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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

4.0

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (10)
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Neighborhood Gem (6)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Authentic (4)
Great Beer (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Spicy (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tapas (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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Vegan (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (México)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Tacos made it to the table cold the first round luke warm the 2nd round. They were tasty but on the cold side.
More Salsas should be available. Salsas should come WITH tacos without having to ask for it/them

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Both the food and service has gone down hill. Good place to go for a drink, but not much more than that.

Tags: Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Good service and food. Too many tv's with sports on that no one was watching. Very Loud inside; conversation or even trying to communicate was impossible. I imagine the wait staff going deaf.
It's basically set up to be a loud sports bar.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Awesome spot for casual delicious food - great choices for all types of preferences

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 8, 2017

Love the outdoor area. Food and drinks were excellent. We had a rookie server, but he did his best.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Got a quiet table for two in the outdoor courtyard-alley. Recommend this over indoors unless you prefer a noisy "scene".
Our waitress was very friendly and extremely attentive.
We started with Generous portion of guacamole that had just the right chunkiness and was garnished with pomegranate seeds -- nice touch!
Several vegetarian options but I chose the Beets by Cien -- exactly as advertised: Slow roasted red and golden beets with fresh avocado, grape tomatoes, and grilled corn tossed in a chimichurri sauce. Served on a bed of shaved brussel sprouts, diced onions and dried cranberries. It was delicious! Had a side of black beans and rice but didn't need so much food. Portions are large!

Husband had a combination plate which he enjoyed.

In the heart of Old Town Scottsdale and very low key. Dress as you are. Come hungry!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 29, 2017

My husband had the Mahi Mahi street taco. He said it was fishy and it came in "planks" He didn't care for it. I thought the homemade guacamole was way too sweet.

The chips and salsa were very good.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on April 27, 2017

The prickly pear margarita was fantastic and you can tell it was fresh and made with natural ingredients. Guacamole was excellent! Our waitress was attentive and had great suggestions.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The server had a terrible attitude, like she hated that she even had to come in for her shift. She barely spoke a word. Walked up to our table and just assumed we would start talking first by getting right into our order. We had to ask her for everything, including to clear off our table, and even then she left half the dishes. Additionally, and probably worse, our enchiladas were barely warm (not appetizing), and my friend said her re-fried beans tasted awful. Definitely would not go back. Very poor quality and experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Poor.
When you order fajitas the steak pieces should be larger than the onions. The steak was chopped up into tiny pieces and dry and over cooked. Terrible.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Ok experience. I was expecting great from other reviews. Tacos and margaritas were mediocre. My kids came along (5 & 2) - while the have highchairs and a kids menu - there is no changing table in bathroom! Wtf.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Our waiter, Erik, was terrific! We began with 2 appetizers - the queso dip and the guacamole. The guacamole was fresh and creamy, one of the best ever! The tings tacos were delicious, especially with some salsa verde. We ate inside, but many families were enjoying the outdoor courtyard. The Mexican decorations were interesting. Daily happy hours are awesome because of the excellent margaritas at great prices, half price appetizers, and $2.50 tinga tacos. A fun place in Old Town Scottsdale!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Really good food. And fantastic margaritas. Service was good and food was out relatively quickly. Overall, a great experience.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Great happy hour!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Our first time and had a great experience! We will be back next time in Scottsdale.

Tags: Healthy, Spicy, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 7, 2017

We love this place. Great food and great service. Exceptional value too.

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Cien Agave Tacos and Tequila is a fun Southwestern cuisine find in Old Town Scottsdale. The building looks original which is always preferable to a new, chain restaurant! There was available free parking on the street nearby at lunchtime during the week. The room isn't huge but adequate with a small patio. The menu has variety beyond the tacos in their name which was great. They even have an Ahi Poke salad version which I tried. It would have been great but the rice was strangely crunchy. My ratings would have been higher if our waitress had been attentive. My husband had to gesture broadly across the room to get a refill on his water (his only beverage) but then she failed to refill any other glass. When we get back to Old Town I'll give this place another try.

