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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

3.9

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
Fun (9)
Happy Hour (7)
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Neighborhood Gem (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Authentic (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Spicy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Special Occasion (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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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food5
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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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food4
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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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food5
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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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vip
 (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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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Service was fantastic, food and drinks were delicious

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Spicy, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Food was good but this is best for a younger group with great tolerance for noise.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Food is always delicious but the service this time wasn't as good. We had to keep asking for chips and salsa and then felt like she was wanting us to leave when we told her we wanted dessert.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Good service, just bad food

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Great happy hour!
Did not get to try all 100 Agave's, but the ones we did were great. Food very nice too! Thanks.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (Denver)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We love this place! We've been here numerous times and we'll be back.

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

We'll be back!!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Outside seating was great as very loud bar scene if dining inside.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Worst food ever. Seemed hat the meats were all precooked. Nachos were greasy and no cheese. Avoid this place Kids running the show. Terrible. Terrible

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 18, 2017

The service was impeccable. Staff was attentive. The food was amazing! I had the three taco meal and it was superb! I also asked if they had a green salsa with some bite to it, as the green salsa on the table was too timid, though tasty. They brought out some green jalapeno salsa that hit the spot. It was tasty and had the fire you look for in southwestern fare. Well done!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Chips and salsa good. Fajitas were a let down. Steak was tough and gristly. Guacamole and sour cream not included. Not worth the price. Maybe the tacos are the thing to get. Service and atmosphere are good but it's about the food, right?

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Great overall food and experience. The taquitod and salsas were to die for!

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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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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vip
 (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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