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El Agave

4.5
904 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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 2,500 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(619) 220-0692
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Juan Carlos Gomez
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Private party facilities
Deposit required. Please call the restaurant for details.
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Private party contact
Carlos Aceves: (619) 220-0692
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Catering
Please call the restaurant for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Old Town Ave
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Parking details
Street parking also available.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 904 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

As per usual, polite and attentive service - excellent food! We love to take visiting guests here!

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

This place was incredible! Awesome food, great ambiance, excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Great 1st time experience. My date was very impressed.

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vipBrigFan (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Love this place. It's up-scale Mexican with wonderful favors (180-degrees from Taco Bell!!). The tequilas recommended by our waiter were terrific. The food was so delicious. Can't wait to return. This was recommended by a friend who grew up in Tijuana. This is the only Mexican restaurant she will eat at in SD.

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vipMcBob (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The margaritas and mole sauces are delicious! The service was great.

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vipclarepurpl (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

El Agave is always good. My husband and I both tried something new for dinner since we get stuck on the same thing since it is so good - and both new things were good, too. The cadillac margaritas are the best - ask to sit out on the side where it is enclosed but you can look out the window and open the window for a nice breeze!

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Pinicola (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

The opportunity you provided the four of us -- two visiting Alaskans, one third-generation San Diegoan [who had not ever been to El Agave before!] and one experienced, transplanted Californian from the East Coast -- to taste unusual/authentic ingredients and enjoy your preparation and imaginative presentation of Mexican food was a real pleasure and much more than we had realized we were in for. Thank you! We will recommend you to all and sundry!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Tasty food and prompt service but the prices were a little high for rather small portions. The decor was also a little dated (we were chilly seated by the windows). Not bad, but not amazing either.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful service.

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vipronl1 (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Real Mexican food, the way it should be presented. A real Gem in Old Town. Great ambiance as well as food. Everything is terrific. Will go again and again.

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