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“Best sea bass ever” 5 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 #415 of 3,682 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Old Town
Cross street: Old Town Ave
red deer
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best sea bass ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

What a great surprise. This is unlike any Mexican restaurant I have ever eaten at. The restaurant was quaint and all of the tequila bottles were very interesting but the food was over the top. The lamb and the sea bass were outstanding! All of our meals were very good and the service was really good. It was a lucky find as we were just staying across the street at the Fairfield inn

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
259 reviews 259 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
75 helpful votes 75 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
41 helpful votes 41 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“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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79 reviews 79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
30 helpful votes 30 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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