HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 9 times today

El Agave

4.6
887 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Mexican
Top Tags:
  • Authentic (28)
  • Neighborhood Gem (19)
  • Special Occasion (18)
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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 2:30pm - 10:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(619) 220-0692
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Juan Carlos Gomez
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
Deposit required. Please call the restaurant for details.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Carlos Aceves: (619) 220-0692
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Please call the restaurant for details.
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Old Town Ave
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Street parking also available.
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 887 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6
  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Quiet
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined a day ago

The service was great and the interior was fancy too! loving it:)

Report
Helpful
vipHappy2comment (San Diego)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

We would definitely go back but have to admit that it was pricey even for "upscale" Mexican food. The menu I saw on the Opentable website must have been lunch prices are the dinner prices are all about $25 for the entree alone. That said it's a cozy place with a nice selection of creative dishes.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

The food was amazing and our server was great

Report
Helpful
Matthew (London)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

El Agave never disappoints. They have a wonderful selection of moles, which is my main reason for visiting. The tequila selection is expansive, and it is difficult to not drink yourself under the table.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
3.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

Food was subpar for the price they charged. Not sure what all the hype is. Have better Mexican in NJ

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

El Agave menu is not your standard tacos, tamales, tostadas and enchiladas; rather, it is fine dining with creative dishes, including nine different mole dishes. The ceviche was very fresh and delicious, and the grilled octopus appetizer served over avocado mashed potatoes was amazing. The caesar salad with home made dressing and freshly shaved parmesan cheese is really good, and large enough to share, even for big eaters. The meat dishes are complimented with a number of wonderfully complex and delicious sauces, and the moles are out of this world!

Do yourself a big favor and forget the tourist-flooded restaurants down the street, and give El Agave a try. You will be very happy that you did! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

Absolutely one of the best meals I have ever had! Mole Don Julio with pork: indescribable amazing taste, pork cooked perfectly, rice splendid. What took me so long to go here??? Will be back for sure! So many other moles to try!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Arrived at 530 after the theatre Hamilton and they were very accommodating to her 6 of us in as long as we left before 8. That was not going to be a problem for us. We enjoyed appetizers especially the ceviche and the three samples of tostadas. I ordered the sea bass tacos which were beautifully presented and excellent. I believe this to be a better value then the whole sea bass which would have been too large anyway and was significantly $ more for the plate. We also had a mole which was said to be excellent We left happy , full, and very pleased we went to Agave. Thank you

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and ambiance. The service very friendly

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was phenomenal. Waiter was cool and explained everything.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
89