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“Ole! A fun, Southern California-style Mexican restaurant in bustling Shanghai”
Review of Cantina Agave

Cantina Agave
Ranked #2,520 of 17,076 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Former French Concession
Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

Looking for a breezy little place share chips and guacamole while in Shanghai? Cantina Agave does a good job in delivering a fun experience at reasonable prices. We stopped for lunch after a morning at Jing'an Temple; Agave is a 15 minute walk away. Careful crossing the crowded intersections of Nanjing Road and watch for motorcyclists beating the congestion by hopping up in the sidewalks!

Once safely at Agave, we opted for 3 lunch time choices: soft carne asada tacos, chicken verde nachos and a burrito papito. All were ample and tasty - skip the rice and beans but try the guacamole and chips. Four different salsas, all with varying degrees of heat.

The lunch-time crowd was mainly young Shanghainese professionals with a few ex-pats in the mix. The Agave staff was accommodating and service was quick. Overall, Agave offered us a fun excuse to pass on the xiaolongbao dumplings and try a taste of home.

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Thank Robgre
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Great for going a group of friends for some nachos , tacos and a pitcher of frozen margaritas.
Portions are large and fairly prized for expat food in shanghai. Make sure to reserve a table on weekends as this place tends to get packed with young expats.
Been a regular here in Shanghai and the quality is consistent. Service is ok, the place is very loud when packed so not ideal for a romantic dinner.
They do deliver food but the nachos and tacos don't travel we'll, arriving somewhat cold and soggy, not the same as in the restaurant.
Sunday brunch deal is good, if you opt for the free flow marguerita's, make sure not to make any important afternoon plans as they are delicious but strong.

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Thank Jo W
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

If you're a tourist in Shanghai from the Southwestern US or Mexico, don't bother stopping in - it's not as good as what you're used to back home. However, if you're a local who needs to satisfy that nacho/burrito/taco craving, this is a little slice of heaven. The location is ideal for people watching, the margaritas are cold and tasty, and Benny will make sure you get what you need. Uno mas, por favor!

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Thank wheresthesalt
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Stupid staff. .. rude arrogant. . Food is tasteless and expensive. ..tourists only. ...have been here before. .was a lot better. ... no longer. ... just here now to take your money

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Thank leighsydneychina
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Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

So happy to have eaten here twice while in Shanghai, as good Mexican joints are hard to come by in Dubai. Anyway, ordered the same thing both times with my Shanghai friend: margaritas and queso fundido (with chorizo), followed by beef fajitas. Can't go wrong!

Service does suck a wee bit, but hey, it's Shanghai, and the people-watching plus local activity won't fail to entertain you. Vamos!

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Thank ChiGirl78
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