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About 89Agave Cantina

A Sedona favorite and gathering place for decades, the all-new 89Agave – formerly Taos Cantina – is an outstanding Sedona Mexican restaurant with a fun, casual vibe, located in the heart of Uptown. Open for lunch and dinner, you’ll enjoy authentic Sonoran-style Mexican cuisine, cooked simply, with the freshest of seasonal ingredients and served to you on our vibrant street-side patio or our Mexican art-inspired dining room. 89Agave also features an expansive copper-topped bar and an extensive selection of specialty tequilas, signature drinks and handcrafted margaritas, including a 100 percent organic Margarita that is out-of-this-world. Come see why 89Agave is the best Mexican Restaurant Sedona has to offer!

254 North State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican, Southwest

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am-5:00 pm

Dinner: Daily: 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

Cross Street:
89A & Jordan Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(928) 282-7200

Website:
http://www.89agave.com/

Parking Details:

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

89Agave Cantina Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.1

ambience

3.6

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

58% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (5)
Live Sports (3)
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Good for a Date (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Good food and convenient

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We sat at the bar for our meal. Loved the ambiance. Service was outstanding as was the food. Ian at the bar was TOP NOTCH!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We enjoyed our meal at 89Agave. The service was excellent and the food was quite tasty. Everyone particularly liked the queso dip. Be aware that if you order the cheese crisp it is MASSIVE! Easily shareable with two or three.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Salsa flight was good. We had fajitas for 2 which was nice. Staff did an excellent job accommodating our request to sit outside and pull a heater close to our table. Very nice experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The place was crowded with high energy. We had a guacamole and salsa flight, after the tastings we were too full for dinner so we shared the street tacos. They were delicious we chose a sampling of shrimp and carnitas. The margaritas were tasty and there was a good selection of beer.
Our waiter checked in with us frequently. Big screen TVs all around, this would be a good place to watch football and/or basketball (march madness!).

Tags: Live Sports, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We arrived a few minutes before our reservation only to be told that they had made a mistake by allowing the reservation to be made. We were told it would be a 15-20 minute wait, but they weren’t really sure about how long. When I looked online, they still showed reservations available. I said they needed to change it. The manager said that he was too busy to go back fo his office and deal with the computer.
We walked into the bar to watch the football game while we waited. There was one table available that was filthy. We stood by it for a few minutes, never saw anyone. Finally, walked over to the manager and asked for it to be cleaned. He said that we could not sit there, someone else has been waiting for that bar table. He was rude and made no apology for his error. Finally, was seated after standing by the door. Waitress was inattentive and uninterested. Manager never came by or apologized. Food was good, thank goodness after that nightmare. Chips and salsa are $6, never seen a Mexican restaurant charge for chips and salsa! A bug crawled out from under my plate. I killed it with my lemon wedge. The restaurant is clearly mismanaged, but the food is excellent. Maybe the chef needs to take over everything. E

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Agave89 seemed to be the only restaurant where one could walk in on New Year's eve. And that wasn't a bad thing at all! The chimichanga and enchiladas were perfect. We took some churros home to celebrate the evening with champagne and that was a very nice combo!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We were about 20 minutes late due to traffic from the north. The restaurant called me to make sure we were still coming. Even tho we were 30 min. late they still had our table waiting. very nice folks and good food. Very nice overall experience. We will go back next time in Sedona.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Fun, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The salsa flight and street tacos were unbelievable! Fresh ingredients and wow flavors. We tried four different street tacos. The protein in all of them was fork tender, juicy and flavorful. The margaritas were creative and hit the spot! Our server, Hudson, was attentive, knowledgeable, and super friendly.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Attentive wait staff. Great (jalapeño) margaritas, fajitas were great. Guacamole was especially fresh and nice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We blew the call on this one. There is nothing positive to say unless you arrive expecting to taste as many tequilas as you can in one sitting. At $20-25 per entree, my expectations ran some where above fast casual and slightly below a fine dining experience. What I got was over priced Baja Burrito. Chipotle (across the street and south 2 blocks) is by far a better choice - fresher ingredients, equal quality, and possibly the best views of any Chipotle in the world.

So back to 89Agave, $100 for my wife and me for too much fajita food and a mediocre salsa flight. Plus views of a motel parking lot. Do yourself a favor: Enjoy a unique margarita and then go find dinner somewhere else (like Mariposa).

