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Agave Roja

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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807B Ocean Trl, Monterey Plaza, Corolla, NC 27927-9610
+1 252-453-0446
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Sun - Tue 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 03:00
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Red Oak, NC
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143 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The food was awesome, people were awesome, service slow because it was busy but would defiantly go back.. great place to eat ..thanks trip advisor!

Thank Kathy S
Durham, North Carolina
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222 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Pickings were slim the day after Christmas and we were just grateful this restaurant, a bit hard to find at night and tucked away in a strip mall, was open, though we were fearing the all-too-common run-of-the-mill Mexican food that looks and tastes like it could have been made with a 3D printer, some salt, and some grease. Not here!... More 

Thank JMinNC
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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287 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We have been here multiple times and are never disappointed! Fantastic margueritas and recipes for dinners that offer such great flavor!! Clearly the chef has spent time in central Mexico learning the cuisine. Friendly staff-- Steve is always there to say hello. Cameron's! Fish tacos! Pork shank! Terrific!

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Prospect, Virginia
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Third trip to the restaurant and the food is what draws us back. You always need to check and make sure they are open though, because they seem to open when they want to. I always try to order something different as all of the food looks and smells great. This time, we had the shrimp and crab enchiladas, and... More 

Thank 352will
Salt Lake City, UT
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We had one of our best meals here during our stay in Corolla. Service was spot on - our server had great recommends that well exceeded our expectations. Amazing margaritas!

Thank jmida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

For sure this was one of the best restaurants we visited while in Corolla. The complimentary chips and salsa were excellent. We also had the guacamole, which was very good. I really enjoyed my beef brisket taco, the meat was tender and very flavorful. My husband also really liked the shrimp fajitas. The rice and beans were also sooo good.... More 

Thank Chavonne P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Recommend by the hotel staff. The restaurant was packed when we arrived. We were sat in about 5 min. The food was Great. I had the tortilla soup, one of the best I've had. Good service too.

Thank Rita B
Potomac, Maryland
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We have house in Duck. We come to Agave frequently. Why? The margaritas cannot be beat anywhere-- not a mixer. The real deal-- worth the trip by itself. I also love the fresh chips and salsa. My husband loves the food. Me and the kids not so much. The food is excellent but it is more authentic than I care... More 

Dallas, Texas
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205 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Agave Roja is located in a small shopping center area but is worth the stop in. The food was wonderful and the menu items were creative and are explained well on the menu. The service was slow, but our server had a lot of tables as it was the first week of the off season. Our food came out pretty... More 

Thank Brenda K
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We came in just as they opened for lunch. Super nice, seated us immediately, and we had drinks, chips and salsa in just a few moments. Mom got the tamales and Mexican street corn. Loved both, and she's a picky eater. Hubby and I got tacos. 2 each, and we swapped, so we both got one each of carnitas and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807B Ocean Trl, Monterey Plaza, Corolla, NC 27927-9610
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: +1 252-453-0446
We visited the last week of June, 2012 and they told us they had only been open 10 days. They handled a party of 15 as if they were doing if for years. The salsa was unbelievable! The food was light fresh and delicious!!

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