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“Not as good as it used to be” 1 of 5 stars
Review of El Agave

El Agave
2304 San Diego Ave. Second Floor Ste B, San Diego, CA 92110 (Old Town)
(619) 220-0692
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Ranked #313 of 4,065 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Old Town
Cross street: Old Town Ave
San Diego, California
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241 reviews 241 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
“Not as good as it used to be”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

now i use to lave this place but this time it was just not as good the sea bass was ok at best, and the chalupa langosta were ok but when you factor in the cost of this place 33.00 for an ok entree is a rip off

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Jericho, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Chase's dad”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Had wonderful business dinner here. Food was great as were drinks. Excellent wait staff and nice environment. Good value for your money .

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Ocean Beach, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good classic food but expensive.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Lots of classic dishes with classic flavor but you will pay about $25 a plate for a classic dish with rice and beans (chicken mole is my favorite). You can find this cheaper in San Diego but the ambiance is great and the tequila is unmatched. Just be sure it's pay-day to avoid getting caught short. Tourists will enjoy the one stop shop for all foods Mexican. Don't avoid eating here if you are short of time in San Diego.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boyne City, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Simply Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Located in Old Town, this tequileria has it all: warm attentive service, outstanding upscale Mexican food, warm and comfortable atmosphere at a price that may be considered high, but is outstanding value for the overall dining experience.

Visited August 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Exceptional and Worth Seeking Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This was one of our vacation highlights. We feel fortunate as we happened upon it quite by chance.

As others noted, the location is a little tricky - Up the stairway to the second floor. Once you're there, you'll know: YOU HAVE FOUND IT!

From the friendly welcome greeting, to the jewel-box boutique style bar, to the exceptionally fresh tequila-based cocktails, and an outstanding eclectic menu of true high end, traditional Mexican cuisine - Know you're going to have a memorable experience.

We were completely awed by the Tequila Museum surrounding us on every possible surface - Beyond impressive.

Our favorite items were the Cilantro Soup and Sea Bass VeraCruzano.

Oh Yes...and the Tequila!

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