Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila – Old Town

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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!
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JJ
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

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.

JF
Houston
66 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

HL
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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

JB
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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
19 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

TM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

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

LB
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent happy hour...Everything was delicious!!

AC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's the best location for happy hour and for hosting large parties.

OT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and exceptional service. Highly recommend.

FF
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yummy food. Great Happy hour specials. Friendly staff.

M
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

Took over 20 minutes to get drinks. Waiter said bartender was backed up. Given free chips which were bland. House margarita was just ok and weak.

JS
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a GREAT place to enjoy some awesome food, drinks, and atmosphere. We celebrated my husband's 38th birthday, and we will be back.

IL
Denver
30 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ceviche and prickly pear margaritas! Accommodating service too.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Fun atmosphere. Loved the queso! Yummy tacos. Server recommended a nice tequila. Great experience!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food and drink were fine. The service was not what I have had in the past. Had to ask for our server to take our drink order and she never ask again. When i return to Scottsdale this will not be my first choice for dinner or lunch.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican food in old town!

AC
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Our waitress was a bit rude. Not sure if she was having a bad day or not :\ but food was great and atmosphere was great and will definitely return!

j
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The prices are good for HH, but the chips in the chips and salsa were stale, but the chips and salsa are free so can not complain too much. Really enjoyed the Quest and chips appetizer and the tinga tacos were very good, the green chili cheese crisp was just ok, came out a bit cold.

OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Unfortunately our waitress was terrible. Seemed like she didn’t even wanna be there so made the whole experience bad. Our blueberry mojitos were not good at all. Food was okay.

VN
New England
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good Mexican food. They make some dishes by the table. The waiter was very knowledgeable and also artistic. They have plenty of nice outdoor seating, however, evaporative cooling system was not functioning at this time which is a problem in AZ.

AD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Took forever to get served and then the food was less than mediocre. Seemed like more of a sports bar - I won't be back.

PT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saw a few people turned away who got upset as they didn’t have reservations. Upstairs wasn’t open. Lots of revenue lost due to needing more tables. I made reservations due to same issue in past. It wasn’t that crowded. Not sure place is managed well for maximum income potential. Great margaritas , guacamole & tacos tho!

m
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eat outside if weather permits. Really neat place in walkable, quirky Old Town Scottsdale!

JW
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been having our happy hours here for the last few months and enjoy the service and food. Thank you!

Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila – Old Town
Responded on May 19, 2019

Thank you so much for coming in and enjoying the food! look forward to seeing you soon. Have a great Day Molly Chamerski Restaurant Manager

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KR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Reserved a table outside for family dinner with young child. They were afraid of rain (didn't happen) and we were seated upstairs in a SUPER noisy room next to a table of very loud and rowdy guys. We couldn't even hear each other speak. Food was ok. Our waiter was great and tried to help. Not a pleasant evening at all :(

BA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Happy Hour at Cien Agaves is always a great value! The margaritas, and the 1/2 price appetizers make for an economic dinner, and the food is very consistent. We go every couple of weeks.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Greeted by rude hostesses - both appeared as if they hated their life followed by sour faces. When I provided my name for my reservation they gave me a blank stare, then looked at one another as if I was the inconvenience.

The waiter was great, friendly and checked on us frequently.

My food was delivered cold and the parts that weren’t became cold in a matter of minutes. I figured I would give this restaurant a second chance as I did not care for the food the first time and yet another let down. The quality of the food does not meet the price or overall expectation when presented.

DL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We sat outside where it was very quiet. The shrimp civiche appetzier was tasty and a great value with happy hour pricing. The tacos were seasoned with the right amount of "kick" for us. We will definitely come back.

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