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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. F

                                                Foody

                                                New Mexico

                                                128 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                128 reviews

                                                Dined on December 26, 2018

                                                overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                Ridiculously expensive for two enchilada plates and three premium margaritas. $100 with tip!! WOW!

                                              2. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                St. Louis

                                                10 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on December 10, 2018

                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                Table was reserved. Plenty of open tables. Service was excellent, attentive correction of drink order was Immediately resolved. The food was delicious and plentiful. Great place for everyday dining. A bit pricey.

                                              3. KT

                                                KarlaT

                                                Denver

                                                16 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                16 reviews

                                                Dined on September 30, 2018

                                                overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                Restaurant uncomfortably hot. Bartender made us feel unwelcome, so much so we went to another restaurant.

                                              4. LB

                                                LauraB

                                                New York Area

                                                28 reviews

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                28 reviews

                                                Dined on September 17, 2018

                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                Very disappointed that the "fine dining " menu was the same as the bar menu. When I mentioned it to our waiter, he made a nasty remark and walked away. I told him that his remark was uncalled for and left the lounge.

                                              5. S

                                                Sojourner2

                                                Minneapolis

                                                21 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                21 reviews

                                                Dined on September 17, 2018

                                                overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                welcoming staff all recognizing the special occasion, however we reviewed the menu on line and chose the restaurant because of 2 entrees we were looking forward to. Much to our chagrin a different menu was presented to us when seated. We decided to stay though disappointed. Our choices with the offered menu were very limited with only 1 or 2 choices other than the usual bar food. The quality of our choices were nicely presented and the quality was there, wine list outstanding but on the pricey side. Major downfall was not having the appropriate menu on line

                                              6. S

                                                Sharijerry

                                                Charleston

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on September 10, 2018

                                                overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                We went just for drinks and a bite. Margaritas were very good as was the flight of guacamole. Ni

                                              7. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Tampa

                                                9 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on August 4, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great place to visit with friends and family. Staff was attentive and courteous. I highly recommend. Dino

                                              8. CF

                                                CandyF

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 3, 2018

                                                overall2food1service4ambience2

                                                The service was good but the food was not very good at all.

                                              9. k

                                                karen

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on July 3, 2018

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                We went to Agave because we heard that the margaritas were good and they were. We were pleasantly surprised that the food was also great! Awesome ceviche, great sliders, tasty fries!

                                              10. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Denver

                                                8 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                8 reviews

                                                Dined on June 29, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food and excellent service! Quiet setting. Very attentive server-Ryan

                                              11. RH

                                                RichardH

                                                New Mexico

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 28, 2018

                                                overall3food3service4ambience5

                                                In the past, when we ate at "The Old House," (what it was called before being named Agave) there was a full dinner menu. In it's new format it is pretty much bar food served in a nice dining room. The choices were mainly appetizers and sandwich items. What we ordered was tasty, but definitely not what we expected for a special anniversary dinner. We'll scratch Agave off our list of "Special Occasion" restaurants.

                                              12. S

                                                Sfediner

                                                New Mexico

                                                20 reviews

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                20 reviews

                                                Dined on May 1, 2018

                                                overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                As a local, I have often met friends for dinner at the El Dorado Hotel before an event at the Lensic because of its close proximity. The expansion of the Agave bar into the space previously occupied by the Old House Restaurant is attractive and we enjoyed a quiet booth. However, the menu is lacking. The service is slow and the food is uninspired. It is a shame the hotel can't hire a good chef, an adequate kitchen and bar staff, develop an interesting menu and serve delicious food! Also, it would be appreciated if the hotel would honor a Lensic ticket stub and provide free parking. Then we would be more likely to enjoy a pre performance dinner and after performance drink with friends......like we did before the hotel changed hands.

                                              13. L

                                                Lclibr

                                                Denver

                                                32 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                32 reviews

                                                Dined on March 25, 2018

                                                overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                Lovely decor but limited menu and mediocre food. Santa Fe has much better options for the money

                                              14. E

                                                Eric

                                                Denver

                                                3 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on March 24, 2018

                                                overall2food2service4ambience4

                                                Menu has changed from what they have posted online... not in a positive way. Service was very good, best part of the evening. I ordered the Filet and while the spices were interesting the portion size and quality of the meat were pitiful especially for the price. Another person ordered the Pappardelle which was marginally acceptable. However they had run out of the meat that was selected. I opted for the 'rum brownie' for dessert which was probably the best of the food selections for the evening. I won't describe it but the presentation was borderline pornographic and had us all laughing... but probably was not their intent. I don't know how this place survives in a city like Santa Fe which abounds in very high quality restaurants.

