Blue Agave Grill - Denver

4.4
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523 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
Blue Agave Grill is a local, independent, and Colorado grown restaurant! We are full service dishing up contemporary southwestern cuisine with a full bar and over 120 tequilas. We feature a from-scratch kitchen with many gluten free options as well as a large selection of margaritas, house infused tequilas, and homemade sangria. From made-to-order guacamole to our vibrant atmosphere, come on down and try a flight of our favorite margs and tequilas.

Happy Hour
Monday, Wednesday - Friday 3:00pm to 6:00pm / All-day Tuesday
-$5 Margaritas
-$4 Drafts
-$3 Bottled Beer & Wells
-$2 off all Glasses of Wine

Brunch Menu available Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00am to 2:00pm, full menu available all day!
Featuring house-infused bloody mary’s and Downtown Denver's most affordable BOTTOMLESS mimosas!

Specials

Denver Restaurant Week

$25 - Two Course Menu
Denver Restaurant Week At Blue Agave Grill

CHOICE OF APPETIZER
BLUE AGAVE FISH STREET TACOS (2) - GF
BLUE AGAVE HOUSE GUACAMOLE - GF VF
PUMPKIN-ESPRESSO BISQUE - GF V
CHORIZO CORN DIP - GF

[GF – Gluten Free | VF - Vegan Friendly | V - Vegetarian]

CHOICE OF ENTRÉE
BLACKENED YELLOWFIN TUNA* - GF
SIGNATURE ASADA* - GF
GRILLED SALMON* - GF
BLACK BEAN-WALNUT ENCHILADAS - GF VF
PUMPKIN AIRLINE CHICKEN BREAST - GF

[GF – Gluten Free | VF - Vegan Friendly | V - Vegetarian]

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 21, 2020

Ends: March 2, 2020

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-9:00PM

*1 Free Mimosa w/ Brunch Entree Purchase

Enjoy one mimosa on the house with any brunch entree purchase. *Limit 1/table, not valid with bottomless mimosas, not valid with any other specials or promotions!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 16, 2018

Ends: December 17, 2117

Availability: Sun 11:00AM-11:45AM
Sat 11:00AM-11:45AM

*Free Appetizer with purchase of Entree

Enjoy any appetizer on the house with the purchase of any entree. *Must include entree purchase, 1 per table, max value $16, not valid with any other specials or promotions*

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 16, 2018

Ends: December 17, 2117

Availability: Fri-Sat 9:00PM-11:00PM

Bottomless Mimosas!!!

We've got bottomless mimosas starting at 11am every Saturday and Sunday morning until 2pm. With the cheapest bottomless mimosas ($11.99) in Downtown Denver, you can't go wrong pairing them with our full menu and brunch offerings.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 21, 2018

Ends: December 22, 2117

Availability: Sun 11:00AM-2:00PM
Sat 11:00AM-2:00PM

Happy Hour Margarita's on Saturdays

Featuring 5 of our signature margarita's for $5 all day Saturday's with any purchase of food. No limits! Let's have a '5 o'clock somewhere' kind of day!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 12, 2018

Ends: December 13, 2117

Availability: Sat 11:00AM-11:00PM

Free Appetizer w/ Entree purchase

Enjoy any appetizer on the house with the purchase of any entree.
*Must include entree purchase, 1/table, max value $16, not valid with any other specials or promotions*

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 12, 2018

Ends: December 13, 2117

Availability: Daily 2:00PM-6:00PM

Taco & Tequila Tuesdays!!!

Join us all day on Tuesday for all-day happy hour! It's all about tacos and tequila on Tuesdays with Blue Agave! $5, $7, and $9 street taco trio's and duo's, $3 wells & bottled beer, $4 draft beers, $5 select margaritas! 1/2 off all tequila priced $12 or more too!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 4, 2018

Ends: December 5, 2117

Availability: Tue 11:00AM-9:00PM

What 523 People Are Saying
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JA
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and great service at a fair price. The waiter was excellent!

C
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We'll be back again. It's a special place! Especially the appetizers!

B
Denver
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Try the Tacos El Fuego - great meal!

MA
Denver
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good upscale Mexican food. Much better than Sol in Cherry Creek. We will definitely go back.

