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About Agave Mexican Bistro

Family owned and operated, the Agave Mexican Bistro in Mountain View, CA is an award-winning establishment noted for authentic Mexican fare and incredibly popular margaritas. The seafood dishes at Agave Mexican Bistro are also a customer and community favorite.

Menus at the Agave Mexican Bistro include happy hour, lunch, dinner and a children's menu. Each features a huge array of authentic dishes, and anything can be made to your preference in terms of heat and spiciness. There are starters, chef's favorites, specialties, burritos, soups, salads, traditional platters, shrimp specialties, fried classics and some stunning desserts to top it all off. Many dishes are vegetarian, or can be made vegetarian on request.

194/198 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Mexican, Mexican

Hours of Operation:


Monday-Thursday 11:30am-2:00pm & 5:00pm-10:00pm

Friday 11:30am-2:00pm & 5:00pm-Late

Saturday 12:00pm-Late

Sunday Closed

Cross Street:
Villa

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 969-6767

Website:
http://www.agaveca.com/

Catering:
We offer catering options for your events. Contact us for details.

Parking Details:
Free Parking Garage is located 1/2 block west on Bryant Street.

Public Transit:
VTA #51: Truman & Bryant / De Anza College Bus stop is at our front door step.

One block from Mountain View Station!

Executive Chef:
Rámon Sepúlveda

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Agave Mexican Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

3.7

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (139)
Fit for Foodies (97)
Neighborhood Gem (92)
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Great for Lunch (79)
Great for Outdoor Dining (74)
Kid-friendly (54)
Vibrant Bar Scene (36)
Hot Spot (31)
Special Occasion (29)
Great for Brunch (15)
Romantic (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Scenic View (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Comfort Food (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2016

Food was a bit pricy but it was wort it. Our waiter was excellent.

Tags: Spicy, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2016

The food seems mass-produced. The shrimp didn't seem particularly fresh or tasty. Everything was pretty generic.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2016

The food is nice, a bit overpriced for the quality though.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 16, 2016

Well made drinks, friendly servers and excellent ceviche

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2016

Not great service. Decent Margaritas.

Nothing crazy the would drive me back. But also nothing that would stop me from coming in.

just kinda eh.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2016

Very loud and underwhelming food. The drinks were good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2016

Great food, but way too noisy - couldn't talk. Overall creative foods. Would go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2016

Great food. Authentic Mexican food. Good value, huge selection of tequillas.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Chips and salsa were delicious. Our main dishes tasted great. Agave makes wonderful sauces.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2016

Great options for Mexican food, but service can be slow.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2016

Great upscale Mexican food!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Great food! Lots of veggie options! Great service, good for kids or groups or even a date!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2016

I had passed by this place very often, never stopped by.
finally had dinner here, and was impressed by Food, ambiance and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2016

The food is always superb. "different and tasty recipes. The best margaritas ever. Just a dry reposado with freshly squeezed lime juice hmmmm

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2016

Food was not that good, and service was pretty bad. We had to ask twice for our check. It was a slow night, and all four servers seemed more interested in socializing in the corner than attending to their tables. Fish Tacos were not good, flan was pretty good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 30, 2016

The best Mexican food in our area. Delicious sauces. We've taken friends twice and they loved it too. Parking situation is the biggest drawback.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2016

The food was good. We are vegetarian, and we were provided ample options. The service was simply awesome. Enjoyed my dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2015

The service was very good. Unfortunately the food was not .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2015

Excellent Restaurant, i like it so much. Great Service.
Excelente Restaurant, me gusto mucho el servicio, muy recomendado

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 14, 2015

We were enticed to Agave after reviewing their menu, and noticing many unique menu selections. My wife is a shrimp lover, and was able to taste something very new and unique in the "Camerones Ardientes", which she loved. I am a freak for "Enjococado" which I have had a a sister restaurant, and always order as it is so good. I was convinced to try something new in the "Cochonito Pibil" a traditional Yucatan pork stew simmered in achiote. I was not disappointed.
Service was just as impressive as the food. A great find and we look forward to future trips.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2015

