Red Agave Tequileria + Cocina + Calaca Bar

4.6
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Experience Mexico’s traditional culinary excellence, with a touch of modern, high energy, casual fine dinning. Red Agave prepares its dishes with the upmost care, to preserve the original and authentic taste from the Mexican region they originated from. All ingredients are hand selected by Red Agave’s chefs, and only the best and the most fresh make it to it’s scratch kitchen. All though the menu is ample and full of great dish selections, Red Agave’s chefs will cater to dish requests not on the menu. Servers perform table side food presentations, fresh tasty guacamole to awesome queso flameado (cheese flame). Most food creations are gluten free, chefs are always willing to accommodate dietary restrictions. Gluten free and vegetarian options are available through-out the menu.

Specials

Happy Hour Every Day!

Enjoy $5 house Margaritas!
$6 Milagro Silver Coin Margaritas
$3 tacos made with handmade corn tortillas
and much more including guacamole, nachos, empanadas, queso fundido, sangria, wine, draft beer.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 17, 2019

Ends: February 18, 2118

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-6:00PM

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DH
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The decor at Red Agave is really good considering it's location (in a strip mall). The restaurant has tasty food, but is marred by very slow service.

f
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Red Agave's ambiance someone forgot to take our table. Once we placed drink order and then ordered some apps, the apps came first and there was a delay from the bar. Mildly annoying. Seemed like the staff was just slow in getting into gear. The rest of the meal was excellent. The food was great. Nice presentation. Cocktails were good. Things improved as the night wore on and more staff came on board for the Saturday night crowd. Would return for another visit to try more of their entrees. The menu is extensive and there were many things that sounded great. Pleasant dining without loud noise, loud music, and without TVs.

OT
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always great. Highly recommend one of the molcajetes. We usually share the smaller size for 1 person since it’s pretty large. It took a while for us to get seated even with our reservation but once we sat down the cocktails were fantastic, as was the service! Guacamole is made fresh at the table.

F
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Love eating at the Red Agave. So many good things to eat. Service is very good but we were very disappointed that for a group of more than 7 they would not do separate checks. Did not settle well.

JC
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was so so, they claim the corn tortillas are home made but I wasn't convinced they truly make them. Salt would have went a long way to add some flavor to the fajitas. We were seated close to the bar and a lady at the bar was loud and was there the whole we were eating dinner. Probably won't go back as Boulder has so many better restaurants

JJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent taste, quality & quality.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food, large portions, friendly service.

PP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good —a cut above typical Mexican food—and our waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and the tequila. A great experience!

LC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice, cozy ambiance. The food was very good and authentic. The service was a bit sporadic but it didn’t feel like we were ignored I think they were just a bit short staffed. Rene, the manager/owner stopped by and we had a very nice conversation with him. He clearly is passionate about his business. I highly recommend.

a
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a treat! The food, the cocktails, the service, all together made for a wonderful night out with friends.

h
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doesn't disappoint. We love the mix of classical favorites and modern takes on dishes available. Great Margaritas!

T
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our favorite Mexican restaurant in the area. Perhaps a little pricey compared with similar restaurants, but worth it! We have never been disappointed. Great Happy Hour menu. The place has been deserted the past few times that we visited. I hope that they stick around.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and drinks. We will be back!

TL
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant evening of quality tequila, drinks, appetizers, enchiladas, tacos, chicken adobdo and tampiquena. Service was great and ran at our pace. We eat here because the pace is a little slower allowing conversation and time to enjoy each option as they come to the table.

JM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Mexican fare with unique dishes and a unique take on some more traditional dishes. Servers we’re impeccable, friendly and I loved feeling not rushed. We will definitely visit next time we’re in town.

OT
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've lived in Boulder five years. First time to be here and it's great! We got one of the shared meals and took leftovers home and made breakfast of it. So Delicious!

AH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My two sons and I took my wife to Red Agave for her birthday. The food was great and we had wonderful service.

DG
Denver
75 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Wonderful service! Excellent restaurant!

