Blue Agave Restaurante y Tequileria
Blue Agave Restaurante y Tequileria

Blue Agave Restaurante y Tequileria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blueagavebaltimore.com/
  • Phone: 4105763938x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open everyday from 11:00am - 2:00am
    Lunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm, everyday
    Dinner: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, everyday
    Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday and Sunday
    Late Night Menu: 11:00pm - 1:00am, everyday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We do catering in house and delivery for any scale or occasion, completely customization to your event!
  • Special Events: Monday: Kids eat free in the dining room (with purchase of an adult entree)!
    Tuesday: $4 off of all burritos, $5 house and $5.50 spicy margaritas
    Wednesday: 2 courses for $20 menu
    Thursday: $4 off of all fajitas, 1/2 price wine bottles

    Dinner specials every weekend, happy hour everyday from 3-7pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cross Street and Light Street
  • Public Transit: The FREE Charm City Circulator Purple Line runs from Penn Station to Federal Hill stop is directly in front of the restaurant!
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered parking along Light Street & Charles Street. Attendant manned West Street Parking Garage is 1.5 blocks south. The garage is accessible from Light or Charles Street.
A word from Blue Agave Restaurante y Tequileria
Located in Baltimore's historic Federal Hill, Blue Agave is a casual, festive venue featuring regional Mexican cuisine and over 135 tequilas of 100% agave. Menu items vary from traditional fare to contemporary regional dishes. All moles, sauces, and salsas are made in-house daily with fresh produce and imported chiles. Margaritas are made with fresh fruits and purees, & served up or on the rocks. Flights of tequila are offered in addition to interesting seasonal tequila infusions you will notice in tanks on the bar. Weekly and seasonal specials, and dining events are located on our website. Blue Agave is a Zagat rated establishment.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Blue Agave Restaurante y Tequileria reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (32)vibrant bar scene (25)good for groups (24)fit for foodies (13)hot spot (12)great for lunch (10)late-night find (10)special occasion (9)great for outdoor dining (7)great for brunch (7)romantic (7)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Ameri-mexican food
    Anna
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Good food, waitress refilled the chips for the complimentary chips and salsa (Which never happens at restaurants), cool feel. The waitress said the large pitcher of margarita would be good for two rounds, only did one round in small glasses for 4 people. Probably too much ice. Had a better margarita a few doors down at No Way Jose. Great mussels (Appetizer).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    Christie774VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The wings are amazing, a must have! They are not fried so it made us feel slightly healthier! The fish and steak tacos are also delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time here
    Veggiediner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The atmosphere was very nice, service very good along with the excellent food. Only downside is the meal was served shortly after appetizer so no time to relax and enjoy the food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic, Unique Mexican
    Navislonga
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our family of four had a great authentic meal at Blu Agave. They have a good kids menu but the place is also well-suited for a date night. Pork tacos pastor, beef enchiladas, tamales, and fajitas were all great. Service was top-notch, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious margaritas
    Kerrbear
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went to Blue Agave for restaurant week but found the regular menu more appetizing. The quacamole seemed to have a lot of frozen avocado, but queso was delicious. My boyfriend got the spinach enchiladas, which seemed to be a big pile of spinach and sauce with a blue corn tortilla lost underneath. He thought the tres leches was too dry and not sweet enough but I loved it. It would be good for someone who likes a lively atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out
    TrishalVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Blue Agave never seems to disappoint us, and once again, we decided to go for a Restaurant Week dinner. The menu was different, and quite amazing. I had a Hibiscus Enchilada, which is not your traditional Mexican restaurant enchilada. The flavors were amazing, and the sauce was out of this world: hearty, deep, and just well rounded. It seriously was the BEST enchilada I have had in at least the past 14 years. This should become a staple item on the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Place
    Vicky310
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The restaurant was very nice. I would definitely go there again. I went for Restaurant Week and really enjoyed the steak meal they had. The drink they had was delicious. I would say the mashed potatoes was very bland. But everything else I really enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week
    food4life
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Went for lunch at restaurant week. Had excellent service and my waitress was very attentive and pleasant. I ordered the Macaroni and Cheese which had the potential to be good - it had a nice southwest flare to it but it wasn't spicy enough or warm (temperature wise) enough to my liking. Then I ordered the fish tacos which were just bland. The guacamole on top added little to the overall taste and the fish was much too breaded which was too much on top of eating the tortilla as well. I took the remaining leftovers home and added salsa when I was ready to eat and it tasted so much better that way. I expected more from this restaurant because of it's reviews. But I would go back and give it another try because my friend really liked her dish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have a large family and come here a lot. Good, people, friendly staff, and the food fits all appetites.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great new dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I dined alone and had great food, kind service and a wonderful overall expereince.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Find
    foreverafoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Really enjoyed the shrimp soft taco's , & Mahi dinner~ very hardy portions! Cheerful wait staff- Great service! Will definitely return! Ambiance~ Loud, but what do you want for a Friday eve game night in Baltimore?! I recommend going there with friends who know your not angry AT THEM when you have to yell across the table. Parking was horrific- I suggest parking anywhere along the Charm City Circulator route & riding the bus to the restaurant. It's free & stops right at the front door!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a girlz night out
    Purple31
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was our first visit to Blue Agave, and it was in fact a great experience! Definitely will be making another visit very soon! Our server was great and knowledgable about the menu, drinks & the specials for the day!! Our food came out in no time at all and looked & tasted as good as the menu described! The watermelon margaritas were delicious!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    nmmorgan77
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We dined at Blue Agave this past Sunday evening and we were disappointed. The food was mediocre and the service was uneven. There was no chorizo in the "chorizo empanadas," the ceviche was not actually ceviche, the fajitas were okay, but the tacos were ice cold and inedible. We also ordered the fried ice cream, which strangely were coated in Fruity Pebbles. Our server was nowhere to be found for most of the meal, and when she did finally appear she was seemingly more concerned with the table of frat boys attempting to eat some monstrosity of a burrito, and dropped the check before she offered dessert menus and was then annoyed when we asked about dessert. My husband and I dine out ALOT, but we will not be returning to Blue Agave.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was exceptional
    searl
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I don't have anything but good things to say. We were seated as soon as we arrived. The staff was extremely friendly. Everything that we ordered was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexican mediocrity
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We shared a guacamole appetizer it tasted like a packaged mix and the chips were blasé. The salsa and pico de gallo were horrible. The tomatoes in the pico looked like the had been cut last week. The shrimp was chopped before being put on the tacos and my husband meal was not memorable. My recommendation, go to Chevys. The food is fresher, tastier and the restaurant is cleaner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Atmosphere, Slow Bar
    Smayvis
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The food here is pretty good - standard Mexican fare - but nothing really stands out. Decent tequila selection, and a good selection of margaritas/mixed drinks. Noise level was pretty high at 7 pm on a Monday, but it added to the fun energy of the restaurant. My only complaint is about the bar and the speed (or lack thereof) with which they made drinks. I ordered a margarita when we sat down, and then when our meals came, I asked for a second margarita. I never did get that second drink. Our waitress apologized, saying that the bar was very backed up, but to order a drink at the beginning of the meal and still not have it by the time you're finished eating is crazy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Forgetful
    JonessVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I have eaten at this restaurant several times, and the other day was the first time I recall having bad service.The waiter(Mike) was rude. After mentioning it to my husband, he shared that this wasn't the first time the service there was sub par. The food was good, nothing outstanding. I hope my husband reminds me the next time I suggest going here to eat, so I don't have to go through this again. I'll eat somewhere else.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Friends recommended Blue Agave to us since we were looking for a fun place Downtown to celebrate our 7 year anniversary. Booked through open table for 5pm and arrived an hour early to watch the World Cup and have a few drinks at the bar. Caleb was a new bartender and all three bartenders took great care of us and let us sample some tequila. We got a table by the window and were greeted by the hostess with two glasses of Champagne congratulating us on our anniversary. Dinner was better than expected and priced very well. Drinks were replenished and our waitress was on her game. Great experience and we had a wonderful time. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for good food, great tequila and a good time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not what exspected
    newmenu987456321
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    was not disappointed was similer to a mexcan hangout i used to go to the food service was excellant had a great time will go again
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had a wonderful girls night out and enjoyed just about everything we ordered. Our waitress was awesome and very friendly. The serving staff was quick and efficient. We are definitely going to visit again very soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • drinks ok...food eh?
    Chisa
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The drinks were the best part of the whole meal! The food sucked! Very salty and watery! Definitely will not be back! Better off going to chipotle.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious!
    Allison
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Great guacamole and salsas! We enjoyed our meal. Had the shrimp fajitas for one and split them. It was plenty even for two people.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I love this place and am never disappointed ! A bit rushed my the waitress but we enjoyed our meal !
