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“If you don't mind waiting, and waiting”

Agave Mexican Grill and Tequila Bar
Ranked #5 of 89 Restaurants in Lewes
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner
Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stopped by with friends and were told it would be about an hour and 15 to 30 minutes. We went to their upstairs lounge to have one of their signature sangria's. They were out, and could not make a rum punch either. We settled for Margaritas which were good. After quite a while we decided to walk around Lewes since they notify you of your table by phone. We shopped; we watched the tourists and we generally killed time. TWO AND A HALF HOURS later we got our table.
Yes it’s a laid back small beach restaurant but that was not good business. It did not appear that anyone was really in charge. Our food was excellent; I would eat there again, with reservations, if they have them. Two of our group had a farmer’s vegetable tortilla and loved it. I had a blue cheese and steak quesadillas that was outstanding.
Prices were good, décor was nice and the staff was attentive.

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

As a business traveler in the area, my group of colleagues LOVE this place. The food is worth the wait, and I didn't notice any issues with the wait staff other than they were very busy. I would recommend this place to anyone who half way enjoys Mexican food, but be prepared to wait. The lounge is upstairs and is cozy.

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

YES, YOU WAIT. But you give your telephone number and they call you when your table is ready.Terrific idea since you can stroll thru town, go to Edie Bees Confection Shop, and pick up some delish candy, one I purchased looks like small olives, and then see what is available at the other shops.The food and drinks were perfect. Tacos with steak, steak with blue cheese, terrific guacamole with shrimp, everything was perfect. And when we were there the staff was friendly, attentive and muscular!

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

After hearing horror stories about wait times, we decided to go in the midst of a terrible downpour - and were rewarded with a 30 minute wait. Difficult to choose from the many delicious choices on the menu. Everything we selected was excellent. Very lovely decor. Other reviewers were correct about restaurant staff - most treated you like you were invisible. We did not let the less than attentive staff ruin our dinner ... Maybe they are always so busy that customers are a commodity or maybe the constant stream of customers in the summer are wearing on them. In any case, our server was adequate, almost pleasant compared to staff that takes reservations. It is definitely one of the best restaurants on the Delaware shore. Next time we go though, it will be off season.

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Thank MaggsMNewJersey
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

I've been to Agave twice and have been delighted both times. I would agree with other reviewers, the wait time can be long and it is not necessarily a great place for kids. The first time we went we went at 8pm and were told there would be an hour wait. We left our phone number and went across the street to bar at The Hotel Rodney. Within 1/2 hour we got a table and a fantastic meal. The second time, we arrived 1/2 hour before they opened for lunch and yes, the line had already formed! In summary, if you've got the time to wait or plan in advance, Agave has some of the best Mexican food (including an amazing selection of tequila). If you've got young kids I'd skip it altogether, unless they share your passion for excellent Mexican food and are willing to wait!

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