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Agave, Santa Fe, NM

Agave

3.8
3.8
609 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American

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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Latin American, Regional Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Thu 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (505) 995-4530

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    With the experience of hundreds of catering events performed every year, our catering staff can accommodate small groups to grand banquets for hundreds.

  • Private party facilities

    When you dine at the Agave, the AAA Four Diamond restaurant that Zagat honored as New Mexico’s best, you know it’s going to be a special experience.

  • Private party contact

    DeVere Jones: (505) 995-4547

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Fe

  • Cross street

    Sandoval St.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Main

  • Agave Breakfast$15.00

    Choice of two eggs | bacon or sausage | papas

    • Huevos Rancheros$15.00

      Choice of eggs | blue corn tortillas | papas | charro beans | choice of Chile | flour tortilla

      • Pan Avocate$16.00

        Whole wheat bread | poached egg | smashed avocado | queso fresco | arugula | pickled onion

        • Eggs Benedict$18.00

          Crisp ham | English muffin | chives | lemon hollandaise | papas

          • Breakfast Burrito$16.00

            Scrambled eggs | papas | monterey jack cheese | choice of meat | choice of red or green Chile, smothered

            • Steel Cut Oats$13.00

              Oats | cinnamon roasted apples | toasted almonds | blueberries | banana

              • Blue Corn Pancakes$16.00

                Crème fraîche | cherry gastrique | candied walnuts | maple syrup

                • Fruit and Yogurt Parfait$12.00

                  House-made granola | seasonal berries | Greek yogurt | orange honey

                  • Fruit Bowl$8.00

                    Seasonal fruit | orange mint agave

                    Sides

                    • Two Eggs$3.00

                      • Ham$3.00

                        • Chorizo$4.00

                          • Bacon$5.00

                            • Sausage$5.00

                              • Wheat Toast$3.00

                                • Flour Tortilla$3.00

                                  • Corn Tortilla$3.00

                                    • Papas$4.00

                                      • Sliced Fruit$5.00

                                        • Green Chile$3.00

                                          • Red Chile$3.00

                                            • Charro Beans$4.00

                                              Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                              What 609 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                              3.8
                                              3.8 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.1Food
                                              • 3.9Service
                                              • 3.7Ambience
                                              • 3.6Value

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                                              1. SC

                                                SarahC

                                                Chicago

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                Would not recommend you visit Agave on your trip to Santa Fe. Happy hour margaritas were delicious and great price, but food was not good. Barely anyone there should have been a sign to try somewhere else. Service was good and environment was comfortable.

                                              2. RB

                                                RichB

                                                New England

                                                23 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                23 reviews

                                                Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                Anniversary dinner at Agave was disappointing. Service was terrible. Only one waitress serving the entire restaurant. Not her fault. She was really hustling, but only so much one person could do. Food was okay but nothing special for the price. I’ve had similar experiences in other hotel restaurants. We’ll have the rest of our meals out in town.

                                              3. DS

                                                DarleneS

                                                Tulsa

                                                3 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Beautiful interior filled with original art. The chef came out to check on our meals and to ensure all was well. Our server was very attentive and personable. She engaged with everyone, including our guest's small child.

                                              4. EK

                                                EmilyK

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Happy Hour was fantastic. Great food and good drinks.

                                              5. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Chicago

                                                2 reviews

                                                1.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                overall1food4service2ambience3

                                                Unfortunately the service was very slow. Took a long time to get drinks. The food also took forever. The waitress was not friendly and rarely checked on us. We ordered a side of creamed spinach, it was just cooked spinach in some olive oil.

                                              6. BP

                                                BenPoole

                                                Atlanta

                                                88 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                88 reviews

                                                Dined on March 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Gabriela took very good care of my wife and me when we dined at Agave the other day. We truly enjoyed our meal. Wonderful restaurant!

                                              7. d

                                                donb

                                                New Mexico

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 23, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We had the salmon and it was outstanding! Very quiet as it was a weeknight, and that's what we wanted. A bit pricey ($42 for the salmon), but all prices are high these days. We will certainly be there again!

                                              8. HL

                                                HillaryL

                                                Chicago

                                                2 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                Lots of loud rock music, sports on TV and kids running around tables by us. Would have preferred some Ty’s little more subdued and upscale.

                                              9. C

                                                Carolina

                                                Richmond

                                                4 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                Beautiful setting in the posh Eldorado Hotel! We are from out of town, so we do not know the good local places to go to. Wait staff not friendly and not rude. Food was beautiful but lacked flavor. We came home and ordered takeout afterwards because 3 out of 4 people in our group did not like their meal. The prices are very high, ($200 food plus $40 tip) so we were expecting delicious food and excellent service. The next night we ate at D. H. Lescombes Winery and Bistro for half the amount, the service was incredibly warm, and the food was excellent!

