Agave

4.6
2459 Reviews
$30 and under
Southwest
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.

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4.6
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great as always, but Why is it so hot in here???? It was unbearable. Please fix this.

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ATLFrequentDiner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was not visually appealing and tasted just as bad. Very disappointing. Restaurant was crammed full of people, was very noisy and hot inside (doesn’t look like this place has central A/C).

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TamekaL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my absolute favorite places to dine. The food is always great and the Peachtree margarita is always my go to drink. The ambiance is always nice and service is superb. Complimentary valet is always available. 10 out of 10 stars!

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MikeD
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food and margaritas, although the drinks were a little slow to arrive (we drank one margarita with dessert). We enjoyed the fried chicken and salmon, and they were both solid. Also, the key lime pie and chocolate mousse were excellent. It was nice to revisit an old stand-by.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The lighting was a little too dark, especially considering you have to scan the menu bar code and read the menu off of your phone. The food was well plated, but not very flavorful. They delivered our main course, literally 5 minutes after they brought us our appetizers..felt very rushed. The prices were very reasonable though..

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CharlesB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for social, good drinks and amazing food and to top it off first class service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing delicious and worth very dime

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Worst dining experience I have ever had. EVER. The service (our waitress never introduced herself so I can’t call her out by name) rushed us so much it was awful. We had an appetizer and each had an entree. We each had one margarita. She never even stopped to see how our meals were - let alone suggest another drink or to refill our water. I finally decided to mention this to the manager, who was completely unimpressed with my complaint. He rolled his eyes and suggested he bring us another round of margaritas (to placate me). I declined and told him I just wanted him to know so that others didn’t have the same experience. He was largely unimpressed by my complaint and I was unimpressed with his attitude. I will NEVER go back. I did the unthinkable and left a lousy tip. Deserving of the lousy experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time for my birthday.

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ChelseaP
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

This would be my 5th time coming and as always, food was good. I do suggest getting a cornbread of some sort though, it would pair nice with the soups 😉. Erin was kind and was swift as best as possible. Kiddos to the bartender because our drinks were great. Me and my sisters like to come here for our “sister dates”. The only drawback from this visit was the noise level. Our first table that we sat at was next to a table with only 3 people but were not conscience of their “neighbors”; extremely loud for no reason. However, the staff was gracious and moved us which allowed us to have a more enjoyable time.

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CEV3
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great - server was excellent

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jwmATL
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is one of our favorite restaurants for a lovely high-end casual dining experience in Atlanta. The wait staff is always extremely knowledgeable and helpful. There is always an intriguing special dish offering. The margaritas are simply the best in my opinion. Parking can be tricky if you go at the usual dinner time. Highly recommend !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time celebrating my husbands 29th birthday here! The food was absolutely amazing! Literally the best salsa I’ve ever had! Drinks were delicious and our service was fantastic! Will definitely be returning! The setting is so romantic perfect for date nights! Cant wait to return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Agave and brought some friends here for
The very first time tonight! The food the drinks the atmosphere! Agave we love you and now our friends love you too!

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GirlsNightOut
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place. Live the ambience. The Brussels sprouts were amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my bday had a great time. Food was great😊😊

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TroyM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing! We had to wait for a little while even though we had a reservation but we didn’t mind because we could order drinks. We were seated in the loft area. Service was a little slow but I don’t blame her since she had to walk up all those stairs. Overall it was a great experience and the food. I can’t say enough about how awesome the food was.

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JasonW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The waiter could have been better and the he take our drinks to an other table and he didn't bring us salt and pepper we had to get an other waiter to bring it out to us

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FluteChick
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Agave never disappoints! Great food and service every time.

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KellyH
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food is always amazing! I go there every time I visit Atlanta

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JacquelineM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I have visited Agave several times and the atmosphere and food was always great for dinner. On this visit, the food was a little under-flavored. I had the smoked chicken enchiladas, and it was a bit bland.

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Keiths
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place. Good food. Would come back. Guacamole was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Birthday dinner for husband. Food was very bland. The entire party was disappointed.

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vipAtlantaFoodie
Atlanta
65 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Southwestern Food. I had not been to Agave in over a year. Still a great place to dine.

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Pottios
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

While the meal was good as usual, we noticed that the clothing that some of those dining in the restaurant were wearing was totally inappropriate. I know Agave doesn't want a dress code, but many women were dressed in clothes that were beyond revealing, grossly too tight, or just not anything that I'd want a child to see.

Service was fine, but a bit slower than normal. Restaurant was crowded, so not too surprising that drink refills and food prep took quite a while.

Valet Parking was a nightmare. Not sure what the problem was, but terribly long waits to park are unusual. Pickup of the car was a bit slow, but understandable with a lot of people leaving at once.

I also would recommend some effort to stem the noise level. Every time we come, we are shouting at our fellow diners for most or all of the evening.

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Alexis
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Never disappoints!

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vipLuisaW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Herbert is the best!

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Craig
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food & service were great. Would highly recommend a reservation, otherwise you might not get a table.

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Buff
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The calamari had a nice light crunchy crust but the calamari itself was thin pieces of calamari and a little chewy. More coating than squid.
We sent the stuffed poblano back because only had two tiny pieces of meat in it. Did not live up to its description.
The pulled pork taco was very dry and chewy.
The only thing we ordered that did not disappoint were the scallops on grits with side of collards.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Host was a European guy with beach wavy hair. He was so kind and told me happy birthday. Ambiance amazing. Hispanic guy bought are food out it was amazing he was very nice as well. Our waiter a brown guy with dreads was very curt, short, and dry. His service wasn’t good. Everything else was amazing.

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HarlemSociallite
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

As a tourist to Atlanta, I really enjoyed Agave. Great aesthetics, amazing ambience, and good food. I just hope that the next time I am In Atlanta the food and experience Is just as well.

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WendyM
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Good was good, portions were small, and service was great but it was too loud and there were lots of flies
We enjoyed our server Hope.

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vipinfrequentflier
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great as always. A little loud inside and hard to talk. But otherwise fabulous.

MJ
MJSATL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Customer Service was horrible. It took 10 plus minutes for the waiter to come to our table upon arrival to introduce himself. By the time our waiter came we were about to leave. Once he finally took our food order we saw him again when he brought it out, but didn't see him again until we had a waitress hunt him down for the check. Food was great! Music didn't match the ambiance.

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murray
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, great service but they didn't have their regular chips and salsa ( which are the best in Atlanta ).

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Alltheenvy
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot! The menu has some many options and you get great portions. The prices are reasonable. The margaritas are delicious! Our server was so attentive and on point. Definitely would recommend his spot to anyone.

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vipLakeside99
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great spot in Atlanta. Busy for a Sunday. Good food. Off street parking a plus.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love Agave. Food was, as always, excellent. Our server was Anderson, who was incredible. My feedback would be: it is WAY too loud inside. I know that restaurants want an “energetic” vibe, and I get it, but “energetic” is often code for “deafening” and/or “impossible to have a conversation without shouting.” Please consider managing the acoustics a little better. This is the only factor that would keep me from returning.

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BCCC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a nice dinner and experience. Our server (Heather) set the tone for the evening. Explained the menu and specials very well and made us feel welcomed and not rushed. Food was very good and had lots of depth. Overall, just a really nice experience all around!!

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vipAngie
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Agave is the best. We love James & Moses! They have the best service. Best food in Atlanta.

FAQs

Agave offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 588-0006.

Agave is rated 4.6 stars by 2459 OpenTable diners.

Agave does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.agaverestaurant.com/store/.

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.

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