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Blue Agave - Kinzie Street

4.3
67 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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Casual Dining
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Mexican
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–11:30 pm
Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am
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(312) 300-6990
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Casual Dress
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Jefferson
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Street parking available & indoor parking available only $5
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What 67 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.0
service
4.0
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3.7
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67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Great place to have decent Mexican food - nothing special, mind you - but very good. Tacos served with lots of veggies and no skimping on fillings. A high top in the bar area was quiet enough for good conversation and a pleasant view out the window . Very attentive waitstaff. Looking forward to outdoor seating if Spring ever arrives in Chicago.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fabulous! Such a fun vibe for St Patrick’s Day and the food and drink specials were great as well!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Always great happen hour shots. Good food and great service. But they have very few low top tables.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Birthday celebration. Good for larger parties. However service was kind of slow.

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2.0Dined on February 22, 2018

National Margarita Day

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My experience was excellent the food was on point the drinks were great.good place to go if you want to impress your date iwill definitely revisit

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Great place to watch the Big Game!!!!!!

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Went for restaurant week and the waitress said that they weren’t serving the menu despite showing it on the website. When asking why she was unable to explain why. The wait for the food after ordering was extensive and at points I wanted to just leave. The food itself was really good but it took more than an hour for the food which I just don’t agree with in addition to the poor communication and the lack of explanation as to why the restaurant week menu wasn’t available.

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

The heat was not working throughout the restaurant - it was very uncomfortable. We were not initially told this when we walked in. After we sat for an hour and realized it wasn't getting any warmer, we asked and we were told that the heat was not working.

So we had to close our tab and relocate to a different restaurant, which was kind of annoying.

I've been here before, and I really like the food so we were quite bummed.

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1.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Simply awful. The heat was off in the building and they expected you to eat in the cold with your coats on.

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4.0Dined on July 27, 2014

Had a nice family experience. Landon our server was terrific. Food was really good.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2014

We've walked by Blue Agave a number of times and decided to go in for dinner. The food was not very memorable but the skinny margaritas were good. The chunky guacamole was creamy, not chunky, but tasty nonetheless. My mesquite chipotle chicken was moist and served with a pineapple jalapeno chutney, a good combination. There is a good selection of sides but the black beans were a bit of a disappointment as was the verde rice. We had to try the Mexican street corn which was a little under-cooked but we enjoyed the flavor. The fish tacos were very messy (the corn tortilla had disintegrated so could only eat the fish with a fork) but we enjoyed the fajita burrito rojo. Not overly impressed with Blue Agave, but will give it another try.

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3.0Dined on July 11, 2014

Mediocre , ran out of margarita glasses?? Took a long time to get drinks, one entre came as other 2 were finishing meals!

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2014

We went early before a show at the Lyric Opera House (Flying Bach!) it took a little while to get a server and drinks- must have hit shift change as we sat for about five minutes before being served anything- but once we got over that, drinks were great, music was good, and fiord was exceptional! I had the stuffed chicken and it was sooo good! I definetly recommend the place for food and people watching.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2014

Love this place, the food is great and the bar is large and comfortable. Not usually busy for lunch, hope more people show up as its a great place.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2014

enjoyed very much, good food. it started getting a little bit noisy, 2 drunk guys at the bar getting carried away.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2014

good tequila, the tacos were good and fajitas were good. nice place.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2014

Good food, good drinks and good atmosphere!!! And our server was outstanding...

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2014

I have the dish that comes in a lava bowl. Food was good. Trio of guacamole was awesome. I didn't like that my margarita came in a plastic cups instead of a margarita glass. My girlfriends and I had a great time.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2014

I love this place. I've been here a couple times. The food is good and the margaritas are great! There are plenty of tequila options for shots and plenty of margarita options. This place is also great for watching the games as there are multiple TVs displaying various sports channels simultaneously. I will be back and I recommend that you come as well.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2014

Just moved to the area and craving spicy Mexican food. We stumbled across Blue Agave and we are impressed! House margarita was yummy and had ample amounts of tequila and Cointreau. Guacamole was perfect amour of spicy/creamy. Our server was quick and attentive - she wrapped our left overs so we could enjoy the next day for lunch. I found out the deliver to my building - I will be ordering soon!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2014

The Margaritas are delicious and the Service was totally awesome.. A OK in my Book..

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2014

Largest selection of specialty margaritas.

