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“Just ok” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Agave

Agave
1063 Vine Street, Healdsburg, CA
707-433-2411
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Ranked #34 of 82 Restaurants in Healdsburg
Cuisines: Mexican
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Washington
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Just ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

It's in a strip mall and the food is commensurate with what you find in a strip mall. We had the Carne Asada and tacos. Both were mediocre. The chips were dry and non-descript. Service was very attentive and deserves five stars.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Sonoma County
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Creative Mexican”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Fresh ingredients with contemporary style. Must have 100 characters according to TA. So there. This former broadcast news writer writes tight!

Visited December 2012
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Cloverdale, California
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Authentic and Unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Agave Restaurant and Tequila Bar is located in a Healdsburg shopping center a couple of blocks off the historic and shi-shi plaza. Unlike so many, owner Octavio Dias has made great efforts to create an inviting and very clean dining experience. Using only the freshest ingredients Senor Dias, who does the cooking, recreates both familiar and many new dishes from his native Mexico. The plates come out hot and steaming with sizzle and the aromas one would hope for. The Carnitas and Mole are especially flavorful. Probably will become a weekly outing. The Margarita's and beer on tap complete this excellent package.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philly
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Yum! Good Mexican in Wine Country”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

After a week in and around the San Francisco Bay Area, I was a bit burned out on Italian, seafood, and brewery options for dinner. I was happy to a well reviewed Mexican restaurant pop up just a few minutes from my hotel. Yes, the restaurant is in a strip mall, but once in the doors you will neither notice nor care. The margaritas were delicious and they had a decent selection of beer on tap. We had a hard time deciding what to eat because the menu had so many good options but ultimately settled with things from the Traditional Entrees section, eschewing the burritos and tacos for options that would hopefully give the kitchen a chance to stand out. Our food was very good, filling enough, and, perhaps most importantly, not more of the same that we had been eating the whole trip.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, California
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177 reviews 177 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Wonderful Mexican Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Found this place after returning on a Sunday from wine tasting in Sonoma county. We enjoyed the casual "vibe" and our waitress Amparo was wonderful. We spoke both Spanish and English and we all understood each other. I mistakenly ordered the chili verde versus the chili verde burrito, and the CV was the best that I had eaten in a long time. The mole de qaxaca was different and not what we had expected from other Mexican restaurants. The carnita chimichanga was great as were the tres tacos de lengua (tongue).

We didn't take part in the tequilla bar, but found the Mexican artifacts, art along with the color and motif just splendid. We will put this on our list to visit when we return with other friends on our wine tasting jaunts.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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