Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila – Old Town

4.5
376 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Casual, upbeat, fun and located right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila is a favorite among locals and out-of-towners for tasty tacos and top-shelf tequila. Stop in before or after shopping and Spring Training games, or jump-start your night on the town with our 100 premium, handcrafted tequilas and made-to-order specialty margaritas.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Tue, Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 pm
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Phone number
(480) 970-9002
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
From outdoor, indoor, upstairs or downstairs, Cien Agaves has the perfect spot for the Fiesta you are planning. With three different dining areas that range from private to semi private you are able to customize the perfect group dining event.
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Private party contact
Private Dining Coordinator: (844) 210-9557
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Cross street
1st Ave and Scottsdale Rd
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Parking details
Old Town Scottsdale offers several parking lots within walking distance of our front doors. in addition there is parking along the front of our restaurant. Old Town is very pedestrian friendly.
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Public transit
The Scottsdale Trolley has a drop off on the corner of our street!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout
What 376 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great atmosphere. Good food.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food...poor table

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J
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent tacos and desert sundae was wonderful.

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M
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time and I will definitely be back and would recommend. My friend and I sat down and our drink order was taken right away. It was happy hour so the server advised us on the house margarita as well as other specials. The house margarita was fantastic! We were chatting so we were a little slow to order food. In that time, the manager came over and informed us that the kitchen had made an extra carnitas cheese crisp and asked if we would like it. Absolutely! It was SOOOO good! I loved that the edges were a little extra done, exactly how I like it. The carnitas flavor was amazing and she told us that it was a previous chefs grandmothers recipe! We ordered the chips and guacamole which reminds me a little bit of Barrio Queens guac with pomegranate seeds on top. Such a delightful addition. You could tell when happy hour kicked into full force because the noise level did too. It wasn’t too bad though and it died back down. Food, drinks, service, atmosphere, and price were all amazing.

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CG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An overall fun dining experience as always.

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AN
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found this by chance and what a great spot for our group!! Loved it!

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KR
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love authentic Mexican food in an authentic atmosphere. This is by far the best spot in the valley.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday but they took the reservation and called me 30 minutes before to say they only had a table outside. It ended well with a high top for 10 inside but they should make sure when a reservation is taken they set up the tables.

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SB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met some out of town guests here and had a great time. I would come back again.

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PL
Edmonton
75 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We went here because the one in North Scottsdale was awesome. This one has a tiny patio, no sun but nice and quiet so we could visit with friends. Music inside restaurant was really,really loud and need to yell at your table mates! Happy hour is a good value . We all ordered the house margaritas . The table outside had ridges that tipped my glass over and spilled my drink. Told the waiter and he said” oh thats too bad!”. Sooo his attitude was not what i expected! Disappointing. Food was good.

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WE
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have the best margarita! The skinny rita and the prickly pear are my favorite! Very good energy and the food and service is amazing! My favorite Mexican food in Scottsdale!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and service! Love, love their Tanga Taco’s and Prickly Pear Margaritas! Best staff ever. Definitely going her again.

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EB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for happy hour and they take reservations for some of the year which is a real plus!

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r
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time, friendly service, very good food with a variety of selections to the menu, the men’s room sink was overflowing all over the floor into the hallway glad I was not downstairs eating! Other then that fun place to have dinner

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CN
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved this place. Very casual, Arizona vibe. Food and drinks are fantastic. Would definitely return!

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

The cheese enchiladas were amazing! Definitely will be back!

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BB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and margaritas! Loved the quiet outdoor patio seating.

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JJ
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Went to Cien Agaves with a group and had a good time! Good food but service was kinda slow even though almost no one else was in the restaurant. Reasonable prices and lots of options!

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HC
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, consistent Mexican food. Fun place! The Old Town location is better than the North Scottsdale location.

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f
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for food, Mark's, beer, Mexican food. Only downfall is that it is very noisy

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RB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prompt service table was on time and the food was great !
I definitely would go back !

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D
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The margarita's were almost pure sweet and sour mix and ice. Had three of them. Felt nothing. Went to the bar to sit down and order another one after we ate and told the bartender and she literally could care less instead of saying she would make us a good one since we are sitting at the bar. So much for customer service. Food is not that good to put up with that. Server was at least good.

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R
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were invited by Rocky the owner to join in a celebration of their anniversary. Great buffet and sampling of tequila. Had a wonderful time at long share table with people we had seen at previous tequila samplings.

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U
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious, server was very attentive. Nice location in old town Scottsdale.

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B
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service has been slowing down lately. Margaritas also didn’t taste the same. Food good

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food and drinks were food. Our waiter was very nice.
The tables are so close together. You are packed in like sardines. So, I had datd night. Not a good date place and for sure no large parties. It was just uncomfortable. The food and service was good. But not a place I would go out of my way for

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i
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Super slow service; really bad. Must have been an off day, normally I have no complaints. We were a group of 6 with reservations; unfortunate experience.

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TI
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Was very loud and hard to have a conversation without feeling like your shouting at times. Great food and drinks. Friendly staff. Small tables for app and 2 entries and drinks.

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RM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Was great overall but the loud noise level really prevented our group from socializing easier. Just wasn't the right fit for our needs. However, the service was great, food was good and economical (happy hour prices).

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n
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Outstanding food. Overall a very noisy bar scene even at 6 pm on a sunday evening. We had a reservation but when we came in they were telling everyone there was over an hour wait. Very loud, partially because it is in a two story building like a warehouse with nothing to absorb sound. Everything fresh, best nachos and mahi tacos ever. Many different and unusual kinds of tacos. I would have just preferred to be able to sit somewhere less noisy but that was not an option. I would NEVER try this on a game night or on the weekend.

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J
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall it was good. A little loud to have a conversation. The tacos were pretty good. It was good to try.

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CK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Hosts didn’t know what they were doing basically. It wasn’t just us several people around us were having to ask for the managers because of the poor service. I go there all the time I don’t know what the heck has happened.

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OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, good drinks, great service. My only complaint is the noise level. It’s always very noisy. Not a place to go to have deep conversation over dinner.

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CH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the Enchilada Special and the Fajitas. Delicious guacamole to start!

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CG
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was fabulous!

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OT
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Great happy hour food specials and flavor is outstanding too. Bottled beer was not very cold. Happy hour value was good

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BA
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Cien Agaves is a great happy hour restaurant for Mexican food. Happy hour goes until 7!

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RR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Value was excellent food was great . Service was awesome 👏

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K
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were given a table right by the front door so every time the door open we got a blast of the 116 temperature. There were many available table so I dont know why. It was the worst table in the place.
Sat for over 20 minutes waiting to be recognized. Were ready to leave when the server approached us. My husband decided to stay. food was ok. Nothing to write home about. Would not go back again

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JM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Stopped in for Happy Hour about 4:45 and place was rather empty, but it did fill rapidly. Really good margaritas and 1/2 price appetizers until 7:00. We shall return!

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