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Agave Roja

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Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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807B Ocean Trl, Monterey Plaza, Corolla, NC 27927-9610
+1 252-453-0446
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12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 03:00
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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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280 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank Richard H
Prospect, Virginia
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Salt Lake City, UT
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

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Thank jmida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Chavonne P
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Thank Rita B
Potomac, Maryland
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26 reviews
14 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 

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Dallas, Texas
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200 reviews
122 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 

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Tennessee
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 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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Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I don't usually seek out Mexican Cuisine but some people in our group wanted to stop here. We all enjoyed the meal. I did think $10 for a drink was a little expensive but when your on vacation you just deal.

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Thank Jeff T
Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Guac, salsa, clams, margaritas, and beer were excellent. Highly recommended. Wish we could have gone back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 03:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 03:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 03:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?