Agave Cocina & Cantina - Redmond

4.5
77 reviews
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AGAVE COCINA & CANTINA - MEXICAN FOOD IN REDMOND - BEAR CREEK SHOPPING CENTER Agave serves contemporary Mexican food. Hand-crafted using fresh, natural ingredients, no preservatives, trans fats or lard. Sustainable seafood, free-range, hormone-free chicken, beef, eggs. The menu offerings are rooted in "traditional Mexican food" but adjusted to today's tastes and eating styles. Made to order, organic and local when possible, seasonal,affordable and quick. Full bar, home of the Agave signature Margarita and over 160 sipping tequilas.
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J
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, as was the service. Some of the drink prices were a bit high, but also delish. I would definitely return.

f
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic margaritas! Food was very good too.

DK
Seattle
216 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

This was our fourth time at Agave and we still think the food is great but the service is just weird. There were just two of us. We told the hostess, "just two of us." She gave us four menus, five sets of silverware and three glasses of water. I know, weird.

Then if you need anything, it's almost impossible to get them to come back. We were done and waiting to get boxes for our leftovers and it took me 15 minutes to flag someone down. And then once we got the boxes, another 15 minutes to get the check. I hope they fix this because we love their food.

GJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we’re very pleased with our experience. The food was great - even the teenagers mentioned that the food tasted fresh and really good - even the vegetarian enchilada. We will be back!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was lovely. Chilaquiles were good, Mimosa & Bloody Mary wonderful! Impressed w how attentive thebwaiybstaff was. I love the vibe. In these modern times when restaurants are "modernizing," it's nice that the traditional, Mexican American restaurant style still exists.

DK
Seattle
217 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

Went there for (the third time) for a late lunch/early dinner last Saturday. Ordered drinks (there were three of us) and they brought them for two of us but not mine. Asked two more times...nothing. There were very few customers in the place at that time and a bunch of servers. Asked everyone. Finally had to wave my hand in the air to get someone to notice me (after about 10 minutes) and the server came over and said she would be right back. She was. 5 minutes later. A full 15 minutes after I ordered. And I had to ask four times total. This just wrong. Their food is great and the service the other times has been fine.

K
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Family brunch. Service was excellent and the food was brought out very quickly.

I
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time. Nice folks good food and service

DK
Seattle
217 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first time here and it was very good Mexican food. We will go back. They have a different way of doing their combos that I love. Pick your main (taco, enchilada, etc) and then pick one of nine sides. Some I have never seen in a Mexican restaurant, like some excellent Brussels sprouts. The food was excellent as well as the service.

NG
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had never visited Agave, loved the food and wonderful salsa options. Amazing, quick service and very nice people who worked at the restaurant. Thank you for a wonderful meal and dining experience. We will return.

OT
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our new favorite Go To Mexican restaurant! Love the Agave nachos.

E
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love the enchiladas suiza with either ground beef or shredded chicken with sour cream, asparagus and Mexican corn. My son and his wife ordered the inside out burrito with grilled steak, and they love that one. The service was very good too.

D
Central Coast
42 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Moved son to Redmond and wanted to find restaurants for him to try . Found this on open table and it is easy walking distance from his apartment . Food was good and came out fast, but service could of been a little more welcoming. Wasn’t very busy but it was Thanksgiving weekend :)

TM
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Indide Out Burrito & the Grilled Street Corn!

RS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside on patio. Once sun went down heater from above kept us toasty! Great friendly, helpful service. Food was authentic with a menu for all tastes! Will return!

NL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostess was especially friendly and helpful. Service was friendly, attentive and accommodating. Margarita Cadillac was excellent. Food was indeed fresh and delicious, although I thought the refried beans were a little too salty. Able to get a last-minute reservation through Open Table which made me happily surprised. Will definitely recommend Agave Reataurant to others.

JM
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

We love agave, but one of our entrees came out almost frozen. They didn’t even comp it when reported. Still will go back because they are typically good! Love the fajitas!

OT
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

New favorite AND BEST Mexican restaurant!

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

This is a family dinner favorite. Always super friendly service and good food and margaritas! A great spot for family Mexican food.

AB
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a reservation but ate a n the bar instead as it was a sunny day and it was open. Food & service was great, margaritas were awesome!

RL
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

They were under staffed, and it caused slow service, but the food was excellent.

