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“Mas Tequila!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Agave

El Agave
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Ranked #171 of 4,614 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Old Town
Cross street: Old Town Ave
Redondo Beach, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Mas Tequila!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

If you love tequila, you must visit this place! Unlike other reviewers who didn't see prices before ordering, I asked specifically for a tequila menu - it listed all available tequilas and their prices. I had a shot of the house Anejo, which was quite nice and very smooth, then ordered one of their "special margaritas" which involved hibiscus syrup and pineapple juice w/ a sugared basil rim. YUMMMY!!! I also ordered the cilantro soup - it's worth going JUST for that item. The other foods were less impressive, and yes, it is quite expensive for the entrees. My husband said "that's the MOST I've EVER spent on Mexican food!" Still, I would return....!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lisa F
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red deer
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best sea bass ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

What a great surprise. This is unlike any Mexican restaurant I have ever eaten at. The restaurant was quaint and all of the tequila bottles were very interesting but the food was over the top. The lamb and the sea bass were outstanding! All of our meals were very good and the service was really good. It was a lucky find as we were just staying across the street at the Fairfield inn

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RedDeerMichelle51
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San Diego, California
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301 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Not as good as it used to be”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

now i use to lave this place but this time it was just not as good the sea bass was ok at best, and the chalupa langosta were ok but when you factor in the cost of this place 33.00 for an ok entree is a rip off

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank randy7496
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Jericho, New York
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144 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Chase's dad”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Had wonderful business dinner here. Food was great as were drinks. Excellent wait staff and nice environment. Good value for your money .

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Thank Neil B
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Ocean Beach, California, United States
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good classic food but expensive.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Lots of classic dishes with classic flavor but you will pay about $25 a plate for a classic dish with rice and beans (chicken mole is my favorite). You can find this cheaper in San Diego but the ambiance is great and the tequila is unmatched. Just be sure it's pay-day to avoid getting caught short. Tourists will enjoy the one stop shop for all foods Mexican. Don't avoid eating here if you are short of time in San Diego.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Leonard A
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