Tres - SF (fka Tres Agaves)

Tres - SF (fka Tres Agaves)

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tressf.com/
  • Phone: 4152270500
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday thru Thursday: 1130a - 1000p

    Friday and Saturday: 1130a - 1100p
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Manzare
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd
  • Public Transit: Caltrans
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street parking and valet.
A word from Tres - SF (fka Tres Agaves)
Viva Tequila!


Tres - SF is dedicated to quality and fun. Our tequila bar features fresh, hand-squeezed lime margaritas and other tasty tequila cocktails, plus Mexican beers on tap. Our food is new to the United States, but we're just taking our cue from the traditional restaurants of Jalisco Mexico. We serve wholesome, soulful renditions of Jaliscan classics using the freshest possible ingredients from Bay Area farmers. And like our counterparts in the special region of Mexico, all side items are included with your meal and served family style.


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Tres - SF (fka Tres Agaves) reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (40)vibrant bar scene (33)neighborhood gem (23)great for lunch (21)hot spot (18)fit for foodies (16)special occasion (15)great for brunch (8)romantic (6)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)scenic view (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Average overall
    Leiann
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We hadn't been here in a while and decided to give it another try. We arrived and the hostess said that she could not find our reservation but that they would try to accommodate. I knew she wasn't really listening when I told her our name so after a little fluster I spelled it for her and voila she found it. Then she made some comment as we were going to our table that WE were confused. I wasn't sure what that meant. We always end up at one of two tables, both at the front door and in the path off all the traffic between the bar and the kitchen, very unpleasant. We ordered quickly because the last time the meal took a while to come but this time the food came out before our drinks. The food was tasty, I had the blue corn enchiladas.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a great find!
    FoodieKat
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Were looking for something Mexican and fairly close to our hotel, and this popped up on Open Table. What. A. Gem! The cocktails were magnificent, the food delicious and plentiful and the ambiance welcoming. If we lived in San Francisco, this would be a regular haunt for us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great soft tacos
    Familyof8
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Both of us had soft tacos and we were not disappointed. Great taste and enough meat to keep us interested.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfection
    mendycooksVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    How often do you eat somewhere and everything is perfect, well it happened to us and our stomaches couldn't be happier. the chili verde was perfectly flavored and cooked, our sides creative fresh and delicious. A fresh corn and tomato compote with a sweet vinaigrette. Dessert was delicious the best flan ever smooth pure custard flavor and the carmelized sugar it was swimming in light but perfectly caramelized sweetness. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, but long wait time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I took some of my co-workers here for lunch and we absolutely loved the food. However, it took close to an hour to receive our order since there was a "mix up in the kitchen". I'm assuming that means they just forgot to put our orders into the cook. All-in-all, the food was great, but took way longer than anticipated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Too pricey
    Betharoo
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food was good but in small portions and sides cost extra ! Too rpicey for me -
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great, service wasn't
    dine11VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I would love to go back to Tres - SF, but I won't for awhile. Although I found the food excellent and creative, the service was so poor that it turned me off. The waittress that we had made us wait 15 mins before she welcomed us or asked what we wanted. We just sat there like we were invisable. After that the waitress would walk around aimlessly with little interest of any diners in the restaurant. I watched one table get up and go into the wait station to finally get her attention and their bill. When wondering the floor, she was looking down and never seeing if diners needed anything or not. Go for the food, leave for the service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Zesty & Festive
    Flavorlicious
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food is filled with so many flavors that it really wakes up all the senses! The White wine Sangria with marinated pears has a real kick! Never thought to have a vegetarian taco, but I will definitely have those again. We also had the ribs, fish tacos. What a treat and no rice and beans which was even better, just great flavors, and gourmet Mexican food! Love it will go back again SOON!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food but Ran Out of Food
    youngrd
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Good food and atmosphere especially on game days. But ran out of two most popular dishes when we had 630 reservation. Service could have been faster but game day was packed. Not the best customer service when running out of our food. Just a repeat good food though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pre-Game Drinks!
    kellymuffin
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My friends and I love to come to Tres before Giants games. It's a great place to have a pitcher of margaritas (or 3) and to relax and hang out before the game. You must try the enchiladas charras..amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing and overpriced
