Agave Tequila Bar

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31 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Agave Tequila Bar is Ann Arbor's hippest new Mexican inspired restaurant. Our menu features inventive twists on Mexican and Tejano favorites, conceived to complement our unique tequila lounge. Ann Arbor has many great "authentic" Mexican restaurants, but we're clear upfront that we lay no claim to "authentic", we use dishes from Mexico and Latin America as a launchpad for the chef's inspirations. The result? Familiar Latin dishes with a delicious twist! We also have over 100 tequilas, including custom barrels we created ourselves in Mexico! There's something hot going on pretty much every day at Agave, check out our ongoing specials!
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JK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was wonderful! Loved their cheese covered burrito. The premium margarita was very good. Servers seem stressed. There were two bar tenders, but getting drinks from them were very slow. It wasn’t very busy when we first arrived, so the slowness and stress didn’t make sense.

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CW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I would recommend for the food just not on St. Patrick's Day or when there is supposedly an active shooter on campus. Service was not good, server disappeared for long periods of time, memebers of my party waited long periods of time for drinks or never received their drink at all. Drinks a little watered down for the price. Loud obnoxious drunk college kids making a mess in the restaurant. May try it again sometime.

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OT
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is good. They have items on the menu that set them apart from other similar restaurants in town. The prices are reasonable and the portions are perfect. I plan to add this into our regular rotation.

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JH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Server was very friendly. Drinks took a little long to get, but were very good. Overall affordable and left thinking, we should tell people about this place so that it stays in business.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Sadly, one hot mess! The hostess and waitress were rushed. Food took 45 minutes to arrive. I wanted to be sympathetic, but it seemed short staffed and over booked. Maybe if someone offered us a comp I would have felt as if they cared, but with so many other options, keep walking.

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d
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I have heard good things from many people about Agave. The food was decent but the drinks were average. The margarita tower was not that strong compared to others I've had. Also, the service was not the best. It seemed as though there were not enough servers working so it was often hard to get the attention of our waitress. The happy hour food is a good deal. The portion sizes are great for the price. Although they have some great deals, compared to other Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Mexican restaurants, Agave would not be my first choice.

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l
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Unfortunately, very poor service on this visit. Issues with drink refills, order incorrect and being charged incorrectly for multiple items across 2 bills.

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My friends and I wanted to have "Sunday brunch" at 11AM, which turned out to be when Agave is meant to open. They were still closed at 11 when we got there, so we walked around a bit to give them some time. When we came back they were still closed (~11:20), with no one inside that I could see. Menu looks neat, but we didn't have a chance to actually eat there...

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A
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Wouldn’t honor the reservation

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MB
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The restaurant was obviously understaffed, there were just 2 waiters and a bartender to cover all of the dining room, including hosting and bussing. We waited about 15 minutes just to be greeted. The staff was working very hard, it was just too busy for 3 people to handle. The food was good, but the restaurant could use some sprucing up including a thorough cleaning. If they staffed it adequately and kept it cleaner I might return; otherwise not.

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BD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service! We went during restaurant week and had the burrito and shrimp tacos. We both loved our lunch and had leftovers as the portions were very generous. We liked it so much that we are going back tonight!

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KP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our waitress was attentive, but wasn’t very knowledgeable about the menu. The draft beer taps were down and there wasn’t much of beer selection for People who don’t like tequila. If you like tequila and Mexican food you definitely have to try Agave! The Baja shrimp tacos are absolutely amazing and worth the drive, we even took some to go.

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M
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very unique dishes, loved the Inferno tacos (it's rare to find a place that serves food spicier than a couple jalapenos).
The dishes we had were a little heavy on the sauce (difficult to taste how the food itself was prepared), but I know that's how many Americans prefer their food. I certainly wouldn't be opposed to coming back again, it was a good experience with a fun menu.

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c
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere with wonderful staff.
Great for groups

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were fantastic. Had a great time with friends!

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d
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was ok. Drinks very overpriced. Service was chaotic!

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AD
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is all new. Great inexpensive creative tacos and other treats.

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AD
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

An all new taco to try. A blackened fish taco with a mango salsa. Seriously so good.

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Came just before the dinner rush. Drinks took awhile, but the food came out fast. Went on Taco Tuesday- a great deal. Probably would only come back on Tuesdays.

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was good, we did get two different menus, one updated one not, so ordering was a little strange

They were out of 2 different things we tried to order, but not the end of the world

Good service overall

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KT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

We had reservations at 8:00 pm. However we were not seated until 8:30 pm. We were not greeted upon entering the restaurant. Around 6 workers walked past us without anyone saying anything. Once seated we had to wait 20 mins before our drinks were given to us because the bartender was having an argument with a customer. The final straw was when my boyfriend ordered a steak chimichanga and they bought out beef. We told the server and all she said to us was that the kitchen was a mess. She didn’t offer to remake it or anything. This was our first time at Agave Tequila and I’m not sure if we will cone back due to the horrible service.

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HE
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Worst service I’ve had in a very long time. My wife and I went expecting great things as it was during Ann Arbor’s restaurant week; we couldn’t have had a worse experience. We will not be returning and encourage others to not waste their time or money at this establishment.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Service was poor,
Food tasted mass produced when it finally arrived
A Mexican restaurant should at least try and have decent salsa. This tasted like it came out of a jar in a cheap supermarket!
Will not be returning

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was incredible, server was friendly, only downside was our margaritas came out after the food did. Was surprised that a tequila bar wasn’t staffed with more bartenders. Could’ve been an off night though...we’ll probably still go back.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Literally the worst dining experience of my life. We went for my friend’s 21st birthday and it took over an hour and a half to get our food which definitely was not worth the price. A manager came to help us when he realize our waitress wasn’t doing anything and she gave him the biggest attitude I’m surprise she didn’t get fired right then and there. and on top of that our waitress told us that margaritas were five dollars when in fact they were 10 and wasn’t able to change our bill. This all created a horrible birthday dinner for my friend and made us never wanna go back again.

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Jackson Hole
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Everything about this place was terrible. The servers were not attentive. No hostess to seat customers. No refills on drinks. Took 15 minutes to get a menu. And the food was not good. Will not return.

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G
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was unusually slow and we could tell our fried ice cream had been sitting out for a few minutes before it was brought to the table, but the value was great and the food was also very tasty. We sat outside which was nice. Good Mexican food but don’t expect it to blow you away.

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J
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

The salsa and chips, queso and guac were very good.
The chicken fajitas were flavorless and lacking chicken.
The steak fajitas were so chewy and had no taste I couldn't even swallow the meat.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was ok - I’d go again but I have had better tex-mex or mex - whatever they categorize themselves
Drinks were delicious - large and not too strong
We had one server probably because it was a late Monday lunch so there was only 1 other table

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c
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great eating.

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DK
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time we have been at a Tequila Bar, and it was fun trying the range of tequilas and tequila-based drinks. Also, we had appetizers/salads, and they were light, fresh, and delicious. The environment is simple, but with distinctive Latin flare.

In all, we felt Agave is a nice place to drop in for a bite and a few drinks.

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