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About Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila – Old Town

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.

7228 E. 1st Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11am-11pm

Tuesday: 11am-12am

Wednesday: 11am-11pm

Thursday: 11am-11pm

Friday: 11am-12pm

Saturday: 11am-12pm

Sunday: 11am-11pm

Cross Street:
1st Ave and Scottsdale Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 970-9002

Website:
http://www.cienagaves.com/

Parking Details:
Old Town Scottsdale offers several parking lots within walking distance of our front doors. in addition there is parking along the front of our restaurant. Old Town is very pedestrian friendly.

Public Transit:
The Scottsdale Trolley has a drop off on the corner of our street!

Private Party Facilities:
From outdoor, indoor, upstairs or downstairs, Cien Agaves has the perfect spot for the Fiesta you are planning. With three different dining areas that range from private to semi private you are able to customize the perfect group dining event.

Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Coordinator: (844) 210-9557

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout

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Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila – Old Town Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Fun (9)
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Casual (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great Beer (5)
Spicy (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tapas (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Vegan (1)
Cozy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Business Meals (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Unfortunately it was not a great experience. The restaurant was packed that night, which I understand is unusual. The service staff was extremely apologetic, and the gesture of discounting the bill was most appreciated.
The service was quite slow, it took forever to get waited on and even longer to get our food. Food is quite spicy, some of those in our party loved that.
I would probably try this restaurant again, but maybe for lunch or sometime less crowded.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food and drinks were delicious. Our waitress Anna was great! She was quick, attentive, and friendly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Another excellent meal at Cien Agaves. The food is fantastic, very reasonable and fresh. Service was wonderful and not rushed to end our time there. Highly recommend!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We took all of our kids out for our sons 23rd birthday, this was a great spot- was so much fun and the food is fabulous. Here is to the margarita's- to die for. Passion fruit marg was a huge hit.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

It was a cute and fun Mexican restaurant. Overall the food and service was good. We had one issue and that was with the fajitas, which were incredibly spicy and so inedible. I don't eat spicy food so fajitas are my go to meal at a Mexican restaurant unclear what happened here.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

we read that the restaurant was rated as a top 10 Mexican Restaurant (by USA Today) and are not sure how this is possible. I assumed that was a national rating but even if it were local I could not see this place cracking the top 20 in Phoenix, let along top 10 nationally. It was just OK, not what we expected based on the advertisement of a USA today top 10 rated restaurant.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The servers and hostesses were great. We had a party of 7 and they accommodated us right away. I also liked happy hour went till 7pm

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was very good, a couple of large parties arrived just before our twosome so food and beverage service were slow. The manager sent us complementary guacamole and chips and apologized for the busy kitchen.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent, friendly service, as always. The margaritas are outstanding!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great service and food. Nice location. Highly recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Excellent food and outstanding service. Great place to go if your in downtown Scottsdale plus checkout the NEW location in North Scottsdale at the 101 and Scottsdale Rd. Next to Harkins Cine Capri theatre. It’s Awesome. Thanks again Rocky and staff

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

A fun place to dine! We enjoyed the meal and the service. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Good Mexican food. Server was very accommodating and nice. Overall great food & atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great meal. Awesome food. The only downside was the bartender was so occupied with prepping that he forgot to ever attend to the 4 of us guests sitting at the bar.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Tapas
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I had made a reservation in a little in advance to when we were going to eat. The only table they had was either outside or upstairs. Since I have walking problems, we ate outside. It was like we were eating in an alley. Chairs were horrible, waiter was not much better, people were smoking, margarita tasted like water, and food was basically horrible too. And the price to good food ratio was way too high. Definitely don't recommend this restaurant to anyone. And, we obviously, won't be back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Tequila selection is great. Fish and asada tacos good however shrimp tacos and rice not very good. Price exceeds value

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Food and service was excellent! We were looking for good Mexican food and we definitely found it!

Tags: Spicy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great location in Old Town Scottsdale and service was outstanding. The best value for food in the downtown area.

Tags: Seasonal, Healthy, Vegan, Fun, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Scenic View
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Mexican food in a patio in a super touristy area. Fun, food acceptable, very noisy, young crowd. Best feature was eating in fabulous weather outside.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Came on a busy Friday night- but was pleasantly surprised by how quickly my food came. Server was attentive and food was tasty. Their house salsas were very good- especially mixed together!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We've been Cien Agaves visitors for the past 5 years. Unfortunately, this visit was disappointing. The service was very slow, the drinks were weak, and the food was greasy. I will probably still visit on occasion, but I wouldn't recommend it to others.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Tyler was our server and he made our visit absolutely amazing!

Tags: Spicy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Live Sports
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 17, 2017

This place was a blast! Very fun and energetic, great food, friendly staff. Would recommend

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Sat in a booth up on the side of the Restaurant
It was very comfortable and the good food kept coming
Enjoyable evening

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 (London)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Way too loud. Wished we could have left but realized how horrible the noise was after placing our order. Food was ok but nothing special.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The staff greeted us with a smile. They were able to accommodate our group of 17, and communicated effectively the entire time. The drinks, food, and checked arrived in a timely manner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very nice southwest style bar. There is some seating for dinner, but this is not really what I would call a dining experience. It's a bar with some tables. Variety of interesting and good margaritas. Food was very good. We went to dinner after a day of golf ready to have some drinks. It was surprisingly loud. This is one of those places that depends completely on what you're expecting and what you want. It was a little loud for us, but the food was surprisingly good. After walking in the place, I thought we were going to get standard chain restaurant Tex-Mex. We probably will not go back just because there are so many other options in the area. If this place was near my house in the Midwest, I would be there every Friday.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This is a loud sports bar that happens to serve tacos. The "outside patio" is a glorified alley. I called ahead to request a nice table and where we were seated might as well have been on the sidewalk.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2017

So fun! Great place to eat and great food!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The best happy hour with extended hours. Great food, wonderful service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Found this great place last year here in Scottsdale while just wandering around. Returned to the area again this year for our Anniversary and had to make a point of returning for some fabulous food. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Tacos and service were great. Table was horrible. We we're upstairs around a corner. Ambiance felt more like a Denny's. Margarita tasted like they were premaid and not fresh as described. Rice was dry and burnt. Just ok. I expected better. Maybe an off day??

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Incredibly loud in the restaurant which made it hard to converse. Super slow service. I had to leave my table and go to the bar to order a drink. Although the tacos were delish, I am not likely to return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

First time for us to visit. Had a great experience from service to food and drinks. We will definitely go back, and it will be one of our regular dining/drinking spots!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Fun
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Our table was ready early and the service was very good!

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Loud loud loud

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Awesome waitress (not sure about the name but she did dropped some plates ;)and good selection of margaritas

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Great place for awesome tacos and margaritas. Drinks were great and the tacos were tasty not to mention it was Taco Tuesday so $2.00 tacos we appreciated.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The food was very good and the margaritas were great. But the ambience was awful due to the noise level being outrageous!! We were literally yelling at each other across the table -it was uncomfortably, painfully loud. Granted we went on a Saturday night but I sure hope they can do something about the acoustics in that place. I would not go back.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Food was great, service was great, happy hour specials were awesome value. Noise level was crazy though. The place needs some panels to bring down the noise and sound levels and it'd be perfect.

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