Agustin Kitchen

4.3
1009 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Local Ingredients
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
Award winning New American Cuisine
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Organic, Seafood
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Hours of operation

Monday - Thursday 11am - 9pm

Friday: 11am-10pm

Saturday: 10am - 10:00pm

Sunday 10am - 9:00pm


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Phone number
(520) 398-5382
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Alex O'Neill
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Private party facilities
Agustin Kitchen is excited to help make your events special and unique. Space within the Mercado San Agustin can accommodate up to 450 guests. Other entertainment areas include the AK Rooftop, Bar/Lounge, Dining Room, Patio and The Cabinet Room.
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Private party contact
Sally Kane: (520) 398-5382
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Catering
events@agustinkitchen.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W Congress Street
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Parking details
Parking is currently widely available. A 1 mile taxi cab from the restaurant will bring you to the front door of almost any downtown show or event. A key way to avoid the downtown congestion.
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Public transit
Tucson Streetcar(Mid 2014)
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Entertainment
Please call for details.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1009 People Are Saying
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4.4
food
4.1
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Very quaint place, food was excellent. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

High quality restaurant with creative dishes. Just put our child in U of Arizona, and we were happy to find an upscale restaurant we would return to.

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3.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Worst service and when I tried to advise the server before I left this review he only cared to argue with me and get defensive. I was hoping to at least give the benefit of constructive review... oh well. Internet it is!

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4.0Dined on August 10, 2018

We had a great time celebrating her birthday with a friend. She got a complimentary piece of cake which was luscious and enough to share.
Our server was attentive but didn’t hover and I appreciate that our conversation wasn’t interrupted.
My only quibbles are these. I ordered Caesar salad with anchovies which came fresh, not canned. I’m fine with that but some others might not be. Other than that the crouton was stale...Tucson and unusual humidity would account for that.
Overall this is one of my favorite places and, luckily for me, not too far from where I live.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

2nd time visiting this restaurant. Food is great, as is the service. The reason for the "fair" comment regarding ambience, our table was annoyed by 4-6 flies during our entire meal. We were there for a business meeting and the fly situation made the environment uncomfortable.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

This is a nice quiet restaurant for those wanting a good conversation. The only thing I didn't care for were the greasy french fries that came with several selections.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Food was fantastic service was not what I expected

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Last minute decision to eat at Augustine was worth the travel to the restaurant, although the staff was short handed and the food took a while for it to come out, it was worth the wait! Mussels are the bomb!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Porkchop Special was good. Locally ranched Filet was excellent! Bario bread and herbed butter is always good. Roasted sprouts are a must.

Service is “always” good for us.

Thanks

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

They do not have the patio staffed well enough. Very difficult to get servers attention, but not because they aren’t doing their job. Just too many tables per server. Food and everything else otherwise was good.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Everything was good.. just VERY noisy. Our waiter was very friendly and took the time to point out our oyster selection.

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Chose Agustin for our 51 st wedding anniversary. Ordered the ribs which stated on the web site--smoked for 10 hours. Was suspious then but did not heed my instincts . The ribs were so salty neither me nor my friend with us could eat them . Potatoes cold. Server was great and after 1 and a half hour wait offered us a complimentary cheese plate that I would not put on my table at home. Nope . Not going back there and will go out of my way to tell others not to waste there time. Oh! Tried to fool me with a smoke ring on the ribs. They simply added a meat cure and let it set for awhile. That's what caused the ribs being to salty. Can't fool an old BBQ man from Kansas City . Going to serve any BBQ??? Better know what your doing.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Fresh orange juice needs start with good oranges.. Not so much.
Great selections, very creative, a bit busy with ingredients..
Soups outstanding..
We recommend Agustíns' Kitchen..

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

I was visiting Tucson and I had been to the restaurant before, enjoying the food. This time the service was extremely off. We had to ask for water (up front, not a refill) even though there clearly were empty water glasses on the table. The server was very inattentive the entire time we were there. She might have been having a bad day. However, that is not the customer’s issue. The food was tasty but not cheap. One expects more than a fast food experience in a restaurant that charges as this one does.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

wonderful menu choices and service, price-point not for everyone or frequent dining. Enjoyed the meal, the service, and the convenience to downtown concert venue.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Great food service awful awful
Ambiance lovely but the server just couldn’t master dinner for four

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

As always, it was excellent food in a lovely setting. The kurobata pork jowl was silky tender and had a wonderful flavor. My guest was very pleased with the cioppino. Highly recommend Augustin for all occasions.

