Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila
Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila

Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cienagaves.com/
  • Phone: 4809709002x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: 11am-11pm

    Tuesday: 11am-12am

    Wednesday: 11am-11pm

    Thursday: 11am-11pm

    Friday: 11am-12pm

    Saturday: 9am-12pm

    Sunday: 9am-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Ricky DeAlba
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you’re hosting a rehearsal dinner, birthday party or corporate holiday party, consider our upstairs cantina and private dining room. Able to seat up to 65 guests, it includes its own indoor/outdoor bar area, a small patio, lounge area and dining room. We offer a separate menu that includes banquet options for large groups of 40 or more guests. Bookings are subject to availability. Call (480) 970-9002 for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Roque Jimenez 4809709002x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Ave and Scottsdale Rd
  • Public Transit: The Scottsdale Trolley has a drop off on the corner of our street!
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Old Town Scottsdale offers several parking lots within walking distance of our front doors. in addition there is parking along the front of our restaurant. Old Town is very pedestrian friendly.
A word from Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila
Casual, upbeat, fun and located right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila is a favorite among locals and out-of-towners for tasty tacos and top-shelf tequila. Stop in before or after shopping and Spring Training games, or jump-start your night on the town with our 100 premium, handcrafted tequilas and made-to-order specialty margaritas.
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Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila reviews from OpenTable diners
19 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (10)vibrant bar scene (9)neighborhood gem (8)great for lunch (8)late-night find (7)hot spot (6)fit for foodies (4)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)special occasion (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • nice Fajitas, great Margaritas
    Groumand
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I've been there with some family visiting over the weekend. We loved the food and drinks, and I would definitely go back for that. I went there during the Arizona restaurant week, so we tried the 3 course menu. Startere were great, though the soup was very spicy. The portions are quite big, so all of us had to box more than half our main course. The special "creme brulee" dessert was nothing like a creme brulee and frankly not so tasty, but the flan was great. Churros were also a bit too dry to my taste. But again, all main courses we tried were excellent, justifying 4 stars. For the ambiance, I liked the decor and paintings, but it is very noisy with 6 TV screens in my vision, so not to recommend for a date or a quiet dinner with family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cien Agaves Taco & Tequila
    Azlynn
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We found this place in a Google search and were very pleasantly surprised! We like to meet now & then for either breakfast or lunch & this place fit the lunch bill quite nicely. Easy to find, parking not a problem. The food was very good, & the sangria was quite nice. The taco menu was quite extensive (the fish tacos were good!!), and the guacamole appetizer really hit the spot. Our server was very attentive (although they were not very busy at the time we were there). They have specials on certain evenings- I feel it would be worth going back for them. The atmosphere was Mexican Cantina casual; a bit noisy tho... All in all it was well worth the visit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour HotSpot
    Livingood
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We decided to invite some friends to Cien Agaves to help celebrate my birthday. We were looking for Happy Hour prices, fun atmosphere, good service and good food. Delivered on all items. We will be back for Taco Tuesday as we have experienced it before. Will definitely recommend to others in the future.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome tacos
    Djm1923
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had the 3 taco combo, with about 30 different tacos to choose from. Each one was unique and flavorful. Interesting selection of margaritas too. Would definitely return next time we're in Scottsdale!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cien Agaves Passpot to Tequila
    Tequila
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The last Thursday of select months distributors set up tasting of their tequilas. Typically there are three brands with three levels of aged tequilas so one gets to sample 9 tequilas. Just hit trying 200 different tequilas. We have a designated driver. To determine if there is a passport night that month, check their informative web site: Cien Agaves.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Nikko69
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner for happy hour prices with my family!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Probably great for night life....
    sazcorp
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The others in my group (7 of us) loved the food. I had the vegetarian fajitas and they were ok but not great. This place clearly caters to tequila drinkers and is probably a great place to go on a Friday/Saturday night to hang out.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tacos are delicious!
    sctsnycVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The ahi and carnitas tacos are delicious. The street corn a wonderful treat!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Late Night Spot
