89Agave Cantina

3.9
128 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican / Southwestern
A Sedona favorite and gathering place for decades, the 89Agave 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. Come see why 89Agave is the best Mexican Restaurant Sedona has to offer!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our service was great! Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Attentive service and delicious food, highly recommend the Queso Fundido!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a large group! The staff was so friendly and attentive, and the food satisfied even our resident taco/enchilada expert. Expect tourist prices, but also fairly large portions.

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DenisM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

89Agave Cantina was excellent, Open Table - not so much. Apparently, they never got our reservation from Open Table but were still able to accommodate a party of 20 guests 30 minutes before closing, which was amazing. It would be nice for Open Table to actually let the restaurant know we are coming next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

After reading so many five star reviews, I was disappointed by both the ambience and the food. Sitting outside on the sidewalk was fun, but the indoor option was oddly plain. The food options were ordinary. It seemed as though the margaritas were the central focus. We ordered their special margarita, and while the flavor was good, there was barely any alcohol in it. I'm the lightest drinker of the group and rarely finish a whole beer or glass of wine before feeling too affected by the alcohol, but that night I finished my whole margarita and didn't even feel it. Our tacos were ordinary and I must say the servings were quite small for the price. We ordered their special guacamole, and maybe 1/3 of a cup of guacamole came out - for the four of us?! It looked like half of a small avocado. I was embarrassed because I selected the restaurant and made the reservation. I just don't understand the difference in ratings and experiences between us and others. It wasnt BAD; it just wasn't above average.

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Gorgeous views of the Sedona mountains..we loved the outside patio and the food was absolutely delicious. The restaurant is in the middle of the downtown area surrounded by quaint shops. Loved our experience..highly recommend!

KM
KevinM
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was okay, not great. The inside seating appeared loud and outside is street side though the view of the surrounding mountains was nice. I thought the place did not live up to the reviews I was reading.

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fishfan
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed the ceviche and fish tacos. We sat outside - would have been too noisy to fine inside. Loud music. Fun place though with good food.

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daveB
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This place was a waste of my time as well as my families time....I made reservations for dinner, we arrived early, they seated us right away, they have us menus, and nothing else.... As we sat there waiting for someone to take our order...15 mins we watched them seat three tables of people...25 mins, the bus boy saw that we were waiting then looked away, we tried to get the waitress 's attention no luck, 40 mins....we watched as they seated another family and served drinks to the two tables that they seated after us.... that's when i asked to see the manager, they came back and said that they didn't know where he was, he had left the premises....AT DINNERTIME???? I don't think so, they didn't want me to let the man ager know that they were ignoring is so instead, i told them that we were leaving and we did. I could see that they didn't care. So we walked across the street for dinner we went for a fantastic dinner at the, the Cowboy Restaurant.
DO NOT EAT AT.... 89AGAVE CANTINA....

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from San Diego coming to visit Sedona for s few days. We are very picky about Mexican food as San Diego has some pretty awesome food. We were worried it would be a tourist spot where people are not sure of what real Mexican food should taste like but we were very much happy with our meals. The service was very friendly and spot on. The food was delicious. I am pretty sure the chips are made there they are fresh. Try the sweet corn appetizer it is delicious. I had the taco salad all fresh ingredients and my family seemed to enjoy their food too. We know of s good place to go now!

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DLnGL
Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We ordered the guacamole and it was fine, nothing remarkable, just fine. Tasted like Wholly Guacamole that you find in the grocery store. We also ordered the queso dip and it was very Velveeta-ish. Again, fine but not the level of cuisine we were hoping for. The vegitarian enchiladas were good. The cocktails were also good. Overall it was not terrible but we wished we would have gone elsewhere.

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vipDean
Dallas
68 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Unfortunately the visit was ruined by bad service. The food was very good and a charming place in Sedona. Too bad, I would have loved to recommend this place.

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vipWinegeek03
San Antonio
146 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decent fresh food. Ceviche was supposed to have pulpo (octopus) but had squid instead. Not very tart as I really enjoy it. Everyone else's food hit the mark.

Great chips served hot with a nice salsa.

Margaritas - just so-so for Sedona's high standard for margaritas.

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vipLovely
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food with great wait staff. Fun atmosphere for great casual dining. Margaritas rocked!

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vipFoodofilefrank
Phoenix
160 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stopped in for a brief lunch while house hunting in Sedona. I did enjoy the chicken tortilla soup and the Mexican salad. While the food quality was good, the cost for soup, salad, one beer and tip was$45+ To me that is PRICEY.

