Agave Cocina and Tequila | Issaquah Highlands

3.8
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12 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
Welcome to Agave Cocina & Cantina! We serve contemporary Mexican food. Hand-crafted using fresh, natural ingredients, no preservatives, trans fats or lard. Sustainable seafood, free-range, hormone-free chicken, beef, eggs, rice & beans.The menu offerings are rooted in “traditional Mexican food” but adjusted to today’s tastes and eating styles. Today, people are converting their dining habits to the taste of a multitude of flavors and textures and so the smaller plates are a more in demand. In addition people are desirous of “affordability”. Again small plates are the answer. The ingredients are fresh, natural, and free of preservatives, trans-fats or lard. Organic is used when possible. We make all of the food from scratch to include the sauces, fillings, tortillas, and guacamole. Everything is cooked to order to have the optimum of flavor and texture. We welcome you to enjoy our offerings and ask you to make suggestions and comments. We look forward to serving you!
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LWalton
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a Sunday afternoon, we were craving Mexican food, decided to give Agave Cocina a try and I'm very glad that we did. Food was fantastic, service was great, and we've added it to our "Go Back Again" list.

YW
vipYeeatWarren
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good place to have nice meal. Great selection.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The waitstaff went above and beyond, the food was delicious, but the front of the house was very rude. Apparently they thought they had discontinued open table, so when I initially showed them our reservation they told us they don’t do reservations and gave us a hard time before eventually agreeing to seat us. I understand that they were busy and didn’t expect a party to show up with reservations, but the mix up wasn’t our fault and it wasn’t very professional to direct their frustration at us - not a great way to celebrate a birthday. The rest of the experience was amazing, the waitstaff was awesome and the food was really good. Just an unfortunate start.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The carnitas eggs benedict is amazing!

JW
vipJayW
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Good food. Extremely slow service.

MA
vipMichaelA
Seattle
36 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2013
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The menu reads really well, but the actual food is not nearly as good. We went for brunch and everything was boring. The jalapeno chorizo gravy sounded great but was blander than a diner sausage gravy. Just because it is in the suburbs doesn't mean people don't want flavor.

BD
vipBoDiner
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fun spot to try a different take on Mexican food. Attentive staff, convenient location, modern look.

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vipcelchu
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2012
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The menu was fabulous. Lots of specialties and not as much of the "typical" mexican fare. My meal was fantastic, and my wife has eaten here several times and has always been pleased with the food. I would say this is the best place to eat in Issaquah Highlands, and one of the best in the Issaquah area. I'll definitely be back!

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vipDamay
Seattle
318 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2012
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Quiet neighborhood location, but very good Mexican food.....and great Margaritas! The green salsa with the chips was outstanding and the carnitas particularly flavorful. Could have wished for a more generous guacamole serving, but then again I hadn't tested the system and asked for more. A good value place for good food

JF
JudyF
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2012
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food at Agave is very fresh and well presented; however, the flavors are bland and lacking authenticity. It is okay if you are not expecting Mexican or TexMex. The staff are great.

LC
vipLauraC
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2012
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great food-homemade, authentic. Would definitely go back. Service not bad but not what I would call very good. Went for lunch and I don't think they were fully staffed for the day yet.

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SpinnerDan
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2012
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Agave is a small restaurant with what a slightly contemporary take on traditional Mexican food. The prices are quite reasonable, the atmosphere is hip and the food is great. We love the Carne Asada and Skinny Margarita made with lime and agave syrup. Try to get a seat away from the doors or plan to keep your jacket on.

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Agave Cocina and Tequila | Issaquah Highlands offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 369-8900.

Agave Cocina and Tequila | Issaquah Highlands is rated 3.8 stars by 12 OpenTable diners.

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