A
Seattle
76 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

We had only eaten at the Kent Station location for Agave. This location is definitely much older and more tired looking. The restaurant looks old - vinyl on chairs and booths are ripped. There is much dust around the restaurant. When walking into the restroom - you can see into the kitchen. There was food all over the floor. The restrooms were dirty. The food was okay - not great. The one highlight was the three different kind of salsas that you get with the chips. I'm not sure we'd return again. I would definitely go back to the Kent Station location which is much nicer.

JO
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Very bad customer service - a soup was brought at the same time as the main course and when I finished the soup the main dish was cold. And the worst margaritas I ever had.

F
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Loved the shredded chicken dishes, but not the shredded beef dishes. Service was very good.

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

its the first time visiting this restaurant and my initial view of the place was that it looked like to could do with a makeover.
Looks can be deceiving though.
The service was very good (although it was a mid week early table) and the food was delicious with large portions.
The cocktails I ordered were fantastic and in all it was a great evening.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We always enjoy the people, service and food. It's our go-to place! They did not really know about the Open Table Reservation; not a problem as there was ample seating.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Agave Cocina and Cantina exceed expectations The quality of the food is always exceptional and the service is courteous and prompt.
Our table of 6 was greeted with warmth and Elva consistently has known how to make each person feel special. She is a true gem in this restaurant. Highly recommend the grilled chimichurri fish tacos prepared with handmade tortillas. Delicious!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good food in a very nice ambient. Daiquiri was good even not the best I drunk

H
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best Mexican food in the area. Good service. Nice atmosphere. Food came hot and was just the right portions. Very tasty margerita and a well stocked bar. We will definately return. This was our first time at the restaurant and read about it in the Redmond Reporter. If you are looking for a non chain Mexican eatery, try this one.

MH
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I was a bit disappointed but only because I had higher expectations. This is a decent family Mexican restaurant. The staff was great and all-in-all the food was too.

MS
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

This location was asthetically great except the bar seemed lively but patio is adjacent to parking lot.
Good. Food arrived super fast (rellano & enchiladas). Friendly staff
Not so good.
Environment and food was a bit greasy for my taste.
Been to other locations with different results.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mexican food is my passion. In my free time I research authentic Mexican cooking, I almost exclusively eat at Mexican restaurants. To say that I'm a Mexican food fanatic is an understatement. That said, I was very impressed with my first visit to Agave. The service was prompt, the food was inventive yet authentic, and the atmosphere was wonderful. Everyone enjoyed their lunch immensely! I am definitely a fan and plan on returning on a regular basis. This place rocks!

MS
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I love this place. I'm originally from California and I'm very picky about Mexican food. This is a great place

Everything I have had here is wonderful: guacamole, cheese dip, nachos, tortilla soup, salmon salad, steak salad, child rellenos, mole, fajitas, carne asada... it's all good!

My stand by is the shredded beef enchilada with refried beans and salad. They do a great job with these. I usually order this unless I feel too guilty, then I go for a salad. My boyfriend had the steak fajitas and loved them. I also ordered a prickly pear lemonade. Tasted artificial - not really a fan.

We usually come here twice a month. Don't miss it! Best Mexican in Redmond for sure!

A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We were initially impressed with the complimentary corn chips and freshly made dips. The main meals however were comparatively tasteless and disappointing. The drinks were very expensive. We will not be back.

g
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

UNIQUE MENU!
Great place to have dinner, it is comfortable but can get loud at times.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Even with a reservation, we waited another 15-20 minutes. We were charged for a drink that we ordered but did not receive.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of my favorites in Redmond

P
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Went in for Sunday brunch on mother's day. The brunch menu is fine but the food prep wasn't great. We were a party of 4. Two people ordered 'eggs over easy' and 'lightly poached eggs'. Both came out with the yolks completely solid. Other than that it was OK (nothing special). Service was good. There are so many great Mexican restaurant options in the area we probably won't go back. If we do I'd like to see a little more attention to detail in the kitchen.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Agave had quite the crowd on Cinco de Mayo! As a regular customer, I thought the staff handled their extra patronage last Friday night very well, with extra staff on hand to accommodate the holiday. Service was friendly, and our meal was wonderful. Thanks, Agave! ♥️♥️♥️

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The service and food were excellent. It was crowded and a bit noisy but it was Cinco De Mayo and that's expected. I would recommend Agave because the food is authentic!!

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