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Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila – Old Town

4.5
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552 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.

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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 552 people are saying
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vipMichaelH
Miami
59 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Run, do not walk, to Cien Agaves for the best authentic Mexican food in all of Scottsdale. The atmosphere is vibrant, the service is outstanding and every item on the menu is prepared to perfection. My favorites are the Guacamole appetizer and the ceviche. Yet, everything is just fabulous!

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ConneeC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Excellent food. Great happy hour. Outstanding Pom Berry margarita!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Carne Asada tacos were delicious and the margaritas were outstanding. We sat upstairs in the back so it was a bit cold but nice because it was so hot. Shrimp tacos were luke warm. We ordered a side of refried beans and my wife said it was the best she ever had. A bit pricy but consistent with Scottsdale.

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BriD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great service with a manager/ servers coming over multiple times to check in on us and the queso is amazing!

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vipKat21
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It seemed to be a younger crowd hang out, but we were there during the Happy Hour. Decent food, but not the authentic Mexican food we were looking for. Margaritas were good, location was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Delicious!

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JenB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! So fresh!!! Great service too. Mojito was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We were so excited to eat here. I never write reviews that are critical however this place could really improve and maybe my review will empower them.

Service was slow and we were not greeted for at least 10 minutes from When we sat. Had to ask for water. When the server brought drinks she did not know who was whose. Margaritas had no punch to them. Even after drinking 2 each no one felt anything. It was like drinking lemonade and we all had different versions. Food came cold except for sizzling fajitas. Rice beans chimichanga were all COLD and not fresh tasting. Service picked up as dinner went along. Maybe they were having an off night. Overall ...with so many great slots in this area this place will not be on our visit again list.

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vipPelican
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we visit Old Town Scottsdale we have lunch at Cien Agaves. This past visit was no different than all our previous ones. We were greeted as soon as we entered and seated straight away. The server was friendly, cheerful and attentive without being pushy. The margaritas are yummy and a good price. I had the strawberry lime rite and my husband had the Pom berry; both delicious. I ordered the fajitas with a combination of shrimp and steak. The veges and meats are always cooked to perfection. The platter is quite big so I usually don’t end up finishing the rice, beans, tortillas and salad that comes with it in favor of the meat. Overall a fabulous meal that I am sure we will repeat in the near future.

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StephanieB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour selection, excellent service, nice outside area

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice place for an informal bite to eat. Worth a try for sure

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Barbara
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great happy hour menu and drinks. We will be back!

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vipAZBison
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Happy Hour tacos and margaritas/beer!

Waitress did a great job and Manager Harry was awesome! Can’t wait to go back!

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RRyan22
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service great food and friendly environment during our Covid Times !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
78 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great cheese crisp, enchiladas and tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love happy hour at Cien Agave!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously the best Mexican food in Scottsdale! Excellent happy hour! Love this place

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RRyan22
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food at a reasonable price! Plus excellent job of socially distancing!

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buddyw
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tequila. Ambiance... Service.
Too cool for school!

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Karlie
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was super nice and was also an ASU student! She gave great advice!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Always order the Cien Beets with Diablo shrimp. Normally flavorful, hot and spicy. Dish was bland. First time I had to ask for salt, pepper and hot sauce in a Mexican restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Gathering of friends for casual dinner

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vipVictorf
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, clean, great service. The food was spectacular, the Poblano Soup was a spicy entrance to an embrace of a meal. The queso verde elevated the meal, and was used with the tacos and burritos, highly recommend. All of this complemented by a 56 oz mega margarita, our server was great and this place knocks it out of the park.

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MartieM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Too noisy, hard to have a conversation but food and service were good and servers very nice and friendly,

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vipAZBison
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Danielle was awesome!

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VickiB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

During these strange times of COVID19, it was very awesome to see how they adhered to social distancing even at the bar, every one coming in and out had face masks. They would spray down a door handle as soon as someone touched. They were cleaning all the time. Now about the food. It was very good, the Chicken Tortilla soup was one of the best I have ever had, and I try it at every place I see in on the menu.

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PhillipC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Cien Agave. Great atmosphere and great tacos.

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OpenTable Diner
Corpus Christi
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour! Service always great! Great food!

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sassymomma73
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly and the server was attentive and friendly. Food and drinks were very good. You do pay $3 for chips and salsa, but they were good.
We were there on Taco Tuesday and the $2 shredded beef tacos were a hit with my daughters.
I had the fajita bowl with the Diablo shrimp...very tasty!!

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RickR
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the Best in Town! Happy Hour is so worth it.

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LaurenS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Clean! Friendly staff.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience2

I ordered a quesadilla and a taco and had to pay for salsa. Mgr and staff said “because of the times now, we have to charge for salsa.” WHO CHARGES FOR 1 BOWL OF SALSA AT A MEXICAN FOOD RESTAURANT WHEN THE CUSTOMER ORDERS FOOD YHAT NEEDS SALSA?!?!? It is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard.

Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila – Old Town
Responded on June 12, 2020

Hello David, Thank you for your feedback. We have put much thought about our decision over weather to offer complimentary chips and salsa, including salsa sides. We came to this decision due to rising food costs and the rising costs of doing business due to Covid 19. I'm sorry that you feel it's unacceptable for us to charge you 50 cents, but this charge helps us with our costs. Thank you.

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vipChasG
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Mexican food in Scottsdale.

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JoelL
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good margaritas, good service, great happy hour and decent prices.

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JacqueS
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great patio area. Good Margs and nice server. They also have a good happy hour!

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Mlynnsie
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Great prices and humble staff

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vipScottN
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Don’t sit on the patio,

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BrianA
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to have someone bring me a margarita!

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MJJim
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Tings tacos in the valley! Excellent service!

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vipWilliam
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dinner after the shut down. Excellent meal under difficult circumstances.

FAQs

Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila – Old Town does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila – Old Town also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 970-9002.

Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila – Old Town is rated 4.5 stars by 552 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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