    Thought4FoodVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Enjoyed Cien Agaves' delicious taco selection! Our server was very pleasant and helpful in picking out the best tacos from the large selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new find!
    SScott
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Just discovered this restaurant last month and decided to celebrate my birthday here . Love the happy hour and will continue to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 83 reviews are from the Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila reviews archive.
  • Best Happy Hour
    Jazz5252
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The Cien Margaritas are delicious and awesome price on happy hour.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Lettuce
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The ambiance was great, food was great. Not very kid friendly. The margaritas were great!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food at a great price
    Fussyfussyfoodie
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We stopped here for a quick lunch and were delighted to have a great meal for a very fair price. Definitely will eat here again
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bad Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The food was okay but the 'Cadillac' margarita was one of the worst I have ever had. I do not mind paying a reasonably higher price for a GOOD cocktail but I do not appreciate being served a well below mediocre cocktail touted as a 'great' drink!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service
    clarkc25VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Had a good dinner here on a Saturday night. We had reservations but the people sitting at our table were lingering. We only waited an extra 10-15 minutes from our reservation time, but the manager felt bad and gave us a free pitcher of margs to start off the night--so kind and unnecessary! Food was tasty and reasonably priced, waitress was sweet and gave good drink and food recommendations. There was a private party upstairs in the lofted space, so it was a bit noisy, but to be expected in Scottsdale on a Saturday night. We'll definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annual retreat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Each year we visit Old Town Scottsdale, AZ, we never miss a visit to Cien Avaves. Their tacos are out of this world especially on Taco Tuesday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I guess it's considered good
    RobijVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    I guess it's considered good for Phoenix Mexican food. I'm from San Antonio and this stuff just doesn't cut it. We call this hot sauce "sissy sauce". Given the crowd though and the large selection of Tequila, which is good anywhere, this place is as good as it gets in Old Town. It caters to a younger crowd and is definitely a hot spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SAVE YOUR BUCKS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    I got a bean taco that had no beans in it, bean tostadas that had no beans on them, and two of our four members got their plates fifteen minutes sooner than the two others. The noise was pretty horrific. When the waitress asked how my food was and I told her I didn't get any beans (and beans were what I ordered), she said "Oh, I'm sorry," and did nothing further. If you want to throw your money away, this is the place! If you want a good meal in a fun place, try someplace else, but not here.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome margaritas, great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Awesome margaritas, great service, Shelby was the best! Loved the crispy beef tacos. Veggie taco was amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Check out the Happy Hour
    PenguiniVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We went during happy hour and the place was buzzing. The appetizers and Cien margarita were all half off so we ordered the ceviche with chips, guacamole with chips, chipotle chicken quesadilla, and chorizo cheese crisp. They were all very good and it was quite enough for the 4 of us. We spent only $40 for the 4 of us so it was quite a deal. After the end of happy hour at 7 things quieted down quite a bit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • old town scottsdale
    meatsweatVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    The food was very good. One recommendation would be to take advantage of the happy hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Taco Tuesday
    Hoosiers
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    We enjoy coming for taco tuesday because the deals are great. The only issue that we consistently have is the lack of customer service. Every single time that we eat here the services is sub par. It usually takes up to 15 min just to get drinks. We like the food, bu the service deters us from coming more frequently. Can't beat the taco tuesday prices though!
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  • A Pleasant Surprise
    Jeff
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We chose Cien Agaves blindly, and our experience was a nice surprise. One of our diners stated that his chimichanga was the best one he has ever eaten! Not a bad compliment from a Phoenix native! This is well worth the money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    Snowbird
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    You can't go wrong here! 3.50$ margaritas during happy hour are delicious!!! Great food, great prices, great times.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for drinks, not food
    OccasionalPen
