This place is by far the best
This 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.
3/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great authentic Mexican food
We're from out-of-town. So each time we visit San Diego, this restaurant is a MUST visit. In fact, we enjoyed the restaurant so much that this trip, we dined there two different nights. Great food. Great atmosphere. Great overall experience. Truly authentic food from Mexico.
I tried an unlisted flight of the different tequilas. Wonderful! And educational!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My son stated this was the best food he ever ate and he will definately be back. We really liked the different mole sauces.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely place with interesting
Lovely 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.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Upscale, gourmet Mexican Cuisine
Food is unique, gourmet, modernized take on traditional Mexican fare. Absolutely amazing!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique Mexican Food
This 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.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Obviously, excellent Tequila Place
Fantastic selection of Moles and Tequilas. If you enjoy either of those, then this place is great.
Service was mediocre on our last visit, but the food was superb. We had the beef with chipotle spices, and found it to be very well prepared and a reasonable portion size.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful gourmet mexican food. Will definately be back!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Check the menu before you go
My girlfriends and I often go out on a Monday early evening to eat and chat. We chose El Agave because we knew they had a great Tequila selection..We had a lovely meal in an attractive surrounding. Hundreds of bottles of tequila were displayed in softly lighted cabinets all around the cozy room. The service was perfect and the margaritas were excellent. We were just surprised at the prices and the selection of food. No burritos or tacos here. Moles and exotic Mexican fish and meat dishes. Prices ranged from $22 to $40 per entrée. I would definitely recommend eating there, just be more prepared than we were for the menu choices and the prices.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent quality, fun drinks,
Excellent quality, fun drinks, a great variety of tequila, must try shots.
The quality and quantity of the food was exceptional.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classy corner of Old Town...
El Agave is so superb! My friend from out of town had been there before and I had not. The food is incredible. Not your typical Mexican restaurant, most definitely a classy, special GEM!! The menu is really varied; moles galore, interesting quesadilla's, mini tamales filled with unique fillings,and that is just one page of the menu!!!
I ordered the Trios Chicken(with three different Mole sauces). Each was unique; a pumpkin seed sauce, red and green. Not too spicy, but a special blend of flavors. My friend got a Pork Mole, Negros. Her's was so tasty; a special blend of different spices, not overpowering, but so delicious. Try the flan, it's awesome!
Love El Agave!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful selection of moles and margaritas. Mole poblano and mole Colorado excellent. The perfect margarita is truly perfect.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great tequila and food
Had a wonderful assortment of tequilas and Mexican beers
Food was awesome, not your typical Mexican fare
But rather some wonderful culinary treats like mole and
Albonbigas de langosta ( lobster meatballs).
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is great, they have
The food is great, they have many different Moles on the menu and hundreds of tequilas to choose from. I will be returning to try other dishes.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Excellent Excellent !!!!
The best Mexican gourmet food in San Diego, They are Excellent !!!!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceptional Food, better drinks
Service was excellent, food was even better. If you want something other than a margarita go elsewhere, you are missing out if you do not try their margaritas!!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ordered a cheese appetizer and the server gave us another suggestion which was amazing. The main entre was good portions and very tasteful. The chicken in my boyfriends dish was very tender and my shrimp was very fresh. This place is a Tequila Museum and the choice of tequila drinks was vast. I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion. A bit pricey for an everyday event.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice evening back home.
Great place right as your coming into old town. It was nice to enjoy a more of a fancy Mexican resturant experience. Just checkout the menu and you will see what I mean.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey but good food
The food was excellent especially the Mole dishes however the pricing on most dinner items was very high. With so many restaurants in Old Town San Diego would prefer elsewhere due to price.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome margaritas and great food. Always a special place.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious and different
We really enjoyed the opportunity to try new foods and flavors. The atmosphere was very nice and the service was great! The prices were a little higher than we expected with the $$ from Open Table but we decided to give it a try anyway. Glad hat we did, the food was outstanding and the menu was excitingly different. We are happy we tried something new.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
San Diego Visitor
As the name suggests, this is an awesome, upper scale tequila bar. The Food is Very, Very good! Try their sauces - you will not be disappointed. My new secret place in Old Town when I visit San Diego.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
El Agave was new to me and
El Agave was new to me and definitely was a pleasure--with the elegant owner even helping me walk my elderly mother up the ramp to the restaurant! The food was gourmet and with excellent flavors and nuances; and, the service was good and solicitous. I can't wait for the Del Mar site to open since it will be closer to where I live in Carmel Valley.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mole`s and service you can rely on
Every 2 or 3 years I attend a convention in San Diego and since 2002, going to El Agave at least once on each trip has been something I eagerly look forward to. I know that I will have multiple great moles to decide between, wonderful salsas and, oh yeah, all those great tequilas, which the people at El Agave are always happy to guide us through. It is a good place to introduce people to central Mexican cuisine and the people who work at El Agave take real pride in explaining the subtleties of the different dishes to first timers, so I enjoy introducing this place to friends who have not been there before.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The meal was fantastic. the service superb and the ambiance was trendy rustic. Moles are wonderful. Highly recommend.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and drink
The restaurant was decorated in all types of tequila bottles, and although it sounds likes college room it was beautiful. The drinks from the bar were well made, and didn't mask the flavor of the tequila. The food is were the experience was superb... Mole like you get in good restaurants in Mexico. The meat was well cooked and the sides were a decent accompaniment although they wouldn't stand on their own.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great special occassion place.
We celebrated my husband's birthday and had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and the selection of tequilas is fun to explore. Great place for Mexican with a flair!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Real Deal Mexican
You would think you are in Mexico by reading the menu choices. The mole - you are experiencing true Mexican mole at El Agave. The tequila selection lines the walls - hundreds of varieties of top shelf tequila. The food is exceptional - The Filete Agave should be featured on one of those Best of the Best cooking shows - it was melt in your mouth good.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The lobster meat balls were
The lobster meat balls were excellent. The chicken for the moles was dry. We received 2 trays of chips n dip which was great because everyone was hungry.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wait staff was very attentive
Wait staff was very attentive and provided information on the tequillas. food was excellent
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM