Blue Agave Mexican Cantina

4.3
60 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

The Blue Agave Mexican Cantina is a neighborhood restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona that combines the lively atmosphere of a sport’s bar with the comforting flavors of traditional Mexican fare. The bar at Blue Agave Mexican Cantina serves specialty margaritas, such as the Saguaro Blossom, made with pineapple juice, jalapeno and elderflower syrup. Guests can also enjoy a variety of beers, wines and other mixed drinks.





The menu at Blue Agave Mexican Cantina is filled with all your favorite Mexican dishes, and each item is marked to indicate spiciness. Try the very spicy kettle carne to start, a jalapeno steak sandwich or the Oaxaca chicken tacos. Dishes such as enchiladas, burritos and nachos make it easy for everyone to find something to love.


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R
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service.Were able to visit and talk. Not too loud there. Everyone enjoyed their food. Couple people that had the same item, however, ended up not feeling well that night. We’ve been there before, thinking this might have been a fluke.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The atmosphere was nice but the food was bland and the service wasn’t great. Our appetizer was put on our table without plates and no one asked if we needed anything. The 2 minutes later the main meal was served with the app still be shared.

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TK
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious especially the grilled fish tacos. The tres enchiladas were also a hit

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B
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh rocks behind the bar. Best margaritas around

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d
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic Mexican food

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LH
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Pretty good food but not great. Good sized helpings with fresh tasting ingredients. The bowl was good sized and very tasty. One of the better tostadas I've had. Salsa was just the right level of spiciness. Service was prompt but not overly present. Good value. Too loud for my taste.

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f
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food!

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MW
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time here and it was an absolutely delicious experience! The New Mexican roots were jumping for joy! Marvelous experience and service by Andre. We will return.

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M
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tacos and carne asada! Excellent margaritas! Cute place!

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were looking for a great place to eat while in town. Food was awesome and we will defiantly be back when in town.

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Y
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was fast and good, food not so much. Lacked in flavor

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TW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite places to eat!! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a relaxed atmosphere with great food.

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KK
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was very good! I had the steak salad - it was delicious! The only downside was that the service was a little slow. It was also very loud - which didn’t really bother me that much but some of my companions are hard of hearing so it made conversation very difficult.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Better than average Mexican with great fish tacos.

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R
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really great and the wait staff was very nice and helpful. We had a great time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great thank you!

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HM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed this restaurant. Food was decent. We really wanted Mexican and appreciated it's close proximity to the Harkins Cine Capri where we were headed to a movie. Staff were great about getting us in and out quickly!

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DN
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

So far in Scottsdale and 101 area- this is a pretty good Mexican restaurant.

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p
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good for a quick meal when you feel like Mexican! Excellent value! Nice friendly staff. Diner atmosphere rather than evening restaurant.

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CB
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great neighborhood restaurant with high quality food & service. Love their “queso” appetizer, always a must when I go. Really tasty dishes all around & love the salsa. Can’t go wrong with any of the enchiladas, fajitas, and shrimp quesadilla. My goal is to try something new each time because they have an extensive menu.

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t
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was Excellent, seated immediately; water and drinks was served immediately; our meals came within 5 to 10 minutes; the Ultimate Chimichanga and Sonora Rolls were delicious and the waiter was friendly and courteous

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the spicy shrimp salad and the pork appetizer is amazing!

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food. Service was slow although food came relatively quick once they took our orders.

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PO
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food. Our waiter was super friendly, funny and helpful with menu choices. Not a real quiet place but not over-the-top loud either.

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JG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was good but extremely casual, not a place to go with friends for a nice dinner out.

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KP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun little spot! Excellent service and food. Casual, comfortable with lots of TVs — the Diamondbacks were on when we were there. But not rowdy or loud. Brought the whole family — grandma and kiddos — and had a great evening.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was good, I'd try something different next time. Their signature dishes are spicy which was disappointing. I know its Mexican but the menu even denoted that they are considered very spicy. I got the chimichanga with the sauce on the side and it wasn't the same as it probably should have been. We got the dip trio, guac/queso/beans, and it was really good. The restaurant is a little dark for my liking. I will definitely go back though.

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R
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Whenever we are in the area we make sure to eat here.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible. Service was great. Drinks were amazing. Overall, a phenomenal experience and I’d do it all again! And the prices were that bad either.

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CB
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food & attentive service. First time dining in and will definitely be back. They have happy hour on Saturday.

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A
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

In our opinion, the Blue Agave has the best Mexican food in Phoenix. It is plentiful (Plan to bring a "doggie bag" home!) The service was friendly and efficient. We saw several tables with families and kids who seemed to be enjoying themselves. The chimichangas cannot be beat and the shrimp salad is a close second. My husband had the chicken fritas which he loves.

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m
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our new go-to Mexican restaurant. Very good food and always a very reasonable bill at the the end. Friendly, helpful waitstaff. Only problem was that the outside tv was synched to one inside and someone inside wanted to watch hockey.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Chicken Fajitaa and they were great.

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Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Traveling with a friend that needs gluten free food. Our server made sure everything was prepared as needed. When she wasn’t sure she went and checked with the chef. She even gave us good choices without cilantro. Good food.

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Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Best street tacos my son has ever had! He was very pleased

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ML
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was fantastic! My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and I will definitely return and tell my friends.

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ML
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good.....the value or what we paid for the food was incredible....at least in my experience. Service was fine....not great.

I would recommend for others as we were more than satisfied.

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T
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The grilled fish tacos are awesome. The service was excellent. The prices are moderate but if u can get a living social it’s well worth it.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food average. Shorts bar atmosphere. Outside dining in shopping center

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