Agave

4.6
1110 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southwest
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  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southwest
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Hours of operation


Dinner:

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

Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 588-0006
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jack Sobel
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Carroll St. SE
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Public transit
King Memorial (Blue, Green)
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
What 1110 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food and service was GREAT as usual. I have not been disappointed yet. I had the salmon which was delicious!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Agave is always nice to visit. Happy Hour is always a great time to come! The waiters are usually accommodating and the bartenders are friendly and know how to handle the crowd with pleasure.
We were there for an anniversary dinner and enjoyed our entrees and the drinks. Our server was amazing!
The Lobster tail should also be available as an entree..This is one of the most delicious items on the menu! Great job!

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

The kitchen staff kept banging dishes every few minutes the whole time we were there. The lighting was extremely dim. The food was not that great. I would not return.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I love this place! Great food, drinks and customer service...I was in love with Agave after my first visit there.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great experience!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Love Love this restaurant... I've been dinning at Agave for years. The food is always tasty and the drinks are delicious! I've been on dates, celebrations, work gatherings ect. I wish they were open for lunch but if they need the time to be excellent well keep the dinner hours:) I am a huge fan!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Loved my experience at Agave. The drinks and food were awesome and our waiter was phenomenal.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Best margaritas in Atlanta! Food is always superb and presented beautifully!

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

pretty ok food, amazing service, cute setting. wish the food had been better. chips and quac + elote were wonderful

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Dined here for my husband birthday with a few friends. Great ambiance and food, will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Free valet, service was exceptional. Inside restaurant is a bit old and with cement floors it was very loud. The food exceeded my expectations, we came here for margaritas, which were good, but the food was the shining star!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Agave is always pleasure. From the Valet to exiting after a great meal everyone there makes you feel like they are so happy you chose to dine with them. They definitely set the bar on how to treat customers.
I’ll be an Agave Customer for life.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

love this place

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Server was great at accommodating a vegan in our group. We were pleased until his vegan enchiladas came out with cheese on them. The cheese was under the sauce, so he didn’t notice until it was too late. The server did fix the situation...but this is a really big deal. Vegan and vegetarian diners put a great deal of trust in their servers, and when meat or cheese ends up in our mouths, it’s damn near traumatic.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

I ordered the chicken w/grits and had the corn. Everything was bland. No seasoning whatsoever. My friend orders the same meal but had potatoes. The corn on the cob for both of us was burnt not charred.

I needed up sending my meal back and my friend sent her corn back. I reordered the salmon platter. Once again it was bland. No seasoning. Now my friend comes a Agave a lot with her job. So I tried the salmon based on her recommendation. I even had her try it. She said it was bland. She asked for veggies to replace her corn and they were bland. Whomever was cooking forgot to use seasoning that night.

I was looking forward to dining at Agave because I've heard some great reviews and my dad came (and he's very hard to please), brought home leftovers which speaks volumes for him and that's why I wanted to try the grit. Boy it was a let down. And your prices are not cheap. So to pay for a meal that was bland is not good. My friend and I left there and went to Serpas

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

The restaurant noise level and atmosphere almost made us leave. While our server was great, the waiting was intense with a 45 min period of when we ordered our dishes to when we actually received our main dishes. There were definitely not enough staff working to allow for all the patrons.

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2.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Mussels definitely not fresh and spent the next day running to the bathroom. Service slow, waited excessively long time before ordering and receiving both food and drinks. Spring roll appetizer very heavy and greasy. Overall just would not return

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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Food was good, service was good but it was VERY loud. If you’re going with a group to celebrate something, it’s a great spot BUT if you’re going on a date or to have a conversation with one or two people, find another location.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Love this restaurant Always my go to for all occasions Our server Jake was attentive and helpful all night. Please send him our thanks

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Food was very bland not good at all. The server acted like he was overwhelmed and we got food bases on his recommendation and it was disgusting.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great food. I have never had a bad or disappointing meal at Agave. Staff is very friendly and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We were seated right away (with a reservation). I ordered the lamb which was great! The key lime pie was AMAZING!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Everything was great. It’s nice to go to a restaurant and get a real Drink not watered down. The food is always great

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Outstanding food and drinks, as always

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Food is very good - among the best and freshest Mexican in Atlanta. We are vegetarian and they have a special menu of vegetarian entrees, which is a plus. Our server messed up the order and did not handle it well, which is the reason for the service mark, but the manager completely made good on it so we left feeling fine about the experience.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

This is one of my favorite spots in Atlanta. The food and the service is great and it is very affordable for fine dining.

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

It had been several years since we'd been and we were excited to try it again. The food was EXCELLENT and there are other things we want to return and try. Service was a bit slow at the beginning but seemed due to a rush of folks at the same time and didn't seriously impact the overall meal. We'll be going back soon!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Agave is our favorite restaurant. It is our go-to restaurant when my husband and I go out for special occasions. The food and service are always excellent. We have never had a bad meal at Agave. The scallops and grits are to die for. I keep thinking I will try one of the other amazing items on the menu, but can’t pass on the scallops and grits. Of course you also have to have one of their excellently prepared and wonderfully tasting margueritas.

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The food was good and my server seemed very knowledgeable. Just a little unprofessional at times. He forgot a few things that i had to remind him about and then I heard my server drop the "f" bomb a few times, which caught me off guard. Not sure he realized. Overall, I was focused on reconnecting with my friend so I didn't pay much attention since the food was good.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Always delicious!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I have been wanting to try this place for years! The bartender was AMAZING my drinks were delicious and the chef personally brought my food! This is DEFINITELY my new spot!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Great food and service! Wonderful margaritas!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

AMAZING!! Service was flawless and we were still talking about how good the food was the next day! Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Had a great experience at Agave for a Saturday date night. We started with Jalapeno Margaritas and a Chile Relleno, so delicious. For our main courses we ordered the lamb chops and the swordfish. Ive had a couple bad experiences with overly gamey lamb in the past, and this lamb was perfect, both mild and tender. The swordfish was amazing with the Chile rub, and the asparagus was cooked perfectly. Both dishes did not disappoint, I would definitely recommend either. Service was great as well, suggestions and information provided by our waiter were both accurate and thoughtful.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Amazing food and drinks good customer service. Thanks

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

We LOVE coming to Agave for family dinners! Reservations come in handy and the food is always amazing.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Waitress was great. Food was great as usual. Always love going there.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

We have been here twice! The food and the service are fantastic! We will go back again and again!!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Service and food were excellent

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Great place! The scallops were amazing and my Husband loved the fried chicken. Service was great! A little dark in the restaurant but you get used to it.

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