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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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Casual (28)
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Fit for Foodies (23)
Special Occasion (21)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Fun (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Authentic (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Cozy (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Romantic (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Spicy (8)
Healthy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
People Watching (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Business Meals (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vegan (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

It was a great environment.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

First visit to Agave, definitely will not be our last! Great food, service and atmosphere. Coming back to try other dishes on the menu! Yummy! Yummy😋😋😋😋

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 5 days ago

Very child friendly. Loved it!!!

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 (Louisville)·Dined 7 days ago

Mexican rack of lamb and the salmon w/ shrimp sauce special was wonderful. The margarita’s with top shelf tequila was delicious. Service with Zack was great. I will definitely come back when I’m back in Atlanta.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Our go to place in this part of town. Innovative food, beautifully presented and all at a great price. A unique culinary experience in a casual space.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

There where 6 of us and everyone really enjoyed their meal. The margarita's where excellent.
The service was ok, the server was very busy and so he was not as attentive to our table.
It was very noisy so at times difficult to hear what was being said at our table. But
that also tells me that there where folks there having a wonderful time and enjoying wonderful food in a fun place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Agave is always on rotation for us. Consistently great food and service. Margaritas are the best in Atlanta.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The environment was over the top good for my fraternity brothers and I.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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food5
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was horrible. The waiter was awesome and the atmosphere was great! If I go back it will only be for drinks!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Agave has been an Atlanta classic and my recent trip didn’t disappoint. The chips and salsa to begin were hot and flavorful. We skipped an appetizer and went straight to the entree which was spectacular. And to finish the night the dessert tray was to die for. Again, been coming here for years and it’s a great place to take someone who isn’t familiar with that part of town because you will only find it here in Atlanta.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love everything about Agave some of the best food in Atlanta and very affordable .

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Everything was superb. . The food was delicious...the shrimp and grit were amazing. The drinks were absolutely wonderful . Oh and the service was GREAT!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Consistently - A Southwest Gem
Agave has become one of a handful of favorite restaurants. Our most recent visit was on Saturday, November 25th. The Staff excel at Customer Service (AJ was the exceptional Server this visit.) The food is flavorful and attractively plated (Recommend the Cayenne Onion Rings, Pork Verde Enchiladas, Chicken Chile Quesadilla.) The Traditional and Jalepeno Margaritas are a must. The decor is pleasant. Dining at Agave is a feel-good experience. And, importantly, Agave is consistent. Highly recommend Agave.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fun, Authentic, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The staff is always friendly and the waiters are very knowledgeable of the menu and specials.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Manager is very rude and service was subpar. They do have appetizer specials but if you don't know they won't tell you. Doors open a lil before 5 and everyone one will completely ignore you until the clock strikes 5. Won't even offer water but will make sure they you tip on total before discount. Overall food was good but service horrible

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food4
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Very prompt service and amazing food!

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I ordered the special which was the grouper. It was a horrible cut of fish....a lot of fat and just a poor quality cut.
I generally enjoy the food but I was very disappointed

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 on November 15, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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 5, 2017

Food excellent, service very good, noise level a bit off putting

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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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vip
 (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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 (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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