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We loved the entire experience. Great spot and location
Always good food and a quiet ambiance to enjoy our conversations.
Thank you for your kind comments, we hope to see you back soon!
I love the environment but a very noisy table if gaffawing people pre AZ game really ruined the atmosphere. On top of it, music from the patio was too loud. We could not hear our own group.
Food taste was excellent but our waiter needed coaching. Drinks came in shifts. We were constantly waiting for our guests to be served. Our food also came in shifts. We thought it odd as did the waiter. We saw people that arrived after we did being served long before we were.
Food good but fix the service and the loud music.
Great food, service and atmosphere. We will return.
It had been a long time since dining at Agustin due to some unfortunate experiences. So we decided to give them another try pre-theatre attendance. We're glad we gave them another opportunity. I had the steak with pom frites and my wife had one of their evening fish specials (Turbo?). Both dishes were prepared exactly the way we like them (my wife has an issue with garlic and they accommodated her request) and we enjoyed the meal thoroughly. We'll be back.
Greg, thank you for giving us another opportunity to serve you. I am glad that we lived up to your expectations and we hope to see you back soon!
This location is a go to for business lunches and yesterday was exceptional.
Mussels as they should be. The very best in Tucson.
We always make time to get a reservation at Agustin Kitchen when in Tucson. We are usually very happy and well taken care of. This visit, while the food was its usual level of excellent, the service was horribly slow. Saturday nights are always busy, but service has always been a hallmark here. We waited more than 10 minutes to be acknowledged by our server. Water came within a few minutes of that. Then we waited more for our appetizer order to be taken. Then we waited more for it to arrive. Same with food and wine. While we were disappointed with the service, we loved the food. The risotto was outstanding and the mahi special was delicious. Desserts were, of course, very decadent and delicious. We hope the service was an aberration.
I have eaten at many restaurants around the world (many acclaimed) and I have frequented many Tucson restaurants (having recently moved here) my opinion is this restaurant is, based on what I have seen so far, among the best in the city. Great ambience, food meets expectations for top quality restaurant and price point is fair.
We arrived during brunch. Restaurant was fairly empty. Service was good but I was not happy with part of my meal. Ordered a burger, medium. Came to me pretty pink and not much cooked on outside. Sent back and got a burger that was cooked more but cheese just slapped on bread and not melted. disappointed in meal. I won't be back
We have been wanting to try Agustin Kitchen. It was a great experience. We had appetizers and wine, however will return to taste other menu items.
Good food. Great place to meet friends for dinner. We talked and talked. The waitress was very patient and wonderful waiting for our order. Loved the evening in your restaurant.
Food was very good
Beautiful! Thank you!
Unfortunately this was a big disappointment. When we arrived we became the third table to be served, no other patrons came in until after we were done with our brunch. Our server was friendly, perhaps a bit of restraint on touching your guests would be helpful. After waiting for about 30 min for our meal, it finally arrived, cold and under cooked.
We did not expect such a limited menu offering, and did not realize they were serving brunch. We selected the only true lunch items which were sandwiches. They were very tasty. We'll try again at a different hour.
From the appetizers to the main course we were not disappointed. The Mezze appetizer platter was great for sharing with the table. The mushroom and Brussels sprouts were delicious. The variety of food on the menu gives you a nice choice so you want to come back just to try a different dish. The hostess was great we had called and requested a quieter table as my husband has been having some noise acuity issues. When we arrived the hostess pointed out two tables and allowed us to choose. We enjoyed the food the ambience and the evening.
Fresh ingredients in a lovely atmosphere with wonderful service.
First time visit although we have lived in Tucson for many years. We have eaten at almost all the “brunch” restaurants (as opposed to ordinary breakfasts) in town and have much to compare. The ambience and atmosphere were very nice; the noise level comfortable. The greeter and server were friendly and helpful in describing the menu and offering suggestions. The menu offers a wide selection, with some exotic variations on typical brunch dishes.
Portions are large and prices somewhat inflated. A good choice for adventurous diners, but a little off-putting for people who are seeking comfort food. I will certainly return, especially since I now have better knowledge of the dishes and preparations.
Food and wine were very good but the price of the entrees is getting extreme. Also had to pay for bread which I think is a cheap move. Lastly, waitress was great. However, the noise from the bar was too loud at times to have a conversation perhaps a buffer wall would help decrease the ambient noise.
We were there on a Saturday at 2:30 pm, the brunch menu was in effect, not very many people in the restaurant. The food and service were excellent, we had Mussels and Salmon Benedict which were very good and eclectic for a brunch menu, would recommend Agustin Kitchen. (they have outdoor seating as well, but too hot for us)
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.