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El Agave, San Diego, CA
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El Agave

4.8
4.8
1764 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Experience the true flavor of Mexico at San Diego’s premier Mexican cuisine destination.
Established in 1996, El Agave Restaurant & Tequileria offers its patrons a unique dining setting within
the largest tequila museum in the United States – with over 2,700 tequilas on display – also
repeatedly voted the #1 tequila bar in the country. Nestled in historic Old Town, San Diego, it is the
perfect place to enjoy a business lunch, romantic date, rehearsal dinner or to simply relax and
unwind sipping find tequila with friends.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 220-0692

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Juan Carlos Gomez

  • Catering

    Please call the restaurant for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Deposit required. Please call the restaurant for details.

  • Private party contact

    Gimel Torre: (619) 220-0692

  • Neighborhood

    Old Town

  • Cross street

    Old Town Ave

  • Parking details

    Street parking also available.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Antojitos Y Enchiladas

  • Sopes Surtidos$12.00

    Homemade Flat soft tortilla shells with black beans, shredded chicken, chorizo and shrimp in a chipotle sauce, topped with lettuce and Mexican Cream

    • Quesadillas$12.00

      4 mini quesadillas stuffed with, manchego cheese, roasted poblano peppers, sautéed mushrooms and shredded chicken, served with chipotle crème-fresh

      • Enchiladas de Mole Verde$12.00

        Shredded pork enchiladas in our outstanding mole verde sauce, served with black beans

        • Enchiladas Verdes$12.00

          Tender chicken enchiladas in the traditional tomatillo sauce, under fresh cheese, onions and cilantro, served with black beans

          • Enchiladas Rojas$14.00

            Chicken enchiladas in a red Mexican sauce, layered with cream and cheese, served with black beans

            • Enchiladas de Mariscos$16.00

              Seafood enchiladas stuffed with lobster, shrimp and calamar, topped with a tomatillo and chile poblano sauce, served with rice

              • Enchiladas de Pato en Mole Negro$18.00

                Shredded duck enchiladas topped with the traditional Oaxacan black mole

                • Enchiladas Vegetariano$14.00

                  Four corn tortillas stuffed with sautéed mushroom, carrots, zucchini Squash and asparagus, served with agave rice and your choice of any of our delicious moles

                  • Queso Fundido$12.00

                    Manchego Cheese Melted with your choice of: Chorizo, Mushrooms or roasted poblano pepper

                    Ceviche

                    • Ceviche del Mar$16.00

                      Octopus, shrimp, cherry tomato and baby corn, onion and grill red pepper, lemon and olive oil, flavored with herbs and with a touch of chile morita sauce

                      • Aguachile de Camaron (Verde)$16.00

                        Raw shrimp, cooked in fresh lime juice, with chile serrano, tomatillo, cilantro and cucumber

                        Ensaladas/Salads

                        • Ensalada de Mariscos$16.00

                          Mixed seafood salad with lobster, calamar and shrimp, in an olive oil and orange juice dressing

                          • Salpicón de Pollo$13.00

                            A great combination of a crisp lettuce, onion, tomato, jalapeño chilli, orange juice, and virgin olive oil topped with tender grilled chicken breast strips

                            • Ensalada Cesar$12.00

                              The authentic recipe from Tijuana

                              • Ensalada Mixta$12.00

                                Baby mixed greens tossed with tomato, red onion, green olives, avocado and fresh lemon-lime oregano vinaigrette

                                • Ensalada de Nopal$12.00

                                  Cactus paddle salad with freshly diced tomato, cilantro, onion, oregano, avocado, Mexican cheese and olive oil

                                  • Ensalada del Huerto$12.00

                                    Baby mixed greens tossed with red and gold beets, pistachios, figs, cherry tomato, goat cheese and pomegranate dressing

