We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Blue Agave

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Gold Coast
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
1050 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610-2812
+1 312-335-8900
Website
Today
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

90 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 89: English reviews
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A few years back, I used to love going to blue agave for margaritas when visiting my daughter in Chicago. Hadn't been there in a few years but we decided to meet a small group there on Saturday afternoon. Weather was beautiful so we hoped to sit out front and enjoy the warm weather. Unfortunately, there was scaffolding out front... More 

Helpful?
Thank mmpul
Rochester, Illinois
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a late night drink and some food. Our waiter was helpful in recommending the perfect margarita. The chips and salsa was good with the salsa having some heat to it. The tacos I ordered were lacking flavor. The rest of the food on the plate was bland as well.

Helpful?
Thank Adam H
Level Contributor
32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yummy food with great service. Great atmosphere and definitely worth your time to go for a meal with friends or family.

Helpful?
Thank Mary P
Marco Island, Florida
Level Contributor
79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place! Authentic and reasonable prices! I had the chicken fajitas! Salsa is fresh fresh!

Helpful?
Thank OK2SWFL2CHI
Joliet, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Stopped in for a pre-dinner drink and each got something different. One in our group got a beer, one got a Margarita, one got a frozen drink, and I had some good Tequila. They gave us chips and salsa (very hot) at the bar and the staff was friendly. If we would have not had plans we would have eaten... More 

Helpful?
Thank Daryl M
on the move
Level Contributor
144 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were here for the first Cubs game in the World Series and it was very busy. Despite this the service was excellent. The beer was cold, and the food was a good representation of pub Mexican food. Ideal for sports fans.

Helpful?
Thank planbee
Level Contributor
50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I've lived around the block from this place for three years and can't believe I haven't been here until now. Good selection of tequila, not great, but good. Good place to go and watch sports, which I will be doing going forward on a regular basis - for sure. We only had drinks, but the food looked good, so will... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dvbath
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Gold Coast prices without anything to show for it. With so many great Mexican food options in Chicago, I can't think of a reason to waste your time with this place.

Helpful?
Thank Genericguy85
Romulus
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We went with a group of 14 people for our friends birthday prior to going out for the night, we did get a great spot together to sit at but the service needs work. It's a little slow. The food wasn't anything special. Table salsa was way to hot, no options for type of heat so I'm not sure why... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rene T
Stockton, California
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This restaurant was less than average. We found hair in our salsa and the mexican corn on the cob was not good at all; very soggy. We shared a three taco plate and they were very bland, totally lacking flavor (chicken and carne asada).

Helpful?
Thank Cajayhawk2005

Travellers who viewed Blue Agave also viewed

 

Been to Blue Agave? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1050 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610-2812
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Gold Coast
  • Neighbourhood: Gold Coast
  • Phone Number: +1 312-335-8900

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Blue Agave staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Gold Coast

Neighbourhood Profile
Gold Coast
Located just north of The Loop, Gold Coast is one of Chicago’s most affluent and popular neighborhoods. The original Playboy, Hugh Hefner, once had a mansion here. In addition to prestigious hotels, historic mansions and luxury high-rise apartments, you’ll also find upscale specialty boutiques and Michelin-starred restaurants. Walk along Oak Street for your shopping fix and dance through the night along Rush Street. The Newberry Library is also a great stop to check out noteworthy exhibits and rare book collections.
Explore this neighbourhood