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Agave Azul Kitchen & Tequila Bar, Hughson, CA

Agave Azul Kitchen & Tequila Bar

4.5
4.5
76 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
With a passion for family and food the Lujan sisters came together to open Agave Azul Kitchen & Tequila Bar in 2012. Their goal was to bring together a gathering of authentic Mexican home cooking that stuck to their roots. Their family originated from Zacatecas, Mexico and then came to Hughson, California to begin farming. With this heritage came recipes passed down from generation to generation. Food was the center of their life and growing up on a local farm allowed their family to cook at home with food grown on their land. Sandra and Gabby originally had the thought of opening Taqueria El Agave, but it quickly transformed into a full kitchen serving some of their favorite dishes such as pollo con crema y rajas. The unique thing about Agave Azul is their attention and focus to the quality of each of the ingredients that goes into their recipes and their commitment to never sacrificing on quality home grown ingredients.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Breakfast, Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (209) 883-0800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 76 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Best Value

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Great for brunch

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Innovative

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Good for groups

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Hot spot

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Neighborhood gem

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Lively

  • Fresno / San Joaquin Valley

    Most Booked

  • Modesto

    Most Booked

76 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
     service was very slow, had a reservation at seven we were there right on time. Couldn’t get a margarita till 745. Our dinner was another 45 minutes. Felt like we had to order two drinks at a time.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a great experience. Our server was kind and attentive. Food was amazing and drinks were delicious. Would recommend

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  3. JeffW

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our favorite Mexican restaurant. We were extremely disappointed this visit. My son and I had the Azteca Burrito. It was much smaller than it used to be which wasn't a bad thing because it wasn't very good. The chicken was burnt, the sauce wasn't up to their usual standards and the presentation on the plate lacked their former pizzazz. My wife's fried fish tacos were equally underwhelming. It was so bad I don't know if we will go back. The place used to be packed no matter when you went. This time we went on a Saturday night and it was about 2/3 full. That says a lot.

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  4. MissErica

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely perfect. We sat for a party of 13. I love the food, service and ambiance.

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  5. JRMZ

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Agave Azul is a nice place for a date with great food and great service. Overall great experience.

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  6. Rita

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always good food! Although we we’re celebrating a birthday, it wasn’t acknowledged like in the past.

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  7. MikeK

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been here 3-4 others times but it was much busier cuz it was a weekend. Tuesday seemed a bit slower but still busy enough for the crew working. The bartender wasn’t new but sure didn’t know his way around a Bloody Mary/ Cesar drink. What I received some 20 minutes later was closer to a micholada than a bloody Cesar. No tobasco sauce, no vegetable stick, and sure didn’t use much of the Clamato sauce he had in a bottle cus he had no tomato sauce for a bloody Mary. He should have said can’t do due to lack of training or product. Had the bar tender at Texas Roadhouse tell he lack the bitters n dark cherries. Guy at staleys asked if I would show him how to make a old fashion drink, then went on to sell 15-20 more.

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  8. WendyL

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were excellent. The only drawback is how loud it is - it’s hard to have a conversation.

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  9. Tinker50

    Sacramento

    29 reviews

    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Waitress forgot our soup order, after meals were delivered, we said to forget about the soup, waitress answer was “ You will be charged whether you take it with you or eat it here”. If we wouldn’t have been celebrating a friend, we would have left soup on table and NO tip! Terrible customer service! Her error and we get the penalty! Plenty of better restaurants in the area!

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  10. ElviaY

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband ordered Alambre meal he asked if it was fresh meat not from the meat that was already cooked they told him yes but it was not so he was not happy returned it ordered somthing else

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  11. VanessaE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good but it was a little cold outside

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  12. LisaB

    San Joaquin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Enjoyed celebrating New Year’s Eve with my family.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food amazing staff we love eating here so much variety

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  14. shannonp

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    My order came out wrong and cold. It was fixed, but came after my family was just about done eating. The dining tables are pushed so close together now that you're almost eating with your neighbor table. (The servers even had a hard time getting through some places) We used to frequent this restaurant, but the service and taste has declined while raising their prices. It's meh.

