Didn't do my researchLooking quickly for a place to accommodate all of us I didn't notice how expensive the menu was! Not a good place for kids with picky pallets!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique Mexican FoodThis is not the typical Mexican food restaurant you expect to find in San Diego. This restaurant specializes in mole sauces and the entire menu is based around them. Felt that the prices were high for lunch. Appetizers run from $12-18. Entrees are 22-40+ dollars.
No kids menu. This was a bummer. Went here for Mother's Day. Kids had difficulty finding something to eat (my kids are not picky). Ended up with a caesar salad & quesadillas (they looked like empanadas) for my girls. Each cost $11+. A bit pricey for a 7 & 9 year old to eat lunch.
Overall the food was delicious & the atmosphere was lovely, but I don't think any place in Old Town should have lunch for two adults & two kids w/only 1 margarita purchased, that costs over $100.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMUpscale, gourmet Mexican CuisineFood is unique, gourmet, modernized take on traditional Mexican fare. Absolutely amazing!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPlace had an amazing collectionPlace had an amazing collection of tequilas. The chips and bean dip and 2 salsas was great. The pork mole verde i had was good but I thought overpriced.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely place with interestingLovely place with interesting food from various regions of Mexico, and hundreds of tequilas. Everyone in our party thought their food was very tasty. Service was very good. The biggest problem is simply price - everything was considerably more expensive than last time I ate here (about a year ago). An appetizer, salad, soup, and one margarita came to just under $50 with tip. The bill for five people was $300, with two of us only having appetizers, and the other three only having entrees. It's just too much, and may explain how empty the place was - when we left at 7 p.m., there was only one other table occupied. So, really good food, if you don't mind the prices.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome moleMy son stated this was the best food he ever ate and he will definately be back. We really liked the different mole sauces.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely not a place forDefinitely not a place for a family. We have well behaved tween kids and they sat us in the bar and the place was not full. Upon bringing this to their attention nothing was done3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place is by far the bestThis place is by far the best I have found for authentic mexican food. As everyone knows SD is known for Mex Rest however this one has alot of great dishes with great flavor. This is now on the top of my list and a fav.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was excellentWe had an early dinner so it was quiet, not at all crowded. El Agave has an extensive list of mole's - we wanted to try them all, so we will have to go back many times. The starter menu was equally enticing. Not your typical chips & salsa, they served hand-made chips with three dips: salsa rojo, salsa verde, and black bean (puree?) - they were all very good. We received excellent service and just totally enjoyed the meal.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AM