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Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila
Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila

Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cienagaves.com
  • Phone: (480) 970-9002
  • Hours of Operation: Monday: 11am-11pm

    Tuesday: 11am-12am

    Wednesday: 11am-11pm

    Thursday: 11am-11pm

    Friday: 11am-12pm

    Saturday: 11am-12pm

    Sunday: 11am-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 (480) 970-9002

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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The ahi and carnitas tacos are delicious. The street corn a wonderful treat!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Enjoyed Cien Agaves' delicious taco selection! Our server was very pleasant and helpful in picking out the best tacos from the large selection. "
    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!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The Cien Margaritas are delicious and awesome price on happy hour. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "The ambiance was great, food was great. Not very kid friendly. The margaritas were great!!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Awesome margaritas, great service, Shelby was the best! Loved the crispy beef tacos. Veggie taco was amazing."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "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 $40 for the 4 of us so it was quite a deal. After the end of happy hour at 7 things quieted down quite a bit."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The food was very good. One recommendation would be to take advantage of the happy hour."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We enjoy coming for taco tuesday because the deals are great. The only issue that we consistently have is the lack of customer service. Every single time that we eat here the services is sub par. It usually takes up to 15 min just to get drinks. We like the food, bu the service deters us from coming more frequently. Can't beat the taco tuesday prices though!"
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "We chose Cien Agaves blindly, and our experience was a nice surprise. One of our diners stated that his chimichanga was the best one he has ever eaten! Not a bad compliment from a Phoenix native! This is well worth the money."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "You can't go wrong here! 3.50$ margaritas during happy hour are delicious!!! Great food, great prices, great times."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "The margaritas are the best and during happy hour they cost practically nothing!"
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "Food was great as always, our server was friendly and didn't skip a beat"
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Had a great evening there. Super service. Food was good, but the options and quality of drinks was great."
    Dined on 7/8/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/7/2013
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2013
  • "Had a great time. Good food. Good margaritas. Noisier as it filled up with diners."
    Dined on 6/15/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/2/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/29/2013
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/5/2013
  • "It was ok. The tequilla was great and the food was good. We sat outside and the service was fair."
    Dined on 3/29/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/23/2013
  • "Creative margaritas with a strong pour. Chicken, shrimp and carne asada tacos were tasty. Ahi taco was meh."
    Dined on 3/22/2013
  • "Seated our part of 8 without a problem. Place could use a deep clean and a tortilla chip warmer as the chips were cold. Overall good service, great tacos and a nice margarita list."
    Dined on 3/8/2013
  • "Good food, Reasonable prices, but too Noisy to easily carry on a conversation."
    Dined on 3/3/2013
  • "The happy hour apps and drinks were really good. We had a large group the next night and recommended it. Everyone really liked it."
    Dined on 3/1/2013
  • "Food and service were fine, but nothing over the top? Be careful though! They seem to play some games with open table reservations. I checked in for my reservation and 5 minutes affter leaving they cancelled my booking. I called the restaurant and they advised they'd reverse this, but didn't. To get my points, I had to email open table!"
    Dined on 2/26/2013
  • "We came in on Valentine's day for a low key dinner. We had fajitas and margaritas which were yummy! Our server was quick and attentive. It was a good experience overall, and I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2013