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El Agave

2304 San Diego Ave. Second Floor Ste B, San Diego, CA 92110
+1 619-220-0692
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“moles” (38 reviews)
“cilantro soup” (9 reviews)
“mole negro” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2304 San Diego Ave. Second Floor Ste B, San Diego, CA 92110
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this restaurant because it was close to the hotel and rental car return, and we were so glad! Food and presentation were fabulous. I had the ribeye tacos that were scrumptious. They were served on a board with decorative touches. Service was awesome....More

1  Thank KatWat39
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Algave touts itself as nouvelle Mexican cuisine and I have to agree. Four of us went for lunch and each tried a different type of taco. All very different, all very exceptional - seared tuna, shrimp, pibil and carne aside. Definitely a cut above....More

1  Thank darjmartin80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All kind of tequilas available in here, food is great, pricey, but the service was great. Located next to my hotel, you can ask for more. At night the place gets busy.

1  Thank RustyVE
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For something other than Mexican street food, El Agave offers a authentic moles and other gastronomic delights. The sopecitos appetizers were very tasty, and we enjoyed a few tasting flights of Tequila (I think the restaurant boasts a collection of 2,000+ sorts). Most of choose...More

1  Thank janeW42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate lunch here today and it was incredible!! I ordered: Exotica - Blend of sweet Hawaiian pineapple, fresh cilantro, el agave artesanal reposado, and mini basil herb crystals. Tacos de Arrachera - carne asada with onions, cilantro and guacamole. Alberto and Axel were the...More

1  Thank jessicamariella
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We had an excellent meal at El Agave in Old Town SD. The decorations consist of over 2,000 tequila bottles lining all walls. it sounds a bit odd but is really cool looking. The mole's are what you need to get at this restaurant. We...More

1  Thank CEFJR
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Upscale restaurant serving authentic Mexican food. Had shrimp tacos and they were excellent!! Chips are served with a few different salsas. Largest selection of tequila I have ever seen. A little hard to find but it is definitely worth it!!

1  Thank Mnkansas
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We stopped in for a quick drink and appetizer. The largest selection of Tequila I have ever seen. Great selection of appetizers and excellent service. A little off the beaten path but well worth finding. A must add to your San Diego restaurant bucket list.

2  Thank Emory B
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We were in the mood for Mexican food and found El Agave in Open table. There were only about 4 tables full in a Sunday night. The best way I can describe the restaurant is rustic. They have decorated the restaurant with tequila bottles which...More

Thank BKGTrips
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This has been my go to place in Old Town for the last many years and I have taken a lot of friends here who have all enjoyed the experience. This is in a lower profile building in Old Town (south part) away from the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2304 San Diego Ave. Second Floor Ste B, San Diego, CA 92110
    (Old Town Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 619-220-0692
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