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Probably a fine place for people in their 20s, especially those who thrill at the 100 flavors of tequila and the waitresses in tight shirts and short shorts. We're in our 50s, and the bar scene just doesn't mean much to us (neither negative nor positive). We care most about the food, which was sub-par. Their guacamole was fresh but had no flavor -- how about some garlic, salt, lemon juice, tomatoes to go with the avocado? The main courses were filling but not tasty. The prices were low enough: $38 before tip for a beer, soda, guacamole appetizer, burrito, and three-taco dinner. Go with your buddies during happy hour and order beers or margaritas. And the 10 tacos for $35, if you're really hungry.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Booked on Opentable, made reservation. Didn't need a reservation as there was no waiting list. This is a place more to party than have a nice dinner, although the tacos were good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Happy Hour
    Jazz5252
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    The margaritas are the best and during happy hour they cost practically nothing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great as always,
    SmvacaVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Food was great as always, our server was friendly and didn't skip a beat
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tacos were delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    The tacos, chips, salsa and refried beans were so delicious that we ate lunch here the next day. I had the carnitas taco and the shredded beef taco, both in flour tortillas. Yum! My friend had the carne asada taco (to die for!), and two others I can't remember but were delicious. The chips and salsas were tasty too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good tacos and great drinks
    MR12
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    Had a great evening there. Super service. Food was good, but the options and quality of drinks was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    MariequeenbeeVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    Neither good nor bad ~ just sorta ok. Had three different Tacos ~ Tinga Chicken had no distinct flavor. Al Pastor was both bland and tough. The Potato Taco was greasy ~ very. Chips were good ...Salsa bland. Prickly Pear Margarita was ok. Not the best I've had ...but tolerable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot to Meet Friends!
    Ruffles
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    We always love going to Cien Agaves and have taken many of our friends there. Great service, fun place, and the wait staff is always super friendly. They have a fabulous happy hour. We're so glad we found it about two years ago!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Happy Hour
    Nick
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    This place has great pricing on food and drinks for any happy hour. Though, if you want to carry on conversation you might want to eat outside as the noise tends to overwhelm any table talk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time. Good food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Had a great time. Good food. Good margaritas. Noisier as it filled up with diners.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise excellence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    Tried this joint after finding a travelzoo deal and looking at Yelp and Trip Advisor. Was pleasantly surprised to find excellent quality and quantity of food. The margaritas were excellent. A little too sweet for me personally, but very much above average for a restaurant margarita. Many different flavors and variations to choose from. We had the tostadas, beef enchilada with red sauce, tinga chicken taco, taco al pastor. All very good. Only thing to improve on would be the flour tortilla.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GEM don't miss out
    SteakhouseJunkie
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    Don't be deceived by the look of this place. The tacos are great and this local gem should not be missed. Enjoyed everything that I had ordered, albeit I ordered too much. I recommend trying the tacos and try your hand at several different types as they are uniquely different. Nice for a casual night out if you are in the Scottsdale area on vacation. In the middle of Old Town where the stores close at 7 so do some shopping before you eat, otherwise you will miss that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    BriA
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    We got seated right away and our waitress was quick to take our order. Our waitress was very kind and very helpful! (Her name started with a K, sorry feel horrible not remembering it). The atmosphere was fun and the food was great!! Will go there again!! Thank you!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    CaptnVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Just average. Nothing bad, but if you are looking for something special this is not the place. On their happy hour menu, the only margarita on happy hour is the house one, which is average at best.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was ok. The tequilla was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    It was ok. The tequilla was great and the food was good. We sat outside and the service was fair.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best tequila in Scottsdale
    Agarf
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    If you like great Mexican food and top flight tequila this is the place for you. Been here several times and the food and service are always great. Have been twice with a large party and our table was always ready. Our last visit our server apologized when our dessert was taking a while and comped us without us even asking. They have every tequila imaginable and have tasting flights if you want to try different types. All in all a great spot.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate