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El Agave

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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408 N US Highway 281, Johnson City, TX 78636-4855
+1 830-868-0812
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New York
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177 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

El Agave is a popular restaurant among the locals from the Texas Hill Country. The price is right and the food is very good.

Thank PatSnyder
Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was passing by and stopped to get lunch. I was kind of iffy but the food was really good. The staff was nice and on top of it.

Thank amadrig1
Irving, Texas
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is a short walk from the Johnson City Best Western. We entered and were told “sit anywhere”. That by default - meant lost time for the server to find us. Order was taken and drinks delivered. I have a thing about servers re-filling drinks without asking. Not a problem here. After food was delivered- never saw our server... More 

Thank Robert S
Canyon Lake, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Have been here twice before but won't be back after tonight's visit. 1. Every table (13)needed bussing and the one table had not been wiped down that the waiter practically forced us to sit around. 2. We chose the fajitas mixed for two(beef and chicken) plates They were served on a cold plate and were well over half bell peppers!... More 

Thank 78133mom
League City, Texas
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

With few late dining options in Johnson City, El Agave turned out to be a good find! Almost next door to the Johnson City Inn, it looked like we'd be stuck with whatever was available. Instead we enjoyed a generous meal and tasty margueritas, freshly prepared in a fully staffed kitchen by a wait staff apparently still happy to be... More 

Thank karavans
Fargo, North Dakota
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164 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We stopped for lunch and were not disappointed. The chips were good, the nachos loaded with good things, the soup was good and generous portions. We all enjoyed our meals and would return here. The decor was fun and bright.

Thank Kathy0726
United States
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282 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We like Mexican food, so chose this restaurant for dinner. Place was not crowded, menu had good selections. They have tongue and tripe which is sometimes hard to find. Chips were good, salsa tasty and spicy. Margaritas were not the best we have had, but were not bad. Barbacoa plate was very good, green enchiladas with beef was also good.... More 

Thank pasherry
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Shared a bowl of tortilla soup, a tamale and a Barbacoa taco. Flavors all good, but soup was mostly broth, a few bits of chicken, some avocado slices and clumpy, stringy cheese. The tamale was small and dry. The taco was the best of the 3 choices, served on a flour tortilla. Service was average, as was the food.

Thank Dirk M
Anderson, Tx
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We had just come from Pedernales Falls SP & were all starving. This was the 1st restaurant we saw & knowing we all like Mexican food, we stopped. We were greeted with a smile, it was very clean & decorated beautifully. The food was beyond delicious, we all walked out with full, satisfied bellies.

Thank Pam J
Blanco, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 November 2016

My husband and I go there every Friday night for the Chicken Fajitas. The drink is included in the price! you cant beat that. The service is always excellent. Highly recommend. The food is always great!

Thank pugler1222

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 N US Highway 281, Johnson City, TX 78636-4855
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 830-868-0812

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?