                                    Sopas/Soups

                                    Gluten free

                                    • Sopa de Cilantro$11.00

                                      A delicate soup of fresh cilantro, cream and spice

                                      • Sopa de Mariscos$14.00

                                        Prepared with red snapper, shrimp and squid, lightly dusted with a touch of cascabel "chili" and a dash of El Agave's signature spices

                                        • Sopa de Tortilla$11.00

                                          Traditional "Azteca" soup infused with avor of pasilla "chili", and layered with tortilla strips, shredded chicken, manchego cheese, sour cream and avocado

                                          • Crema de Chile Poblano con cuitlacoche$14.00

                                            Creamy chile Poblano and cuitlacoche blended and enhanced with our species

                                            Gourmet Burritos

                                            Now offering a Fresh new alternative traditional burritos!

                                            • Burro de Atun$14.00

                                              Yellow Fin Tuna cooked Baja style with Jalapeno and Agave nectar, wrapped in a spinach tortilla

                                              • Burro de Langosta$14.00

                                                Sauteed Lobster in a light fresh cheese and chipotle chili sauce and pimiento, wrapped in jalapeno tortilla

                                                • Burro de Filete y Ave$14.00

                                                  Tomato tortilla stuffed with Filet Mignon and Poultry marinated in a citrus sauce

                                                  • Burro de Camaron Florentina$14.00

                                                    Shrimp sauteed in butter, garlic, spinach, red pepper and Mancheco cheese

                                                    • Burro De Salmon$14.00

                                                      Grill Salmon with Vegetables, Soy sauce, cream and lemon

                                                      • Burro Vegetariano$12.00

                                                        Grill Portobello mushroom, Italian squash, asparagus, spinach and Mancheco cheese

                                                        Gourmet Tacos

                                                        Mexico City Style! Hand Made Tortilla. Made with a fresh and unique flavors!! (3 tacos)

                                                          Tacos

                                                          • Al Pastor$12.00

                                                            Pork meat marinated in chile guajillo, pineaple, cilantro and onions

                                                            • De Carnitas$12.00

                                                              Tender roasted pork "Michoacan style"served over homemade tortillas and garnished with a tasty pico de gallo sauce

                                                              • Gobernador$14.00

                                                                Grilled shrimp tacos, accompanied by pico de gallo, melted oaxaca cheese

                                                                • De Cochinita$12.00

                                                                  Cochinita pibil tacos topped with habanero chili cream

                                                                  • Tacos de Arrachera$12.00

                                                                    Carne asada taco with onions and cilantro served with guacamole

                                                                    • Tacos de Barbacoa$13.00

                                                                      Braised Lamb Shank, Guacamole, Mushroom sauce, roasted red peppers and corn

                                                                      • Taco de Pollo$12.00

                                                                        Grilled marinated chicken with mole poblano puree, Banana plantain rice and sesame sedes

                                                                        • Tacos de Carnita de Pato$14.00

                                                                          Tender Roasted duck in a Spinach flour tortilla, with fig and chile de arbol marmalade, carrot crean and beets

                                                                          • Taco de Mariscos$14.00

                                                                            Shrimp, octopus squid, onion and red pepper

                                                                            • Taco de Pescado$13.00

                                                                              Grilled Local Seabass with adobo sauce, cabbage, beets and cream

                                                                              • Taco de Atun$14.00

                                                                                Seared Yellow fin Tuna in panko, parsely, cabbage, habanero and agave néctar dressing, red onion with agave rice in poblano sauce

                                                                                • Taco de Pulpo al Pastor$14.00

                                                                                  Grilled Octopus in Achiote with Guacamole, pineapple, red onion, beets and cilantro pesto

