Blue Agave Restaurante y Tequileria

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Mexican

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Located in Baltimore's historic Federal Hill, Blue Agave Restaurante y Tequileria is a casual, festive venue featuring regional Mexican cuisine and over 135 tequilas of 100% agave. Menu items vary from traditional fare to contemporary regional dishes. All moles and salsas are made in-house daily with fresh produce and imported chiles. Margaritas are made with fresh fruits & purees - served how you want. Flights of tequila are offered in addition to interesting seasonal tequila infusions you can't miss in the bar. Weekly specials, seasonal fare, and dining events are located on our website. Blue Agave is a Zagat rated establishment.
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J
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time and an excellent meal!

LC
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, fun and casual. Excellent service and the food was delicious. Highly recommend the poblano mole and we loved all 3 salsas that were delivered with the chips.

SF
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing staff who were ready and willing to help our large group. Food was delicious, quick, and quality. Best seafood burrito I’ve ever had!

CP
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff were very accommodating, combining two reservations when we found out friends would also be dining at the same time. We were seated immediately, even with a large party, and the service was perfect, as has always been my experience. We enjoyed the queso fundido and guacamole appetizers, and all the entrees were great. The silver coin margaritas were tasty, and no water or drink glasses ever went empty. We can’t wait to go back!

DS
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

I have been to Blue Agave in the past and really loved it. The menu has been changed dramatically and none of us truly enjoyed our meals. I was really disappointed.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. Great good, good drinks. Great happy hr. I'll be going every week now

P
Washington DC
214 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had been to Blue Agave a few times in the past, but not in several years. One thing that hasn't changed is that this place is very energetic around happy hour time! It's a fun, casual outing and the food is good. My wife and I started at the bar area while we waited for our friends. They serve a trio of dips to go with the fresh chips that are made in house: salse verde (very good); salsa roja (very good) and a pico di gallo (OK). You don't even have to ask for the chips and dip, so that's a nice touch. When we went to the table the server brought a fresh order of the trio + chips, so we all shared that with drinks. My wife and I had sipping tequilas, but we also tasted our friends' margaritas, which were good. For starters we enjoyed the Calamari Mexicana, which is a Mexican take on everyone's favorite. Here, the calmari were served with a sweet n' spicy serrano-mango salsa. The other appetizer was the chorizo empanadas, something I would recommend other diners pass on. Fairly bland and we really couldn't taste the chorizo. For our main courses I had the carne asada soft tacos with rice and beans, which was decent. (I improved the kick by adding a couple of the hot sauces that are present on every table.) My wife and our friend each had the rib special and they reported two thumbs up in terms of flavor and the healthy portion. It was served with a tasty chipotle slaw and mashed potatoes. Our cousin had the carnitas soft tacos with rice and beans and she liked it a lot. Our server was very attentive throughout, so we never had to wait long for drinks or water refills. One thing we thought odd was that even though this was a Saturday night, it started to get a lot quieter fairly early (circa 9 PM). Difficult to tell whether this is problematic for Blue Agave or that people just fill the place up on the earlier side before going somewhere afterwards. Overall, the experience was positive: casual, fun, good service and solid food and drinks.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A little noisy for me (50 year old) but very good otherwise.

PH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

This place used to be really good, Mexican haute cuisine in a sophisticated atmosphere. Now it's bland boring food, in a noisy tv-filled space.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service. Food good but not greT

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 30th birthday was amazing spent here! And the free shot made it even better the food was amazing service was amazing and was told happy birthday countless times i felt special thank you all!!!

J
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had fantastic service and enjoyed our selections

OT
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!!

GA
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I went for a friend's birthday. Service was prompt. Food was very good. Got wings and shrimp quesadilla. Wings were spicy but not overpowering and the quesadilla excellent. We didn't get happy hour drink prices because we didn't sit at the bar was the only downside. The margaritas were very good. The bar was young and loud but not too much.

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere with great food and good drinks.

LP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun place, food was good we the mussels & calamari.

TK
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Blue Agave food because it is so flavorful. Most Mexican food you get in this area is so bland. Blue Agave uses quality ingredients and knows how to combine spices for the best flavor.

MS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I think the place used to be better. It is ok but I definitely have had better Mexican food at other restaurants. As well I think portions have become smaller.

D
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, had a great time. The food and drinks were very good. Everything was very good.

Y
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wasn’t busy , made a reservation and had the option to be seated early or not but I waited for my other party out of respect for the server . The severs was okay not awesome but decent . The food was great , the host were great . I’ll be back soon ☺️

BR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional nice and courteous service, food was good

KG
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Menu was limited though I was informed (after we ordered) that Nachos and Chimichangas are available although they aren't on the menu. The food was just okay. I enjoyed the chips and salsa more than my chicken tacos. There just wasn't enough of them considering the were for of us.

As for the pitcher if margaritas we ordered, it was more ice than drink.

MJ
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

While the food wasnt as authentic as i was hoping it would be the service was great and we got seated in the window seat which made for a nice early evening summer dinner. I asked for a dessert for my boyfriends birthday and they brought it out with a sparkler. Food came out very quickly but wasnt anything out of the ordinary. The "side of beans and rice" meant a little sauce cup with beans in it... underwhelmed. Dessert was really good though, churro ice cream sandwich.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good salsa.

OT
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Margaritas weren’t good. We tried two different kinds and neither were refreshing.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! No wait. Great service.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and very authentic from the chips and fresh salsa’s to the main entree dishes. The red sangria was delicious. Very upbeat atmosphere. Friendly wait staff.

MS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere and wonderful service!! Highly recommend. We will be going back next time we are in Baltimore.

G
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a good time. My guest did the burrito challenge. Have someone come and take the challenge.

J
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome environment, food presentation was amazing, food absolutely delicious. Had family visiting from Connecticut and their still talking about. Staff was friendly and overly accommodating. I will definitely be back!!!

TK
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, awesome service. I’ve never been disappointed here. I love the food over all the bland Mexican food. They know how to flavor food.

R
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service! Delicious margarita! Free shot for my Birthday :)

BB
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 2nd time at the restaurant and it was just as good as the first time I went! The service and food were both great! I do not come to Federal Hill that often but when I do if I am hungry I make sure to head here!

d
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lively atmosphere, very attentive wait staff, and authentic food!

MH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was very good. There was one larger group celebrating a birthday and a smaller group (4) having a good time. Very difficult to have a conversation. I will return in hopes of a quieter environment.

SS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is a restaurant/ bar in the bar district. Seating is tight. We ate on a Saturday and the crowd was expectantly young. Nice place & service was good. Food was a bit pedestrian. I had chorizo enchiladas that may as well be hamburger, rice was nothing to note either..

T
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Food was not thoughtfully prepared. Did not taste good and seemed as if was off the Sysco truck kind of food. Very disappointed.

PN
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server, Chris, was excellence. Very friendly, personable, and attentive. Our drinks were also excellent. The food was fine - not spectacular, but not bad. It was a Monday night and the restaurant was almost empty, but the bar was still lively. We would definitely go back for late night drinks and would try some different items from the menu.

DR
Baltimore
310 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We always look forward to our visits to Blue Agave. Our recent visit was no different - great service and excellent food. Only complaint was that they had the front windows propped open and it was so cold! We all had to wear our jackets throughout the meal, and it was still freezing cold.

MB
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We celebrated Admin Professionals Day with lunch at the Blue Agave. The food and ambience were great. The service was a little slow but we all got our food and enjoyed it. We plan to go back for dinner and drinks!

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