Agave

4.4
1739 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southwest
Step beyond our atrium. Agave's serene, smart adobe scene provides a glowing setting for the fusion of tradition and Southwestern innovation of Chef Raul Juarez.
Our menus are created with the greatest care to ensure an enchanted experience. Highlights include our Hand Hacked Avocado Guacamole, seared Ahi tuna tataki tostaditas, and Tejas Blue Crab Quesadillas as well as our delicious entrees such as Fire Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Harvest Corn and Smoked Tomato, Fajitas of Wagyu Kobe Beef Skirt Steak and Chili Cider Glazed Salmon with roasted root vegetables.
Detailed service paired with creative dishes, cocktails and outstanding wines join to create a definitive experience for brunch, lunch and dinner.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1739 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kristen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Happy hour margs were a great deal! Food was tasty. Service was a little slow but understandable with the pandemic. They brought out the wrong meal for one of us but it was corrected quickly.

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vipBrooklynNY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our server was excellent - very attentive, terrific personality.

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AlexaB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Enjoyed our large birthday dinner in a nice secluded back room. Service was good and it was an overall nice experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Too loud and very crowded. Limited brunch menu. Staff inattentive.

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vipAmnaC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good food and price. Server was not good. Avoided using for an hour- so we ended up not getting money’s worth with bottomless.

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AlyssaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place. We had a large party and the food and drinks were outstanding. We loved the edible bowl the guacamole was served in. We all ordered quesadillas and they were out of this world. 100% will be back.

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Chia
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Waited 25 minutes from sitting down for service before someone in our party had to go get a waitress to take our order. Food was okay, but not worth the wait and the place was very loud, but it was July 4th so 🤷🏽‍♀️

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MelissaB
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Our waiter was so nice and gave really great recommendations.

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TP74
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Our server didn't come over to the table for about 20 minutes. They forgot about our chips and guac. We didn't get utensils so I had to get up and go to the bar and ask since our server never came back. The food was good but the service was terrible.

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Aya13
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved it, great for a group hangout on a summer night

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RebeccaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The service was great and they were very accommodating. Unfortunately, food is over priced and very salty. The atmosphere was also extremely loud so you could barely hear the person in front of you

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vipase1707
New York Area
457 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

For some reason, our dinner outside of the restaurant on the street was not as good as it should have been. We have been going to Agave for years and this time the kitchen and bar disappointed. Drinks were not nearly as good as usual and our dinner was arrived at our table slightly above room temperature. Also, the guacamole was not nearly as good as it normally is. Hopefully, this was just one bad night for Agave, and things will get better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food and drinks were so bad wow

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Bria
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was a pleasant experience. The food and drinks were good and service was good

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Emily
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and Fun as always, thanks for having my friends and me. :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was my birthday and I raved about this place to my friends. The service this day was nonexistent. We ordered the bottomless drinks which were never refilled. We also never got more water. One of our meals came late and we never got anything we asked for (ie. sauces, drinks, and water refills). Then at the end of the meal, the waiter argued about the quality of the service. Afterwards, we all had stomach aches and felt poorly the rest of the night. This place was a yearly tradition for my friends and I when they come in town. But we will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks great staff great service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

My date and I were sitting in the enclosed patio space (not outside by the street) and saw a mouse. The staff was accommodating and allowed us to move to another area, but our appetites were a bit ruined so we stuck with just chips and guac. Nice staff but I wouldn’t go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Initially, we were sat in an “overflow” room for Cinco de Mayo, that unlike the high end and sophisticated design of the actual restaurant (which I’ve been to enough times), had walls painted neon orange, fluorescent lighting, concrete floors and plastic tables with plastic cups and plastic silverware / cutlery. It took 10 minutes to get our drinks, but the noise level in this overflow room was so terrible, we asked to be moved to a table outside in the cold rain. Once seated outside, we ordered our entrees, and an hour later, the food hadn’t arrived because the kitchen was “backed up”. We ended up sitting for over 2 hours with no food, just two rounds of drinks and an overall horrific experience. When our food finally came, we took it to go and ate at our separate homes at 11 pm. NEVER AGAIN.

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StephanieS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was my second visit to Agave. The food and drinks were made well. I was disappointed to discover that the happy hour specials were suspended due to Cinco de Mayo, for that was my initial motivation for going.

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vipVictoria
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

This restaurant was awesome in the day, but now it's a drinking/taco factory. I guess everyone's gotta make money. We went for dinner and it took ages to find out that they were only serving the brunch menu. This is at 6:45PM on a Saturday. We did not want tacos but that's what we were left with because everything else was brunchy. I hope they go back to what Agave was like years ago.

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BriannaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

A great place for bottomless drinks! Very expensive and the service is awful, but we weren’t in a rush so we didn’t mind. Overall a nice place for brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My food came undercooked. The floors were incredibly dirty and disgusting. The drinks were horrendous.

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AlexC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I used to love this place but brunch is not the same as it was pre Covid. It took 30 minutes after we sat down to get a server and the bottomless margs were probably the weakest drinks I've ever had. Would not go back

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Niyah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was Justin and he was more than amazing in bringing us our food and drinks. The food was soooo good as well!!! 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Fine, but not good or great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food2service2ambience5

Food isnt as good as it used to be, took a lot of the good items off the menu. Waitress was horrible. Used to be my go to brunch spot but not anymore!

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BLaing
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Drinks were pretty strong esp for only $30.

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vipMartha
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

People were seated less than two feet away from my table with no partition between the tables. I did not feel safe sitting so close to strangers during a pandemic, especially because there were so many other open seats. The food was okay, nothing special. The service was okay as well, but could have definitely been more attentive. I wouldn’t return.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Waiting over an hour and 1/2 for our food. Drinks too forever too. Insane.

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NedY
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch fun patrons really delicious food I would recommend

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WillS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place for Sunday AM brunch with 4 friends outside on a sunny morning!

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vipChristopherR
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

I was extremely disappointed with my experience tonight at agave restaurant. The service was probably some of the worst I’ve ever experienced in all my years dining out. We were a large party so I expected things to take a bit longer however our server completely forgot to put in our dinner order. After waiting almost an hour I went to look for him to find that he was behind the bar and admitted to me that he had simply forgot to place our dinner order. This to me was beyond unacceptable. It was so bad that half our party decided to cancel the food order and left because it had simply taken too long. The manager did comp us a round of shots which was a nice gesture however that did not excuse for the fact that we were completely forgotten about and half our party left without even being served dinner. I feel that our entire tab should have been compared due to this huge misstep on the part of the restaurant. It’s a shame too because the food that we did have was very good. I would absolutely never return to agave and would encourage others not to frequent this eatery as well. I sincerely hope that my feedback is taken very seriously. Thank you.

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AlexG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great food and drinks. I wish the service was a little bit better and more attentive - felt like we were constantly calling our waitress over.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Would like some outdoor music

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vipFieryfingers14
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Too loud and understaffed

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Nicole
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food, drinks and service were all amazing and priced very well. Wish there was some music but overall will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It’s was okay, over priced typical. Got French fries for brunch instead of home fries and wasn’t asked. Portions were average and drinks too for the price I expected more.

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Nory
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing I got the quesadillas (which I don’t normally get) because I saw another table get it and it did not disappoint. The bottomless margaritas were delish and my friends and I had a great time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service took so long, we thought they forgot about us.

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Agave is rated 4.4 stars by 1739 OpenTable diners.

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