                                                                                  • Taco de Camaron Enchilado$14.00

                                                                                    Shrimp chunks sauteed in garlic, Arbol chili, cheese and a touch of mustard

                                                                                    • Taco de Betabel$12.00

                                                                                      Grilled beets with queso fresco, orange, celery and cilantro pesto

                                                                                      • Agave Veggie Taco$12.00

                                                                                        Roasted Oaxaca Cheese, mushrooms, poblano pepper, spinach grilled with olive oil

                                                                                        Sides

                                                                                        • Black Beans$3.00

                                                                                          • Agave Rice$3.00

                                                                                            • House Salad$3.00

                                                                                              • Guacamole$6.00

                                                                                                Entrees

                                                                                                • Salmon Cholula$16.00

                                                                                                  Baked Salmon toped with a Chile poblano, sauce, agave rice

                                                                                                  • Local Sea Bass$16.00

                                                                                                    Grilled local sea bass topped with a Chipotle and Citrus sauce, Agave rice and mixed green salad served alongside

                                                                                                    • Tampiquena de Arrachera$18.00

                                                                                                      Grilled tender flat fillet with poblano chili strips, guacamole, black beans and red enchilada

                                                                                                      • Filete al Tequila$20.00

                                                                                                        Fillet Mignon in a tequila, red wine reduction sauce, topped with cambray onions and musrooms served alongside potatoes and medley of grilled vegetables

                                                                                                        • Pollo Costa Chico$16.00

                                                                                                          Chicken breast stuffed with fried plantains, then served with Agave rice and vegetables in sweet adobo (guajillo and ancho chili, garlic and tomato)

                                                                                                          Last updated: February 5, 2022

                                                                                                          What 1,764 people are saying

                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                          4.8
                                                                                                          4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                          • 4.7Food
                                                                                                          • 4.7Service
                                                                                                          • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                                          • 4.4Value

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                                                                                                            Jake

                                                                                                            Milwaukee

                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            All the way around, El Agave is a wonderful resteraunt. The professional service from the staff stands out in 2022. This was our third visit to San Diego over the last 12 years and each time we look forward to the next.

                                                                                                          2. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            We love this restaurant, the incredible food, and ambiance!

                                                                                                          3. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                            Excellent experience

                                                                                                          4. LW

                                                                                                            LindaW

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            We love the staff! Nicest group of people. Service is fabulous and the food is delicious!

                                                                                                          5. H

                                                                                                            Havefundswilltravel

                                                                                                            Jackson Hole

                                                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 16, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Javier was a great waiter and the food was spectacular! I really liked my short ribs poblano on cheesy risotto!

                                                                                                          6. FL

                                                                                                            FLAVIO

                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Great ambiance and service. We highly recommend the pulpo a las brasas.

                                                                                                          7. JW

                                                                                                            JohnW

                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Best food and drink in San Diego Great dining experience

                                                                                                          8. BF

                                                                                                            BrigFan

                                                                                                            Palm Springs

                                                                                                            51 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            51 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Love this restaurant. It's up-scale Mexican food, not Tex-Mex style. Presentation was beautiful. Every mouthful was so delicious. Wait staff was efficient, knowledgeable about the menu, and each had a fun sense of humor, Can't wait to go back!

                                                                                                          9. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Mother’s Day

                                                                                                          10. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Wow. First time here, it was amazing. Everything from the place, the service and the food was simply perfect.

                                                                                                          11. J

                                                                                                            Jess

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            123 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            123 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            No Cal-Mex here, this is authentic Mexican cuisine, as fine as one experiences at upscale Mexico City restaurants.

                                                                                                          12. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                            overall3food4service2ambience5

                                                                                                            It was good I loved the place, however they did take a very long time serving our table others that arrived after us received their food way before we did.

                                                                                                          13. CL

                                                                                                            CieraL

                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Absolutely incredible food! And Jorge was an exceptional waiter. We will definitely return. The atmosphere was also noteworthy. 👍

                                                                                                          14. LW

                                                                                                            LaurelW

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                            Food is delicious. Great atmosphere. Perfect for meeting up with friends. Bar very small, but quaint. Will definitely come back.