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Over several occasions, we have never had a bad meal here. The service has always been excellent and the food great. My only complaint (probably as a result of my advanced years) is the place is a little loud. That will not stop us from going back.

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3.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Very noisy mid week lunch and the place was only partly full! Our two lunches were average at best and on the pricey side.

Dry Reuben even though extra dressing and cole slaw was requested. Burger was small and ok - nothing worth the price.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

the oysters were lovely. the cocktails were marvelous and creative; the best I've had for a while. The sancocho soup was too salty.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Augustin Kitchen always presents locally sourced and organic options with a tremendously creative menu. I frequent this lovely establishment as many times as possible!

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1.0Dined on July 5, 2018

We go out a lot and this was probably the worst service.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The mussels were fantastic and the Caesar salad was great!

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Food was excellent as always. Although our favorite server waited on us, it was clear the restaurant was severely understaffed, thus our dining experience was not the excellent experience we’ve come to expect. Items for which we waited an unacceptably long time, and which we were promised would not appear on the bill, were indeed charged. Rather than add an additional hour to our already lengthy stay, we simply paid without argument. While this experience will in no way keep us from returning to this excellent dining venue, we hope the staffing issues will be resolved before our next visit.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great restaurant after being in business for long.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Great! Recommend to u of a students 👍

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

First, table for two. Waiter mumbeled and was tough to understand until I asked him to speak up (and we both have excellent hearing). Her falafel plate had too little sauce and too few falafels. Only four and being as light as they were, not much food. I asked for eggs over medium. They were well over cooked. Both of us left hungry. Will mot be back. "First Watch" offers better selection, better tasting and you don't leave hungry. Good luck folks, you used to be good. Not this day however.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

The chef is amazing in the unique tastes created at his place. The food is outstanding and may be the best in Tucson. The service was very good. We had a great evening and will on our list for the place to go for special occasions.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We've been here many times under several different owners/managers but this time was our most disappointing visit. We have returned to a martini culture and they can't figure out what glasses to use for a proper martini. No one I know wants it in a child's glass and that was what they used. The steak for steak frites wasn't good, no idea why but neither of the 2 diners who ordered it wanted to finish it, just not interested. The menu has changed which is usually nice but the choices just weren't what we expected or wanted. The chef did make sure my food was allergy safe but it was just so bland that I didn't really care........Won't be back any time soon, maybe never!

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2018

The food was great, and the dining room was beautiful, but we originally requested an outside table and changed our minds when we arrived because it was very hot outside. The host said she could not seat us inside, but the dining room was pretty empty and about half an hour earlier when we'd made our reservation online there seemed to be plenty of availability. I went onto open table while we were sitting at our outside table and was able to make a reservation for the inside dining room at the present time. I told our server, and asked if we could just move inside, and she and the host tried to tell us that they didn't have any availability inside until later (about a half hour wait). We said we would wait, and then in about one minute the server came back and told us that they allegedly had a "no show" and that we could be seated inside. They didn't seem too pleased to accommodate this, and our service was rather curt and cold from that point forward. It seemed to us that there was no good reason they couldn't just accommodate our request because the inside dining room remained only about half full throughout our meal. It's a shame that something so seemingly arbitrary and not necessary ruined our time here because the food was really quite good and the dining room is quite lovely. Maybe the front of the house staff could use a reminder that people go out to eat (paying good money to do so) to have a good time, and that one of the only things they have to do is not get in the way of that.

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2018

The food was outstanding, as was the ambience. Unfortunately, the service was not very good. Of the three people we interacted with, all were rude. Everything was outstanding except for the service, which was a shame, as it impacted our overall experience. Would go back again for the food and ambience.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2018

Love the restaurant. Wish weren’t so noisy. Food was superb.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Surprised dinner for anniversary. The setting was great. Server was attentive and food was really well prepared.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Wonderful food, excellent attentive service

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

This place never disappoints. Top of the list for my favorites for bringing visiting family and friends for the experience. Quality food, wonderful flavors, and excellent service. I never get tired of spend time for a meal. The location is pretty cool with the Macado ambiance.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Love this place. Food is wonderful. Ambiance is spot on.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Always a favorite place for a leisurely lunch with interesting and delicious good, "locals" friendly, unhurried , kitchen fully visible and attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Great dinner, and uniquely awesome cocktails, and wonderfully nice service.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Excellent food. Liked the small plates so we could try different things and share. Service good until they got busy and then it seemed as though they didn't have sufficient staff. Wish they could do something to lower the noise level.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Lovely patio. Great food.

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