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3.0Dined on January 17, 2014

The food here is good, not great - it's just your standard Mexican fare. Although they did give you rather large portions - our table of four split the complimentary chips/salsa, guacamole, quesadilla and two orders of tacos and we were all very full - the food is nothing to write home about. The location of the restaurant was convenient for us as we needed to get to the Metra station after dinner with friends, but I wouldn't seek it out.

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2013

The food was fresh and I think has the potential to be really good, but the some items needed a little salt (and who ever thinks a restaurant needs more salt. No one). The good news is the food quality was good and it seemed healthier than other places.

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5.0Dined on October 25, 2013

dinner was great! We love the food and prices are good. Great margaritas too!

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3.0Dined on October 19, 2013

We were looking for an early casual dinner. Blue Agave has a sports bar feel but wasn't too crowded or loud at the early hour. It could be a good place to watch a game if that's what your looking for, but personally I don't always need a TV with my meal. Food and drinks were decent, we liked that you could order a variety of small bites which isn't common with Mexican food.

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2013

A few ladies out in the city and decided to try Blue Agave....great food, our server was wonderful, etc. I'll be back!

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4.0Dined on September 20, 2013

Good location on the west side of river north. Friendly knowledgeable waitstaff who was spot on with food recommendations. Entrees were moderately priced and we found convenient on street parking. Good choice for a dinner before a United Center concert or event. The corn on the cob side dish was unique and a real treat.

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2013

This place has a comfortable atmosphere, delicious authentic Mexican food, and outstanding unique margaritas. The service was first rate. A place that I will come back to, time and time again. A very pleasant experience in every aspect. I highly recommend restaurant. It is quite a find.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2013

What an excellent evening! From the beginning. The food, the service and the decor were excellent. Not only did we have a delicious dinner, we had fun! My husband prefers a less spicy salsa and the server (Brenda) was more than willing to find him a substitute. I personally loved the salsa and my husband had his own. For starters we had the shrimp wrapped in bacon and our entrée was the steak fajitas. Delicious! Not to mention the margaritas. The best!!! Recommendations came from the manager (Shaz). It was all about learning the different tequilas and tasting some of the best. We had an incredible dining and drinking (tequila) exprerience. Bravo to the staff at Blue Agave! Thank you.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2013

This restaurant offers several unique Mexican dishes that were delectable. The waitress was full of energy and very enjoyable. Margaritas were great.

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2.0Dined on August 3, 2013

food was great, appetizers and entrees came out within 5 minutes of each other, did not get chance to enjoy appetizers, they did not charge for them

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3.0Dined on June 28, 2013

The service is spotty at times, & on this occasion it was borderline frustrating. After an initial greeting & drink order, our waitress went back & forth to the tables on either side of us for a good 20 minutes without coming back to take our order. Our menus were down & we were looking at her, but she never even made eye contact. Once she finally returned, we placed our order, & the food was very good, but somehow two $1.95 street tacos came out to $5.90. I questioned that with the hostess when we paid our bill, & she said some fillings are extra, like shrimp. That is not notated on the menu, nor was it mentioned by our server. I asked to speak with a manager, but he never came over. I will return but hope for better service next time.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2013

Fajita burrito was very good - loved the jalapeno sauce. Green sauce on enchiladas was spicy for this gringo but tasty. Portions were generous. Peach margarita was outstanding. Looking forward to a return trip so we can try other offerings. Attentive, friendly wait staff, very good service.

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2013

The food and drinks were great and our waitress did a wonderful job! We will defintely return. My friends and I wanted to try the "new Blue Agave" and we were very pleased with the new location, food, drinks and service!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2013

We walked in at lunchtime and the place was empty. That worried me a bit, but still sat down. I'm so glad we did! The food was delicious! The free chips and salsa were terrific and we ordered the guac and veggies for dipping... so glad we did! It was absolutely delicious! I had the cilantro shrimp and was not disappointed. I can't wait to go again.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2013

We have now eaten here several time. The food and margaritas are decent, but the service is consistently lackadaisical. Servers tend to congregate by the kitchen and have to be waived down repeatedly throughout the meal for service, but they're always friendly when you get their attention. We eat here mainly because there are not many Mexican options in the neighborhood.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2013

Great Margaritas!!!! Will definitely be good!

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2.0Dined on February 23, 2013

Gorgeous place. Bad service, average food.

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