                                                                                                          15. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                            First time experience. The service & food was fabulous. A little in the high side $$$ though. Will be back soon

                                                                                                          16. TA

                                                                                                            ThadA

                                                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                                                            35 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            35 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Excellent margaritas and food

                                                                                                          17. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                            overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                            Nice evening visit with my daughter. Hard to find parking when lot was full. Opened up when liquor store closed at 7.

                                                                                                          18. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            Houston

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            The Agave excelled our expectations. Food was as Mexican as you can only get in Mexico and, although a little pricy, it’s worth every bit of your money. The place is unique, cozy and with lots of pizzazz! Our server, Alberto, was superb and the rest of the staff super nice and attentive. We highly recommend this place!

                                                                                                          19. R

                                                                                                            Raylynn1

                                                                                                            Palm Springs

                                                                                                            19 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            19 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                            Food was fun and delicious. The mezcal drinks were inventive and really tasty although we had 3 each and felt nothing, they could do better with that. Definitely a place I would go again, great vibe.

                                                                                                          20. M

                                                                                                            Moshany

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                            We have waited more than 1/2 HR for our table. After sitting we have waited again for at least 15 minutes for someone to come to the table. We have been asked if we ready to order and the waiter so a slight hesitation and said he will be back. Again,he appeared after 15 minutes. We have place the order and drinks. Felt that he could not spend a minute with us. The drinks came after some time and The food came after 1/2 HR. All and all we had reservation for 7:99pm and started eating at 8:45pm. Some of the food was cold. The rice was not cooked, the mashed potatoes were hard, the mole was salty and the chicken was over cooked. The fish (see bass and Solomon j were actually ok. Extremely slow service without any regard to the customer. First and last time

                                                                                                          21. KS

                                                                                                            KennethS

                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            The best mole I have had in the US, octopus was excellent, great ceviche trio. One of the nest Mexican dinner experiences ever, both in US or Mexico

                                                                                                          22. j

                                                                                                            jozak

                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            My favorite Mexican Restaurant with the very best margaritas!

                                                                                                          23. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            Western NC

                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            First time to El Agave, the food, drinks, and service were spectacular. Our server spent lots of time with us helping us choose drinks, going over the different tequilas and mezcals. Everything he recommended was perfect. By far the best Mexican restaurant I have ever been to. Also the value was great as well. Will definitely Be a staple restaurant I will always come to when in San Diego

                                                                                                          24. BJ

                                                                                                            BrianJ

                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                            Food was outstanding. We ordered a pork mole (amazing) and a chipotle filet with manchego (great). Wait staff was very professional, but seemed to forget about us after the order. He never returned to check on food or drinks, and it took 35 minutes to get the check. Fortunately, we were not in a hurry. Sit upstairs if you want a view and a quieter experience suitable for conversation.

                                                                                                          25. b

                                                                                                            buenprovecho

                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            28 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Great service, cocktails and food. Made a reservation for 9, an additional group wanted to join us and they were available and willing to accommodate our cheese group after attending a local Cheese Expo.

                                                                                                          26. PH

                                                                                                            PaulH

                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Always a superb and unique treat to the palate. Some of the best sauces and prepared meals I’ve experienced anywhere.

                                                                                                          27. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            My husband and I were in town to catch an early flight from SAN. Our dinner started with two perfect margaritas and the Pulpo appetizer. We split the Creamy Poblano soup and the Sea Bass. Borr we’re out of this world. I recommend El Agave to everyone e any anyone that likes carefully prepared Mexican food.

                                                                                                          28. L

                                                                                                            Lolita

                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Exquisite food, unusual menu, professional service. Will return soon.

                                                                                                          29. B

                                                                                                            Beenes

                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                            Food and service were outstanding. We selected all seafood plates. Highly recommend the Tequila Shrimp. Noise level in the patio was loud. Will return.

