Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila – Old Town

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408 reviews
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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.
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FF
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good, but not great and the service was average at best. Part of it was that we were seated upstairs and it was a trek for the waitress but that doesn’t change the service. I’d recommend the place as it was tasty but I likely won’t go out of my way to go back.

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy coming here. Sometimes personal and th edrinks are great. For business like this event no drinks. Food is very good and tasty. Love the salsas as well.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The service was awesome. As was the vibe and feel of the place. The drinks were awesome and as advertised. The food however, was awful the tacos were not up to par. I do think this place is a better bar than it is restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Tacos and service

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LE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Food was too spicy even after we asked waiter if it was and requested mild. Super loud that we couldn’t hear each other talk. Slow service & we had to track down our waiter for more water refills.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot!

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We waited about 15 minutes to even have the waitress take our order. We both ordered two tacos. We waited about another 15 minutes before the waitress stopped by to ask us if we wanted any chips and salsa, we said yes. The chips and salsa were mediocre. The chips needed salt and the salsa tasted like something out of a jar. About 30 minutes later the waitress stopped by and asked us if we wanted more chips because the kitchen is backed up. We asked her how much longer it would be and she said “I don’t know, maybe another 20 minutes. I just went back to the kitchen and there was a ton of red tickets.” No apologies or anything. At this point we had already been at the restaurant for an hour. We told them to cancel our order and we walked out. This place is a joke and I wanna would never return.

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T
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I have mixed feedback. The place is nice. The downstairs is cooler than upstairs, but the ambiance overall is nice. The food was good. Nothing spectacular, but we all enjoyed what we had. We also had margaritas and cider - all good. The problem was the amount of time that it took for us to be served. We ended up being there for an hour before we received our meal. The manager came by and apologized, and they discounted our meal, but it did take a really long time. Another couple came in after us and got their meal before we did - so I think they just screwed up.

In the end, I would recommend Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

great! Please disregard my previous message. It was for a different restraunt.

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TM
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Sitting at a bar the next evening and a couple fromNew York asked if we knew of a good Mexican restaurant We said as a matter of fact we ate at a fabulous place yesterday Cien agaves , we highly recommend it

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MR
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had the same waiter as we did the last time we were at Cien Agaves about a year ago. He was very attentive & made sure we had everything we needed. The guacamole is always excellent & great margaritas.

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b
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food for the price ,you could live just off the appetizers..Cadillac Margarita is a must have if you go

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

We were seated in front of the door and freezing cold the entire time. Service was very slow. Probably will not return.

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YM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

The atmosphere here was really cool, the food was good and the house margs were legit. They seated us right on time but must have missed our preference for regular seating because we ended up at a high top. All around a fun stop!

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I reserved hit too seating, but was seated at a regular table.

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Grand Rapids
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Took a long time to get food. Waitress & Manager both apologized for delay but the restaurant did not seem to be overly busy

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LM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Just nothing impressive. I find it a tourist trap of a restaurant in old town Scottsdale. If you want more American style Mexican, quick and just some food to put in your belly great place to go. Probably great if you plan on drinking your night away as well, lots of drink options. My drink was good but very sugary coconut margarita. Would I chose to go back? Probably not. But would I tell people it’s a bad place? Probably not either. Just not a lasting impression. Hope this helps!

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and good food! Our server did a great job!

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CB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The $2 Tuesdays beef tacos were surprisingly delicious 😋! And the churros were out of this world 👍🏻! We were under the stairs, so missed a bit of the ambience.

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FS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are visiting Scottsdale and Cien Agaves was suggested by a friend who visited a week ago. The Cien a ritas are delicious. The happy hour 1/2 price appetizers could have been our meal. Great food. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was 45 minutes late for our reservation, and when dinner arrived, the food was luke warm at best. We have been there many times, i think this was a one off.

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C
Omaha
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food for a great value!

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place with great food! We started with the guacamole. It was delicious. For the main dish we had a fajita bowl and a chicken chimichanga. Both were very well prepared, presented nicely and, most important, were very tasty. It was our first visit but we will definitely be back and we’ll bring friends next time!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Bar was constantly behind. Had to cancel final drink order as we were done with food before it was ready. Food was medlar best. Would find another place for Mexican food while in Old Town Scottsdale.

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JF
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for 10 ppl on NYE last minute. They accommodated for additional seating last minute, and even had our table set up with water and chips by the time we arrived which was super convenient. Great service!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Happy Hour!!!

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n
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The shrimp tacos were delicious. The carnitas were very dry

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PL
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Terrible food! The black beans were so salty that could not be eaten. The fish was bad and the tequila for the margarita was cheap! Never going there or recommending this place

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CJ
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The poblano crema soup was outstanding... Cool vibe... Mas tequila...

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great atmosphere. Good food.

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food...poor table

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Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food, great margaritas, and good service, but this was the loudest restaurant I have ever been in! Definitely made it hard for our party of 6 to talk and enjoy each other’s company.

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J
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
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 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An overall fun dining experience as always.

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AN
1 review
Dined on December 2, 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 1, 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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