Blue Agave Mexican Cantina

4.5
105 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipTrudyK
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best fish tacos in town!!!

DM
vipDebbieM
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, happy hour and the food is delicious!!

AS
AmyS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Made a reservation for restaurant week, specifically chose a restaurant with a patio due to COVID concerns and when we arrived they did not have a server for the patio and thus it was "closed". This was such a disappointment, it was the main reason I chose that restaurant. indoor they did have appropriate social distancing but I felt "tricked" by the false advertising of patio seating. Won't be back, food was just ok.

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Stimpy77
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiting staff were very courteous. But more importantly, OMG that food was SO delicious!

MG
vipMarciaG
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent customer service! Delicious food, and huge portions.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to visit and my wife and I shared the Ultimate Chimichanga. I can say that I have eaten a lot of chimichangas in my life but none better than the Ultimate Chimi at Blue Agave.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was great and our waiter was very friendly checking with us often to ensure we were satisfied.

CL
vipChristineL
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Agave is THE best place for taco Tuesday!! Yummy tacos, great value, and the happy hour margaritas are delicious!

CL
vipChristineL
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is THE Best place for taco Tuesday. Excellent tacos and great happy hour margaritas!

LB
vipLindaB
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Blue Agave never disappoints! Yummy food in a casual, comfortable environment. So glad they're continuing to turn out excellent quality, even while dealing with Covid restrictions.

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cinlinle
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a pleasant surprise! Food and service outstanding. Sanitizer on every table. Following all the guidelines. Will definitely return to try more dishes.

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FoodStarCritic
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and frieny service ! We were t offered the high top table requested but had a nice regular table. Ishmael was our server he was very nice- pretty busy though. We waited a bit for our main courses but they were worth the wait: fantastic. Food as usual! Loved their tequila scented hand sanitizer on each table 😎

JJ
vipJoJo
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great service and great prices - love taco a Tuesday!

KB
vipKayB
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to eat out before all Phoenix restaurants closed. A delicious light meal eaten outside on a nice patio.

NB
vipNicoleB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We came to this restaurant visiting from Alaska hoping for a fresh approach to Mexican food. This place was not my style of Mexican food-I prefer a fresher approach. My kids received Kraft mac and cheese and a plastic container of canned fruit for the kids meals-I could do better staying home. An ok place to go, but there are fresher options out there.

SB
SallyB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice time and the food was great!

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vipDebngreg
Houston
106 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We wanted to try this restaurant after hearing a recommendation from a friend. The restaurant has daily specials, as well as a wide variety of food choices. Our food was good, and our waiter was attentive, when we saw him. The problem was that he was waiting on many tables at this time, and definitely needed help. We will go back and try other menu items.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The server was the highlight. He was excellent. The food was also delicious and my special dietary requests were accommodated. Nice experience.

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Joseph
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live on the other side of town when we decided to try Blue Agave. It was worth the drive. I have new place to bring my out state guest. The food was tremendous and the service was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We had a great server and loved our meals. I had the Jefe Pollo which is one of their special dishes - highly recommend!

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vipFoodie
Chicago
177 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Side portion of quac very small. Marguerita was nice size and quality- just a bit tart. Beer was good for price. Split the fajitas. Ample for 2 people. Chicken was delicious.

J
vipJoni
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious Mexican food. We have eaten here several times and food and service is consistently good.

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vipmommawoman
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

While visiting the Scottsdale area we decided to try Blue Agave which I found on OT. It was extremely busy when we arrived and I could see the hostess was helping to clear & set tables. We went to the bar area to wait as we were early for our reservation. There were a few hightop tables open so we asked the bartender if they were available & they were! :) I caught the hostess's attention to let her know we decided to eat in the bar. Complimentary chips & salsa were good, and we ordered the housemade guac which was also good! My classic margarita hit the spot, but I was surprised they didn't serve it in a margarita glass. My husband had Corona, can't go wrong with that. Our meals were served quickly and they were very good. Prices were reasonable & service overall was good! There are higher quality & better places out there but this place is great for a decent & casual meal!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family ate here on New Years Eve, Absolutely delicious! Nice waitstaff, great service; food arrived as ordered, quickly comfortable & clean. We will definitely dine here again! Thanks!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was good. It didn’t seem very busy but we waited 45 minutes between placing our order and receiving our food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every time we come to Scottsdale!

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RickF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Based on our most recent experience, absolutely not. The service was terrible and the food marginal. My wife and I travel to Scottsdale several times a year and make sure we go to Blue Agave at least once every trip. On future visits we will think twice about going back. We even had a local couple with us and they could not believe how bad the service and food were. Bottom line, Blue Agave was always at the top of our list, now it is probably not on the list. Hopefully things improve.

Blue Agave Mexican Cantina
Responded on December 11, 2019

Hi Rick, I am very sorry to hear about you experience a while back. I assure you that what happened that night has been addressed and fixed. We pride our selves on great food and a great customer experience. I appreciate your feed back and hopefully see you back in the future. Thanks Brian Johnson

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vipJoJo
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good prices and wait staff were great!

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AndrewG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service and food

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vipTexmex
Phoenix
119 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Consistently good food. Love the chimichanga's! Fish tacos are also excellent.

JM
JaneM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very interesting menu choices and what we ordered was excellent. The meat was savory and spices were fine. Drinks were well made. Service was excellent. Nicer than we expected on a Wed. night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was great!!!

JS
JoeS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We had an early lunch (11:00 am) so only two tables of customers ours and 1 other. The food took over 35 minutes, came out luke warm, no check back 10 minutes after the meal was served, had to flag the waiter down to get a check. 1st time was great this time bad, I think we'll try a different place next time.

JJ
vipJoJo
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat at the bar for Taco Tuesday and had great service from the women behind the bar. Looking forward to going back!

KS
vipKathyS
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall, was enjoyable, but server seemed in a rush for us to order. We ordered drinks right away but they didn’t come until after the meals arrived. Food was very good, but just felt rushed. Would have liked to enjoyed the drinks and then the meal.

MK
vipMK1283
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We dined on a Tuesday at 5:30 pm; the restaurant (while small in square footage) was booked, our waiter had tables all over the restaurant, not a specific section. This caused the long time to get drinks, chips/salsa, and then 1 person got their good about 10 minutes the second person received their meal. There was no manager around to see what the issue was. The food was just okay, nothing to write home about. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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vipBill
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The waiter was good. We both got stomach aches. My wife could not eat shrimp salad. I tried but shrimp not good. Dressing not good

TK
vipTrudyK
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service. Andre is the best. Wonderful fish tacos.

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Karen
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We stumbled upon this restaurant while looking for Mexican food in Scottsdale. The chips were fresh baked and light, the sals was just enough spice, the fajitas were expertly prepared, and the enchiladas were oozing with cheese and other stuffings. If this was not in a strip mall with limited ambiance, and if they offered mole sauce, it would be 5 star.

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Blue Agave Mexican Cantina does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Blue Agave Mexican Cantina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 419-6375.

Blue Agave Mexican Cantina is rated 4.5 stars by 105 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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