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meme45
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    It was my first time there.the waitress was attentive,service was great.It was my birthday so it was surprise when they bought out dessert for me.the food was excellent.all in all had a great dinner,great fun with friends.will return again soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Flavorless in Baltimore
    diningtimestwoVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The guacamole was good, but the rest of the meal was bland. We are perhaps just too spoiled with Mexican food living in California. Cute place and good service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 403 reviews are from the Blue Agave Restaurante y Tequileria reviews archive.
  • Excellent margaritas!
    Jazzmine
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Brought our grandfather here for some good Mexican food and margaritas. Was excellent between the food and service. Everything tasted fresh and delectable. If it wasn't in Fed Hill, I would totally come more often (parking is always a pain). Very glad we choose to come here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for after theater
    Fedhillliv2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Only complaint would be the noise level being almost unbearable Saturday night... food continues to get better and better
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Success!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We have eaten here on numerous occasions and we love the food! Always a great experience. Something new on the menu all the time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome Summer Hot Spot!
    Cosmo
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We arrived at Blue Agave for the first time on Friday, May 16th 2014 around 8:15 PM. At first glimpse, it was packed to the brim and everyone was clustered in and around the business. The host told us our table would be a few minutes, so we grabbed some magaritas and they were outstanding! Just as we sat down on the wait bench to enjoy our name was called. Our waitress was very knowledgeable on all the menu items and I ordered some fajita dish. It was so delicious and tasty. The portions were really big (including the nacho appetizer with guacamole out of this world!). Personally, Fed Hill is a really yuppy spot in Baltimore and to pay for parking really stinks. This place made the hassle for us all worthwhile. Give it a shot :)
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazed, better than expected!
    EnzosMom
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Our experience exceeded our expectations! The service was prompt and polite. Despite standing room only (and hardly that) at the bar and several large parties around us with no empty tables by 7:30pm, our food came out fast and hot! For $60 we scored 2 maragaritas, an appetizer, and 2 entires. At one point, we didn't have enough room on the table to fit the plates. We couldn't barely finish our meal and I am pregnant and my husband is a triathlete- eating is our passion/obsession and we went hungry! At 30 years old, we felt a bit out of place because everyone was in their early to mid 20's but in the main dining area the crowd was more diverse. I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant and to make a reservation. We can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely a college bar
    Gardengirl1
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This is a busy college bar. We were celebrating graduation with our niece and had a fantastic time. However, the food is almost in edible . The margaritas were made with sour mix, yuck! Yuck! Yuck!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mothers Day Delight
    lovelyhunger
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Enjoyed our first visit to Blue Agave for Mothers Day. Food was really good. Service was fine. Be sure to allow yourself enough time if you made reservations to park.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cinco de Mayo fun
    jasmina
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    I made a reservation early that morning and actually needed to add 2 people to my reservation at the last minute. Service was very friendly and accommodating, even though it was super busy that night and many people waiting to be sat since it was Cinco de Mayo. Once we were sat, salsa was brought out right away. Nice variety of margaritas, food was great and our server was friendly and attentive. Would definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great on Cinco De Mayo!
    Lwfoodie
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Great experience, great food, great margaritas...Only qualm is that they didn't advertise that happy hour specials are only at the bar. Would recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Food came out hot and delicious with flavor...service very subpar this night...waited 15 mins for someone to acknowledge us; waitress didn't even give her name; this restaurant could be so much more with a little wait staff training to give more of a dining experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite Mexican food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Was looking forward to eating here. The chips and salsa's were great. The main dishes were disappointing. Many lacked flavor. Being from Los Angeles with an abundance of good Mexican cuisine I had expectations that were not met. The tamales appetizer was not Mexican - but likely cooked as El Salvadoran. The masa was watery and mushy and likely wrapped in a banana leaf. The Sea bass was bland, and the salsa topping was verging on grey. The queso dip cheese was curdled and not smooth. The margaritas were good - a bit on the small side but good. Sorry to say I'd return only for happy hour and not the food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Tiquila Shots
    BSav
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Met friends for drinks to celebrate my birthday; great time, great atmosphere, great food & EXCELLENT service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my dining
    summerrose
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience at Blue Agave. It was not my first time there, and was very pleased with my dinner choice. When I booked our reservation, I mentioned that it was my daughter's 27th birthday, hoping it might be acknowledged, but it was not. Otherwise, my party and I were quite happy with everything
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Baltimore bestie
    JerseyGina
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Great food, exciting atmosphere...I'd come back any day of the week. Blue Agave is aces.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Margarita Hotspot
    Paul
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    One of my favorite places in Baltimore for Mexican food. Blue Agave has a large assortment of Tequila and they make an awesome Raspberry Margarita!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.