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  15. zulio22

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress wasn't the friendliest and seemed annoyed that we needed things. Otherwise food was delicious and we had a great time.

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  16. JesseM

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service took forever and it was not that busy. The food was ok but a lot of fly’s all over our table. Very disappointed this time coming back.

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  17. kristyt

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was amazing, their new birria tacos were fab. The special enchilas were amazing and plentiful.

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  18. winoosf

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Once again we said we’d give Agave Azul one more try to see if they have improved- but unfortunately once again it disappointed us. I’m not sure how unaware the managers and staff are but there is zero communication between staff and it shows. There is a lack of basic knowledge of how a restaurant works- from getting waters to the table to the utensils and food items - it needs so much work. Can’t blame the staff - the management’s job is to train them and it’s not getting done. Helpful hint - go to some five star restaurants and see how to run a good restaurant so others don’t have to suffer another bad experience at Agave Azul.

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  19. CynthiaG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was so good! Don’t go for a late lunch, wait until after 4 when they have more staff to help. Service lacked at 3 pm.

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  20. SandraD

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the drinks and the staff are amazing, but I feel like Fridays and the weekend they need a little more staff to help with tables.

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  21. KloudiaT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have only been there two times but it has been consistent and great food! Highly recommend.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Taco Tuesday! Drinks were great, food was great, and service was excellent. This place always hits the spot.

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  23. HectorM

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ll recommend to anyone I know to come to agave azul best Mexican restaurant in town. Great food and great service.!!🙏🏼

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Best upscale Mexican restaurant in the area, bar none. Mocaljetes are solid; every entree we've tried has been very flavorful and well prepared. Don't skip the tortilla soup; everyone in the Valley does one, but none are better than this.

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  25. Brittany

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! Thank you for everything!

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  26. Sabrina

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great dining experience all of the food was amazing <3

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  27. Tinker50

    Sacramento

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seated at reservation time, service was very good, food always delicious !

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Agave never disappoints. I have been going there years.

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  29. vivianp

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great! It’s always an amazing experience at Agave Azul!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Mole chicken was great with good flavor and texture. Deep fried fish in fish tacos were so overcooked it was hard to chew. We constantly had flies swirling around us and landing on our food at an indoor table!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! They accidentally overcharged us and ended up making up for it and giving us drinks equivalent to what was charged.

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  32. Dinnerdelicous

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I go here alot. Great good friendly staff. Amazing drinks

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  33. Katie

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is extensive, the food is high quality, the drinks are exceptional and the churros are to die for. Customer service was really good as well. Will definitely go back again.

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  34. JackieH

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food, drinks and service are too Notch. The only issue was we were outside and there were lots of Flys. Not the restaurants fault.

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  35. LisaG

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food. Our go to restaurant for Mexican food.

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  36. LarryR

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in the atmosphere was great live music made it entertaining. Our waiter could’ve been a little more attentive to our table. But overall the experience was great. The food was great. The atmosphere was great. Enjoyed hearing the live music DJ.

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  37. GabeE

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good, staff was friendly and very attentive.

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  38. KellieT

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service is Awesome food came very quickly! The Happy Hour is Great so are the prices! Staff is very friendly and very helpful! Reservation App Open table is Great as well very easy to use!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing as always. First time on Taco Tuesday and those tacos were delicious and an amazing value for only $1.75. Drinks were also amazing as usual. Highly recommend.

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  40. JesseB

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and micheladas were good but they were too hot!

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Agave Azul Kitchen & Tequila Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Agave Azul Kitchen & Tequila Bar

6724 E Whitmore Ave, Hughson, CA 95326-9648

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Modesto
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Breakfast, Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
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