LD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Been here once before and went tonight for Restaurant Week and really enjoyed it :) I'm a fan of the "Muy Macho" margarita, it's perfect for my taste, not too spicy but has good flavor. The "Top Shelf Enchiladas" are fricken delicious, 2nd time I've ordered it and personally, does not disappoint. Boyfriend had the Restaurant Week salmon and really liked it. Super busy in there tonight, good music in the background. There are some really pricey Mexican restaurants downtown, I appreciate that Blue Agave Grill is moderately priced for great food!!

DS
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The pumpkin espresso soup is a must. The rest was good but not great.

PP
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We found this restaurant on Open Table. It was so easy to get to using a Lyft. All six of us had something different and they were all good. The Sangria swirled Margueritas were delicious. We would go there again.

L
Dallas
84 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Entree saladS while nearly 20.00 were very small. Enjoyed the kids offerings however the salad dressings were not kid friendly and the waitress didn’t seem to notice the kids ate none of their salad. The desert included was a nice touch however the chocolate sauce was gross. the best part was The margarita specials.





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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was phenomenal. The margaritas were amazing and the food was delicious.

CT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Service wasn't the best and it took forever to get our food.

Blue Agave Grill - Denver
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi Cody, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and rating. I see the service did not meet our standards or expectations and wanted to apologize for this. I know we can do much better, and thankfully I'm happy to see you did enjoy the food and ambiance. I hope you had a great Valentine's dinner service and delay aside. I hope you'll give us another chance in the future as I know we can shine for you. Thanks again for your time and feedback. Rob Duran Regional Manager

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TR
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was not great as was the service.

J
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and awesome drinks! I got the sea scallops and my wife got the shrimp scampi. The scallops were awesome but the shrimp was an odd take on shrimp scampi. Overall great experience and the staff was excellent.

MK
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I are very happy with our Saturday-night dinner experience at Blue Agave Grill in Denver.

Their chipotle-smoked cheddar broccoli soup is excellent - maybe the best cheddar soup I've had anywhere. It's creamy rather than melted-cheesy, so it's not as heavy as most cheddar soups. The smoked cheddar flavor is distinct. And the chipotle heat is subtle yet present. Really nice.

We also enjoyed the coconut shrimp tacos, which distinguised themselves from most other coconut shrimp dishes we've had by presenting actual coconut flavor. Imagine that!

It was really nice as well that the manager stopped by our table a couple of times to check on us. And he took enough time to chat without taking too much time and being intrusive.

We'll be back for more...

Blue Agave Grill - Denver
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi MandK, Thank you so much for all the praise! Glad we helped provide a great experience for you. We can't wait to see you again in the near future. That soup is one of my favorites and I was thankful we kept it on for another menu cycle. :) Cheers, Rob Duran Regional Manager

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N
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming to Blue Agave Grill because it is like coming home every time. We were about 30 minutes early for our reservation, but we were seated immediately. We decided to split the Black and White Nachos as our appetizer and then had split the Blue Agave Fish Tacos for dinner. I love the Sangria Swirl and my husband loves their Spicy Cucumber Margarita.

The food and service are always excellent. We were able to relax and enjoy our evening before heading to DCPA for a show. The best part was our server, Bri, told us she hadn't seen us in awhile and was happy we had come back. This is our go to place for our date night.

Blue Agave Grill - Denver
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi Nancy, thanks for your patronage. I will be sure to give credit to Bri, she's one our longest tenured employees for our company and love having her. We will always be a sense of home for you. We look forward to your next visit - if you are ever out on Tuesdays, we have both of your favorite drinks on special all day for only $5. Cheers, Rob Duran Regional Manager

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LB
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Interesting flavors and presentation with some nice options (and more than one!) for ovo-lacto vegetarians. Attentive manager and moderately attentive staff. Louder than I like but not horrible. Nice ambiance, attractive decor. Reasonable value. I would go back for an informal business dinner or causal evening out.

d
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dining service here. Staff was timely and kind. Food was delicious and it’s a nice place to get some delicious new age Mexican food.

d
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We have eaten here everytime duriing the Outdoor Retailer show and found everything to be great, especially with our server. This time however, the place was not quite full, we had a table away from the main area which was okay since it was a bit more quiet, easer to chat however, service was really slow.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a really chill Sunday brunch with the family. Great food, great service and reasonable prices! I left my credit card, but the manager called me within minutes. That was really appreciated and saved me a trip back downtown! Really nice experience, overall!

