We have dined many times at this restaurant, while the service was excellent, the food was terrible. The Alaskan Cod meal was incredibly bland, the pork ribs were horribly dry and the potatoes bland and the herb honey chicken was ok but all the sides with the chicken were terrible-rice bland, the peppers or whatever veggie it was way too salty and biscuit might have well been a hockey puck...none at our birthday table for 4 finished nor enjoyed our meals. Also the menu selection was not in the least bit interesting. We will not go back to Augustin’s until either the chef and/or menu changes. Such a disappointment.
Excellent service, excellent food! Agustin’s never disappoints......one of our favorites!
We had been to the Happy Hour a few weeks before, sat outside on the patio and had a wonderful time so wanted to go back. This time we took friends who hadn't been there before. It was still good but the service was so slow it took a lot of fun out of it. Our friends didn't seem nearly as impressed overall, but they did agree the food was very good. The Happy Hour menu was more limited than I remembered from our first visit.
Great location, good service and a fun place to be. Especially nice on a Thursday with the Farmers' Market
We really enjoyed taking an out of town friend to AK for dinner al fresco under the kumquat trees. The stew with oysters was excellent, as was the pinot noir I ordered.
Mother's day, went mid afternoon to avoid the rush. Unfortunately, we waited an hour for cold food but the management was very nice about it and comped it. Can't understand how any order can take an hour when the restaurant is more than half empty. I guess we caught them on an off day or in between shifts or something. Benefit of the doubt and all that. I think they're probably much better than this. Will have to try again to find out.
Very bad service, we came a little before from our reservation, the host made us wait 1 hour and then she gave us a table that for the whole time that we where waiting was empty, the waiters didn’t come to take our order fast we had to call for them and we had to wait one hour to get our food!... an hour for eggs and pancakes!!!
Good food in a very nice atmosphere. The Mercado where the restaurant is located is really neat. Nice courtyard where we enjoyed a drink and some live music.
The place is really nice. The happy hour menu is great and the dinner menu is great the have a nice selection to chose from and their drink selection is very good. Our server Erik was outstanding
Because we were there for appetizer & drinks not during happy hour the menu was just OK NOTHING UNUSUAL FOODS 2 people spent $57 + 20% tip margaritas were weak not worth $7.50 ea
Sausage on cheese platter was not very flavorfull an very course
Not sure I’d go back for a dinner
I have always enjoyed Augustin Kitchen and this visit was no exception. They have a short wine list with some really nice options. The food is always unique and delicious and the service is very attentive without being overbearing.
My only complaint is the bread. Bread is not included with the meal because they source it from a local bakery (Barrio Bread) and therefore charge $5 for it. We decided to go for it and I was immediately disappointed by the portion size. For $5 I expected more than four very small slices of bread (they were actually half slices or less). I assumed that they would provide refills but was informed that a refill is an additional $4. I think charging more than an entire loaf of bread costs for four tiny slices with no refills is terrible.
The rest of the meal, oysters, appetizers, entrees, wine, was fantastic, but the bread issue really left a bad impression.
Very slow service and not much communication from the waiter. Food was very good though.
Wonderful oyster selection and delicious poached cod. Excellent server.
We were a bit disappointed. We used to frequent Agustin Kitchen frequently when Ryan Clark was the executive chef. We hadn't been back since he left and we thought we'd give it a try once again. I loved my spaghettini with beets and goat cheese, but our dinner companions were not thrilled with the special of Sunday evening the fried chicken. Although my friend said the coating was a little spicy, she still salted it for more taste. My husband ordered the last of the ribs and said they were burnt as were the beans. [Bottom of the pot burnt]. I don't think we'll be back, unfortunately.
Our waiter Eric was wonderful. The food was very good. Highly recommend.
The food was delicious but a little more expensive than we remembered. The place was so cold when we arrived I was tempted to leave. Even the two men with me thought it was uncomfortably cold. The kind waitress turned the temperature a few degrees warmer which made for a much more pleasant experience; we were able to enjoy the food instead of thinking how cold we were. However, as we were having dessert someone turned the temp down and I was glad we were about to leave. It’s May. People are wearing summer weight clothes and sitting still while they eat.
We very much enjoyed our drinks, our salads and entrees and the service. We will return.
Disappointed. Broccoli cheese soup was foamy. Sirloin tough. Fries were great. Burger didnt even come with a tomato.
This was our first visit. We found Agustin Kitchen on both Open Table and Yelp (both sites highly recommended it) and they were both right. We were visiting Tucson and stumbled upon AK when we were eating at a small Mexican restaurant in the same building. The food and service were wonderful. There were four of us and we all would easily go back again when we are in town. This is a hidden gem, as it is in a building from the outside looks like a small industrial facility. But when you go inside there is this wonderful restaurant and other businesses. Don't pass this up!
We were there for a business meal and we really enjoyed it! The courtyard is super nice and the food and service was great as well.
Special thanks to Sean for taking good care of us!
My first time. Food was excellent an inexpensive. The hostess was very friendly and our server, Gina, was outstanding 👍🏻🥃🍴I will definitely go back again. Located in a nice up and coming area.
The oysters were terrific. Enjoyed some happy hour cocktails and the bison. For dessert we tried the tucson del bac whikskey. Very nice evening and never felt rushed. When busy it can get a little loud.
I was seriously looking forward to this first visit to this restaurant, as it seemed to be in a cool location, and I had heard it was tasty! It was good...but there were a few things that disappointed. First off, it was a Saturday afternoon - not too busy, not too crowded. I had mentioned on my reservation that it was to celebrate my husband and I's wedding anniversary. However, no mention was said of that - nothing was done/said/given to even recognize that. Then why ask? I wasn't expecting them to roll out a literal red carpet...but perhaps a nice personal touch?
