Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila – Old Town

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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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.

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!
What 494 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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B
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great margaritas! Wo both had Combo #5 and really enjoyed the food. Service was prompt and friendly. A little noisy but that won’t keep me away. Anxious to try other dishes.

LS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is great. Very noisy. Requested not to sit by the door because of draft, sat upstairs... terribly loud. Couldn’t hear people talking at my table.

MR
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

great food, interesting options for Mexican food and plenty of options for yummy margaritas!

L
Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining here and we will be back! The food was awesome! We started with appetizers and they were so good my husband ordered more appetizers for dinner. the rest of us had the fajitas which were excellent and cooked to perfection. The margaritas were also great! We sat outside and enjoyed the great weather we are having! Perfect night!

B
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Super deal on Mondays with fish tacos and margaritas-very budget friendly

MS
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It was a cold night and there were ample tables available away from the door but the hostess seated us by the door (as if she didn't want to take more than a few steps from her hostess stand). My food was served warm but it cooled quickly. Waiter was a 10 but the hostess was a zero.

CG
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great night, food was good, service was really quick and efficient. We would definitely go back

OT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Yummy!!!

DT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Would have given more stars if there were more gluten free /friendly choices. My husband couldn't eat with us as there was nothing that he could eat.

BD
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food is very good. The only drawback is the incessant noise. It is loud! If you can take the noise you will enjoy the experience. Also the seating around the front door is very cold as the door is constantly open. Also their margaritas are outstanding.

C
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Great service. Love the island shrimp taco

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was good but the service not so good. Server had a few tables to take care of and we were always waiting on her to see us so we can ask for whatever we needed

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

JJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We made a reservation which was good as people without a reservation we’re leaving because of long wait times (there were several open tables). Chips were stale that were served with Guacamole app. Guacamole was great. Subsequent chips were much better. Took a while for bar drinks but they were good. Tacos and entrees average. Fun place.

l
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Two out of the three orders were incorrect. The flour tortillas on the tacos literally fell apart and couldn't be picked up. For a place that specializes in tacos, they need some vast improvement.

DB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food and drinks were good for the most part but it took a very long time for us to get our food.

JS
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food is slightly above average, Mexican themed, with a smallish menu. Beers are $5 a bottle and there’s a good selection. Margaritas are priced in market range, $9-$12 or more. Our server had a sparkling personality and was delightful to chat with. The kitchen is much faster than the bar in terms of turning around an order...really unusual. The receptionists are pleasant but ditzy. They don’t pay attention to an Open Table res. They basically try to dump you onto the worst available high top within their eye site. The place is popular with tourists and kids so it’s very noisy.

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!

CF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Food and service wasn’t good

m
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was lackluster, we had trouble getting the waiter to take our son’s order and refill water. He seemed to be in a hurry but was never around at nearby tables even. Drinks had way too much ice in as compared to other places, although tasty. The crispy appetizer was good. All of the food was good. My son thought the bathroom seemed like a prison and thought it was creepy.

D
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked Cien Agaves because we were flying into Phoenix late, and the restaurant was open late. We had a fabulous meal. The food and drinks were flavorful, and the food was not too salty—a pet peeve of mine. The service was awesome with none of the grumbling we sometimes get when scheduling a late dinner. In fact, 2 parties came in after our 10:30pm seating. We will eat here again when coming to the Phoenix area.

SM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food, very accommodating! Overall very enjoyable!

F
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and good service.

k
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice chimichanga and salsas. Service was sporadic, sometimes great and other times slow. Outdoor seating is great, but limited. Inside is very loud.

c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food. Best nachos ever and the tacos we had were absolutely exceptional. This is a restaurant / bar so dont go here for a quiet meal but at the same time the trio is worth it since the food is excellent!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, generous portions, and a cozy patio.

H
Columbus
59 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selection of tacos. Happy hour is great !

E
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s my favorite place for tacos.

T
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 4 was in Phoenix for a couple of days this past weekend. Everyone wanted good Mexican food and we settled on Cien Agaves since it was situated in Old Town. We were not disappointed. Jesus was our server and he was attentive and helpful. We sat outside in the intimate patio area, which was fun and less noisy than inside. The food was excellent and everyone enjoyed their selections. The Casamigos Margarita's were outstanding. I can highly recommend it.

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great evening. Bartender was kind and attentive. We arrived and while we confirmed a table thru open table we opted to sit at the bar. In case they filled up we told the hostess this so she could give away the table. Before leaving the restaurant I took advantage of the free wifi and checked my email and saw they cancelled my reservation and I lost my open table points. Ultimately they gave them back to me but if I hadn’t of asked I wouldn’t of. I thought this was strange considering we still ended up dining there just not at a table that a restaurant would say you cancelled the reservation.
Overall though the food was really good, the guacamole is a must here! Got enchiladas this go around too and they were delicious! Would go back for sure

RT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was hot and excellent quality. A little noisy at lunch time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived in time for Happy Hour and got some half price appetizers and a round of margaritas followed by a couple tacos each. The food was outstanding, service great and perfect location in Old Town Scottsdale. Highly recommend.

KL
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place and dog friendly and super good and our door seating 😄.

RJ
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Not as good as I remembered. My tacos were cold which was disappointing. Luckily my mango margarita tasted good.

C
New England
30 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific time. Enjoyed the food- so good.

D
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Mexican selections and wonderful tequila choices. Good service and nice outdoor seating.

r
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food good but service weak. Had to ask for chips, ask for our drinks, did not bring sauce with meal, brought us the wrong check then had to wave the server down to take the payment.

PW
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was just ok tonight as compared to prior visits. Service was really slow. Our server had zero personality. Food was not as good as my last couple of visits. There was even a big difference between our first and second margaritas. They need to work on better consistency. A bit disappointed particularly since it was my selection to celebrate my birthday.

SV
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Was sat upstairs. Noise was so bad we couldn’t hear each other speak. Great food though.

JJ
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are from Atlanta and thought our Mexican restaurants were the best, we were wrong. Our dinner here was amazing and wish we had this near us! Amazing food!

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