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BillR
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our visit to 89 Agave Cantina. Great margaritas and fajitas. Outdoor seating is a must, weather permitting. Great location in Sedona, lively environment and music.

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LindaR
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place! It was a perfect ending to a perfect vacation in Sedona! Just wish we had found it sooner! Definitely recommend!

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vipGina
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food ws delicious. We went there twice during our short stay in Sedona!

JD
JimD
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks. Service was attentive and helpful. Outdoor seating ambiance was very good.

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vipGina
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. They have a very tasty green salsa with interesting ingredients. Service was excellent. The waitress really knew her menu - which is very important. Fun atmosphere.

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CathyS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We made reservations here for the night we arrived after a long flight so wanted something fairly casual, quick and reasonable. We waited at the bar because we were early. The hostess let us know that too and rather than attempt to seat us early, she reminded us, frankly, what time our reservations were for. To start, the list of margaritas was overwhelming with so many specialty versions and way too many ingredients, and WAY overpriced. Sorry, $16 for a margarita, even in a tourist town is crazy. We had to ask for a basic margarita as there wasn't even one the menu. It was okay, but after 2 that night, I question if there was any tequila in them at all. There was a private function in the back room so only the main room was seating for dinner. Once we sat, it was bright and loud and uncomfortable. Our waiter rushed over and said "Chips, salsa and cheese?" He said it so quickly, no description, which made us think this is what they start you off with. We hadn't even looked at the menu yet. We were like "okay, sounds good." Cheese? What did that mean? I said "you mean Queso?" and he said, as he was walking away, yeah, Queso. Out comes chips (tasted basic from a bag, not heated), a big bowl of queso, and a "flight" of guacamole and salsa. We hadn't asked for guac, nor the fancy flight with all kinds of toppings from mango to pomegranate. Had we asked for guacamole, we would have wanted a good fresh, plain guacamole. Same with the salsas. But, we were hungry so we ate it. And ate it. And we were charged for it all. In fact, we didn't see our waiter again for a long time. So much so that we weren't even hungry for dinner by then. Once we tracked him down, we only ordered two apps to split, which were so so. Sorry, you can find a better place for Mexican. If you want touristy overpriced, this is your place.

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JuliaT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great location, good selection on the menu, family friendly!

UW
vipUWSmom
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This may well have been one of the worst meals I have eaten in my life. The food was cold, the meat in my tacos was kind of gross... really, nothing was appealing. We would have sent it back or left if we hadn't been so tired from a long day of travel. There are a lot of great places to eat in Sedona and this is not one of them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Salsa. Food and atmosphere is good.

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vipateoutlastnight
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent! Very active restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, great authentic mexican cuisine, and great margaritas. Service was very good except our server was overly busy. Will definitely go again next time we're in Sedona.

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cool
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipYummyFood
St. Louis
48 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice outdoor seating in front, side & back. We had the fajita burrito and chimichanga. Both were good, authentic. Chips and salsa are not complimentary. Service good.

MG
MariyaG
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Poor service. Overpriced. You better off going somewhere else!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed the food. We loved the salsa!

JD
JaimeeD
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We came to Sedona for the first time over our kid's Spring Break vacation. 89Agave was the first restaurant that we ate at and we ended up eating there a few additional times during our stay. The food was so good! The staff is super friendly! Highly recommend!

DH
vipDukeH
Chicago
111 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good quick food in downtown Sedona with good service.

LG
LisaG
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great fresh food. Wonderful atmosphere, right in the heart of uptown!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very yummy food and good location!

JC
vipJeffC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice staff. Food was ok. Great location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Fun first night in Sedona. Margarita hit the spot! Very tasty food to end a long travel day.

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Beth
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great fast service and delicious food. Large portions!

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vipNicoleB
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was nothing to be amazed with and the service was a bit slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Bottomless chips and salsa were a great start to a delicious meal. Loved the chicken and steak fajitas. Service was excellent.

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vipCreka
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food! Desserts yummy!
Service was not as good as usual but I think they had less staff available. Usually service is very good just an off night.

BW
BetsyW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious meal at a table outdoors with a beautiful view of the mountains surrounding Sedona.

FAQs

89Agave Cantina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (928) 282-7200.

89Agave Cantina is rated 3.9 stars by 128 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.