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 476 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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CF
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
21 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
13 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
58 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
26 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
29 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.

OT
Phoenix
8 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!

OT
Las Vegas
48 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food here is so delicious!!! The decor is very cool and I love the location.
The hostess is not that friendly and quite frankly seems like she doing us all a favor by working here.

She interrupted us twice as we Checked in so she could guess what name our reservation was under both guesses which by the way we’re wrong instead of just letting us give her our name.

The server was the same just absolutely no interest in being here. At least after a while our server warmed up.
Wish I could say the same about the hostess.
Even on our way out as we all said goodbye and thank you she doesn’t even respond.
Maybe she’s just not experienced with work ethic.
It did take over 18 minutes for a glass of the Sangria which is odd because it’s pre made.

But because the food is sooo good I had to give this place a good rating.

L
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The web site photos show the place as an intimate hideaway from main Street bustle. In reality, it's a sports bar with tvs so loud and bright we almost left as soon as we walked in. The food was ok, but EVERYTHING does not have to be spicy. Salad dressing? We were seated quickly, but we asked for a different table that didn't have a tv BIGGER THAN THE TABLE hanging above it. Server didn't check on us, just took order, delivered food, and we flagged her down to get the check.

AG
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

2nd time there, wait for table not expected again as reservation was made and confirmed. The noise level was to the roof making it extreamily hard to even hear across the table. Although waters, coctails, salsas refreshed nicely, thumbs down for not having plates cleared after evident we were done and just waiting for check - who truly wants to sit w finished food plates, silver in front of you ? Also, am not accustomed to having request napkins / silverware delivered well after chips and beverage. I would not recommend and will not return.

JF
Houston
70 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Overall the food was not up to par. The salsas could be better. The green Chile pork soup was more about hotness than overall flavor. The steak fajitas were not up to par. I don't think they marinate or flavor the skirt steak at all, so they were not that good if you are used to fajitas from Texas. $5 margaritas were good.

AC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was alright, nothing too great! Our server was okay, didn't do a whole lot and wasn't around!

AZ
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Nachos w/ Chicken and Guacamole appetizers are excellent... Between the 6 of us, we ordered the tacos a la carte and one of the 3 tacos special which includes rice & beans... We tried the following tacos: Island shrimp, tecate fish, grilled mahi mahi, diablo shrimp and carne asada... all 5 are excellent... worth the time to try as many as possible...

YB
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been several times and will continue to enjoy the food and atmosphere. The tinga tacos street corn and black beans are outstanding ! Great happy hour!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, they had our table ready when we walked in. Tacos were good too

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 9 and we had a such a fun time and even with a vegetarian and a vegan everyone had a dish they loved. The margaritas were delicious too. I had a signature margarita and a Mango Tango.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great price, good service. Will definitely be back!

HL
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Could not enjoy meal as restaurant was very warm and we were sweating through just an ok dinner for my husbands birthday.

JB
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The margarita Monday is great! Tacos were delicious and they worked around a food allergy beautifully and found a great substitute! Loved the location, our server was super sweet and the food was definitely a reason to return!

DF
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Might not need a reservation -- Friday night about 730 (off season, though) there was plenty of room both tables and bar. No beers on tap but big can/bottle selection. Good tacos.

HB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Location with very good food in a great atmosphere. The waitresses was very attentive.
I will come again.

SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent fun place. The noise level is very loud and the service wasn’t great but we really enjoyed the food and vibe. The waitress was very sweet but I think she was a bit overwhelmed as it was super busy. Fajitas were great and salsa was great. Loved old town atmosphere and we will be back!

H
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First time here was pleasantly surprised by the menu. Definitely will be trying again. Ambiance was good

l
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is amazing!!! Will definitely be back for the food and people.

TM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good food, good for families and date nights! Great quacomole, very noisy!

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