Sweet Agave Bar & Grill

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$30 and under
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Tex-Mex

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Tex-mex restaurant located in Washington DC. Happy Hour Daily 4pm - 6pm
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B
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice friendly restaurant. I like the fajita platter and the house margaritas are just right for me.

o
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in DC. Great food. Great service. Love it!

OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always delivers-Service, food, value, ambiance

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was exceptional. A little bit in the noisy side, but to be expected with such a kid friendly environment. Excellent value.

RN
New England
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Good food, good service. Will come back again!

MF
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A group of college friends gathered for a mini reunion and we could not have picked a better spot. Sweet Agave was perfect -- delicious fresh food, friendly servers, great cocktails, and an atmosphere conducive to talking. I will definitely be returning with my family and friends .

B
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The house margaritas are always welcome and the fajita platter hits the spot.

c
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Great birthday cake and candle

l
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Enjoyed the live music

SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a big group for a confirmation celebration--food was awesome and service as well!

DB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious carnitas tacos!

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JR
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious mole and Cadillac margaritas

JB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They were super busy so we waited a long time for our food. But the staff is lovely and the food excellent.

AM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We are very excited to see that your restaurant is doing well! Food was great and service is commendable. Good luck !!

t
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great BBQ Ribs and Fajitas, Cook made special shrimp dish for my wife who is gluten and garlic intolerant which she loved.

S
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place! The food was good, ambience very cute, and service was excellent. I definitely will be back!

MJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great margaritas! Nice neighborhood bar/restaurant

MB
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was our second trip to Sweet Agave. We went to get a bite before going dancing at Glen Echo Park. We love the food, and the table service is very friendly. This salsa that comes free with fresh chips is especially delicious. I had some delicious fish tacos, and my partner enjoyed the enchiladas carnitas. This time, the restaurant was very busy, and it took a long time to get our meal. Our server volunteered to take one entree off the bill, which we thought was way more than required, but very kind. We will definitely be back soon.

S
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We has a great dinner here, everybody was very content and happy! The frozen margarita strawberry is a real tip!!!!

MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sweet Agave is coming along nicely as a neighborhood go-to. Quiet, friendly, attentive service, good Tex/Mex food. Highly recommend the fish tacos. And the Margaritas.

t
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fajitas are very good and sizzling, welcome addition to neighborhood eats. Chef accommodated wife's garlic free request.

C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Hidden gem. Went during Happy Hour so crowds were not an issue. Service was great, food very good, although neighborhood setting makes parking a challenge. Will definitely go back.

L
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, friendly, family friendly atmosphere, friendly service. Nice to have this place in the neighborhood.

R
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have come to expect good food, friendly and attentive service from servers/ bartenders who recognize me. That’s exactly what i got tonight! As always the staff is friendly and welcoming. They greeted me with a smile, a menu and and immediately asked me what I would like to order. The attentive nature of the staff is fantastic. Another good experience! Thank you!

R
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Another good meal at Sweet Agave! Becky greeted me and my friend with a smile! She was warm and welcoming and so was the rest of the staff. As always the experience was solid. Becky is friendly and easy to talk to. The other servers and support staff are friendly and welcoming. This is a great neighborhood spot and I’m so happy it’s here in the neighborhood! Thanks Becky!

R
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is the second time I’ve come into Sweet Agave, and again Becky was behind the bar. I walked in not knowing there was a big party going on. There was a great energy in the room with everyone socializing and eating/ drinking. Everyone’s energy in the room was amazing thanks to the staff and the kitchen. Becky seems so comfortable behind the bar and giving everyone good service. A fun night with good food! I’m definitely going to be back soon. Thank you to the back of the house for another good meal!

R
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good experience. The food was good. The service was good. The atmosphere was good. I will be back! Becky was the bartender and she was nice and able to answer questions I had about the food and recommend the patron margarita. I think this is a good neighborhood place and I’ll be back soon! Thank you!

R
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic food, gracious and friendly service, fun and relaxing setting - ALL Around Five Stars! *

CF
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great neighborhood spot for friendly service and good tacos.

F
Washington DC
99 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We have been there several times in the past and always enjoyed the food and thought the service was fabulous. The waitstaff we had in the past was always extraordinarily welcoming and friendly. They were also very flexible on the menu and offered to do anything we wanted however we wanted it. This time, however, someone knew was on the premises and destroyed the whole evening, a Father’s Day dinner. She was argumentative, competitive, rigid and forgetful. She neglected to bring one of the appetizers. She told me something couldn’t be done and then pestered me about whether I wanted it, how I wanted it, the conditions under which I would accept it, how I wanted it, all eliciting the same answer She later returned with more of the same badgering. She brought me the dish the way I had originally hoped to get it, but it was inedible. Part of it was raw. There was some strange substance in it that made it stringy. When she was pleasant, at her own whim, she was intrudingly so. She overplayed the niceness that it bordered sarcasm. I will stay away from this restaurant an amount of time that might give her an opportunity to leave, be trained or be fired.

e
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed fish tacos and camarones a la Agave. In a cuisine that sometimes seeks fire over flavor, both of these showed care and creativity, with the focus on taste. Both were accompanied by rice and veggies--with the shrimp, a large helping of steamed carrots, broccoli, asparagus etc. that was delicious. Good selection of beer and wine.

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is wonderful. I took my two kids under 12 there on a Monday night at 6:00pm. We were encouraged by the good reviews and wanted to give a local new restaurant a chance.

It was quiet due to the time and extremely pleasant. Our waitress was kind and patient. The menu was complete.

Delicious and simple. Complimentary chips and salsa arrived at the table immediately.


We started with the Mexican corn ( it was beautiful and roasted). Got all the toppings on the side and it was really nicely presented.

All sauces and tortillas made in house. Salsa was perfect. Mild but super tasty and light.

I had shrimp tacos with lime. Light and so refreshing.

Mole chicken enchiladas that almost tasted like dessert. So cocoa and cinnamony. Everyone loved them.

We got a seasoned skirt steak with an over easy egg on it. Egg was perfect and the steak was cooked well and not too tough.

Desserts looked great but I was so full. Def a family friendly place. Had two house margaritas that were some of the best I ever had. Very reasonable prices.

My new favorite Mexican local hangout.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!!

BR
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been here twice - and really enjoyed this neighborhood gem both times. What staff very pleasant, food very fresh and tasty. I was glad to see that they are getting busier - it's a great place for families and couples alike. I'm planning on going back soon with the rest of the family!

o
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Total hidden gem.

PP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

In a word it was terrible except for the guacamole. Fajitas were over cooked and veggies soggy. Drinks were a weak poor. Restaurant not clean. Waitress terrible . I would not suggest this restaurant ant to anyone for anything. Stay home.

f
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall3food3service5ambience4

First time there. Mexican food!

MR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent fajitas and chicken with mole sauce, as well as margaritas, chips, and salsa. Excellent , responsive, and friendly service as well. Nice and welcoming atmosphere. Great new option for dining in upper NW DC area.

JL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had good draft IPAs. I had ribs; my husband had chicken fajitas. We both enjoyed our meals. They were inexpensive and good. Portion size was just right. The wait staff couldn't have been more attentive or nicer. We will definitely return.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice alternative to Uncle Julio's - far less chaotic and tasty, reasonably-priced Tex-Mex.