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Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Cabbagetown, Atlanta
96 Tips and reviews
  • margaritas
  • seafood
  • fried chicken
  • scallops
  • stuffed trout
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  • Intown Expert, Jennifer Kjellgren & Associates
    This southwestern eatery has been making headlines since it opened in 2000. Food is made to order with the best ingredients, some flown in directly from New Mexico.
  • Lynn Marie F.
    Lynn Marie FrancoJuly 7, 2016
    Love this place! Food is delicious, service is great and they are very accommodating to special diet needs. Pro tip: this place tends to be more crowded in the winter (1+ wait) so come in the summer.
  • Dariah T.
    Dariah TruesdellApril 6, 2015
    Went for date night with my bf on Saturday night (definitely recommend reservations).Nice atmosphere but hard to have a conversation. Try the chocolate and banana cheesecake, enough for two to share
  • Santi P.
    Santi PumaOctober 24, 2015
    Love this place! Especially the jalepeño margarita!!! Food is always delicious every time I go! Don't forget to try the appetizer corn! Always think of downtown LA corn good.
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel ValdesNovember 2, 2016
    The stuffed trout is amazing! Smoky and stuffed with mushrooms, crawfish, basil. The photo does not do it justice. A must try!
  • Jim W.
    Jim WhiteJuly 4, 2012
    Great experience! We had a party of 27 and they were nothing short of amazing. Try the swordfish, meatballs, fried chicken, etc...and tip the valets no less than $5
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SuttonSeptember 9, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Hard to go wrong here. Margaritas are exceptional and food is top notch. Seafood dishes are always a good choice and the green chile stew has a nice kick that's perfect on a chilly night.
  • Nest Atlanta Real Estate Group
    Great spot for a romantic dinner - it's It is a little tight, so don't expect a lot of privacy. Try the Fish Tacos and/ or the Cayenne Fried Chicken (about $15).
  • ROC House Women's Fitness Spa
    Loved the agave salad: organic field greens, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, artichokes, and roasted sweet & spicy pecans in a herb & red wine citrus vinaigrette.
  • GPNA
    GPNAFebruary 26, 2013
    Everything is great! Keep coming back until you have eaten everything on the menu at least once. Always finish with Peanut Butter Pie. It's got a kick!
  • Erin H.
    Erin HallDecember 21, 2010
    Wow, awesome place...EVERYTHING was delicious and the surroundings r very comfortable and cool. Fried chicken is moist and flavorful. Cleared my plate of diver scallops with honey glazed collards and
  • Atlanta
    AtlantaFebruary 4, 2014
    If it’s date night you’re interested in, ask to be seated in the side room, where on a chilly night you may be able to enjoy a fireside dinner.
  • Viranuj S.
    Viranuj SueblinvongNovember 23, 2015
    I went there twice, want to go back again. Can't go wrong with key lime pie for dessert, one of the best I've ever had.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin StanleyAugust 1, 2013
    WONDERFUL restaurant! Interesting decor, great food (including one of the best steaks I've ever had), and dynamite service! Ask for Rob!
  • GPNA
    GPNAMarch 17, 2011
    Local Lust: Everything is great! Keep coming back until you have eaten everything on the menu at least once. Always finish with Peanut Butter Pie. It's got a kick!
  • Jackie S.
    Jackie SmithFebruary 26, 2016
    The ribs...the fried chicken. ..the Margaritas....the banana cheesecake is to die for!
  • Sean R.
    Sean RamirezNovember 13, 2016
    If you're on a date ask for the romantic table for two next to the fireplace in the back. 😍
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel ValdesDecember 13, 2015
    Great seafood and wonderful atmosphere make this restaurant stand out above the crowd
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Creative Loafing AtlantaJanuary 23, 2012
    Hatch green chiles are one of the most flavorful varieties, and yet we rarely see them used. Luckily, they're the main ingredient of this stew. Read more
  • Charlsie 🍡
    Charlsie 🍡February 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing food - always. I love the fried chicken and the short ribs are good too. What a great restaurant in Atlanta!
  • Oakland Cemetery
    Oakland CemeteryJune 22, 2010
    Crave from the Grave: You can't go wrong with the Cayenne Fried Chicken. Mmm...tasty. Best margaritas in the city too. While you're in the n'hood stop on by Oakland!
  • Joseph R.