Tags: Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 30, 2017

This is a nice place, centrally located with decent food, the service was adequate, nothing special, much like the food...I would give this place a 3 out of 5 of it weren't on the middle of old town.

If you want decent reasonably priced Mexican food with so so service this is your spot.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 26, 2017

The food was just average. The margaritas a little better than average. Really overrated.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Great food and service at exceptional value

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 21, 2017

The food was very good. Our server did a great job. The specials were a good value. We had to leave as soon we we were done eating because it was so loud. We couldn't carry on a conversation without yelling

Tags: Spicy, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Celebrated Birthday there. Reservation was for 10 ended up having 13 and they were very accommodating. Service was great as well as food! Will return for sure!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 14, 2017

My main complaint is that I didn't enjoy the salmon taco at all because the salmon was not fresh. The carnitas taco was good, as were the corn tortillas. Guacamole was good, not excellent. Could have used some salsas with the tacos. Maybe I missed a salsa stand somewhere? The place was crowded. The atmosphere is fun. I would go back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Corn Agaves is my favorite place to go for good food, great drinks and a fun atmosphere. With an extensive tequila menu and creative margaritas you can't lose. Most menu items are plentiful and fresh. I prefer the ala carte taco menu but the fillings were a little light this time.

I come at least once a year when I'm in Scottsdale and bring all my friends.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Awesome food !! The bar takes a long time for drinks but servers are great and the food is probably the best Mexican in old town (yes better than the mission).

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 5, 2017

GREAT Mexican food, Great tequila! Right int he middle of Old Town Scottsdale. Indoor and outdoor seating. Very traditional Mexican cuisine.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 3, 2017

We were visiting from out of town. Food was great. Tequila tasting did not disappoint! The churro sundae was awesome! Staff very friendly and accommodating. Worth the trip across town!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 27, 2017

I and a friend came here for dinner and the service was very good. They bring out nachos and salsa (complimentary) when you sit down. Their happy hour is worth it. The food was exceptional and very authentic Mexican. I tried an avocado margarita for the first time and loved it! They have a large selection of tequila and this place would be a lot of fun to go with a group of friends

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quick Bite, Spicy, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Party of 9 including 5 kids. Waitress was very nice and patient with our young ones which is greatly appreciated! Food was good. It was a little loud which was perfect because our kids are loud. :)

Tags: Family Style
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 26, 2017

We so enjoyed the food and service was FANTASTIC . Enchilada combo and fajitas were yummy and the best salsa ever!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Excellent happy hour.Do not bother ordering from full menu.Everything southwest is on special 50% off.

Tags: Bar Seating, Outstanding Value
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 19, 2017

One of our favorites for the last three years. Out-of-towners love it!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2017

While on vacation, googled top ten Mexican places and top ten margaritas and Cien Agaves was on both lists. Service was great along with the margaritas. Chimichanga's, not so good.

Tags: Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2017

This is a great place for Happy Hour. Make a reservation though as it fills up quickly. We went on Taco Tuesday and had great service, good food and it was a great value for the money. We will go again while we are here!

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 11, 2017

It took 10 minutes for someone to come and take our order. After order was taken our waiter forgot our drinks. He didn't come by that often and I had to find him and give my card to close out.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2017

I was impressed with Cien Agaves. We reserved a table for 10 and arrived to have it already setup and waiting for us. They had chips & salsa at our table within minutes of us arriving and were also quick to take our drink orders. Overall, the food was excellent and the restaurant was very accomodating. My only advice would be sticking with the traditional food and not trying non-Mexican dishes like the poke.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Great food, but noisy, almost-quick-serve restaurant environment. Enthusiastic server who was stretched thin.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Great place and good food. Nice bar with many drink specials and tv for sports.

Tags: Bar Seating, Healthy, Happy Hour, Outstanding Value, Spicy, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Fun place in Old Town Scottsdale. Food was good but the best item was the home made guacamole with pomegranate seeds...great blend of flavors! Got a little loud and they forgot it was my birthday even though they were told. Oh well.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Surprised to find salsa and chips already waiting at the table. And the salsas were great. Liked the chicken fajitas with lots of veggies.

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