RM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice; upscale but authentic. Look for deals of the day & happy hour for values.

a
Denver
88 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I don't understand why this restaurant is never crowded - the food is better than all other Mexican restaurants in Boulder. I had shrimp flameiado - the shrimp were perfectly cooked, the sauce was garlicky but not too much so, and the dish was served with mashed potatoes with tasty green chili. My husband had carnitas, which was cooked perfectly and a nice piece of meet. He too had the potatoes as well as corn crema on a stick. The coin margarita was delicious. I recommend this restaurant.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food.

LD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Red Agave for Mother's Day dinner on a whim and we were pleasantly surprised by the great service of the staff and excellent food. We will definitely be going back!!!

SP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service! We will certainly be going back. Very upscale.

m
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all I hoped & read t would be! & GREAT Rellenos!! Service was spectacular!!

DG
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale food with good margaritas. Try the house marg: distinctive flavor and deliciously sweet/sour mix. Great service every time. We love the salsa trio and Verdes enchiladas.

KM
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We were looking for a quick dinner and decided to go here because all other good restaurants were booked around 6:30. The service was very good but the beer was not real cold
And the food came to our table cold. It was barely warm. We probably will not return.

RA
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good authentic Mexican dishes. Excellent service!!

LL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved our meal and drinks. Our server was awesome too. We will definitely be going back again.

FW
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The only negatives were that (1) it took awhile for our party to get water refills & it wasn't even a busy night for the restaurant, and (2) our server took every opportunity to try to sell us other menu & drink items. That hard sell tactic really brings down the class of a restaurant!

BM
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food - very much a "high end" Mexican restaurant. The service was very attentive but the food was slow to arrive at our table - not due to the service staff. I recommend this restaurant.

S
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Place is always good this but this time we waited 25 mins to be seated even with the reservation. 4 star because no host told us what the reason was for the wait. Service was slow but good. Food is always good.

R
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! J.T. has the best attitude and he is very entertaining.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter, Massimo, was fantastic and funny. The food was delicious! We were skeptical on the atmosphere of the place from the outside looking in, but once we walked in, it was beautiful

NB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best tofu fajitas I've ever had. This place is a vegan's dream. Loved it. Service could not have been more attentive. Food was fantastic!

j
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and staff!

JB
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very wide selection. The most I’ve seen it’s Mexican menu! Only one downside; $1.00 charge for a small dish of salsa!

k
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

The restaurant itself was beautiful. The ambience, the fireplace, we were very excited when we first walked in the door. We got seated directly next to the fireplace, and with the blizzard outside, was a welcome touch. Unfortunately, it took 10 minutes to have anyone even bring us a water, and another five minutes before somebody noticed that we hadn’t ordered drinks. It was “National Margarita Day,” the entire reason we picked this restaurant, was the free margs they provided. Don’t offer a free drink if it’s not going to have any tequila in it. Weak, watered down, and not impressive. My husbands second drink, which he paid for, was much better. Also, they do not provide you with complimentary chips and salsa, which in my opinion, should be a staple. Seven dollars for a trio of salsas and chips, is not worth it. We ordered the appetizer of tempura battered shrimp, which cost $11, and they were soggy, and the sauce it was served with was nothing special. My husband and I each ordered a burrito, which were the only reasonably priced items on the menu. I ordered a chili relleño burrito, which was covered in a tomatoey, spaghetti like sauce, and topped with too many peas. The filling had more peas and rice, and very little cheese and “chili rellaño.” My husband’s burrito was a little better, he got the Carné Asada and shrimp burrito which was covered in a delightful green sauce. His was much better, he enjoyed it, but overall, for the price, the entire meal was not worth it. We will not be returning.

LH
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We have been to this restaurant before and were looking forward to celebrating a birthday. While we were greeted with "Happy Birthday", everything went downhill from there. The drinks were not served as requested, and the food was unusually salty. Even the signature dish arrived without the customary sides (rice and beans), and when asked for them no apology was offered. Very disappointed, and we don't know if we will go back.

S
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going to this place. Spacious place friendly service good food and drinks.

BJ
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good food nice waiter ...