                                              15. DW

                                                DianneW

                                                New Mexico

                                                12 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                12 reviews

                                                Dined on March 10, 2018

                                                overall2food3service1ambience2

                                                We have been here many times. This time was a real disappointment. 45 minutes from seating to being served first round. Second round took awhile, too. Some in the party received the second round before the rest because another server took the drinks. The waitress was overwhelmed. We felt sorry for her. I expect better at this bar based on past experiences.

                                              16. SM

                                                SteveM

                                                Philadelphia

                                                4 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on March 10, 2018

                                                overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                We had a drink at the bar, and dined at Agave on Friday evening, March 2, 2018. The wait staff was very friendly, however they were very, very understaffed - especially behind the bar. During dinner, we waited 20 minutes for a glass of wine. Unacceptable. They are too many other restaurants in Santa Fe with better service to go back to Agave. And, we're locals...

                                              17. D

                                                virtualDavis

                                                New Mexico

                                                38 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                38 reviews

                                                Dined on February 13, 2018

                                                overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                Subpar food but attentive server who accommodated our dietary restrictions and still got us to our theatre performance on time. Thanks!

                                              18. B

                                                Betty

                                                Phoenix

                                                98 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                98 reviews

                                                Dined on February 1, 2018

                                                overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                Old House Restaurant recently closed and Agave, which was in the next room, expanded its space. We didn't know this when we made the reservation but kept the reservation since we had tickets to a function that was across the street. There was no hostess and no one to seat us until a busboy found someone. Agave is . . . a lounge? . . . a small plate restaurant? I don't think they quite know how to utilize the larger space yet. Service was poor. We had to ask different servers to find our server. The wine came after the food, 2 shares that we asked come separately but didn't. The shrimp tamale was all tamale. The salad with grilled salmon was ok, could nave been grilled more. Both came on plates of an awkward size, making sharing a mess. Breakfast came as part of the package. The waiter was sloppy with pouring water, getting it on the table, menus. When the check came (since it was already paid for) he wrote a note "suggesting"an 18 % gratuity. Food was good, tho. We would stay at the hotel again -it was lovely - but not eat there.

                                              19. MJ

                                                MJK1

                                                New York Area

                                                9 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on January 12, 2018

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                My husband and I come here for early dinner often. I took my friend for lunch this time. I like that the valet parking is available. It’s spacious and service was great. The salad dish that I was looking for was no longer in the menu, but the server talked to the chief and they accommodated to my request. I appreciated their efforts.

                                              20. F

                                                Fooddude

                                                Denver

                                                3 reviews

                                                1.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on December 28, 2017

                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                Total train wreck. Our family has been going to the old house for 20 years as it has been one of the best restaurants in town for years. Sadly, they only tell you that the old house is no more once you arrive and what you are faced with is a hotel restaurant. Service was terrible and disorganized. Just as another reviewer mentioned appetizers arrived at the same time as 3 if our 5 entrees ( two others took 23 minutes to get there). So embarrassed as we took out of town guests to a former great place. Clearly they have moved away from real food and just want to serve the hotel guests. The restaurant is poorly managed (after long waits and incorrect orders, we never saw the manager). Good place to go if there is literally no other place open.

                                              21. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Exclusive

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on December 26, 2017

                                                overall1food1service1ambience2

                                                Terrible service and undercooked food. I would never go back.

                                              22. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                San Francisco

                                                2 reviews

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on December 25, 2017

                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                Service was abysmal. First course arrived before drinks. They did not have the sparking wine or bottled wine we ordered from their list. First course came before drinks. We sent it back. Then first and main courses came at the same time. We sent the main back. No accommodation from management for an expensive and aggravating Christmas celebration which still cost an arm and a leg.

                                              23. SL

                                                SLYCK

                                                Dallas

                                                7 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on December 24, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                xmas eve entrees...both seafood and prime rib were delicious. However for 85.00 each... the prime rib was truly the better value. Seafood entree served only 2 shrimp and 2 scallops

                                              24. P

                                                Pancho

                                                Seattle

                                                36 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                36 reviews

                                                Dined on December 24, 2017

                                                overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                We have been many times to this restaurant and always had a good experience with food and service. This time the food was bad and service poor. Unless management get it’s act together I don’t recommend this place to anyone!

                                              25. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 25, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fantastic all around. 👌🏻

                                              26. CM

                                                CoralM

                                                San Francisco

                                                11 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on November 25, 2017

                                                overall3food5service3ambience3

                                                Great food, table service good too, hostess could of been better, a little dismissive on checking in

                                              27. GB

                                                GeorgiaB

                                                New Mexico

                                                3 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on November 24, 2017

                                                overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                While my steak was good, my husband's sea bass was flavorless. The service was poor even though it was not busy. There were many empty tables.

                                              28. RT

                                                RobertT

                                                New Mexico

                                                16 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                16 reviews

                                                Dined on November 24, 2017

                                                overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                Meal was good but has been better in the past. Service was average. Have been here many times but will probably try somewhere else next visit to Santa Fe.