    urbanfoodie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I lived in SOMA for 4 years and this used to be my go-to place for work lunches, dinner with friends, and for happy hour. After I moved last summer I hadn't gone back, so when I went back yesterday after about a year, I found I was extremely disappointed. They have hiked up the prices, reduced the menu options (gotten rid of some of my favs), stopped paying close attention to the food quality (overcooked and undercooked pork, soggy fish), and also stopped offering free chips and salsa. I might still come here for happy hour drinks, but I won't be returning for a meal. The high prices and reduced quality aren't worth it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off night maybe
    HowardSFVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I love Tres and have been there many times, but my last experience was disappointing. The service was very slow, even though the restaurant was maybe 1/3 full. The food was good, but not exceptional as it had been in the past. And, maybe I'm wrong, but the menu seemed pared down and too short. Anyway, I'll go back, because of my past experiences. Everyone can have an off night... though it isn't something I would expect here.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Time limit
    EastsideGuy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We had reservations for 930pm. When sat at our table, it took 20 minutes for a server to arrive. He then immediately notified us that the kitchen was closing in 10 minutes, so we needed to order post haste. We ordered and received our food before our drinks or appetizers showed up. Brought friends here as my previous visit was nice. Tried to say something and were brushed off my a manager. Ok food, horrible service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing food
    relish
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This is a great place for cocktails, but the food here is disappointing. There was nothing special about any of the dishes we tried. I had the carnitas which were really dry. Our server never checked back with us to ask if we needed anything else. We had to waive her down to order another drink.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • chilipepperVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    This restaurant has one downhill - food was stale - service was poor....too bad
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pregame Giants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We went here for a pregame meal. It was full of Giants fans getting ready for game. I would recommend to any fans!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were surprised that we had to ask for water and pay for chips. When did those stop being standard service at a Mexican restaurant? Overall, no complaints about our dinner or drinks, just that it took forever to flag down our server to begin the whole meal process. We all just sat there at an empty table watching other guests being served.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun & Flavorful Mexican Cuisine
    ksmith
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I came here with my parents before the Giant's Game. An ideal location for a pre-game meal. The white sangria was spectacular - very refreshing and fruity, but not too sweet. We ordered chips and guacamole to start with. Both my mom and I ordered the mahi mahi tacos which were very tasty - a blend of light grilled fish mixed with a slightly sweet slaw, drizzled with a chipotle mayo - a great flavor combination! My dad ordered a beef stew dish, which he enjoyed. To my delight, almost everything on the menu is gluten free, so I had lots of great options to choose from. Our wait staff was attentive and friendly and the ambiance in the restaurant was fun - casual but classy. I'll definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nina
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Beautifully decorated upscale mexican restaurant. I had the tuna ceviche that was wonderful, and my friends had the taco - they came out picture perfect. Nice place to go before a Giants game - just up the street from The Yard.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food pretty good
    Kristinla
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    While the food was pretty good the menu was limited and the noise level was so loud that it was hard to have a conversation even tho the restaurant was barely 3/4 full. I would come back again but not as my first choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Very fast service, and everyone in my group was really pleased with their food. Cool decor and polite and attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • ready and waiting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It was a Sunday day game and thought it would be busier, so it was a nice calm crowd. Tommy's in outer richmond is noticeably better, but not bad if you can't get out that way.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay before a game
    judgethegoodandbad
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    But would not be my first choice if not going to watch the Giants play. Tables are way too close together which makes conversation strange. I heard everything the couple next to us was talking about and I really didn't want to. Food was good, but not great. Service was fast.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 636 reviews are from the Tres - SF (fka Tres Agaves) reviews archive.
  • ciaobella
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The perfect spot to go before or after a Giants game. Great food, attentive service and an overall fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • cool place, okay food
    rosieVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    the ambiance here was great - definitely would be a fun place for a group - but the tacos & salsas weren't memorable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine pre-game spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    My pre-Giants game go to place. If requested, in and out fast, and very good food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not you usual Mexican food
    katoVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    a fun place with interesting food; a bit spicy for my taste, though. I never like when I have to pay for chips an salsa, so we didn't get off to a good start. Pretty décor and an awesome Mariachi Band!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Staff
    sftravel29
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I have never been more impressed by an attentive wait staff. What was nice was that they weren't overwhelming but attentive. The food was delicious but the portions were hard to understand. Some things were large and others were very small. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    We had a delicious dinner before heading to the Giants game. The only negative I have it that the music was extremely loud. We were there at 5 o'clock to have dinner and a couple of drinkgs- Very difficult to have a conversation and hear each other. I can see the music being louder later in the evening. Other than that it was a great experience!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've been to Tres a few times
    CZucco
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I've been to Tres a few times and have always liked it - but it's been a while. I had a reservation and we were sat at a middle of the room table. Two out of 4 of our chairs were so rocky, I thought they would break under our weight. There were four of us and we ordered 3 different items. Two of the items came out within a couple minutes of each other - mine (eggs benedict) came out about 8 minutes after that. When I received my plate - the eggs were basically hard boiled. Not very good. My friends enjoyed their meals very much and their eggs were beautifully cooked (over easy). First Mexican restaurant I've ever been to that didn't serve chips and salsa while you waited.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold all around
    FunfoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Served cold food on cold plates (yeah it's a Mexican restaurant that doesn't use hot plates)...the only thing colder was the service. The orders arrived at different times, our server misquoted a shrimp menu item and we questioned it, so she eventually offered to bring a side of rice or beans at no charge. Someone missed one of our cocktail orders so we had to keep asking people for it. We thought it would be fun place after a Giants game but won't ever go back, even if the late margarita was good...by the way everything is a la carte (menu items are not really an entree) so its a pricey meal. Ouch! Too many other great places to choose.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One glitch to the evening
    rshengVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Food was good as usual. The only blemish to the evening was that our server took away a practically full plate of food without asking whether we wanted to tale it home and it was gone before we knew it. Would have made a great lunch the next day.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Meets My Croteria for Excellence.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Went for lunch on Giants opening day. Very busy but excellent service and the food was a good value. Would definately return for dinner throughout the season.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We sat at the bar on a relatively
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We sat at the bar on a relatively quiet evening. After 15 minutes of waiting, no one had come to take drink or food order. We ultimately ended up ordering our drinks at the bar and eventually a server came over to get our order. The servers were extremely nice, but the service was excessively slow for the number of people in the restaurant. As for the food, it was ok. Nothing amazing. And in my mind, not worth the $$.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gone downhill
    JOJO
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Bad service, poor food and looks like the restaurant hasn't been cleaned in about 3 years. I used to love eating at Tres Agave. I will never be back after my last experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently high quality
    UkaricanFoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Every time I go there I wish I visited more often. Food is very good and different, service is always special. Back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spice of Life
    NormVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Friendly staff willing to accommodate your spicy request. Margarita mix was perfect for the end of day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service from the front
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Great service from the front entry to the table staff....outstanding!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Avoid like the plague!
    mmmmmmVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Awful boring and bland! From the juice box like sangria( $28 a carafe!) to the teririble enchiladas this place is one to avoid. The food is bland bland bland! I can make better tacos at home with a envelope of Taco Bell,seasoning. The servers are frat boys who stand around and crack jokes, high five each other and fist bump at the passs while you struggle to get more water And don't get me started about dirty diaper in the men's room! The only reason to go is to drink and I would need to already be in the bag before I got there
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great first experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Had a great brunch here with friends. I was pleasantly surprised by the food quality, and it was a great all-around experience. The restaurant was fairly empty, however. Perhaps it is more popular for dinner?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.