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“THIS REALLY IS OUR BEST TEX-MEX PLACE”
Review of Agave

Agave
Ranked #54 of 208 Restaurants in Ormond Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $17
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Bar
Description: family restaurant authentic Mexican food taco specials drink specials fresh lime margaritas made from scrath table side guacamole
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Description: family restaurant authentic Mexican food taco specials drink specials fresh lime margaritas made from scrath table side guacamole
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Lived in Texas long enough to get an appreciation for real Tex-Mex.
It's here, near Publix, in Ormond Beach, at Agave.
Have been there quite a few times now.
Have yet to find something to complain about.
Carne Asada is superb.
Vallarta Margarita - oh, my. Yes.
La Fiesta is a pretty close second.
But we'll go here three out of four times.

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Thank DrGeis
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Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

And we've tried them all. This place ticks all the boxes:
Great Mexican Decor/Music
Great service
Great food!
Great drinks
Great happy hour

You won't be dissapointed, check them out.

Thank Terry H
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Traveling to Jax from Tampa we decided to try Agave Fresh Mex for lunch. Wednesday about 1:30 pm they were still at least 1/2 full from lunch crowd. However, all staff were bustleing about making sure everyone served timely including drinks and chips/salsa. All staff were helping eachother so we did not have a long wait to order, get 2nd dish of salsa, or get checked out - all was prompt so we could get back traveling quickly. We both ordered the fish tacos that finally a place that served it with mahi instead of us having to special order for more $$. Priced about the same as fish tacos in many other mexican places that usually have talipia! The plates were huge. In fact we decided that next time we might share. Beans and rice were tasty and well prepared. Did not taste like they had been sitting since early morning. Not smothered in cheese, just the right amount. The pico was flavorful spicey not HOT. Lettuce was crisp, again not wilty from just sitting around. The only complaint was that they were served in 4 tortillas (some folks might like, no problem) so we both just combined the contents into 2 tortillas that ended up being overstuffed by the time we added guac & pico, but we just "picked them up once" and laughed about it. Huge plates served hot keeping food nice and warm. Food was not allowed to sit under the heat lamp, since another staff member who'd we not seen before came out with our hot food which was appreciated. Clean place (bathrooms too). One other minor negative was that our booth was too tight, we had to move the table/seat for each of us to have room to get into the booth - please note we are both slim people. Was it the best I'd ever had? No, but definately better than many and for the convenience & cleanliness & value we'll definately go back.

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Thank Quasibear
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Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

The people the work ther are family love the food special the margaritas made with agave nectar and the enchiladas durango are the bomb

Thank Salvador M
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Tried this place out because of good comments on their happy hour.

On the positive side, the $1 taco bar was a good deal and the food was decent.

On the negative side we asked for white sauce to go along with the salsa for the chips and instead they brought out a very small container of cheese sauce for which they charged us $6.00. We would have sent it back except that after delivering the sauce the waiter disappeared.

Regarding the happy hour: Yes, a number of drinks are 2 for 1. However the price of regular margarita was $9.00, which would be outrageous for what it is. At $4.50 a piece they are ok. Not brilliant but acceptable.

However I have a big problem with places that offer happy hour specials but only in the bar. This restaurant has a divider between the bar area and the "dining" area. In the bar all of the seating is on bar stools, which I don't particularly like to sit on. So when the dining area is emply (and I mean empty, not a single person in the place) and I still have to sit on a bar stool for the happy hour specials, that's not cool.

So after sitting on the uncomfortable stools for a bit we were ready to go and just have the initial 2-for-1 margarita that we ordered but were told that we were being charged for 2 margaritas at $9 each. We could each have a 2nd margarita for free as part of the 2 for 1 but we would have to pay for two no matter what.

So on top of the $6 cheese sauce this was now making the $1 taco bar and 2 for 1 drinks quite expensive so we asked to speak to the manager and was told that the manager was taking inventory and was too busy to come out and talk to us. Seriously? That is unacceptable.

Asked 2 or 3 more times to speak to the manager and clearly he or she was unwilling to come out and talk to us.

They finally took one of the $9 charges off but after this experience I don't see any reason to go back.

To sum up: Average food, average drinks, too many rules and out of the way for us to go to.

I vow that from here on I will not stray from my earlier assessment that there is no reason to go to any Mexican restaurant in Ormond beach other than La Fiesta. Period.

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Thank remorw
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