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The Blue Agave

425 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-8113
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“carnitas” (13 reviews)
“black beans” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
425 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful staff! Food is good...not the best Mexican I've ever had but hit the spot and truly nice people and a great location!

Thank Dave R
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you, Dave. So happy you enjoyed your visit to Blue Agave. And we love you guys, too. Steve Topol, owner

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We are a family of 4 - two daughters aged 6 and 13. Upon arriving there was a wait list - which was our first sign we were in for a treat😁 The menu is diverse and tantalizing for anything Mexican - the children's menu...More

Thank AlbertaBabyDoll
Steve T, Manager at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you. Thank you, BabyDoll. We're so happy you enjoyed your meal with us. I'm so overjoyed with your review that, for once, I'm speechless. I'll let the staff read your review and it will certainly buoy their spirits. You've made our day, and for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Lake Tahoe we found The Blue Agave restaurant and decided to give it a try. We got there and were told that it'd be a 15-20 minute wait An HOUR later, we were seated! An hour? Really? We were finally seated the server...More

Thank Motek23
Reviewed 1 week ago

Living in California I have had many fine meals at many Mexican restaurants, but I would have to put this one at the bottom of the barrel. I would say basically it is a tourist trap so be forewarned. The chips are fine but the...More

Thank BearsLair72
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We don't serve slop and we're not a tourist trap. We've been here for 23 years, with great success, so we're not going anywhere. We don't cook our fajitas in sizzling oil. Nothing on our menu advertises that we serve sizzling fajitas. And I'm not...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was excited to eat here as it had many good reviews. I found my dinner very bland (I had the albondigas soup and chile relleno.) Our service was fair (multiple servers attending our table, unsure who was "in charge.") They were serving the water...More

Thank Cheri F
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry you were disappointed, Chen. We served over 600 patrons on July 1, one of the busiest days of the year. We do not use cheap "Tupperware" pitchers. All our pitchers, are Cambro, an expensive restaurant grade 48 oz serving vessel. We use them for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered to go. We gave them plenty of time and it still was not ready when we arrived to pick it up. All dishes were very bland. How do you make bland mexican food? It was all edible but we were dissappointed overall.More

Thank Kraig E
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It may have been plenty of time for you Kraig, but it took us longer than you thought. It's the summer. It's busy. We do "to go" orders in order along with everyone else's. Dining in or "to go". All in order. As far as...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had chicken Caesar salads and drinks. That did not motivate us to have a desert or coffee. Average at best. Staff not the friendliest.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed Mexican food. Being vegetarian it's hard to find many options in city of Tahoe, CA but Blue Agave has a good variety. Bean tostadas were really good. Good option and alternative.

Thank Beluga988
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

So happy you enjoyed our restaurant, Beluga. We try our best to satisfy all varieties of dietary restrictions. We're glad you found something you loved on our menu. Thank you. Please come back. Steve Ztopol, owner.

Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We went on a slow midweek lunch day. Both of our orders were incorrect and the margaritas were weak and fifteen dollars each. The server was nice but the meal was not worth the price at all. When the orders came they were not as...More

Thank jessica691
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Hello Jessica. I'm saddened to read your drinks and meal didn't live up to expectations. As a working owner, I am the bartender and was working the day of your visit. I made your margaritas and if I remember correctly, they were Top Shelf, made...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017

During our one week long trip in Lake Tahoe, we have enjoyed stoping here and there for lunch. This place is right on the main street across the lake but you can not really see it. The bar looks great, food is fine and the...More

Thank Denis F
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8 August 2016|
Response from SaradarShaswati | Reviewed this property |
I really cant help on this one. I did check it out myself through tripadvisor itself and the menu did show.
16 February 2015|
Response from Steve T | Property representative |
Thank you for your heads-up WriteBrai. We just changed our host to Go Daddy and something is definitely wrong. I'll look into this ASAP. Thanks for taking the time to send me a note. Steve Topol, Owner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 16
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-583-8113
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