MS
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always glad to see the Pumpkin Espresso Bisque on the menu (only available in the winter)! The Coconut Shrimp was a repeat order for me, and we had Black and White Nachos for the first time. My husband and sons enjoyed their burger and burritos. This was my 4th time here, so we obviously like it!

LI
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Their dishes were a bit strange except for the tacos

JB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Waitress was very kind and helpful especially with out two children. No problems when an order didn't come out correctly. They changed it and a new plate was served quickly. Two delicious vegan options. Would definitely go back!

BT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was very good (the margaritas and pumpkin soup were fabulous!). My only complaint is that they were very understaffed. Our waiter was as attentive as he could be, but he was also serving 4 other tables, 6 people sitting at the bar, and was the only bartender for the entire restaurant. We did have to wait a long time to place our orders because he flat out didn't have time. It was a Sunday night, and maybe was busier than expected, but one or two more waitstaff would have made huge difference in our experience.

LS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

A group of 4 meeting for brunch before an afternoon flight. Had an 11 o’clock reservation, were seated by 11:03. Server came over at 11:10 and took drink/appetizer order. Appetizer came at 11:27 and drinks came at 11:31. Entrees came out about 10 minutes later and that was the last time we saw our waitress until we had to flag her down to pay. There was one other table seated in the entire restaurant and 3 people seated at the bar.

The food was actually pretty good- we spit coconut shrimp as an appetizer and then each ordered an entree- fish tacos, breakfast burrito and breakfast enchiladas. They also had good drink specials and if we didn’t have a flight (and had better service) we would have participated in the bottomless special. Based on the lackluster service however we will not be returning.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience at Blue Agave! Anna was our server and was very attentive, kind and fun! The manager came by and checked everything was good... and it was! Food was absolutely excellent! 5 stars!!!!

MM
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been here several times with large groups--it's located close to the Clock Tower Cabaret and to Comedy Works. They've always accommodated our groups superbly. I've yet to have someone in our party not rave about their food. I recommend the pumpkin espresso bisque, the black and white nachos, and the margarita flight. This is a very well run restaurant.

CC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overall I enjoyed the restaurant. The service was slow so we missed the fireworks. The place was packed because it was New Years Eve. We loved the Margaritas.

MK
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wife and I were impressed the first time we were there, we decided to come back for NYE!

We were thrown a little off-guard when we saw they were offering a limited menu for NYE. You had a choice of a 3-course dinner for $35 or one for $50. You could also order individual items ala-carte.

We chose to do a 3-course and then a separate entree because you really don't need an individual appetizer or dessert; one per table to share is plenty. Plus, it would make your bill $70 plus drinks!

I think our server was named Kayla. It was noisy when she said her name, and no name badge was seen. But she did an excellent job and checking in with us, giving us the right time to decide what we wanted to do (it wasn't the normal dinner menu being offered at the time) and she did offer up a couple of suggestions as a couple entree items offered were similar.

I had the Steak Rojo. They were only cooking it to Medium Rare (probably where the "rojo" part came in) but they were happy (at least on the front-of-house-end) to bring it up to medium. It was ok; I have had much better steak. Definitely tasty but I have had better. Still recommended.

The warm chorizo-corn dip is amazing! I strongly recommend as an appetizer!

Overall, this is a very good place to check out and not your typical Mexican Restaurant!

MK
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall, we really enjoyed our dinner at Blue Agave on New Year's Eve.

When we were first seated we had to ask to be moved to another table due to excessive perfume on a nearby patron, and the staff quickly accommodated our request. The various servers continued to treat us very well - being attentive without annoying, timing the food deliveries pretty well, too.

