Agave & Rye - Lexington

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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We deliver a chef inspired take on the standard taco... elevating the simple taco into something epic! But we don’t stop there, we raise the bar on street fare, salads and more.
Did we mention the epic drinks, though? With more than 87 varieties of tequila, 85 different bourbons and a range of phenomenal cocktails, we have something for everyone!
See the food. See the drinks. See us soon. Because if you enjoy adventurous food, we promise Agave & Rye is the place for you!
What 26 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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4.1
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wide variety of excellent tacos. Great pineapple jalapeño margarita. We will be back!

Agave & Rye - Lexington
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you for the five-star rating and review! Happy that you'll be back to see us! Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travel nurse sister currently stationed in Lexington. I’ve been online exploring places to dine and found you highly recommended. Our service was excellent as was the food. We loved the interior design, and the quirky updated yet retro decor. I love Lexington! I will be back to both the city and your restaurant.

Agave & Rye - Lexington
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thank you so much for the incredible review and five-stars! We look forward to seeing you again when you're back in Lexington!

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vipBryanP
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere and food and drinks! Great selection and the menu changes every three weeks.

Agave & Rye - Lexington
Responded on March 2, 2020

Thanks for the five-stars, Bryan, we appreciate it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit! Loved so much about this place - food, ambience, decor, service. Our table tried a little bit of everything from a variety of tacos, chips, salsa, queso, brussel sprouts, sticky cauliflower bites, and house margaritas. They were all excellent and would order again. We will definitely be back!

Agave & Rye - Lexington
Responded on February 26, 2020

Fantastic review, thank you so much! We appreciate the five-stars and look forward to your return!

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vipGuyB
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large portion meals. One enter was enough for 3. Great tacos and Margaritas. Would definitely go back.

Agave & Rye - Lexington
Responded on February 26, 2020

Great review, Guy, thank you! Look forward to having you back again soon!

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AudreyL
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great, funky little place with amazing tacos and really interesting flavors.

Agave & Rye - Lexington
Responded on February 26, 2020

We appreciate the review and five-stars, Audrey! Thank you! Come and see us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed the apps, tacos and drinks. We will be back!

Agave & Rye - Lexington
Responded on March 3, 2020

Thanks for the five-stars and review, we appreciate it!

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AmyC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The tacos were huge. If you leave there hungry it's all your fault.

Agave & Rye - Lexington
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thanks, Amy for the great review and five-stars, we appreciate it!

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FayeD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The Big Thumper is delicious!! All of the tequila and bourbon choices are spectacular! Go now, and eat that food!!!

Agave & Rye - Lexington
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you for the great review and five-stars, Faye! We really appreciate it!

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SarahD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our new favorite spots in Lexington! The margs are great and we love trying all different tacos! This place is definitely an adult/young adult place. Both times we have gone we have seen people complain about the restaurant not having adequate young child seating. Probably because it’s a bar. We will for sure be back!

Agave & Rye - Lexington
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you for the five-stars and kind review, Sarah! We appreciate you and look forward to having you back!

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Hundred100
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time coming and definitely won’t be the last. The food was awesome and the waitress was really attentive and friendly

Agave & Rye - Lexington
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-stars and great review! So glad we'll be seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, large portions and attentive service. A very nice contemporary design for the restaurant.

Agave & Rye - Lexington
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you so much for the five-stars and great review. We appreciate it!

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I came with a party of 4, we reserved a table on the drive, and as soon as we got there it was ready!! The food came out fast and everyone was sooo pleased with it. I had the crown jewel and was amazed at how great it was. I truly will recommend this place to everyone.

Agave & Rye - Lexington
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you for the great review and five-stars, Sarah! So glad your party enjoyed their experience and we hope to see you again! Thanks!

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AlejandroA
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The waitress spoke so softly, we could not hear her. $6.00 for a taco is over price.
They removed my favorite salsa (Queso W/ Anduli Sausage) from the menu.
The margaritas were very good.

Agave & Rye - Lexington
Responded on February 26, 2020

We appreciate your taking the time to share your feedback with us, Alejandro. We'll be sure to share your feedback with our team. Thank you.

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jamesr
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Unique tacos. Not sure if everything works, but you have a variety to choose from. Will try again. The wait time for a table was 25 minutes with a reservation so be prepared. The queso and guacamole was excellent.

Agave & Rye - Lexington
Responded on February 26, 2020

We appreciate the four-stars and feedback. We'll be sure to share your thoughts with our team and we're glad to hear we'll see you again soon. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the tacos are massive. The Carolina reaper salsa was the perfect temperature. The margarita... not so great. The gala ingredient made it taste bizarre. The pineapple and jalapeño marg was much better. Great ambiance!

Agave & Rye - Lexington
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thanks for the five-stars and the feedback, we do appreciate it, and we'll be sure to share it with our team. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

boring food, seems like a good idea just not good food.

Agave & Rye - Lexington
Responded on February 26, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're certainly disappointed your experience was not the kind we strive for our guests to have. We hope that you'll give us another try in the future. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first trip here but won’t be the last...the food was innovative and delicious. If you are bored with the same old/ same old Mexican, this is a huge step up in flavor!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Waitress was unbelievably quiet. So hard to understand.. very fast service and good food

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vipCarlF
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Seated right away, fast service, good fresh food

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AmandaS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tacos were so good! They aren’t regular street tacos, they are more gourmet with unexpected ingredients! I got the Alderman and The MAC Daddy, The Alderman was my favorite.
The salsa we got with chips & salsa was amazing!
I’ll be back to try more tacos!

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afbowl
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, awesome tacos and friendly staff!

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KayleighW
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was excellent. We were visiting from out of town and I was really impressed with the food, service and overall atmosphere. The manager even made it a point to come around, introduce himself and ask us about our experience and if we needed anything. I would definitely recommend and look forward to going back again next time I am in Lexington! :-)

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vipKyVisitor
Indiana
50 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chips are so good! I love the Alderman taco and the winter sangria was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful atmosphere to have had a holiday meal with good friends and their young adult children. Agave and Rye offers a wide range of unique taco combinations along with a number of fresh salsas and an exceptional queso with substantial chips with zero oil! A number of sides like perfectly made corn fritters as well as a number dinner bowls and combo taco plates. A vast selection of Tequila and Rye to explore with options for those that consider themselves to have a refined taste for the best. Many of these serve as the basis of their crafted mixed drinks and numerous margarita recipes offered. Service and atmosphere was perfect for family or friends. We were also glad to see that high top or low top tables were available.
Cannot wait to return!

FAQs

Agave & Rye - Lexington offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 800-5334.

Agave & Rye - Lexington is rated 4.4 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.