Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila – Old Town

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396 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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1 review
Dined on February 8, 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 8, 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 2, 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 February 1, 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 27, 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 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

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CB
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 19, 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 18, 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
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 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 11, 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 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
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
15 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 28, 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 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Great atmosphere. Good food.

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Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food...poor table

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 10, 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 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
78 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

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
8 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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