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Agave Cocina & Cantina

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Mexican, Contemporary
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17158 Redmond Way, #180, Redmond, WA 98052-4405 (Avondale Way)
+1 425-881-8252
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Agave Cocina & Cantina serving hand-crafted food that is preservative...
Agave Cocina & Cantina serving hand-crafted food that is preservative and lard free, organic whenever possible, delicious and healthy, open in Redmond since 2011. Agave's signature dishes include Chile Rellenos with three cheeses; tamales freshly made in-house topped with mild, pickled red onion and Mexican creme; Prawn, Scallop and Halibut Enchiladas and Agave's sizzling meat, seafood or vegetarian Fajitas, accompanied by sauteed green and red peppers, sweet yellow onions, beer braised black beans, romaine lettuce, jack cheese, sour cream, guacamole and fresh, warm tortillas made in-house. We serve many small plates and full meals, build a meal of your own or order a full sized entree: when hunger strikes. Entree salads, appetizers and desserts round out the menu. Specialty cocktails feature Agave's impressive selection of premium, hard to find and limited production tequilas (over 150+) and highlight scratch Margaritas in traditional lime and fruit combinations. Join restaurateur Julian Ramos, his family and their friendly staff today for a fun, affordable, drink or meal either at Lunch, Happy Hour (early & late) or drop-in for weekend brunch.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Relatively authentic Mexican food with nice service

We're always on the lookout for authentic Mexican food in the Seattle area (my partner is Mexican) and decided to give Agave a try. We made a reservation for 6:45 on a Friday night and were seated promptly. Our server was very kind and fluent in English and Spanish (good for my language... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
sarahann20
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Kirkland, Washington
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Kirkland, Washington
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're always on the lookout for authentic Mexican food in the Seattle area (my partner is Mexican) and decided to give Agave a try. We made a reservation for 6:45 on a Friday night and were seated promptly. Our server was very kind and fluent in English and Spanish (good for my language practice). We ordered sopa de albodigas (traditional... More 

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Thank sarahann20
Redmond
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I love this place! It is perfect when I need my "Mexican fix". They also have the best vegetarian variety I have ever seen in a Mexican restaurant. Service is attentive and friendly. I was especially touched on one visit when my adult son with disabilities was with us, and the waiter was so thoughtful around his needs. I've been... More 

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Thank Sue W
Julian R, Owner at Agave Cocina & Cantina, responded to this review

Sue, thank you for taking the time to share your kind words with us. We strive to impress with outstanding service and great tasting food, so we're so pleased to hear that you enjoy everything that we have to offer. We look forward to serving you and your family again soon! More 

Vancouver, WA
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140 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I'm originally from California, so I'm really picky when it comes to Mexican food. My arroz con pollo was the best I ever had! Mexican food is my husband's favorite,and he was really happy with the carne asada with prawns. We were with a group of friends, and everyone loved their meals, including the delicious margaritas! Try a shot of... More 

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Thank MynBill
Portland, Oregon
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

But nothing special. In town for business and was looking for some good mexican food. It was ok. Nothing great and nothing bad. Unique margarita drinks. Fresh salsa as well as a spicy salsa with the chips.

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Was just here with a friend for the first time and we both really enjoyed our time there. The appetizer which was jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon was amazing! The bacon was crispy and all of the flavors came together perfectly. We had another appetizer, but after two grand margaritas, I cannot remember lol. They were... More 

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Thank April J
Redmond, Washington
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Agave moved into Bear Creek Village, replacing my previous favorite, Las Margaritas. At first I was sad to see my favorite go, then I tried Agave. Honestly, the food tastes better, the chips and salsa are better and the service is fast and friendly. Prices are fair, certainly not cheap, but you are getting what you pay for. My... More 

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Thank Seattlescottb
Bellevue, Washington
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed dinner here for the first time last night, on a Groupon special. We had a reservation but when we arrived there were many empty tables. We had to wait quite a while before being seated, the hostess misread our reservation and thought we had a party of 6, had to arrange tables. Our meal started... More 

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Thank Mel R
Seattle, Washington
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114 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went there with a friend during lunch time. The chips/salsa were good. The portions and prices are reasonable too. But I prefer some other Mexican restaurants in the area.

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Thank SickofRain
Carnation, Washington
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165 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Agave once before and I've been twice before. This visit was a wonderful improvement even though last time was good. Both of our dishes were excellent! Very nice!

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Thank Andy C
Redmond, Washington
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We like coming here when we don't know what else we want to do but feel like relaxing in a big comfortable booth. There are a few things on the menu that are our favorites. Sometimes we venture away from our usual fare and are generally happy. They have a balance of all of the old classics along side some... More 

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1 Thank Miss_local
Julian R, Owner at Agave Cocina & Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your kind feedback with us! We strive to serve delicious, hand-crafted dishes, in addition to providing top-notch service, so we're so pleased you enjoyed everything we had to offer. We hope you'll join us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17158 Redmond Way, #180, Redmond, WA 98052-4405
    (Avondale Way)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Redmond
  • Phone Number: +1 425-881-8252

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Agave Cocina & Cantina serving hand-crafted food that is preservative and lard free, organic whenever possible, delicious and healthy, open in Redmond since 2011. Agave's signature dishes include Chile Rellenos with three cheeses; tamales freshly made in-house topped with mild, pickled red onion and Mexican creme; Prawn, Scallop and Halibut Enchiladas and Agave's sizzling meat, seafood or vegetarian Fajitas, accompanied by sauteed green and red peppers, sweet yellow onions, beer braised black beans, romaine lettuce, jack cheese, sour cream, guacamole and fresh, warm tortillas made in-house. We serve many small plates and full meals, build a meal of your own or order a full sized entree: when hunger strikes. Entree salads, appetizers and desserts round out the menu. Specialty cocktails feature Agave's impressive selection of premium, hard to find and limited production tequilas (over 150+) and highlight scratch Margaritas in traditional lime and fruit combinations. Join restaurateur Julian Ramos, his family and their friendly staff today for a fun, affordable, drink or meal either at Lunch, Happy Hour (early & late) or drop-in for weekend brunch.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?