Happy hour every day.
I wanted to love this place. Loved the look and location. The service was excellent. It was so loud, you had to practically yell to be heard. The food was not that good except for the frites. If the food had been good, then it would have been worth the expense but not good value and probably won't go back.
Hidden gem in Tucson
Agustin Kitchen used to be one of our favorite restaurants in Tucson, possibly our absolute favorite. However, the menu has declined over the past few years. What used to be creative dishes featuring local mostly organic ingredients is now pretty ordinary.
We ate there for lunch today. Where they used to have a corned beef lunch that was cured in house from Arizona grass-fed beef, the closest they have today is a grain-fed beef Reuben. Today, the server informed us that none of the beef on the menu is grass-fed. I settled for huevos rancheros, which had very little Mexican flavor, instead being fairly bland. My wife's Muhammara dish was also on the bland side. Some parts of the dish (tzatziki and flatbread) were nicely done, but others were missing key traditional flavors (e.g., the hummus tasted like pureed Garbanzo beans, lacking garlic, sesame, and lemon juice). Her comment was that it seems the kitchen was running low on spices.
Not to be overly negative, as all of the textures were correct and the food was properly cooked. For example, the huevos rancheros featured eggs with the correct runny yolks and firm whites, and the falafel my wife's dish was appropriately crispy, crumbly, and moist. So, decently prepared but uninspired and somewhat bland food at a decent price is worthy of a three-star review. But, Agustin Kitchen was one of Tucson's foodie culinary gems, and is unfortunately no longer the same restaurant.
Great lunch. Everyone really enjoyed the meal and service!
The level of noise was very high given a half full restaurant. Food and service were very good.
We have been to Augustin Kitchen several times before and found the food to be better in the past. We both ordered Calamari and it was overcooked and rubbery. The flavor was pretty good but the Calamari was very chewy and not enjoyable.
Not our best visit, but restaurant contacted me and we will try them again soon
From the greeting and attention from Maitre 'd, Michael to the delicious food and great service our brunch was enjoyable in every way.
Update: I received a call from the manager who took the time to understand the nature of my issue. I appreciate his call and his offer to make it better.
As I told him, I'd never had anything but great things to say prior to the visit described below.
I will definitely return.
I love the food here and the ambiance and everything about Agustin Kitchen.
We had a reservation for 8:30 pm. We were a few minutes late, but before we really even could catch our breaths, we were informed we had to hurry to get our order in as the kitchen closes at 9 pm.
Throughout the meal, I felt as though the waiter really didn't want our late table and was rushing us at every step. While he was cordial, he was not happy that it took some time for my Spanish-only speaking guests to get through the menu and decide what they wanted to eat due to my having to translate.
All in all, the food was, as always, spectacular. I just wish we'd had a different waiter.
Service and food are wonderful but noise makes it hard to converse. Not the place for a romantic evening.
My husband loved his Skillet with house-cured bacon. I enjoyed my corned beef hash but found the meat to be a bit dry and chewy. Our drinks (Bloody Mary, mimosa) were okay but the alcohol was not very pronounced, which probably fine at 10:30 in the morning, but we would have enjoyed stronger drinks. Strangely, the printed "Tip Guide" was based on the pre-tax amount on the itemized bill, while this Guide was based on the post-tax amount on the receipt when you add the tip and sign. For over $70, I was not wow'd, but I've had great meals here before and I'll be back.
We really enjoyed our early dinner at Agustin Kitchen for our 44th anniversary. We got a corner table away from the bar so that we could hear each other. The service and food was fabulous and accommodating (veggies instead of rice with my salmon). We did go ahead and pay for our dessert even though the wait staff said we could choose something as a compliment since it was our anniversary — It showed up on our bill anyway.
The waitress was not nice, we felt as she did not like us ... we left. We have been in this restaurant several times and this is the first time we did not like it and ended up leaving before ordering.
Inept service. Menu was not the same as on this website. Food was just okay. This is maybe the 6th time I’ve been here. I keep hoping the next time will be better. It’s not. So this is the last time I choose or suggest this place.
Unfortunately the night we went the restaurant had a couple of challenges. Their fryer had gone out and also it was very dead so there was no excuse for slow service or food. The ambience is great though. Since it’s the heart of summer I would have liked to see some more summer promos or specials if this restaurant is going to make it long term as the value just isn’t there compared to operations like Fox restaurant concept, etc.