My wife and I are thrilled that so much of what we loved over the years at Fiesta Del Mar is living on at Agave. The friendly waiters, great food (mole and guajillo sauces) and good drinks will bring us back on a frequent basis. We also love the queso fundido!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2015

The food was great and exactly what you would expect from this restaurant group. Best chips and salsa around. Unfortunately, our first server was lousy. It took a long time for him to check in on us so we ended up ordering our drinks at the same time we ordered the food. Even though our waiter was still in our general area, another server dropped off the food before we had our drinks. I think the guy that took our order totally forgot about us. The second server was able to get our drinks quickly, but it was very disappointing. Chips and salsa just don't taste right without a margarita!

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2015

Not that impressed of menu for first time visit. It was okay.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 29, 2015

Started at the bar with great drinks and talented bartender. Moved outside and we're able to satisfy a vegetarian, a meat liver, and so eine alerguc to onion and garlic. Food was fantastuc, custom ordered, and all with a smile. Great sense of humor in our waiter. Incredible coffee afterward. Great safe bet for an incredible time

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2015

Great service and fantastic Mexican food!
We came here for my wife's birthday. What a great experience! The food was delicious and the service was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2015

Had a pretty pleasant time at Agave. I was craving fish tacos, and they totally delivered. The service was ever-so-slightly slow (just in the waiting for the check after plates had been cleared, food & drink was prompt). Overall good experience; I'll be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2015

Great spot!
The atmosphere is fun and casual. The outside patio is great on a warm evening.
The margarita list is long and can be tough to choose your drink since they all sound good. I've tried several and have not been disappointed.
Fish tacos and mole poblano are my favorites.
Friendly and attentive staff make this a great place!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2015

Excellent food tasty and well made and presented
Vegetarian options were also wonderful

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2015

Easy to find, attentive wait staff, good at explaining the various and unique dishes. Well prepared food, drinkable drinks. Serves some dishes not found in other Mexican restaurants. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2015

The food and service are OK here (nothing to note exceptionally), but they do have a great Happy Hour special. :) Otherwise, it can get pretty pricey, pretty fast.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on June 29, 2015

Was the worst food one can imagine. We would never go again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2015

Food was good enough. Service was just fair and it wasn't that crowded. Had to ask for more chips and then check. Probably won't be back because there are so many better Mexican restaurants in the area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2015

Three of us were seated in the outdoor dining area. Since It was a very nice afternoon, We really enjoyed the patio. Our waitress was nice but a little overwhelmed. The margarita was weak but the guacamole and chips and salsa were good. We ordered shrimp enchiladas which was not very tasty, just ok. I might go back just for outside seating and chips and salsa next time but the food was nothing to crave again.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2015

Very nice to find delicious Mexican food - far from the generic stuff found in most places. My flank steak was cooked perfectly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2015

This is not your usual Tex-Mex or American version of Mexican food. Agave's chef prepares dishes, the names of which we are familiar, in a creative new way.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 16, 2015

Good food, with an unusual choice: shrimp with huitlacoche, a corn fungus, sometimes called Mexican truffle. It's tasty, although more like a mushroom than a truffle. They also have a good tequila list and very good margaritas. Service was prompt and cheerful.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 1, 2015

I appreciated the interesting dishes on the menu and had a really hard time deciding what to order. When I did decide, I was really pleased with my entree, and so was my husband with his, but I wasn't really wowed. Drinks were yummy, chips too salty. If you're on Castro and need some Mexican food, this place will certainly fit the bill, but I don't think I'll be back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 9, 2015

Yummy food. Delicious margarita. Super friendly staff. Nice clean shiny ambience

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 4, 2015

We've eaten at their Fiesta Del Mar location and wanted to try something upmarket. This location has a better ambience and a more eclectic menu but the service was poor. It was hard to get the attention of the waitstaff and they brought the last person's entree when the rest of our party of 6 were halfway through eating ours.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 2, 2015

The food and drinks were good enough. I enjoyed the meal with my date.
The service was fast and friendly.

However, the food and drinks were very expensive. It is not a fancy restaurant, yet dinner for two people came to $80.

Can't recommend because of the prices

Tags: Hot Spot
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