                                              29. A

                                                Anitasf

                                                New Mexico

                                                6 reviews

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on November 23, 2017

                                                overall1food1service2ambience1

                                                Very disappointed in this Thanksgiving dinner. Salad was overdressed and soggy; Lobster Bisque had less than a teaspoon of lobster. Turkey was almost non-existent and was a mess. Server spilled a pitcher of ice all over me, the floor and the table. We had to ask for things at least three times. Very disappointed!

                                              30. 2

                                                2bond2

                                                New Mexico

                                                54 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                54 reviews

                                                Dined on November 18, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Our service, cuisine, wine and ambience was very appreciated. The coffee was horrible - skip the coffee.

                                              31. B

                                                Betty

                                                Phoenix

                                                98 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                98 reviews

                                                Dined on November 8, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Shrimp cocktail, crab cake, sea bass. The sea bass was cooked perfectly. It was my birthday and I got a flan and chips and salsa. Enjoyed after dinner drinks. Best was just taking the elevator up after dinner. Lovely evening!

                                              32. SF

                                                SantaFeSmurf

                                                New Mexico

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 1, 2017

                                                overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                The food was great but we were the only table for an hour. A few service issues, nothing major, just details. The bar was very loud, made it hard to have a conversation in a room with only one table seated, us.

                                              33. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Dallas

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on September 16, 2017

                                                overall3food5service3ambience4

                                                The food was awesome. The service could be better.

                                              34. P

                                                Picky

                                                Pittsburgh

                                                25 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                25 reviews

                                                Dined on September 15, 2017

                                                overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                The food is amazing. I can see why it is rated #1 in Santa Fe. Service was ok at best.

                                              35. SF

                                                ShaniaFanForever

                                                Chicago

                                                10 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on August 19, 2017

                                                overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                Server was really low key. Food was slow coming out and my steak was way under cooked. By the time my steak was served, the ithers in the group were finished eating. He did take 15% off my meal without me having to ask

                                              36. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New York Area

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on July 25, 2017

                                                overall2food1service5ambience2

                                                We noted that the restaurant had few diners, so took that as a clue we might not have made a good choice. As a result we ordered from bar menu. Calimari and nachos were mediocre. Nachos billed as "grilled"chicken, it it there were only a few nuggets of tasteless chicken.

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                                                Creative

                                                London

                                                4 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on July 13, 2017

                                                overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                Main courses were absolutely terrible. We went on a Thursday night. I didn't think it would be terribly busy, but it was the only night my husband and I could work out an anniversary meal together. I should have heard a bell ring when the hostess called to confirm our reservation, quoting the wrong times, then asking me to come in later because they were quite busy. My husband ordered the noodle paella, although it wasn't called that, and it was so salty he had to send it back. He rarely sends food back! He ordered a scallop and shrimp dish to replace it. When it finally came out, there were no scallops on it. No manager came to visit us. I had a beautiful piece of steak that was drowning in sauce. Again, way too salty. The meal presentation was horrible and the place is really loud acoustically. We were offered a free dessert for our anniversary. Gee,now I feel really special.... I had creme brûlée and my husband had a chocolate tort type thing. They were delicious. Kudos to the dessert maker. Shame on the head chef!

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                                                AnnK

                                                New Mexico

                                                13 reviews

                                                vip
                                                2.0

                                                13 reviews

                                                Dined on May 16, 2017

                                                overall2food5service1ambience2

                                                While the food was outstanding and all six of us agreed everything was delicious the service was the poorest we have had in a long time. As the hostess seated us she informed us that along with the regular menu there was also a three course dinner available. When our server was asked about this she either said they were out of it or it wasn't available. Wait time for getting our drinks was at least 15 minutes. We had to continually flag down our server for bread and butter plates, drinks and additional serving pieces. The whole wait staff disappeared for long periods and the only attentive one was the waiter filling our water glasses. Two of us were served our entrees and then another 15-20 minutes elapsed before the rest of our party was served. The Food and Beverage Director and/or the Restaurant Manager need to get on the floor and train their staff properly. We hadn't been to the Old House in a while and won't be back any time soon. It's a shame as the food was delicious and this was a birthday celebration.

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                                                GaryO

                                                New York Area

                                                3 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 11, 2017

                                                overall3food3service5ambience2

                                                Mediocre when you think of our expectations- the restaurant is in the Eldorado Resort - it should be classier

                                              40. R

                                                Rickie

                                                New Mexico

                                                19 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                19 reviews

                                                Dined on April 8, 2017

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                It's expensive, but the food is delicious and the room is lovely. However, I do think they should have had a vegetarian option among the main courses on Saturday night. That said, the chef is outstanding.

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                                              Booked 2 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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