                                              10. NS

                                                NancyS

                                                New York Area

                                                20 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                20 reviews

                                                Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                Nice spot for a quick pre-concert bite.

                                              11. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on December 29, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Absolutely delicious!

                                              12. C

                                                Clay

                                                Phoenix

                                                3 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                overall3food2service2ambience3

                                                We had the Christmas Eve buffet. The meal was just okay, and was terribly overpriced for what we received. I'd recommend the hotel, but not the buffet. However, the lobby bar - Cava - was fantastic!

                                              13. A

                                                Alaina

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                overall1food1service2ambience1

                                                Made a reservation for christmas eve dinner. It did not clearly state that the meal was a buffet. When we arrived it was a buffet of enchiladas and tamales. The enchiladas were okay. The tamales were dry and lacking flavor. The sopapillas were terrible and the tortillas were hard. All of this for 75 dollars a plate and included 23% gratuity for a buffet. Overall, a terrible exeperience. Will not be returning.

                                              14. JC

                                                JuneC

                                                Phoenix

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                overall2food3service4ambience3

                                                Christmas Eve Dinner was very poor value and not worth the price

                                              15. RS

                                                RogerS

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                Poor food quality, extremely expensive for type of cuisine.

                                              16. B

                                                Bonnie

                                                Minneapolis

                                                57 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                57 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!

                                              17. SH

                                                SuHu

                                                Portland

                                                2 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                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.

                                              18. n

                                                nancy

                                                New York Area

                                                15 reviews

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                15 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

                                              19. MH

                                                MichaelH

                                                New Mexico

                                                2 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on October 23, 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.

                                              20. KA

                                                KipA

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on October 21, 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.

                                              21. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New Mexico

                                                2 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on October 20, 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.

                                              22. s

                                                suznews

                                                New Mexico

                                                2 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on October 20, 2021

                                                overall3food2service3ambience3

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

                                              23. GU

                                                GUWER

                                                Los Angeles

                                                26 reviews

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                26 reviews

                                                Dined on October 19, 2021

                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                IT WAS CLOSEDOWN

                                              24. RR

                                                RobynR

                                                Hawaii

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on October 8, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                              25. LD

                                                LadiesDinner

                                                Dallas

                                                110 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                110 reviews

                                                Dined on September 25, 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!

                                              26. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Washington DC

                                                2 reviews

                                                1.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on September 22, 2021

                                                overall1food2service2ambience3

                                                Completely different shor t ened menu

                                              27. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Palm Springs

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on September 19, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                This place is awesome, great food

                                              28. T

                                                Teege

                                                Orlando

                                                12 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                12 reviews

                                                Dined on September 10, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience2

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

                                              29. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Cleveland

                                                103 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                103 reviews

                                                Dined on September 2, 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.

                                              30. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Chicago

                                                14 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                14 reviews

                                                Dined on July 17, 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.

                                              31. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Denver

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on July 13, 2021

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Good food and nice atmosphere!

                                              32. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on July 3, 2021

                                                overall1food1service3ambience3

                                                The food was horrible.

                                              33. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Miami

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on October 25, 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.

                                              34. S

                                                Sunman

                                                Los Angeles

                                                36 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                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.

                                              35. BD

                                                BruceD

                                                Houston

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 9, 2020

                                                overall2food2service2ambience2

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

                                              36. JP

                                                JenniferP

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on March 8, 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.

                                              37. j

                                                janetk

                                                Central Coast

                                                14 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                14 reviews

                                                Dined on March 1, 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.

                                              38. JK

                                                JKP99

                                                New Mexico

                                                29 reviews

                                                1.0

                                                29 reviews

                                                Dined on February 24, 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.

                                              39. T

                                                Traveler

                                                Los Angeles

                                                139 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                139 reviews

                                                Dined on February 17, 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

                                              40. CO

                                                ChrisO

                                                New Mexico

                                                13 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                13 reviews

                                                Dined on February 15, 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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                                              Agave is rated 3.8 stars by 609 OpenTable diners.

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                                              Booked 3 times today
                                              Google Map for Agave

                                              309 West San Francisco Street Santa Fe, NM 87501

                                              Additional information

                                              • Cross street

                                                Sandoval St.

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Santa Fe

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Thu 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Latin American, Regional Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Elegant

                                              • Dress code

                                                Casual Dress

                                              • Parking details

                                                Complimentary Valet Parking

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Additional

                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                (505) 995-4530

                                              • Catering

                                                With the experience of hundreds of catering events performed every year, our catering staff can accommodate small groups to grand banquets for hundreds.

                                              • Private party facilities

                                                When you dine at the Agave, the AAA Four Diamond restaurant that Zagat honored as New Mexico’s best, you know it’s going to be a special experience.

                                              • Private party contact

                                                DeVere Jones: (505) 995-4547

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