Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila - North Scottsdale

4.3
240 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Casual, upbeat and fun, Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila is a favorite among locals and out-of-towners for tasty tacos and top-shelf tequila. Stop in for lunch, happy hour or dinner and enjoy a lively atmosphere, fabulous service and unbeatable Mexican cuisine.

Enjoy Happy Hour specials seven days a week from 3PM-6:30PM.
Start your week with Margarita Monday for all day specials!
Stop in for Taco Tuesday for all day taco and drink specials!

Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Sun - Thu 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri - Sat 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    Join us for Happy Hour seven days a week from 3:00PM-6:30PM! $6 Cien- A- Ritas 1/2 Priced Appetizers $3 Tinga Tacos $4 Mexican Draft Beers $2 Off Any Glass of Wine

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 240 people are saying
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vipSteveR
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It’s difficult to give a fair review since gluten-free options are basically limited to a salad and refried beans. This is not a gluten-free friendly restaurant. The guacamole and margaritas were great but I really wanted more. Service was very good and the menu looked great. Sadly, I won’t be able to go back but if you don’t have dietary restrictions, give them a try!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food, good service and good portions

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always say a restaurant is successful by the cook because food is what brings people back but the combination of the service and the food was outstanding in your restaurant and will recommend to my friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I get annoyed when Mexican restaurants charge for chips and salsa… I guess I am just used to bottomless chips from most places. It’s only $3, but still… we had a $100+ bill, just annoying.
We ordered the chips and salsa as an appetizer and it took 20 minutes for it to arrive. We had to remind our server twice. In my opinion, part of a Mexican restaurant experience is drinking margaritas and eating chips and salsa for a while before ordering main course. Not possible with the timing / service at this restaurant.

Besides the chip issue, the margaritas and food was good. Nothing spectacular, but good. We did enjoy happy hour pricing on the margaritas, $6/ glass. Pretty good deal.

I wouldn’t go out of my way to return to this restaurant, but if we were going to a movie and wanted to grab a bite afterwards, would probably give it another shot because of convenient location to the theater.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was -so-so/average at best - it didn't wow us.

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2Bucs
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience. Great food. Patio not inviting.

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EvaV
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Horrible experience.. drove all the way from Goodyear and totally regret it. We couldn’t even enjoy our food because our server had the worse attitude and customer service. With that service I’m not sure how the restaurant is at top 10?! It was soooo bad. Manager was super nice and sorry for our experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great tacos!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was good as always, service was slow. Loud but happy they are busy since Covid !!

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vipBryanS
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of our favorite places to eat. Great food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun to watch the suns game there.

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TamaraB
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails are delicious!!
The service has always been good to when we go!

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vipthreedognight
Phoenix
76 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

We have been to this restaurant numerous times, and no complaints. However, yesterday I had no idea what was wrong with the kitchen especially. My husband got someone elses meal and my shredded pork was burnt . Our waitress never came back to the table so I had to ask another waitress to procure my husbands correct meal. I could go on, but suffice to say, we are reconsidering should we go back. Perhaps their chef was not in, and someone else was trying to fill in. Just not sure, and perhaps our waitress was new. Just very very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere ... even better food!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I was disturbed servers weren’t wearing masks and we were nickled and dimed for anything extra. Wanted sour cream and they charged us .50. Wanted more Carmel sauce on sundae and she said she would have to charge us. There was hardly any Carmel sauce on the sundae. The sundae was also mostly whipped cream. Not very much ice cream. It just been there’d me that everything we asked for we would be charged for.

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DeniseA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Well as you can see our reservation was for 7:00 pm after we arrived the hostess said she contacted me twice and I didn’t respond and she cancelled our reservation. I showed her on my phone my confirmed reservation as the only one contact at 6:48pm saying we were still driving. She claims we were longer than 10 miners well yes from 6:48 but my reservation was for 7:00 not 6:48 so we would have to wait 25 minutes. What was the point in making a reservation then I had a movie booked next door at 7:40 that wouldn’t work. Disappointed and the hostess was beyond rude.

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vipLynn
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great servers!! Food was very good. I would come back and refer.

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vipNelly
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great environment

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Tried a couple different types of margaritas, but the prickly pear one was definitely the stand out. Came for happy hour so only ordered drinks and appetizers, but the green Chile queso dip and the ceviche were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience!

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vipthreedognight
Phoenix
76 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have never been disappointed with Cien Agaves. Friendly staff, food amazing, always a great gem after a movie at Harkins.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the lady was okay

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JerryT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Food!!! Everything Absolutely Delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great nachos and service!

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Maddie
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and awesome service!!

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HeatherL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They have a wonderfully unique menu with lots of great options.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was so kind and attentive as well as helpful. The food was AMAZING and I would definitely recommend it to everyone I know!

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vipHighMaintenance
Phoenix
64 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fabulous chicken fajitas. Unique and super flavorful. You will never eat anyone else’s fajitas again. Food is really good. Service leaves a little to be desired but is not bad. I eat here regularly and will continue to do so.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was very friendly and great accommodating our family.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was slow and the place wasn’t busy. I could tell the margaritas sat to long because the salt rim glasses were 1/2 dissolved. Also, it looked like the food died on the pass under lamps for to long. It wasn’t terrible. It was fair. I didn’t have high expectations so I’ll go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was just okay, sports bar type vibe! We couldn’t taste the tequila in our margaritas!

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Genki
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great margaritas, tacos and service!

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JamesB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Tacos were good, but the veggie taco was fantastic.
Sides, esp. the guac and street corn, were amazing.
Staff was very knowledgeable about the tequila selection and helped us pick a flight.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Celebrating a birthday

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Kevin
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was excellent. The shrimp tacos were exceptional. The service was really off. It was over 10 minutes before a server came to our table. It wasn't busy at the restaurant, but I can understand if their was miscommunication. We ordered food and I ordered a beer. The beer came after the meal came. Mind you, this was my original drink order. When the food came, we were asked if we wanted more chips. I said yes. The chips never came. We liked the place and the food was good, just bad service this night. We will give it another chance though.

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was fresh and very good. My pollo tacos were a little dry. Fajitas were excellent. House margarita on the rocks
was tasty. We had an excellent server. Enjoyed dining here!

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vipricepady
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I don't recommend the fried mahi or hawaiian shrimp tacos. Maybe it was an off night but I should have known better than to order something called a Hawaiian taco. I
think the Old Town Scottsdale location is better than the North Scottsdale location.

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LindsayS
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

First two times I went food was amazing, this time it was kind of cold. Most of the group got tacos and one got fajitas. Fajitas came out sizzling but tacos were just warm, snd the rice and beans that came with it were dry and just warm as well. I’d expect the food to come out hot like the fajitas. Kind of disappointing.

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Hannah
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was pretty slow, food was ok. We waited a long time for everything we ordered. Including the “bottomless” chips that ended up not being bottomless..no one refiled them lol

FAQs

Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila - North Scottsdale does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila - North Scottsdale also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 467-4455.

Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila - North Scottsdale is rated 4.3 stars by 240 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.