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El Agave

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207 N Samish Way, Bellingham, WA
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This place so outshines their rivals that it is not worth going anywhere else in Bellingham for quality authentic Mexican food, served graciously and well. The value is outstanding, and if you go on the internet you can get a discount coupon making tripe meal incredibly reasonable. And the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Bedford, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This place so outshines their rivals that it is not worth going anywhere else in Bellingham for quality authentic Mexican food, served graciously and well. The value is outstanding, and if you go on the internet you can get a discount coupon making tripe meal incredibly reasonable. And the generous sangria ain't bad either.

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Moving up here from Seattle we like to joke that "there are a lot of Mexican restaurants in Bellingham" (there are) - but this former MacDonald's does a great job and has great food at great prices

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Burlington, Washington
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149 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I was very impressed by the staff of this restaurant and would have rated it higher but the food was a bit bland. El Agave seems clean, pleasant and friendly. The food is probably above average for this area but not great. I asked the waiter for a recommendation and he suggested the carne asada plate. The meat was pretty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This was the best Mexican food we have had in quite some time, wonderful service,very clean bathrooms the only thing I would change would be the booth seating very tight for us older folks that have a little more around the belly a little more room in that area please!

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Seattle
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We received excellent customer service and our waitress went above and beyond with suggestions for menu items that could be made gluten free. They do not have a gluten free menu. Our food came promptly. I tried their seafood enchiladas and would not have them again as seafood tasted old and definitely had a strong seafood smell. My husband had... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

El Agave's other location is in Sudden Valley and as a resident of Sudden Valley, we're thrilled that they are here. Food is consistently good and portions are large. Margaritas are great! Staff are friendly and welcoming and service is fast but never rushed. The setting is beautiful looking out on the golf course. El Agave is in Gate 2... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Just got back from a quiet evening at El Agave. Service was immediate, like lightening. Ordered the Burrito to share, wise choice because it could almost feed a whole family. This is on our top list. Hope they keep up the quality and service in the future. Definitely a culinary destination and will return.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Food was great and service was fast. We ordered carne asada their tuesday special and was extremely satisfied. Value for money and place was clean too. Would come back for more! It was right in front of the Coachman Inn and came here based on a tripadvisor review.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We came here for lunch and happened to be the only customers. I had a beef burrito which was so salty that I felt dehydrated all day. My companions felt that their meals were too salty as well. We were not impressed with the chips and salsa either. I know the owners have little control over this, but there are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were in town for an event and stayed close to the El Agave so we decided to walk there. The food and drinks were quick and very good. The portions were huge too. I had the chimichanga combo and it was one of the best I have ever had. They have a number of draft beers in three different... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 207 N Samish Way, Bellingham, WA
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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