Agave

3.1
626 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American

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Agave is a consistent favorite among locals and visitors alike. Enter a world of celebrated culinary delight - with the best Happy Hour in Santa Fe - in a casual, hip setting. Enjoy shared plates and entrees, signature margaritas, and premium cocktails. Agave offers delicious, distinctive cuisine, enhanced by innovative presentation and impeccable service.
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vipBonnie
Minneapolis
55 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I had made a reservation for 11:30 but the restaurant door was locked and no one answered the phone. I happened to go into the adjacent (I realized later) hotel restroom and the woman said I was in Agave, but they closed at 12. We sat down and were served but no one could explain what happened with the reservation request. Odd!

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SuHu
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ordered the burgers, 4 oz, thin and tasteless. Fries were good. Condiments in packets like a drive thru--had to ask and wait for more of them.

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vipnancy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very limited menu--not what you see on their website. Place was empty--and now we know why. Food was terrible, service likewise. Worst restaurant experience ever in Santa Fe

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vipMichaelH
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Limited food choices that are overpriced. An additional charge of $4 to mix tacos is unnecessary. The carnitas(pulled pork) lacked flavor. The pork was bland. The children's menu seems to offer food selections that would be more appreciated by adults.

Drink menu has a number of cocktails to enjoy. The cucumber Collins was delicious. Smokey and fire margarita was refreshing. The fire portion of the name is misleading. The mezcal offers the smoke.

Service leaves one wanting. Was greeted and told to sit anywhere by waiter. That same waiter took over 5 mintues to take drink order. Would recommend sitting at the bar and visiting for drinks. Don't waste time getting dinner.

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KipA
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

I chose Agave based on the on-line menu, which was impressive. However, when we were seated, the menu was extremely limited, and the food was basically bar food -- tacos, burgers. We were very disappointed and will not ever recommend or return to Agave. Your restaurant has not decided what kind of image it wants for itself. Do you want to be a high-end restaurant or a neighborhood bar? An elegant gourmet event or a watering hole? Right now you are trying to be both, but you are neither.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

No real menu.. there’s a choice of a burger a salad or tacos.. disappointing! And even if there was very limited choices, they were bad. The kids menu was better. Drinks were good though. Honestly, this restaurant is a pass for me.

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suznews
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It was an okay bar restaurant. Beautiful space. The waitstaff tried hard. The food was okay but not great.

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GUWER
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

IT WAS CLOSEDOWN

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RobynR
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dining experience. at Agave Erick, our server, was terrific!

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vipLadiesDinner
Dallas
106 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The atmosphere for diners is nothing special, but we loved the salad with chicken and tacos we ordered. The Blue Curaçao and the Mango margaritas were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Completely different shor t ened menu

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome, great food

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Teege
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food and service was excellent. The restaurant was nearly empty on a Thursday which was a surprise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
94 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Restaurant is beautiful.
Breakfast service was great. Selection was good and the food was wonderful. Would go for breakfast.
Dinner was okay, but nothing spectacular. Service was very slow. Would not go for dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

What a disappointment. Hope they are just recovering from the pandemic but this was just not good. Should have been worried when we saw 3 different menus online and when we got there the actual menu was none of those. Just a generic restaurant in a hotel menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and nice atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was horrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was great, but I found the food extremely bland and thought the drinks were overpriced as compared to other like venues. The menu was limited due to its recent opening, but that wasn’t an issue for us. We may plan to visit in several months to give it a second try.

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Sunman
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was ok. Not bad, not great.
3 Taco plate was yummy.
Posole had nice flavor but was not hot enough.
Ordered chckn it came without the chkn.
Food took forever to arrive. Had to go ask on whats going on.
Mojito and margarita were tasty.
Server had no personality. Neither did the busser.
Creme brulee was very good.
Coffee was weak and gross. Watered down crap. Maybe from this morning. Ate here 20 yrs ago and loved it.
Now... would not return nor recommend.
Rooftop view... not so great. Walls is what u see.
Other better places in town.

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BruceD
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Overrated. Food does not live up to billing or the price. Only positive is the convenience if you stay at the Eldorado.

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We searched Santa Fe for food that had a fresh take. Agave met our hopes! We enjoyed fresh ceviche with sweet potato chips, a terrific salad with pears, goat cheese, cranberry, and a zesty vinaigrette. For breakfast the burrito was expertly and thoughtfully assembled so the flavors melded beautiful. The blue corn pancakes were delightfully different take on a comfort food.

Really very fresh, and approachable food, with lots of flavor. Staff was great, especially Cort. My husband was looking for a "citrusy" drink and Cort make up one that was amazing. He is talented, and the place is really delicious.

