, etc.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Food was very fresh, and interesting. Had the bread and pesto, a real treat. Salmon salad, yummie!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Scrumptious and memorable
    Brujen
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food is remarkable and interesting. Liked the many options offered. Wine and beer selections were fun. Service was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining
    MxmccVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was excellent. Interesting menu. Friendly service.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stamp of Approval!
    FoodJunkie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food, excellent service, cool ambiance...defiantly a restaurant we'll be visiting often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great decor. Menu has interesting spin on classics. My husband had the chicken enchilada which was outstanding. My scallops were average - have had better in a number of other restaurants. Chocolate pistachio bread pudding - to die for. Only complaint about service: each time we put a fork down someone was sweeping in to ask if we were finished. Happened at least three times. Made us feel like they wanted us out and we were in no way lingering about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Noisy Atmosphere
    eatnOut
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We got off to a rough start, were taken to probably the worst table in the restaurant, right next to the kitchen, squeezed in on the end, a tight fit to say the least. I could not move my seat back to get in without disturbing the people behind us. The hostess did reseat us. They were very busy, took awhile to get our drinks, but we were happy to see the restaurant doing so well. When our meals arrived, mine was cold. The server took it back to the kitchen, the manager came by to apologize, and by the time I got my meal, my husband had just about finished his dinner, not a good dining experience. I will say the food was very good, my husband's hanger steak was delicious. Will give it another try.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    jimmyc0409
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Service (by John) was just as great a pleasure as the fabulous food. The Cioppino (sp?), the pork shank, the mussels and even the vegetarian pot pie all got rave revues. The oyster appetizer (Eastern) was fresh and delish, and the buffalo (sauced) calamari was to die for. Our french fry expert was in heaven with the extremely crispy, delicately seasoned, and large serving of fries. A good time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite
    oldladyinTucson
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We came for dinner before the theatre, and had a wonderful meal. We split the entree, which was the most delicious salmon I have ever eaten. It comes directly from Scotland, in dry ice. Cooked just to perfection. And the vegetables were also delicious. We even had dessert--the chocolate bread pudding--which was worth every calorie! Tabitha calibrates her service: just present enough, but not intrusive. We really love this restaurant; they were carefully aware of our schedule. We walked outside to the streetcar and took it to the university area, arriving in plenty of time. If we'd been younger, we could have enjoyed a nightcap here after the show, but we returned via streetcar to our car, and home. A great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Anacab
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Everything was delicious.. We ordered every appetizer and loved them all.. What wasn't as great was the beer selection.. That's the only thing i would recommend improving..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food was outstanding! Each of us in our party 3 ordered one of the specials. Each was really great. Overall, great experience....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You're gonna love this resturaunt!
    takes1toknow1
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I am often disappointed by restaurants of this price range, in Tucson. Ususally the food is good but I feel "I can make this as well or better..." This is not the case with Agustin Kitchen. Ryan has a little surprise tucked away in in every dish that has you passing your plate around the table asking everyone "Isn't this a great combination? or what exactly has he done to make this so amazing?" Even the cocktails are noteworthy! I will be taking guests back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, great service
    1026
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Special birthday dinner did not disappoint. Great food, great service, interesting menu. Only complaint was the noise level - very loud, probably due to high ceilings. We had to speak loudly to hear each other and we were sitting pretty close together. The music in the background was overwhelmed by people talking to the point it was indistinguishable and sounded more like a weed-eater or lawnmower. Otherwise really nice. I'd eat outside next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DINNER AT AUGUSTIN
    Melbach
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I came with 6 of my closest friends to celebrate a double birthday at this highly recommended restaurant. We were seated and attended to perfectly and had a very attentive waitress "Page" who explained all the specials and other questions we had extremely well and with care and concern. We ordered a bunch of appetizer's from the Oyster's to the calamari and they were spot on!! The main courses were fabulous as we ordered everything from the Flank steak all the way down to the Sea bass. The only comment I would like to make it that my Sea Bass though perfectly cooked was extremely bland and I was asking my waitress to get us more Kimchee and adding more salt etc., my guest who also ordered the same dish was doing pretty much the same.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and loud
    Winston
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Innovative menu, well prepared, knowledgeable service and cool design. However, the acoustics are not energetic, they are too loud. Our dinner was on a Saturday night. A couple at the adjacent table had to shout at each other, so we heard their conversation. This wasn't so bad since we could not have our own. Maybe the idea is that, by making the environment so loud, the diner has no choice but to focus on the food, which was amazing. One of our party (22 years old) left with a headache. We asked to move to the patio and the maître d' was immediately accommodating; however, the patio was in fact louder because an amplified band was playing. We retreated back into the restaurant to eat. Loud restaurants are a trend but not pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our party of 6 enjoyed an excellent dinner, fine service, but were very unhappy with the noise level. Almost impossible to visit over the din of voices and clanging of tableware etc. Probably won't return until they maybe 'soften' some of those hard surfaces i.e. empty walls, table tops, tile floors to muffle the clatter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice location; food inconsistent
    dogbreath
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My group has been to Augustin Kitchen about 4 times since last winter. The food was very good and notable on the previous visits. However, this time the food was overcooked and boring. Had the same dishes--specifically the chicken breast and the pork shank. On previous visits, these dishes were delicious. Not so on Sunday. A different cook? Service was spotty as they told us they were short one person. The CMS red blend wine was very good. Hope this visit was an aberration.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tucson World Class
    gsparky
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Finally found some world-class food and well-run establishment. We've been in town nearly a year now, searching every Saturday night for great spots. Rarely have we found the perfect mix of cuisine, quality, service, and price. AK obviously knows what they are doing. Well-run kitchen, everyone is competent and organized. The only nit is that the service, while friendly, competent, and timely was adequate at best. And it's great that they are on OpenTable !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Discovered a New Gem
    jane73
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went with friends who had eaten here before, but this was our first time, but it won't be our last! Andrea was our friendly server who helped make the evening fun. Chef Ryan has been so creative with the entrees and the fresh, local produce he uses. I had the Top Knot Chicken Enchilada, and it was one of the best I have had! It had little cheese which was healthy and full of onions, corn and tomatoes with the chicken and the flavors all rolled together. My husband had the Vegetable Pot Pie and raved about it as well. The other couple enjoyed the Scallops. We loved the atmosphere and the layout of the room with the kitchen in sight. It was fun to watch the guys do their work, yet it was not distracting. It was a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The waiter knew about the menu
    Friends
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a great dinner. It was a bit noises which made it hard to have a conversation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sldjflksdjVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    for business professionals going to lunch the wait staff did not have much of a sense of urgency to help their guests get in and out.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    It was really loud in the dining room, was quieter in the bar area, which was great... Foie gras was amazing... We will return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience?