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good food, great servic and location. Nice spot for outdoor dining.

Tags: Fun, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great selection of margaritas. Waitress was very friendly & attentive.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was terrible. Mexican food did not taste like Mexicanfood. Carne asada tasted like beef teriyaki. Gross.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Service was almost too good, but kitchen was much too slow...50 minutes and a plate full of excuses.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The guacamole was watery. The chicken on the taco salad was supposed to be "grilled", and it was cold. The sea bass on the salad was dry and overcooked. The service was below average.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere. We would recommend 89 Agave.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

First we want a normal Margarita and we were recommended for a organic margarita it was Lousy and even my wife said it lacked alcohol alnd she doesn’t enjoy strong drinks. It was $13 per drink. Drink size was a highball size. Food was fairly generous and reasonably good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We went to this restaurant to watch the Cardinals game because they have like 4 TVs in the back room and put on the games. First the music was super loud and we asked twice for them to turn it down. We asked them to turn off the music and turn up the Cardinals game we they wouldn't. Service was super slow and had to ask multiple people numerous times for things. Food was pretty bland other than chips and salsa were very good.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 17, 2017

:they charge $6 for chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant! Need I say more on that? Food was just ok and Margarita must have been a Virgin!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Starting with a perfectly made margarita and Mexican corn we were thrilled we sat at a cute outdoor table on the side of the bar. Terrific service awesome enchiladas and lively atmosphere . I'd go back

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great place, great food, especially the bacon guacamole!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good food and drinks. Lively atmosphere and friendly service.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (London)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Delicious authentic Mexican highly recommend. Fantastic waiter Robert.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food was just 'ok'...nothing great. Service was great location good, but food....eh, just ok.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on July 10, 2017

AC was broken. Service was great. Chips and salsa were good but the street tacos were cold and we could not eat them. Will not go again.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great salsa, excellent ceveche and amazing drinks. Great prices and the service was on point. Must try the salsa flight.

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 22, 2017

We visited 89 Cantina Agave while on vacation. I made the reservation (that was not needed) prior to arriving in Sedona. The food was ok, not bad, not great - we had the quesadillas. Unfortunately, we were not crazy about the sangria, and I find paying for chips and salsa is ridiculous coming from Dallas where you always have that included just for sitting down. The service was good, but unfortunately we were seated so close the misters on the patio that we were actually wet as well as the table. It was beautiful scenery and right in the middle of the tourist area of Sedona. If I had known all of the circumstances I probably wouldn't have made the reservation.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 6, 2017

This restaurant is fine for a casual night out. I expected a higher quality of food, and found everything to be just your average Mexican restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Great , authentic, Mexican food. All foodnis made in house , right down to the salsas. Which we have found in others to be the opposite. Three separate patios and lots of indoor seating. Worth a trip to Sedona.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Live Sports
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Great location in Uptown Sedona. Loved the drinks I ordered.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Late lunch while vacationing.
Food was tasty and service good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We always get excellent service and delicious food. My wife and I are Vegan and your servers go out of their way to make sure we get food that fits our diet. We recommend your restaurant a lot to other people. We have dined there a few dozen times!

Tags: People Watching, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Considering all of the very positive reviews, we found 89Agave to be a fairly run-of-the-mill Mexican place with OK food but not great ambiance but conveniently located in the downtown shopping area.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Our food arrived late and cold . It was terrible. There has to be many other options at that price or lower that would be far superior . Don't go .

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on March 10, 2017

We are visiting from Canada and had dinner here. Food was fantastic and the churros were to die for. Service was a little slow but attentive. Only problem was when it cooked Dian someone asked them to turn on the heaters and were told there wasn't anybody able to do that. Thought that was odd and should be addressed. Other than that a great experience

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 6, 2017

We loved the salsa flights and inventive cocktails using infused tequilas. Very friendly service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Good food and great service. Had the Fajitas for two and was outstanding. Mixed drinks were also done well.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 5, 2017

We visited 89Agave on Super Bowl Sunday. It was extremely packed but we still received amazing service. The food was great and the drinks were amazing! Thank you for a great, entertaining evening.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Organic, People Watching, Vegan, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Food was mediocre. Was confused when booking thought it would be in the hotel and not in the strip plaza in front of the hotel. Super smokey and smelly from fajita orders. Felt a little tricked that this place was on the L' Aubrge hotel website when not attached to the hotel at all.

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