Also, in a not crowded, large restaurant, we were seated in the single table closest to a party of four - a table with one person on the long bench, and the second person opposite them in an uncomfortable chair. Meanwhile, there were at least THREE empty corner booth spots that stayed vacant for our entire visit. It was poor taste in my opinion to seat us there...especially since, as previously noted, we were celebrating our own anniversary.
The third disappointment was that they don't actually serve lunch on the weekends! This was news to me. I had specifically looked online at the lunch menu and decided on a few things we might want to try. Instead we were left with a brunch menu for our anniversary date. The food was good - but...pancakes and berries? Nothing says happy anniversary quite like that :).
The waitress did make an exception and allow us to order the nopales fries off the lunch menu. That was kind of her. They were yummy at first - while piping hot - and the sauces for dipping were delicious. But, the more they cooled off, the more they tasted like chewy insides of asparagus . Good for a try, but we won't be ordering them again.
Loved our waiter.
Great job with 8 of us. Everyone loved their entre. Great ciopino, cod, buffalo.Thank you
We had been to SAN Augustin twice with Taste of Tucson tours, and thought the food and atmosphere looked great, and decided to have dinner there while we were visiting Tucson. We’re not sure what was going on that evening, but the service was atrocious. Our waiter was very personable, took our drink order, appetizer and entree order and then seemed to disappear. The appetizer and wine finally came and we finished those, finished the bottle of wine and sat for more than 45 minutes with nothing in between. Waiter never came and told us why things were taking so long, or ask us if we wanted something else to drink. He finally came with the entrees, said nothing, gave us our dinner and again disappeared. The meals were hot and delicious, but again we finished eating and waited and waited....no one ever asked us if we’d like more wine, dessert, nothing. We had to flag him down to get the bill. Very disappointing evening at SAN Augustin. We won’t bother recommending or even trying it again. Too many great spots to eat in Tucson to waste our time at SAN Augustin.
I come here often for lunch and it's always just wonderful. The food is interesting with fun tastes. This week we took an out of town friend for dinner, and although the music made conversation a little difficult the food was great as was Shawn our very attentive waiter.
We went for brunch and it was fabulous! The menu was varied with traditional and more interesting options. The food we ordered was delicious! Perfectly poached eggs! The bloody Mary's had great flavor. The wait staff friendly, and attentive. Gina was delightful.
We will be back the next time we are in Tucson and have already recommended to friends.
We were very disappointed in the service. This is the second time we have been there when this has been the case. Food was very good but the entire experience took away from that. Waiting on wait staff, waiting on drinks, waiting on requested order of bread-- which never came, having to chase someone down to pay bill, etc. Not a stellar evening by anyone's standards.
I frequent the Kitchen almost weekly for Happy Hour, lunch, brunch , dinner, to nightcap. Friendly, professional staff serve delicious food and drink .
We have been to this restaurant many times. This was the first negative experience we have had. Service was very slow and the food was just average. Disappointed
The Salad Greens were NOT fresh. Very Noisy. Two different parties Screaming young children! The Staff did nothing to remedy the situation.
The Orange Creme Brûlée was divine!
We ate in the patio area, a little messy and service may have been better inside . A few mistakes on the billing we ordered drinks at Happy Hr, but on the bill paid full price , did notice until returned home. May return, but will eat inside. Tom
Menu no longer matches Open Table. Example: waffle selections are not available at Brunch.
We had brunch here on a Sunday, and would highly recommend it to anyone. The menu is well designed, and choices are unique. Not the same old pancakes, omelettes and eggs Benedict like most brunch spots. Here, everything on the menu seems to have a unique twist, and is just a notch or two above the average brunch. Ambiance is great, as the Augustin Mercado is a really cool place. Nice exterior seating and interior seating. I had the corned beef hash, and the corned beef was moist, delicious, homemade brisket with potatoes, Brussels sprouts sauerkraut and poached eggs. I loved it. My wife had the wild mushroom eggs Benedict, and they were also outstanding. Our favorite part were the seasoned, roasted fingerling potatoes - they were the best we've ever had, anywhere. The service was touch and go. We were serviced by a team of people, some of whom were good, others of whom were not so good. Our waitress was pleasant, but not overly engaged. When they served my coffee, the server spilled it all over the saucer, and served it to me anyway. She said "sorry" but gave it to me anyway. So every time I tried to drink my coffee, it dripped all over the place. But a second server noticed the problem, and immediately and proactively swapped out the saucer. That was excellent. Orders took a while, so a mixed bag - good, but not a perfect 5 stars. But the atmosphere is so inviting, and the food so outstanding, that we will be back again and again.
All in all a great experience. We loved sitting outside and listening to the music. Service and food was great. Inside of the restaurant was very nice as well
I had the elk short ribs. Very good. Usually ribs are very fatty but I guess elk are lean so their ribs are lean! Didn't think much of the house wines (which are inexpensive during happy hour) so I had a Temperanillo for $10 a glass - very good. We were seated outside in the courtyard which is very charming and there was a band which was very good! So very fun! My only complaint is I don't really like their menu selections - not a lot that I wanted to order (and there was NOTHING I wanted on their happy hour menu!)
Our server was on top of things, drinks refilled and very informative on menu options. The wait for the food was less than appropriate. We waited 45 minutes for our dishes to arrive at the table, I am going presume that this was because it was a holiday and the kitchen was probably a bit in the weeds. When we received the food most of it was luke warm. A couple people had ordered the prime rib and although the server kept insisting that it was a big enough cut for two people.. I would have to disagree with that and it was highly overpriced for the size. We loved the ambiance and because our server was so wonderful we will probably give this place another shot.