    kskntucson
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Earlier this week, I took a friend to Agustin Kitchen to celebrate her birthday. Our server, Andrea, was friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable. The food was to die for. My friend had the Crispy Fried Oysters and the Baby Spinach Salad, which were both fantastic! I had the Vegetarian ‘Carbonara’ Pasta, which was amazing! We wrapped things up with the Chocolate ‘Local Bread’ Pudding, which left us raving. Great job, Chef Ryan Clark. Great food, great location, great service, and easy parking. Overall, an outstanding dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location
    Bill
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Corner restaurant is located across the street from the down trolley stop. Inviting courtyard entry!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NEW FAVES
    binkydinestucson
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The Calamari appetizer and the Cioppino are ny new Tucson faves in this category. A bit pricey for lunch, but worth it. One of my co-diners had the hanger steak salad, which I'd like to go back to try out. Think I'll try this venue for sat/sun brunch as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    NYCBrassVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was simply great! Service was ok and does need improvement, but nothing worth citing. I will definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll Be Back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Several friends had given us thumbs up on the restaurant and we weren't disappointed. Went with another couple and our table was ready when we arrive. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. We pretty much covered the whole menu - Mussels appetizer followed by salads and then scallops, hanger steak, chicken enchilada and cioppino. We all shared a bite and I would be more than happy with any of the dishes again. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's Not Tucson
    Chuzifood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Agustin Kitchen might be my new favorite restaurant in Tucson, along side Cafe Poca Cosa and Vivace. The difference, though, is that Agustin Kitchen really doesn't feel like it should live in Tucson. The ambiance, the quality seafood, and commitment to experimentation feels more like Atlanta or San Francisco, giving it a fresh transportive appeal, without compromising the hominess.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • creative cuisine
    Shakespeare
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This restaurant specializes in creative upscale cuisine. There is a considerable but not huge choice of plates, with some seafood choices. It is a good choice for a night out with someone who appreciates good food. The location just west of downtown is a nice place to have such a resource. On the Friday night we were there the noise level was at the limit of tolerable. Somehow the restaurant has to find a way to damp it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    robbob
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a very enjoyable dinner with friends. The service was outstanding and had a fun vibe. Our food was very good and plenty to share. Even had some gelato for a little birthday treat! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, different food.
    Aztriplem
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Ryan Clark is a wonderful chef and his menu shows it in spades. He uses regional ingredients and has fascinating combinations that are all delicious. The jars appetizer with four choices has something for everyone! Wine choices are good, everyone in our party (5) was very happy with what they ate. I've had brunch her before and it is also amazing. Completely recommend this restaurant!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of the way, but great food
    hiddengem
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Agustin is in the Mercado, so it is a little out of the way unless you live nearby. The food is very, very good, among the best in Tucson. The menu is inventive and the presentation is great. The room is a little live, so noise does ricochet around a bit. I recommend it highly and I will be returning regularly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch at AK
    smikeandjos
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My husband and I recently ate brunch at AK. We were both very pleased with our meals. I had the chicken enchiladas dish and my husband had the poutine. The enchiladas were delicious, light and fresh tasting and AK's take on poutine was especially good. We were very taken with the 1055 cheese sauce. Nice tang. The portion sizes were just right, not so much that felt gluttonous but enough food to feel completely satisfied. The service was prompt and courteous and our food was served hot and in a timely fashion, but not so quickly that a drink or appetizer couldn't be savored. One of the most pleasant dining experiences we've had out in a good long while. We will be back with family and friends. Incidentally, excellent coffee!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional
    Hard2Please
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Another superb meal at Agustin Kitchen August 9, 2014. Crowded and noisy for a late Saturday dinner so glad we had a reservation. Everyone clearing enjoying themselves and their food. Tim our waiter was a pro; available and responsive without hovering and interrupting. Best San Luis Obispo oysters with a glass of bubbly. Outrageous double pork chop special; divine cavatelli pasta special; was put over the edge by the Mexican coffee. So glad Tucson knows how to cook and present REAL food. Loved it, will be back with friends. Keep up the good work and thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.