Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila – Old Town

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443 reviews
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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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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JB
Phoenix
19 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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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!

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

Excellent happy hour...Everything was delicious!!

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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.

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

Excellent food and exceptional service. Highly recommend.

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

Yummy food. Great Happy hour specials. Friendly staff.

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M
Denver
1 review
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.

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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.

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

Great ceviche and prickly pear margaritas! Accommodating service too.

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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!

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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.

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

Best Mexican food in old town!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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m
Greensboro
3 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!

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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 :(

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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.

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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.

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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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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We arrived in time for happy hour price- 5 minutes before ending. Waitstaff offered to put in order for additional drinks and appetizers which was very nice
Good salsa and guacamole
Food was too salty
All I could taste for the black beans was salt same with the rice
I was the only one in our party who ordered black beans
Enchiladas were tasty

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Amazing Mexican

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NK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was a ball. Lots of people and a great vib. Server was outstanding especially when our guest didn’t show up for 15 min and we were already seated at a table . Much better then other scottsdale location which is loaded with a bunch of kids!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The kitchen was incredibly slow, we were told two cooks didn't show up. The food took over an hour from the time we ordered, and there was a mistake on my order. Rather than wait for another hour I ate what I was served and complained to the waiter. To the managers credit he comped my order. Unfortunately, the meal gave me gastrointestinal strife all night long. I'm disappointed because I used to eat here all the time when I lived in the neighborhood and never had an experience like this. I doubt I'll be back any time soon.

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FF
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good, but not great and the service was average at best. Part of it was that we were seated upstairs and it was a trek for the waitress but that doesn’t change the service. I’d recommend the place as it was tasty but I likely won’t go out of my way to go back.

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I always enjoy coming here. Sometimes personal and th edrinks are great. For business like this event no drinks. Food is very good and tasty. Love the salsas as well.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The service was awesome. As was the vibe and feel of the place. The drinks were awesome and as advertised. The food however, was awful the tacos were not up to par. I do think this place is a better bar than it is restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Tacos and service

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LE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Food was too spicy even after we asked waiter if it was and requested mild. Super loud that we couldn’t hear each other talk. Slow service & we had to track down our waiter for more water refills.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot!

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