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
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.
I took the family to Augustin Kitchen for Easter Brunch. We were seated quickly, service was excellent (Shawn) and the food was delicious. For a family of six it was about $160 - so be prepared is you have a large party. It was a very enjoyable Easter Brunch for our 4 grown kids and my husband & I. Will go again!
Ate here last night and we were really happy with our meal. We are from the east coast and have amazing NYC restaurants to eat at and this definitely compared! We started with the cheese board which had lots of delicious stuff and didn’t leave us too full. My sister ordered the vegetarian fettuccine Alfredo and i ordered the chicken thighs. Both were cooked to perfection and were delicious! Only weird thing was the table we were sat at was a table facing outside against a wall so we had to sit next to each other which felt awkward. Service was decent at times hard to find our waiter but he was super helpful and friendly. Definitely worth a trip
Came here for a birthday brunch with a good friend as well as visiting kids and grand kids. We had a great table with good service and the food was excellent all around - very fresh and local with everyone having a very good meal. I look forward to returning and trying some new. Notables were the rabbit confit, the winter skillet and grilled cheese (grandkids).
Food was good, a little cold on one dish ordered. Ambiance is nice in the court yard.
We had a nice meal with excellent service. The menu is a bit limited, but is interesting. The setting is quite pleasant and there was live music just outside that was not too loud. We were both quite cold and wished that we had brought sweaters or jackets.
We returned to this restaurant after a less than optimal dining experience two years prior. Happy to report that our most recent experience was much more pleasant. The kitchen is still slow paced, so don’t eat here if you are on a tight schedule. Our server, Eric, was fabulous and our brunch was very enjoyable.
Cocktail tasted strange, but bartender remade it with no question. I had the special capellini - I like food with lots of flavor, but this had a bit too many things with a strong flavor. Service was disjointed and slow.
I was disappointed. We've been at least 4 times over the last few years and didn't find some our favorite entrees that we were looking forward to trying again. Unfortunately, none of the newer items were attractive to us. We settled on the brussel sprouts with shrimp. The sprouts were great, but not actually an item you would tell someone to go and try, or look forward to having the next time as your entree.
As we were attending an Arizona Theatre Company matinee, we decided to once again enjoy the wonderful brunch food at Agustin's Kitchen. As before, the food was terrific. Their huevos rancheros hit all my husband's buttons as he loves when it is made with black beans. I enjoyed the lightness of asparagus with hollandaise and a poached egg. Unfortunately my food was tepid, perhaps because the serving plate was cold. Our waitperson offered to have it reheated but the poached egg was barely runny so I demurred as I preferred lukewarm to overcooked. The calamari appetizer was stupendous as always... I crave this dish... happily a portion came home with us to enjoy later. We shared a piece of cake that we selected as the menu mentioned dates and pecans: it was quite enjoyable, but the pecans were really walnuts, so a slight disappointment (but walnuts are said to be quite good for one's health). One slightly off note was that our coffee refills were slow in coming as the restaurant filled up, but it was great coffee and we still managed to a lot of it. In summary, a couple small missteps kept this experience from being outstanding, but we'll return to AK again as we know it's in them.
We just arrived in Tucson and wanted to eat before we started touring the city. This was a very fortunate stop! The huevos rancheros were excellent! It was a very comfortable space in a happening corner of town.
Creative menu, fantastic service, a great experience!
Excellent Service, Outstanding Food! Tried Mussels, Buffalo, Calamari, Soup, Salads, and Steak.
Everyone in the party thought the meals were Fantastic.
Had out of town relatives visiting and wanted a nice meal in pleasant surroundings. Agustin Kitchen was a perfect choice. My sister devoured the herb garlic frites and the Barrio bread with pesto was fantastic. The wine selection was excellent and everyone enjoyed the selection. When it came to entrees the Midwest group was concerned with unfamiliar choices. Our server answered all their questions and altered the preparation to meet their requests. Although everyone said they were full the dessert plates were empty at the end of the meal. Our server recommended the beignets and it was excellent. As you can tell it was one of those nights where everything comes together for a perfect evening. I'll be back.
A wonderful brunch! Unique and delicious dishes. I highly recommend it.
Had an awesome brunch at Agustin Kitchen! Eggs Benedict with crispy pork belly, arugula salad with sundried tomatoes, perfectly poached eggs and excellent hollandaise! Bloody Mary was nicely spiced but not too much, and husband's Michelada was put together well too! Close by where we live and easy to reserve online. Table on the patio was great, lots of activity on Sunday and a chance to stop at our favorite tortilleria in the Mercado was a bonus.
I had never been to the restaurant and went at the recommendation of my date who had only been there previously for happy hour and appetizers. The appetizer we shared, Spicy Pumpkin Curry Croquettes, was the best of our three items but only average. We next shared a Nopales Salad that contained prepared prickly pear cactus strips that were fried and very salty. The salad was disappointing. Finally we shared Vegetable Fettuccine Alfredo that was dry and the sauce seemed to be overdone with parmesan. I have had fettucine alfredo far better at about half the price. Luckily we added shrimp to the dish as the grilled shrimp was the best part of the entire meal. The pinot grigio we ordered by the glass was ok but not great. I will not be returning
We were visiting Tucson for a week and had a wonderful lunch at Augustin so decided to go back for our farewell dinner. Lunch was excellent. Dinner was disappointing. For lunch I had two appetizers, oysters and brussels sprouts. Loved the dipping sauce for the baked oysters and the sprouts were outstanding. My friend had the pasta with chicken and was very pleased. Sparkling flavor.
For dinner I ordered a grilled artichoke which arrived too tough to pull of the leaves. Without asking him, our waiter offered to exchange the appetizer which was appreciated. I had the shrimp and grits in exchange which was tasty. My entree was the short ribs which was certainly good but not as exciting as the dishes we had for lunch. My friend had the sprouts with rabbit and found the rabbit too dry.
Wine selection was very limited, inexpensive and my Merlot was below average in flavor.
So a mixed review.
The restaurant is very attractive and thee outdoor areas are pleasant. If you order correctly this restaurant can be excellent.
The food is inventive and delicious. Our best meal in Tucson and we are foodies from the East Coast who visit every year.
The food is very good. While the band was good , it was too loud and made talking very difficult. We would appreciate more background music or no music at all in such a small space. Perhaps the band could play on the patio.
Refreshing Change. I love going to a new restaurant finding menu items that I have never seen before. There were so many intriguing things to choose from that I had a hard time picking out what to eat. The waitstaff are knowledgable and attentive. Very noisy. Nice ambiance. If I am ever in Tucson again, I will definitely return to this place.
Overall, it was just OK and probably not somewhere I’d rush back to. We started with an order of the barrio bread and artichokes, both of which were disappointing, especially for the price. There was barely any edible flesh on the artichokes and the bread would have been OK for free, but not for $5. Our entrees were better. We had the elk short ribs and the Puerto Rican sancocho. Both dishes were good, but not great. Our server, while pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu, seemed to be stretched a bit thin, as a result, we didn’t see him very often and when we did it took a long time to get anything we asked for. I will say though that the ambiance here was top notch.
A good meal is not fun when the noise level is so high that everyone is shouting at each other. The room needs some noise deadening modifications to tone down the noise.