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About Agave

Established in October of 2000 and set in the historic Cotton Mill general store, Agave has been named the Best Southwestern Restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia. This eclectic southwestern eatery appeals to a wide cross section of taste and styles while focusing on guest satisfaction in the high energy dining room & bar.

242 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA 30312
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southwest

Hours of Operation:


Dinner:

Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Carroll St. SE

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 588-0006

Website:
http://www.agaverestaurant.com/

Public Transit:
King Memorial (Blue, Green)

Executive Chef:
Jack Sobel

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Agave Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (31)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Casual (25)
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Fit for Foodies (24)
Special Occasion (19)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Authentic (11)
Romantic (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Spicy (10)
Cozy (9)
Fun (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome food and service as usual. There was an obnoxious group beside us, but that’s not the restaurant’s fault at all. We’ll be back! ❤️ u!

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·Dined 4 days ago

I've never had a bad meal at Agave and it's a favorite with terrific food and rotating specials. Plus, they have the best margaritas in town. The Divers Scallops are to die for and I force myself to try other items.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

Our waiter was just great! Amir was his name I believe and he just made us feel right at home. It was our first date so I wanted everything to go well and it couldn’t have gone better, thanks y’all, we’ll be back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Huge thanks to our server, Amir, for an awesome evening celebrating my husband's birthday!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined 7 days ago

We had a ball. Always one of my favorites spots. I had 7 people with with me that had never been there and they all loved it and said they will be back!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great service and food

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Agave is consistently delicious!!! Try the Mona Lisa Margarita...you won't be disappointed!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The cuisine is creative, melding a variety of flavors in a tasteful way. The portions are ample but not overwhelming.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were shown to our table immediately which was great. The restaurant on a Saturday night is very loud so no quiet dates here. The Lamb and the Scallops were delicious and a little spicy. our waitress was very attentive and took good care of us. The valet is a little far from the restaurant so had to walk in the rain a little. All in all though a very good experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was a 10-from the attentive, helpful waiters to the app and entries.
I will be returning. Price was reasonable, too.
Not sure why they have no beer on tap, but the beer was cold and fresh poured into a cold glass from the bottle. No one in my party was disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The restaurant my dining club chose for the evening had a 3hr wait and didn't take reservations. At the 11th hour, the manager as able to accommodate our large party and the food did not disappoint! Always a good time and good food. We will most definitely return.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Ask for Emir. Amazing server.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 1, 2017

It had been years since our previous visit. In the interval Agave has grown. The night was crazy (the night after Halloween) and the room was loud. The entrees were brought out before the appetizer; then the waiter informed us the appetizer would be comped; then the manager came to us with that same information. Half an hour later a server brought out another appetizer (fish tacos) that we turned back. Hey, the food and recipes are really good here, but, the waiter for the table next to ours increased the decibel level in the room with his booming voice. You must know that when people start having to yell to be heard it causes everyone else to raise their voices, too. If we come back and see the place is crowded, it may be the last time.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food, lousy service ... took 10 minutes before a waiter came to the table to welcome us and take our drink orders ... took another 10 minutes for the drinks to arrive ... very disappointing, as we love the food at this restaurant but service like this will drive us elsewhere.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was wonderful as well as the service. Very friendly and knowledgeable of menu. Environment was quite loud and it was difficult to hold a conversation.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We really enjoyed our experience at Agave. It was our first time and we will definitely go back. The food and drinks were great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Reserved a table for 8 before the Oakland Halloween tour. Manager called to confirm earlier in the day and the table was ready and waiting when we arrived a few minutes early. Our server helped us to make our tour time, and the food was delicious! Thanks!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Lovely 'Tex-Mex' restaurant with a touch of class.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was a new restaurant experience for us, and one we hope to repeat soon!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Agave is one of the best restaurants in Atlanta. They are always on point and never disappoint.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Romantic
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

