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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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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Redmond
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Large family friendly restaurant. Very large portions, good margaritas. Traditional Mexican food. Enchilada average, and salsas good but not exceptional. Good place to bring kids, lively and lots of large tables.

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Thank Mark S
Oslo, Norway
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here just by chance and were really happy we did. The bar has a great Monday margarita deal for $5,50. The Happy Hour menu is pretty darn good, don't miss the jalapeño cheese dip or the nachos. Really tasty. Nice waitstaff and great TVs to watch your favorite sports playoff.

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Thank tina o
Deba00, Public Relations Manager at Agave Cocina & Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks, for taking the time to give your feedback. We hope to see you again soon. Julian Ramos owner & Agave Team More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Good quality mexican food and reasonably priced. Can recommend the chicken fajitas and the chicken wings!

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Thank undercovercarrot1
St. George, Utah
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This restaurant is tucked into a shopping center. We only went, because we got a gift card. It was a darling place inside. The food was fantastic. We will go again!

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Thank Mary Jane R
Redmond, Washington
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten at Agave on several occasions both alone and with my wife. The food is consistently good and the service is helpful and friendly. I only wish the food was a little more creative. It is regular American Mexican fare.

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Thank Buckingbison
Seattle, Washington
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85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The food is mostly good. I would recommend anything with chicken or Carne Asada. I would stay away from the shredded beef (usually my favorite) as it has given me heart burn on a number of occasions. The service is always good, and the atmosphere is good for casual dates or chatting with coworkers or clients.

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Thank Craig K
Deba00, Guest Relations Manager at Agave Cocina & Cantina, responded to this review

Hi, Craig... Thanks, so much for your comments. We appreciate your business. More 

Sammamish, Washington
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92 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We found that the Mexican food here was some of the best we've had in any restaurant in this area. The flavors exhibited freshness and a superb balance between fine, traditional flavors and appropriate spiciness. The service was very good although a little slow considering the small crowd that was present when we were there. The furnishings and carpet evoked... More 

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Thank OldJetJock
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

We love going to Agave because they serve some wonderful side dishes along with the traditional Mexican-American fare. You can almost always get roasted asparagus and they always have a vat of jicama slaw marinating. Their slaw is amazing, and a terrific accompaniment to their main courses. Now that we've figured out how to order a margarita that is not... More 

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Thank Chris G
Kirkland, Washington
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

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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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
Mexican, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
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
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
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.

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