                                                                                                          30. TW

                                                                                                            TedW

                                                                                                            Atlanta

                                                                                                            26 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            26 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Superb elevated Mexican cuisine with an huge selection of tequilas.

                                                                                                          31. NC

                                                                                                            NancyC

                                                                                                            Jacksonville

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                            Returned to El Agave after 10 years. Our experience was wonderful and everything we remembered. Our server was very attentive, the Margaritas heavenly and the Mole delishious. It was a bit of a splurge but worth it. Will return again. The parking is limited so get there early.

                                                                                                          32. CR

                                                                                                            CarolineR

                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                            22 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            22 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Amazing place

                                                                                                          33. OC

                                                                                                            OskarC

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            26 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            26 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            First time to El Agave, and can tell you this will not be my last time. This restaurant is located in Old Town San Diego - make sure you come early and parking can be difficult in this area. The restaurant is on the second floor of and old California/ Mexican style building. One you come up the entrance, you will encounter the main bat. Behind the bar is the main dining area, decorated with hundreds of tequila bottles - very well done and entertaining. I would describe the food as high end traditional, with authentic Mexican specialty dishes you will not find in many other restaurants. The specialties mix drinks were delicious as well. And the service was great. I can’t wait for a return visit, and believe you will enjoy as well.

                                                                                                          34. JS

                                                                                                            JohnS

                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Best gourmet Mexican food in San Diego. Nice atmosphere, and great service.

                                                                                                          35. d

                                                                                                            diner707

                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                            overall2food1service1ambience4

                                                                                                            This is a very cute restaurant but with poor service that required multiple flag-downs (e.g., drinks not offered for more than 15 minutes seated), and food that needs way more spice. Everyone at our table used salt.

                                                                                                          36. MB

                                                                                                            MarciaB

                                                                                                            Oklahoma City

                                                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            12 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            The food and service are always outstanding at El Agave.

                                                                                                          37. OT

                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                            overall2food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                            Had to wait a long time for table despite having reservation. Food was okay. The margaritas were not as good as hyped. Food took a long time to come out and was rather cold.

                                                                                                          38. MC

                                                                                                            MarieC

                                                                                                            Orange County

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            Great vegetarian options and ambiance. Delicious food and drinks. Excellent service.

                                                                                                          39. M

                                                                                                            Miriam

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                            Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                            The food was excellent. The waiter was very helpful. The service in general was very good. We enjoyed the experience and will definitely eat there again when in the area.

                                                                                                          40. v

                                                                                                            velella

                                                                                                            Los Angeles

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                            They have an amazing collection of Tequila bottles… thousands? Smallish, awful parking, but very worth it the food is outstanding Several different mole sauces. Even have plate with 3 different mole. If you drink, the flight of tequila shots looked great. Lots of entrée envy.

                                                                                                          FAQs

                                                                                                          El Agave does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. El Agave also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 220-0692.

                                                                                                          El Agave is rated 4.8 stars by 1764 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                          Google Map for El Agave

                                                                                                          2304 San Diego Ave. San Diego, CA 92110

                                                                                                          Additional information

                                                                                                          • Cross street

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                                                                                                          • Neighborhood

                                                                                                            Old Town

                                                                                                          • Hours of operation

                                                                                                            Lunch Fri–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                                            Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican

                                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                                            Casual Dining

                                                                                                          • Dress code

                                                                                                            Casual Dress

                                                                                                          • Parking details

                                                                                                            Street parking also available.

                                                                                                          • Payment options

                                                                                                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                          • Executive chef

                                                                                                            Juan Carlos Gomez

                                                                                                          • Additional

                                                                                                            Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                          • Phone number

                                                                                                            (619) 220-0692

                                                                                                          • Catering

                                                                                                            Please call the restaurant for details.

                                                                                                          • Private party facilities

                                                                                                            Deposit required. Please call the restaurant for details.

                                                                                                          • Private party contact

                                                                                                            Gimel Torre: (619) 220-0692

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