As always Agave does not disappoint. The food and service are always great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Agave never disappoints. Food and service always spectacular. Food is fresh and original. Grilled veggies are the best. I wish the swordfish steak was on the menu more often. The collard greens are the best I've ever had from anywhere and that includes my southern family. The margaritas can't be compared; for the $9 avg price you get a lot of drink with alcohol. Most places I feel have drinks for the same price but half the size and hardly any alcohol. Not here.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Agave is one of my favorite Atlanta spots. The Southwestern Fusion menu is very creative and they have the best margaritas in town. I highly recommend the jalapeno margarita.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I had previously only dined at Agave on week nights. The food was great but I guess I didn't realized how busy the restaurant gets on weekends. Fortunately we had a reservation and did not have to wait for a table. There were three large parties in the back seating area that were EXTREMELY loud which made it hard for our small party to enjoy the meal. I'll be back, just maybe not for a late dinner on a Saturday night.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

The scallops and grits are heavenly! The collard greens were extremely tasty with just the right amount of vinegar. All in all, extremely good!!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Food and service were excellent, and the ambiance and design were attractive. We had a group of 8 and everyone enjoyed the dinner. Would definitely go there again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 6, 2017

This place is delicious, great service & the price is right

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We had a great wait person and wonderful food. We were a party of four and everyone enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 27, 2017

AGAVE does it again! We tried an array of appetizers as our full meal, and enjoyed every delicious bite! The atmosphere is always great, and the service is attentive. My friend enjoyed a perfectly made margarita (after sharing that a few in the past weren't that terrific), and we hardly left food to carry home. The chips & salsa are always a perfect start to a delightful evening! GREAT JOB Agave. Stay amaaaaazing!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This was, heretofore, an Atlanta favorite, but my recent visit left a very bad taste in my mouth--no pun intended. While the food was delicious, the service was absolutely horrible. Drinks arrived fifteen minutes after the appetizer; our entrees arrived apart from each other. The restaurant was filled to capacity and there were several large parties present--but the management hadn't seemed to notice. The wait staff was stretched far too thin. It took more than twenty-five minutes to receive and settle the final bill--despite a large number of patrons waiting for our table. There are many excellent restaurants in Atlanta that offer excellent service. This used to be one of them.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I have been to Agave many times over the last 5 or more years. The food has been consistently great. The service has been very good with few exceptions. When making reservations we have always been seated at the time we asked for. The ambience is awesome even though a little loud but we like that! Please keep on with what you are doing!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised with Agave's wonderful food and customer service. We were seated promptly (after arriving about 20 minutes prior to our reservation) and our waiter was excellent. He was friendly and offered recommendations for our drinks and entrees. My margarita was perfect (not overly sweet and chemically-tasting) and the special swordfish was out of this world delicious. We also ordered the ceviche appetizer and key lime dessert - again, both were phenomenal. I highly recommend Agave and can't wait to come back.

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food is great! Incredible diverse menu. Great spot for friendly gathering.

Tags: Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The service was Excellent and the Food absolutely delightful.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

I was underwhelmed. It didn't live up to the reviews.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I usually love this restaurant and haven't been in awhile. However, I not sure if it was the meal choice or a change in Chef, as my most recent visit was lackluster compared to previous visits. The salsa was delicious but the mountain trout stuffed with crawfish was a bit bland in my opinion. The staff was great and atmosphere was a bit loud and dark.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Food is excellent. Noise level is too loud...have to shout to be heard by friends around the table. Margaritas were not as good as I remembered and I had 2 of them.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Good food and service

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Adam, our server, was wonderful and the food was cooked perfectly, spicy but not overwhelming. I had the tenderloin medallions which were tender enough to cut with my fork---grilled zucchini and mashed potatoes were awesome. My husband had the barbacoa taco--enjoyed it greatly. The calamari was some of the best we've ever had! We don't get down here often enough...always a great meal.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great date night with friend couple who was very pleased. Score was a B not sure why but we did enjoy it

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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