Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila – Old Town

4.4
345 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Happy Hour
  • Fun
  • Great for Lunch
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!
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout
What 345 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

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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2.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

It was fabulous!

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Value was excellent food was great . Service was awesome 👏

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3.0Dined on July 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Cien Agave was a great find! Trendy, yet authentic with a fun atmosphere. Service & food were great! The Cadillac Margarita was a welcome refreshing drink on a hot day! Famous for their tacos....they did not disappoint! You’ll want to make reservations as it’s moderate in size and in a popular area. Enjoy!!🍹🌮

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Whenever we have friend come into town we take them to Cien Agaves for tacos and margaritas. It is in a great location that allows for bar hoping afterwards, but the food is always good and drinks are great. The only downside is that it gets really loud in there and its tough to have conversations with people.

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Service was horrible, food just average - nothing special. Would not go back.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great food, great service as well

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Awesome place Tacos are very good. Especially Island Shrimp

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

We love Cien Agaves. Always stop when we are in Scottsdale. Great Happy Hour.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Amazing food, servers and bartenders.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The food here never disappoints! It is always amazing.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

My buddy and I chose this place for a nice casual dinner. Food and atmosphere are great!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Food was unique, fresh and we all enjoyed our dishes & drinks. The atmosphere was fun! Loved the bright colors & many different things to look at.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Terrific service. Enchiladas excellent. This is where I come when I'm in Scottsdale.

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1.0Dined on June 13, 2018

I can't believe this place gets such high reviews. It was THE loudest restaurant I've ever been in - we were nearly shouting (the table next to us was) to hear each other; our waiter was nice but distracted as he had WAY too many tables; ALL of the tacos are SPICY and yet only a few mention that! My 7 yr old nephew ordered the mahi and had to swap out for a beef taco because it burned his mouth. Margaritas were so-so, chips were stale so had to send back, guacamole was blah and tasteless and our food was barely lukewarm and flavor was blah. Only redeeming thing about the evening was the Sugar Bowl across the street for dessert. One and done with this place.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Went with people from a local conference. This place is SP GREAT! I had the beets Cien with chicken and the habanero margarita. I suggest both!

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The tacos were great
Unfortunately I was unable to see most of my meal because the light coming in from the glass block window on the second floor during Happy Hour was blinding. The staff admitted that they couldn't fix the blinds because they were too short for the window. Management, please address this situation. I'm sure the profit from one HH could pay for a custom blind.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Exceptional service, great food and atmosphere. Reservation and special request was ready even when we arrived 15 min early. Thanks, can't wait to come back.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Always very good. Service is excellent the food is good. Fun time

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Nice, friendly service. Taco, rice and beans were all served cold. Bringing to the attention of our server resulted in a warmer taco, but I should not have had to ask.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I was here a year ago and thought much more of that experience. I thought the service was weak during this visit.

When I asked for lemonade they were out. When I asked for a napkin & cutlery they said they didn't have any.

The food seemed thrown together. I ordered the bowl w/beef. The ingredients were not distinct just a great big mash up. The beef being the least represented.

I was disappointed but I'd be willing to give them another try. My meal seemed sub-par but the other in my group were pleased with their meals.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We were disappointed this visit. Maybe because it was baseball month and they have been so busy, but the food wasn't up to par. We've had better on previous visits. Will try again when it calms down in town.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great food!

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Food was pretty whatever. I had their recommended tika taco and it was boring w little flavor. The green chili cheese crisp was yummy but had no green chili.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Outstanding service. Good food great value

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Margaritas were weak. Food was so-so. I ordered a chicken burrito and it was stuffed full of rice but very little chicken. Place was way overrated.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Service was terrible, food was cold and price was outrageous. Not even worth the price if my ticket was cut in half. Spare yourself.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Very tasty shrimp and mahi mahi tacos. No bland but very flavorful. Excellent service from Jason.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Marissa was awesome! I brought my parents here a year ago and they’ve been obsessed! Every time they come to Arizona, we grab food here! Happy hour is great, regular menu is great, and the wait staff has always been so friendly.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We loved the food ( grilled fish tacos) and the location. And the prickly pear margaritas!

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Margaritas were the best we’ve ever had! Food was good but not over the top- either way I’d go back for the margaritas!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Very good food and service...

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great drinks and interesting delicious food

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