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El Agave

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Nicolas bravo N. 49 | In front of anfibios surf shop, on top of Cristaleria del Centro store., Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
755 55 9 32 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service!

We were a party of eight that was well served by the manager. He made deliciously strong margaritas, and was very friendly and helpful. Highlights of the dinner included the octopus carpaccio and the fresh fish wrapped in a 'saint leaf'.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We were a party of eight that was well served by the manager. He made deliciously strong margaritas, and was very friendly and helpful. Highlights of the dinner included the octopus carpaccio and the fresh fish wrapped in a 'saint leaf'.

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Cleveland, OH
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Agave was everything we had hoped for. The octopus carpaccio was tender, deliciously seasoned & just the right amount to wake up the palate. The spinach, goat cheese & Apple salad was creatively plated & dressed. My husband had a superbly cooked tenderloin, very flavorful. My pescado a la Vera Cruz was delicate, perfectly poached & seasoned. Unlike other dishes... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Met at the restaurant entrance by the owner (our hotel had called ahead - he saw us getting out of a cab) - head upstairs to a table on the balcony with a view of the streetlife, The margaritas are made with real lime juice!! Service and food were excellent. A very, very enjoyable evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Chose El Agave for our last night in Ziuat.All six of us enjoyed our meals. Three of us had the Ajillo Shrimp which was excellent, good flavor and a decent amount of large shrimp. The pasta dishes and ajillo octopus were also very good. Nice ambience with art on the walls and because the restaurant is on the 2nd floor,... More 

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Denver
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

the food and atmosphere is really top notch here, but the prices are little steep compared to the surrounding area. But, if you are looking for a nice place to get dressed up for, this is one of the few places in Zihuat!

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Sausalito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Very fresh fish and some of the most imaginative food in Zihua. A little hard to find but really worth the effort. Try the shrimp with hibiscus, chicken mole and any fresh fish. Very god margaritas and the owner and staff are very accommodating.

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Great place to eat the food is always prepared fresh, the service is great. Great place to sit and watch the people passing down below. I would recommend making a reservation

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Toronto
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We only had two days left in our six weeks holiday and went to El Agave for our last dinner out. The meal was superb. My wife had the butter fish (Pampeno) which was fresh and perfectly prepared. She loved it. I had the garlic shrimp which was also excellent. The service was very good and we liked the atmosphere... More 

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tacoma, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was our eighth trip to Zihuatenejo and our best meal yet. This restaurant is on the second floor, so is less obvious to find, but has less street noise and enjoys a gentle breeze, complimented by the colorful art and attentive service. The prices are modest but the food was fantastic, and displayed with pride! Our family of four... More 

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Central Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The owner/chef gave us special attention, the food was great, and the price very reasonable. One of our favorites.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nicolas bravo N. 49 | In front of anfibios surf shop, on top of Cristaleria del Centro store., Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Guerrero  >  Zihuatanejo
  • Phone Number: 755 55 9 32 11

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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