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El Agave Mexican Cuisine - CLOSED

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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible16%
13 Jul 2013
“Tex Mex that leaves something to be desired”
21 May 2013
“I would rather have gone to Taco Bell”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Hwy 55, Durham, NC
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Food came fast, but service could not make up for the food. Not accustomed to being served a mayonnaise based dip with the chips and wasn't too my liking. Salsa was fairly typical tomato base flavor with adequate spice. Biggest complaint was the copious amount...More

Thank Triptipster2010
Reviewed 22 May 2013

This place was bad. The food was edible, but tasted as though it was stright out of a can or something. Best thing I can say I guess is that I didn't get sick. The inside was pretty run down as well. It needs a...More

Thank HiggySTL
Reviewed 14 May 2013 via mobile

I guess it's what I would expect for Mexican food in North Carolina: somewhat blah and not highly authentic. The salsa was excellent with a great flavor and very close to what I've had in Sonoran Mexico and the Southwest US, so that was a...More

Thank RyryE
Reviewed 10 May 2013

I ate at El Agave three times in a week's time. Why? Because the food was great! Modest prices helped but the food was the real draw. BIG portions, fresh tasting meats and vegetables, plentiful chips, modest prices, GREAT friendly service. This place is a...More

Thank mikaamma
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Not bad Mexican food. We weren't terribly hungry so we were happy to find we could order a la carte. The tamales were good and the chili releno wasn't deep fried -- a pleasant surprise. The service was fast and friendly.

Thank michellec2010
Reviewed 26 March 2013

I have eaten here three or four times and just came back from a lunch date with my wife. The menu is broad, the food is good if not outstanding, and El Agave delivers nice value for money. If you order off the lunch menu...More

Thank R-n-P_in_NC
Reviewed 25 February 2013

This restaurant has great food. The wait staff is friendly, and the portions are generous. Some interesting and different items on the menu. I know some folks think it isn't authentic, but since I'm not Mexican, I can't really say. I am Italian and have...More

Thank moharaphd
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Went at 7pm on Thurs nite. Restaurant was understaffed and I waited for nearly 10 minutes to get greeted. Nearly all the tables had not been cleaned from previous customers. I decided not to eat-in at this restaurant because of the service. But because the...More

Thank ericl1098
Reviewed 23 December 2012

This building is a Golden Corral which became an Oh Brian's then this Mexican place. Given the turnover, we went in with pretty low expectations -- and they were met. The tacos were soggy and the person waiting on us, confused. They may have gotten...More

1  Thank GeorgeSmart
Reviewed 6 December 2012

We had a very pleasant dinner here. My husband had the beef tips in green sauce and I had the Yolandas and both were excellent. The seasoning were not your standard Tex-Mex. The mole had a hint of cinnamon and cocoa which I have had...More

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  • Address: Hwy 55, Durham, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
Just opened about three weeks ago in the building that used to house an O'Brien's rib place.
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