    Joseph RicciardelliJune 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The stuffed trout is a must. It is unbelievable how good it is. There are no words. Best birthday meal I've ever had!
  • Darrin T.
    Darrin TebbeMay 5, 2013
    Ceviche was awesome, as were the scallops and flat-iron steak! A little on the pricey side, but food was top-notch.
  • Creative Loafing Atlanta
    Cliff Bostock says of Agave's posole: I've eaten gallons of the stuff in Mexico and Houston and along Buford Highway. Chef-owner Jack Sobel's is as good as any I've had. Read more
  • Jake J.
    Jake JonesJanuary 6, 2013
    The Peachtree Margarita is pretty tasty. Just don't make the mistake of not making a reservation/being seated in the loft area.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SabaApril 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    With the savvy shopper coupon, this is the best deal in the city. I have never had anything that wasn't delicious and never brought anyone here that didn't love it.
  • Colleen C.
    Colleen CraigJanuary 8, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to Agave and sample from over 100 Tequilas on hand. Also, get 2 for 1 apps from 5-7pm at the bar. Then enjoy a lovely dinner near one of their two fireplaces. Read more
  • Rob
    RobFebruary 28, 2011
    Fried chicken is amazing. Guacamole is so so, but the chips and salsa are excellent. Margaritas are not to be missed
  • Yolanda H.
    Yolanda HeardApril 15, 2013
    Join their email list for $12 entrees if seated between 5pm and 6pm 7 days a week.
  • S C.
    S CarrMarch 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Call ahead for seating. This is a very busy place most nights of the week for VERY GOOD reason!
  • Veronica P.
    Veronica PearmanNovember 13, 2010
    Just left and I had the best Ceviche I've ever had in Atlanta! Only went in for drinks but decided to nibble. Cool Place. EXCELLENT SERVICE!!!!
  • Haveyoutasted
    HaveyoutastedMay 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Spicy Tequilla Shrimp - An awesome adaptation of shrimp and grits
  • S C.
    S CarrNovember 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    have to try short ribs. consistently good. not true elsewhere. see Mary Lisa at bar for best recommendations!
  • Taste of Atlanta
    Taste of AtlantaJuly 6, 2012
    Stop by between 5-7 p.m. and get the two for one appetizers when you sit at the Agave tequila bar.
  • Michael P.
    Michael PacholecMarch 24, 2013
    Try the scallops they are outstanding. Great service too.
  • Haveyoutasted
    HaveyoutastedJuly 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Chile Seared Jumbo Diver Sea Scallops - Love it!!!
  • Sara M.
    Sara McGlothlinOctober 4, 2011
    Get: meatloaf, peanut butter pie. Don't get: guacamole, mango margarita.
  • Kristin B.
    Kristin BJuly 13, 2011
    Eh. Wanted to love it but didn't. Great atmosphere, but food didnt live up to the hype. Shortribs were dry. Calamari was ok. Chips and salsa were unremarkable. You'll be forgotten in the balcony.
  • Diana B.
    Diana BaldwinApril 1, 2012
    The "natural" margarita is well worth it, and not quite as sweet as a traditional margarita.
  • Cameron
    CameronSeptember 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    More southwestern than I would say Mexican. Best margaritas in Atlanta!
  • favthingsatl
    favthingsatlJanuary 24, 2012
    enchiladas are bomb. and the service is superb!
  • Meka P.
    Meka POctober 2, 2012
    Nice place for date.Nice menu good drinks.
  • Beatriz D.
    Beatriz DavidJanuary 21, 2016
    Service, food, ambience, are all excellent.
  • claudia z.
    claudia zevallosNovember 14, 2011
    Love love love! Great margaritas and amazing fried chicken!
  • TJ
    TJJanuary 30, 2012
    Great place. I definitely will be back here. Got to love it.
  • Elvis D.
    The margarita is delicious...and I hate margaritas!
  • Tilsit M.
    Tilsit MOSeptember 12, 2015
    Pork burrito was awesome! Fun atmosphere!
  • Julie H.
    Julie HambyJune 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for Rob, best server I've had here!
  • Corey O.
    Corey OrtonDecember 22, 2011
    Join their email list. $10 entrees from 5-6 and 20% off whole ticket during the week
  • Pamela
    PamelaOctober 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Did you know, that the appetizers are 2 for 1 at the bar, Mon.- Fri. From 5 to 7pm? A must do.
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