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vipjanetk
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We went to dinner for restaurant week. The appetizers and desserts were good, the entrees were ok, but the meat was very grainy and the stacked squash was weird, but ok. The room was beautiful, but the lighting was too bright and detracted from the dinner ambiance. The service was timely but stiff and failed enhance the dining experience. Customer service training might help here.

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JKP99
New Mexico
29 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Very disappointing. Restaurant was nearly deserted, but service was slow, there was a shortage of silverware - they ran out of soup spoons, the wine we ordered was out of stock, but then they found a bottle. One spoon arrived dirty and couldn't be used.

The squash soup appetizer was not heated enough. Our main courses were so so. Deserts were just okay.

They neglected to report our check in to Open Table so we initially didn't get OT credit for the reservation (subsequently fixed).

We won't go back.

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vipTraveler
Los Angeles
134 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

In the Eldorado resort so its convenient if you are staying there.
The menu is eclectic
Not many folks there for dinner
Waiters were slow
The décor is not the most fancy

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ChrisO
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience1

Our food was excellent! But service was lacking. Our wine came very late. Our tables was cleared and we were asked if the meal was good before our entrees were even served. Our neighbors (who were crammed in next to us) never got their boxes, dessert nor coffee.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Valentines evening, but service was only Fair. One server four a series of six or seven tables and he just couldn’t keep things moving. He was trying, to be fair, with two couples who were demanding...

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West
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Angel was incredibly friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Despite there being a large group for a private event, we still got excellent service. The food was delicious but would have liked our steaks cooked to pink medium rather than the med-rare received. Other items were very tasty. The personal visit from the chef was nice touch too.

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vipFoodies
New Mexico
20 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service ! Ambiance was wonderful. Colton our server was very attentive.

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Mag9
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed the food at Agave, but was surprised at the remodel. It was interesting; tables and booths on one side of the bar, which was basically the restaurant, and on the other side was a lounge area. The remodel put the bar at the center of all the activity.

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vipDeeF
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful Christmas dinner at Agave. The food was delicious contrary to other reviews. We stayed at the El Dorado hotel and I booked dinner for six people. I read most of the reviews posted online and they were discouraging. However, it was hard to get reservation on Christmas Day especially for a big party. I decided to try it and have my own experience. It was actually a pleasant surprise. The food was really good and everyone had a wonderful experience.

We also had breakfast and the food was good. I agree that service can be slow but we were not in a rush

Overall, I will recommend this restaurant and it probably deserves a higher rating since I also dined with other restaurants in Santa Fe and it is definitely at par with other established restaurants such as La Fonda and El Farol when it comes to food and yet the price is much reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We went here for a nice Thanksgiving Dinner. As we stayed in the very good hotel next door we thought the restaurant should be good too but the service was horrible.
It took forever to get our drink orders in. The dinner options were very limited. The server had no clue about the dishes and wasn’t very interested in finding out. The food was very bland and nothing I couldn’t do better at home. We didn’t get any refills and the dessert my husband had included in the menu was a disaster.

After ordering the check and waiting forever to get it. We ought to pay $195. We talked to our server and she denied any mistake but couldn’t give us a clear bill. After talking to the manager we found out that she booked the menu twice. They fixed the mistake but the overall experience was that they don’t care about their customers. Very disappointing. Today we ate next door at the pizzeria for $50. Had great food and perfect service. What a shame for the Agave.

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vipWiley
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Very poor service. Order was late even though the restaurant was not busy. Main course came out before our salad. They offered to keep it warm! Left without eating. They did comp us for our drinks. Think this is a managent issue!

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I complained my pork chop was small, tough, and dry. I expected an inch thick and got maybe a 1/8 inch. My complaint went unaddressed. Having hiked several miles that day and it late in the evening, I chewed through it, reminded my attendant, paid and left.

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Wayne
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Started out well, server got busy and forgot about us.

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vipLovesantafe
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I guess we expected more. It felt like an airport hotel experience. Very impersonal. Basic menu. They were not trying to impress anyone. After waiting at an empty table for 20 minutes they brought the entire meal out at the same time! Olives, salads, and entrees... at the same time. It felt like it was lacking in good management.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Ok. Maybe an off night. There was only one person in the restaurant and it was early. Food was ok, got a steak w/green Chile’s but no green Chile’s. Service took a really long time especially for being early and no one else around. Noise level obviously not very loud as there was only two people in the restaurant.

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vipFreqdinr
Columbus
25 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

When there was a problem with a food allergy the manager was very flippant about the mistake,

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The grilled olives were delicious!

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Anastasia
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Outstanding, big flavors food! Better than Canyon Road restaurants and much better value.

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DannyW
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Very expensive for average food. Dirty plates; slow service , yet restaurant was almost empty.

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Agave is rated 3.1 stars by 626 OpenTable diners.

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