Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila - North Scottsdale

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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!

$2.50 Tinga Tacos
What 120 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Margaritas outstanding, food pretty good, service was slow and not friendly. Hope they fix that because the place is nice.

SA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food!

TD
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was attentive and quick on the service. The tacos were delicious! Great selection of tequilas and margaritas!

L
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Nice place, right next to the movie theater. Ok place for happy hour. Not a lot of people so great for a quiet conversation. Good food and drinks. Ok prices for happy hour, but over priced at other times. Not a lot happening there.

GK
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Menu very limited. Drinks very average. Food below average. Server nice. It would be pretty easy to do better.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Best wait staff I’ve had in a long time. Very attentive and kind.

VS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was very spicy. Almost every dish was a little too much but they accommodated the group well. We had a great time

d
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great and the prices exceptional!

TR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! It was our first time there. We will return!

BS
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a pretty regular place for us. Good food, good service. Always a fun time.

J
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall a really good meal. Loved the chips and salsa to start and the tacos were good!

j
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with friends! Delicious tacos and guacamole. Typically we go to Old Town location. North location not bad. Closer to home.
Definitely going back!

C
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Cien Agaves With our kids after a movie and really thought the food was quite good and a great value. They have killer margaritas and the guacamole was great. They also have a kids menu. It’s more of a casual Mexican sports bar, so a bit more on the noisy side. However, it didn’t bother us and the service was great. The tacos were also excellent. We will definitely come back.

WI
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolute worst service you will find. Our waiter was high as a kite.

A
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and margaritas

EB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The guacamole was amazing. My fajitas were way too
Salty in my opinion but my date loved his tacos. The outdoor seating had horrible views to the mall so we moved inside where the decor was fun and bright. The staff was friendly and helpful.

BS
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy eating here. Lots of good food and a fun atmosphere.

PC
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service got a little slow as the place filled up, but nothing to really complain about, the food and drinks are amazing

JW
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Little slow on refreshing the chips! Other than that a good experience!

AR
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time here, went with a couple and all four of use said this was the best Mexican food we have ever had! And we all eat Mexican food at least once a week

NF
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great happy hour - we had the taquitos, cheese crisp, chicken quesadilla, ceviche, beet and brussel salad and Cien agaves margaritas - one on the rocks and the other blended. Service was friendly and quick, the food and drinks tasty. Highly recommend for pre or post movie!

R
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Repeat dining and previously good but not this time. Dry rice, no chicken with the salad as ordered then a scoop of overcooked diced chicken was run over after waiting for correction, just a bad night in the kitchen I guess. Might need to stick with the old town location.

AF
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not impressed at all. Three of us ate. All thought the food was just ok. However, the guacamole was good, that’s was about it.

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dinner and a movie with my husband. Great food. Quick service which is important when your catching a show. Fun atmosphere

L
Des Moines
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fun! Excellent food

OT
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service not good. Everyone running around trying to get clean silverware from the kitchen.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

For the price of everything, it was extremely disappointing. The vegetables were drowned in butter and oil, and the corn tortillas had to be taken back for others as the first ones were dripping oil.

On a separate note, for a place with extremely high end tequilas, it is hard to understand why they do not offer a large ice cube or ice ball to enjoy their drinks with. When I asked why, the answer was: because people that are enjoying that level of tequila are either sipping it or shooting it. Well nobody shoots tequila that’s $20 on the low end per shot and if you’re sipping it most likely it would warrant the large ice piece. Given that most restaurants in the area offer that, it would make me choose somewhere else, especially to enjoy higher end drinks. Maybe it was an off night, but overall the experience was disappointing.

PA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Service was thoughtful and pleasant, so the slow pace was entirely forgivable. The margaritas were excellent as were the appetizers, but my #5 Combination was microwaved and not the best. We requested to be seated outside as the noise level inside was extreme. Wish the misters had been turned on earlier as it was a warm evening. Having visited your Old Town location numerous times we were happy to join friends for our dinner at your newer location. All the best!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and experience with my colleagues. The server, Leo, was very attentive and made sure everyone was well taken care of.

AG
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OUTSTANDING Food - what fun, lively and loud but so fun. Food was delicious and so plentiful for sure. We are from ATlanta and it was recommended to us and did not disappoint for sure! It's a must.

JR
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I ordered soup and it was primarily broth. I was not impressed after asking if it was hearty.

DH
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I read the reviews for this place before i chose it. Looked good, but one of the things i saw a few times in other reviews was that sometimes the margaritas are weak. That was my experience. I ordered the coconut margarita and was greatly disappointed. I prefer mine on the rocks. The glass was totally filled with ice with little room for any beverage. And what there was of that tasted totally free of tequila. Premium price for a very substandard drink. Broke down and ordered the Cien-arita, the house drink, and it was much better. But still . . .
Other than that, the food was good and the service ok. But for a place that's supposed to specialize in a particular drink . . . ??

PC
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot to get together with friends, food was excellent especially for the price, looking forward to going back

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was good

LB
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the original in old town several times but think this is my new favorite. Server was great and food was delicious. Tequilas were well priced and lots to choose. We had four different types of tacos and all were great! Happy hour was amazing and surprising value too

R
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service...a gem!!! Best margaritas in Scottsdale. Can't wait to return.

JS
Phoenix
71 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the drive from anyplace in the Valley; superb ambiance, service, menu items,
Happy Hour, plenty of close parking, and TV’s to view!

C
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was late because it was so busy so it was a little cold but delicious nonetheless, Great margaritas and tacos on Happy Hour and Taco Tuesday prices!

E
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I had the street tacos. Breaded shrimp was delicious! Chicken was nothing too exciting. I liked the option for regrows or black beans. Margaritas were delicious! Hostess and server seemed to be a bit disorganized - especially since we had a reservation.

KW
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time! Not busy at all. Service was great- Julia was our server. Food was awesome.