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Fresh Agave

73-325 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260
760.836.9028
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Ranked #22 of 234 restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

this place is small, and crowded, not fancy.... crowded always means one thing, good food. strong margaritas.... the best part of this place was the incredibly polite and friendly service. our waiter obviously took pride in his job, made fresh guacamole at the table and made our experience very , very nice. great menu, and delicious authentic Mexican cuisine.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Food was bland, not very seasoned this trip. Had nachos in bar and a taco; very wet, soggy chips on nachos. A little dab of sour cream and tbl spoon of gaucomole. Place was busy. We decided not to stay for dinner. Waiter was excellent to get to all the tables, however.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What a great spot with homemade guacamole at the table. Service was great and the meals were served very quickly. Sat in the main part but it appeared that they have a very well attended happy hour. Great local spot that we had heard great reviews on. Will be back.

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Monterey, California
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74 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Good margarita, outstanding Queso Fundido. Enough for two and then some...on the appetizer. Appetizer with stuffed shrimp peppers is outstanding also. Extensive menu. Impressive server even though he was the only one on the patio. Quick service from kitchen. Plenty of parking. Bar for watching games, talking. Bar tables outside with mist system. Close to other shops. Definitely a superb... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My mom recently moved to Palm Desert. She has been raving about this restaurant for months. I had to see what it was all about. I was not disappointed. The margaritas were fabulous...very strong! That tableside guacamole was just as spicy as I requested. I ordered the fish tacos and they were incredible. I saw a lot of bad reviews... More

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Palm Desert, CA
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46 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We visit Fresh Agave every two or three weeks for their Happy Hour. All of the staff have treated us warmly and our waiters have been good. We have tried multiple items on the menu and never had anything bad. One of our favorites is the bacon wrapped shrimp. The bar is small and gets very loud. If we dine... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you are in the mood for great Mexican food with lots of noise, this is the place for you. Service was excellent, food was very good, atmosphere was festive but you could hardly hear yourself think let alone have a conversation. It was Saturday night so I guess that might account for it but still, I'm talking loud. That... More

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Chicago, IL
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43 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We enjoyed a delicious lunch out on the front patio. Chips were light crispy and not at all greasy. Fresh salsa was tasty with raw onions and cilantro but not much heat. Carnitas were juicy and tender flavor and the tomatillo sauce for the enchiladas was very good as well. Black beans were firm with a decent amount of seasoning... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The food here was really fresh and delicious. The service was excellent, from the hostess to our server. This was our first time at this restaurant and we will definitely be a regular stop on our trips to Indian Wells. We got here early and beat the rush, but it gets crowded. The bar area was packed for happy hour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Let me begin by saying we are locals and dine at Fresh Agave at least once a week and sometimes twice a week. The service is absolutely the best. Basically all family run and they couldn't be more friendly. Margaritas are killer. Seviche is fabulous and if you haven't tried Chili Agaves that's a must. I promise you will want... More

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