Food... Our group loved the guacamole. There was a special battered shrimp appetizer we got as well - served in a fried tortilla bowl with french fries. The shrimp were good, but the batter was too salty. All of our main courses - blackened yellow fin tuna, shrimp and crab enchiladas, scallops - were quite good. I was impressed that the kitchen did a very good job of blackening the tuna while leaving most of it rare. For dessert, the cheesecake and the brownie were both big hits. In the end, we were very full and happy.

We'll be back!

SH
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu selection is really good; there seems to be something for everyone. Everyone at our table ordered Mexican dishes and we were all pleased with portion size and flavors. The only downsize is I felt like the servers rushed us a bit. We were barely done with our meal when they cleared our plates. Overall a good experience and I would go back.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeff our waiter was amazing, my family as well as my boyfriends family enjoyed the food and the overall feel of the restaurant!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had no expectations for food quality so was pleasantly surprised by the quality of tacos, guacamole, and margaritas. Loved the atmosphere and location since it’s on the 16th street mall.

Blue Agave Grill - Denver
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thanks for giving us such a great service rating and solid review. We appreciate your review and happy to see we surprised you during your experience. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Rob Duran Regional Manager

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OE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food4service4ambience1

I feel terrible leaving this review because I want to make it clear that the manager and the staff were amazing, very nice and helpful. However we had a 715 reservation and at 820 there was still no food; we were told it was lost and they compt'ed us drinks (see, nice!) but then at 830 our food came out and it was completely cold so we unfortunately had to ask to send it back. Once we had our food the flavor was great but overall the experience was disappointing despite everyone's best efforts.

Blue Agave Grill - Denver
Responded on December 28, 2019

Hi Olivia, I wanted to reach out and acknowledge we fell short on your experience. There is no excuse and we did what we could in the moment to help enhance that experience. We would hope that you would give us another chance as I am certain it will be more enjoyable and timely. Thank you for leaving some feedback and the food and service ratings. I hope to hear from you soon. Cheers, Rob Duran Regional Manager

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DM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Great service, I appreciated them keeping our reservation even though we were 15 minutes late on a busy Saturday night. My wife and I didn't love our fish tacos. There was too much breading and they were dark and over-fried. Others at our table seemed to like their chicken tacos and cheese enchiladas. Overall it was kind of disappointing. I would go back but maybe try something different on the menu.

Blue Agave Grill - Denver
Responded on December 28, 2019

Hi Daryn, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. Seems we fell short on your food expectations; I'm certain we have something to please the next time you come in. Based on the description, our fish tacos did not meet our standards leaving the kitchen and should have never been served based on that, but I do want to apologize that we missed this opportunity to correct. Feel free to reach out, I'd be happy to take care of an app next time around and help you all find the perfect dish. ~Rob Duran

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OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner tasted great, decent portions and our server was attentive.

RC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was fine. They were out of scallops, so I ordered the shrimp/lobster enchiladas. They were bland. My boyfriend ordered the fish tacos and said they were average. Drinks were alright, but nothing special.

OT
Las Vegas
51 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The service left a lot to be desired. I think she would have rather been getting a root canal than be at work. Drinks and food took longer than they should have. The restaurant wasn't busy and our server had two tables. She just didn't seem to care. Every time the manager came by to ask how everything was, he'd rush away before we could answer. The food was really great (besides the guacamole that tasted like baby food. Literally NO flavor. How do you make guac bland??) But, we will not return because the service was sorely lacking. I was in the industry for over 25 years. I know we all have bad days, or are running around like a chicken with no head, but apathetic service is the worst! Too many great options in Denver. Avoid!!

TM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The host and hostess at the front desk seemed quite overwhelmed. Although we had a reservation, which was guaranteed by my credit card, we waited for at least 5 minutes while others who came in after were attended to. Then, we were told our table was ready, and the hostess disappeared for 10 minutes before returning. Finally we were seated and the waitress forgot to take my order!! We grabbed her quickly. Food was good - my mango tacos were good, and others said their food was average to good.

b
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT service and delicious food....as always!

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting my son for Thanksgiving holiday!

BS
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A member of our party wears hearing aids & is very sensitive to noise when wearing them. The manager graciously sat us in an area that, it appeared, wasn’t in his plan to be used that evening. We appreciated his flexibility and that of his staff.