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“Best Ever Sushi!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Agave Azul at Rosewood Mayakoba

Agave Azul at Rosewood Mayakoba
Rosewood Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Cuisines: Asian fusion
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Housing more than 100 labels of premium tequilas, Agave Azul Sushi & Tequila Bar hosts a weekly tequila tasting where our expert resident tequilier shares the art of tequila making and beyond while sampling some of the finest Mexican tequilas. Located close to the lobby area and enjoying views of the beautiful lagoon, main pool and Casa del Lago, Agave Azul is an entertaining, casual outlet combining a unique Tequila experience with world class sushi, ceviches and Asian food in a chic and sophisticated fashion.
Dallas, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best Ever Sushi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Try the sea bass roll and Tuna two ways. You can pair with the amazing tequila list or the delicious house wines. We tried several rolls each night and loved all of them.

Visited June 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Great Sushi and Cool Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The sushi was very good. Not a great California roll, but the other rolls we had were great. The waiter suggested the Don Julio 70 tequila for me....awesome suggestion!

Visited June 2014
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Antwerp, Belgium
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The service and atmosphere was amazing, just like the rest of the whole Rosewood hotel. You can eat some nice sushi or dishes like for example Pad Thai... You can never go wrong!

Visited May 2014
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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33 restaurant reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Sushi and Mezcal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I had the kobe carpaccio, and the crabmeat sushi it was amazing, paired with a nice smokey Leyenda Mezcal, it was a great dinner.
Ambiance is lively, i will surely be back

Visited May 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Face on the Sushi”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

If you don't have high blood pressure, you will after eating here. You might even have a hypertensive stroke, and end up with your face on the sushi. There's more salt here than in the Caribbean sea. There are some interesting flavour combinations, but the Chef is letting plates out of the kitchen that are a health risk. The waiters are uninformed as to the menu, and the sushi is very amateur. Their tempura is nothing other than battered and deep fried shrimp. For the uneducated foodie, who has money to burn, and is wishing to go into kidney failure tomorrow, please dine here immediately. For everyone else, stay away or go to the Banyan tree for dinner. The atmosphere is strange: a tequila bar that serves sushi with latino lounge music = confused. Sadly, Rosewood has missed the mark on this restaurant. I wish I could go back in time, skip this place, and get my $350 USD back.

  • Visited March 2014
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    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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rwmayakoba1, Director of Food and Beverage at Agave Azul at Rosewood Mayakoba, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Dear VanFamily2011,

Thank you very much for your comments on your recent dining experience in our Agave Azul Restaurant. While I was pleased to read that you found the flavor combinations interesting I am sorry to hear that you felt the food being too salty and did not enjoy the atmosphere. We have created in Agave Azul a fusion between Asian Cuisine and offering the finest Tequilas in Mexico that our guests tell us is unique and a highly enjoyable experience. Our team at Agave Azul is very dedicated to make every single diner extremely satisfied and the large number of returning guests is motivation for us to keep providing this unique dining experience. However, in your case we certainly missed the opportunity to create that exceptional dinner and for that we apologize. I am reviewing your comments with my team to see where we can improve.. However, I would like to point out that we use the freshest fish caught locally or flown in daily from around the world. Our ingredients in all of our Asian dishes are thoughtfully prepared with the right amount of spices, freshest ingredients and have not received complaints at all in the past on too much salt. We cannot accept a meal leaving our kitchen anything less than exceptional . Many experienced diners from around the world join us in Agave with demanding palates dining in some of the best sushi restaurants in the world and have given us the feedback that we are on par with some of the best. We appreciate your feedback and would like to discuss further with you at your convenience to understand more the details of what dishes you experienced and talk about how we can improve… I can be reached at Lutz.Arnhold@rosewoodhotels.com (Food and Beverage Director) and look forward to hearing from you at any time.

Regards,

Lutz Arnhold
Director of Food and Beverage
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