Food was ok
We have been to Agustin Ktchen several times. I keep wanting to enjoy it more. This time we went there for the 4th of July and planned to go to the roof to watch the fireworks. The fee was waived to go to the roof if you ate dinner there first. That part was lackluster, only beer and margaritas were available. We were far from the fireworks, so felt a little disconnected. The food at dinner prior was mixed. Our friend had osso bucco which was dry and chewy. My salmon was good. The horrible part was when we ordered two dozen oysters for the table, we were not told the price (our mistake for not asking, I guess). Who would have thought they would have been $5 apiece. We thought this was breathtakingly high, and high for Tucson. For the cost, would not recommend Agustin Kitchen. We keep trying to like it better.
Good food and solid service. I would return. I had the Hash scramble.
Food was bitter
Dishes are expensive and they are not worth the money
The food was just ok. The oysters were amazing and the highlight. The table was great the service was good. The wine selection was mediocre. The pork was dry and the steak had tendon in it which I thought was odd as it was sliced for us. The fries were very good as well. For the price I think there are a lot of options.
Absolutely wonderful place, wonderful ambience, and great service! Love this place.
However, we thought that on this night, food wasn’t great. Mushroom soup too thick and needed brandy or sherry or cognac. Chicken wings were strange tasting. Baked oysters too cheesy, and were extremely small - $17 for four! As stated, we love this place and have gone there for ages and endured many changes of chefs. But, this particular night was lacking.
We had the Penn Cove Mussels and the Arizona Farmer's Salad. The salad was excellent, dressing very interesting. The mussels were small, but the broth was delicious.
While the food was good, The value wasn't there. The dining room was quite dark and the chairs were uncomfortable.
When we were first seated, we were in between two loud tables - 6 people at each. We asked to be moved and the hostess, Taryn, responded immediately with no problem. Our waiter Matthew was well informed and congenial. an order for gluten free bread was lost twice - we were brought both loaves and a complimentary mushroom appetizer. Meanwhile, we also loved the brussels sprouts appetizer - flavorful and crunchy! Our second visit in a month and we will be back.
The menu is interesting and innovative, be willing to try something different with a touch of the Southwest flavors. Nice wine list.
3 of 4 meals were very tasty. One pork dinner was overcooked. Server treated that person to a free dessert. His service to our table was excellent.
Wonderful evening! Agustin’s is one of our top 5 favorite places to dine in the Tucson area!
We are looking forward to perhaps, a menu update for summer?
Thank you so much for being so great....great cocktails, great food, great service, great ambience!
One of our favorite restaurants in Tucson. They start with similar ingredients that others have but what is served has their unique spin on it. Hard to pin down a style but they describe it as French bistro cuisine. I suppose that works but it is just plain excellent in a very nice atmosphere.
Favorite place in tucson such a great ambiance and food
All four of us enjoyed our meals. We shared a dessert sampler plate, which was delicious. I would recommend Agustin Kitchen.
Food was good, but the service was not good. The waiter came by quite infrequently, and when he came by to ask for the drink order he was only interested in taking mimosa order. One of our party asked for coffee and was blown off.
Food is always fantastic at Agustin. Love the vibe and sitting out on the patio but sometimes the patio is a little crazy due to the shared courtyard but certainly out of their control! Great brunch as well.
Our appetizer was never ordered and entrees came out first. The entrees themselves were very good, but depended on the sauce component and there just was enough sauce to flavor the meals.
Lovely anniversary dinner.
Thursday nights are made better because of your restaurant! Love our evening outside at the Mercado.
We were the only customers there. Our service was excellent. We thought the menu was a bit limiting. I opted for the Steak Frites and I found my steak really tough. Ample portions and cooked to the right request but a very tough cut of meat. Out of ice cream when we ordered cobbler? Really. Nice touch that someone ran somewhere and found ice cream.
Think about the menu...I found it not central taste friendly.
all went well other than the lack of bread & butter normally provided at the onset of a meal. Nicely sliced bread with excellent crust was provided upon request--but not mentioned when messe was ordered. Flat bread came late, but I do not like flat bread.
Agustin is a lovely restaurant located in Mercado San Agustin, the food and the drinks are great!
Food was very mediocre. Ambiance was lovely since we sat outside in the courtyard. Would have been cold inside with the air conditioning.
Excellent! Our server was terrific, food was exceptional and the head chef stopped by our table to ask how we enjoyed everything. Highly recommend an evening at Agustin Kitchen.