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“Good food slow service”
Review of Fresh Agave

Fresh Agave
Ranked #9 of 273 Restaurants in Palm Desert
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Good food slow service”
Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We got here around 7:30 without a reservation and had to wait 25 minutes, no big deal. We ordered two beers and waited well over 10 minutes for those. When we finally sat down we ordered guac and two entrees. The guac was tasty. The salsa was great but the chips needed salt. Our entrees took almost 45 minutes to arrive. Service was friendly but everything took forever which seems like a theme reading other reviews. Overall good. Make a reservation in advance and expect to wait...for everything.

  • Visited April 2014
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Boston, MA
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed this restaurant!”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

Had a great meal here!
Enjoyed all of our dishes.
The food was very fresh and delicious.
Great service, too.
Hope to return again!

  • Visited March 2014
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Williamstown, New Jersey
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious food.....great Margaritas....”
Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had a friend recommend this restaurant to us. We did not think to make reservations, but fortunately arrived later in the evening and did not wait very long. The food was delicious, especially the guacamole. Everything we ate was very tasty and very fresh. I loved their margaritas! Did not taste like your typical powdered mix margarita you receive in so many places. Will definitely return to eat here!

Visited February 2014
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Catering!”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

We hired Fresh Agave to cater for a party last week... The servings were huge - we over ordered
The food was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone and the service provided by Yuri was exemplary. He took care of everything with a smile and helped make the evening a smash success
Thank you

  • Visited March 2014
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Houston, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Holy guacamole..but tamale heaven!”
Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Let me start by saying that I'm Texan and really know my Mexican food..

This restaurant is small and tucked into a strip center in Palm Desert...first impression was that it was too warm and stuffy inside...2 rooms packed with tables and a small bar area...very loud....even with reservations it took us 15 minutes to be seated...

BUT then the magic started...the chips were warm, perfectly salted, not the usual..served with chunky salsa that was excellent...3 Margs. ordered each with different instructions...all correctly delivered...2 people happy with theirs as is...mine could have been a tad sweeter...

The 4 of us ordered: Grilled Calamari Tacos, Corn Tamales, Pork Tamale with Tortilla soup, Mexican platter (enchilada, beef taco..) ...we tasted each others dishes...
Tortilla soup was delicious..not as spicy as I like but for others perfect.....

Mexican platter was good..enchilada was tasty..not as Tex-Mexy as I would have wanted...but very good...everyone's retried beans were outstanding..wonderful flavor...the rice was basic (not filled with peppers, corn, etc.) and had a great smokey flavor..

Pork Tamale was very good...great masa...well seasoned pork stuffed inside with a chile gravy..

the Grilled Calamari tacos were excellent...2 large flour tortillas filled with calamari, lettuce, cabbage, tomato, and a wonderful sauce...Yummmmm

The highlight though, were the Corn tamales...1 1/2 in. diameter masa stuffed with cheese and poblano pepper...steamed..then roasted in corn shucks..served with a green chilie sauce...the masa was slightly sweet ...OMG

Reasonably priced...calamari, tamales, platter were about $15 ... Large servings....
Waitstaff was very attentive and no mistakes..even with the large crowded restaurant..

Secret to eating in the Palm Springs area...make reservations at 7:30 or 8...the crowds thin out by then and tables are available (and we were there during Spring Break and a major tennis tourney)...the noise level drops to reasonable as well...
It's worth it to take late afternoon power naps and then go to dinner...if reflux is your prob..take your meds...it's still much more enjoyable after 7:30..

This place is a definite YES!!

Visited March 2014
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