Red Agave Tequileria + Cocina + Calaca Bar

4.5
18 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Good for Groups
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
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Phone number
(303) 444-2922
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Valmont
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Parking details
West side of 28th St. in front of a large parking lot. In addition we also has underground parking.
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Public transit
RTD bus stop located in front of the restaurant as well as across the street on the corner of Valmont and 28th St.
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18 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
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4.6
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MD
Denver
220 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Favorite Mexican restaurant. Terrific food. Good service. Jeff is the top. He was not around when we arrived, but he still saw us and spoke to us. Service was still good, just not Jeff good. Excellent tequila selection. Enchiladas and chili rellenos were our choices tonight. Brought my brother and his wife along. They also thought the food was great.

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TM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Red Agave is a neighborhood gem tucked away in an unremarkable retail strip. The molchetjos (black lava bowls) come boiling hot and filled with seafood, beef, chicken or pork, vegetables and delicious cactus. The tamales are also excellent. Our family loves this place.

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KE
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We love Red Agave. The food is wonderful with lots of authentic choices. The numerous tequila and mescal choices are great! I love the ancho chile & cucumber margarita. This is our favorite neighborhood spot with friendly service and great food. We take all our friends there.

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MM
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a special place. We love the vast array of tequilas available to sample but as much so, the food has been very good the 3 times we have dined here. Table side prepared fresh Guacamole, a variety of delicious tacos made fresh with homemade corn tortillas... Tasty tamales. Many other things on the menu look enticing but since we can't eat cheese or gluten I cannot comment on them. Our waiters have been very professional and knowledgable about all aspects of the food and tequilas. Very good service and friendly. We were told they have a 50% off deal on tequila every week...Wednesday or Tuesday....check it out! We don't drink more than a shot in a sitting but the discount would entice us to explore the more expensive ones.

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AE
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Somehow we have not been aware of Red Agave despite it having been in the old Gondelier location for years. They apparently recently did a major remodel and despite it being in an old strip mall, the second you walk through the doors the interior to beautiful and welcoming. What really blew us away was the service. Unbelievably attentive with a real attention to detail. We ordered tableside queso that one of the waiters was being trained to do and the flaming part didn't come together quite right, so the head waiter had a brand new set up sent out (despite us being okay without the flames). Well, the second run went perfectly and it was worth the redo. Then onto the food which was nothing short of amazing. This is not your hole in the wall Mexican food but a more upscale interpretation of some authentic dishes. We had everything from shrimp to steak to chicken, etc. and it was all fantastic. Rounded it out with desert and we were incredibly happy. We will definitely be making this part of our going out rotation.

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M
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

They were lovely and so nice. Food was alright and the wait was long. But overall it was pretty good.

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Excellent service. Would like the flavors to be more bold. Shrimp Cocktail was excellent.

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JB
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Mexican food I’ve ever had!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three generations of us (age range 31-91) stopped by for an early dinner and were delighted. The oldest of us, who has a lot of experience with chile rellenos and is not an easy sell, proclaimed these her favorite ever. The rest of us had various molcajete specialties and were equally impressed. Our server was knowledgeable, helpful, and managed to be attentive without being intrusive. We had an excellent time and will definitely be going back. Highly recommended.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Massimo was the best

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l
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is great! We love Red Agave for any occasion.

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MD
Denver
215 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Favorite Mexican restaurant. Tried tacos and enchiladas this trip. Pork was crispy. Enchiladas were great. Coin margueritas are the best. Loved the key lime pie for dessert. Jeff is a terrific waiter.

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SS
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I hadn't been to Red Agave in quite some time but it had always been very busy in the past, so I made a reservation for the four of us. We were surprised to arrive at a nearly empty dining room. Perhaps is was just an off night but it gave us pause. However, we could not have been happier with the entire experience. Our waiter was funny and attentive (ok, we weren't sharing him with many others) and the food and drink was outstanding. The table-side guacamole (with best chips ever) was divine, as were the spinach enchiladas amd mahi-mahi tacos (I don't recall what our friends orders but they were very pleased as well). The servings aren't huge but satisfying and leave enough room for their yummy key lime pie, flan and coffee. We'll be back and hope to see a busier dining room the next time—because Red Agave deserves it!

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday event

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MD
Denver
214 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved this place. Been open seven years but this was our first time. (Has been closed 11 months to build out a rooftop bar space.) We started with salsa made table side with house made chips. I had a chili relleno like never before. Soft pepper, not fried, stuffed with nuts, raisins, pomegranates and a cream sauce. Very tasty.

Wife had a pot of meats and cheese and cactus leaves. Great flavor. Not real spicy, but can be adjusted if you like heat.

Over a hundred tequilas, mezcal and beer an wine.

Located in a strip mall. Great find for us. Jeff, our waiter, was very helpful and informative.

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OT
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maximo made our visit outstanding! Tableside Guacamole was delicious and prepared to our liking. So many great options on the menu. Can't wait to come back and try more!

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L
Denver
42 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had an enjoyable meal with friends. Loved the table side preparation of the guacamole and salsa!

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SA
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad they reopened. I missed them. Food was awesome. A bit of a long wait for food for a quick business lunch but worth the wait.

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