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El Agave Authentic Mexican

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8694 Seminole Trl, Ruckersville, VA 22968-3435
+1 434-990-9500
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2015

Popular for a reason... good food, at a fair price. It's just gotten too busy for me. It's not worth waiting at the door for 20 min.

Thank Mark G
Stanardsville, Virginia, United States
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

Have tried this purported Mexican restaurant three times. Each time food had funny flavors although prepared in a timely and friendly fashion. I want to like this place but cannot. Go ten miles south on 29 to El Japeiro for much better fare if you must have mex.

Thank Mike C
Ruckersville, Virginia
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

A delightful Mexican restaurant with authentic cuisine. Brightly colored cantina atmosphere with Mexican waiters and waitresses. Lunch specials were very reasonably priced and delicious. Children's menus provided. Mexican beers offered as well as homemade tortilla chips, salsa, and guacamole. Yummy!

Thank Jody R
Ruckersville, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2014

This is the best Mexican food in the area. From the time you walk in until you leave stuffed. The food is as good a TexMex in the heart of Texas.

Thank shafer3
Stanardsville, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

When we are in the Ruckersville area we enjoy this small place. The restaurant isn't fancy or classy, but the food is great and the service is fast. The staff are friendly as well.We are always impressed with the hot plates and hot food. It is very good! Ivan R

2 Thank Ivan R B
Charlottesville, Virginia
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451 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

So where can you get real Mexican in central Virginia. Exactly. There a a number of Tex-Mex style restaurants, and this is one of them. Not great food, but certainly OK. Not expensive, and it will certainly be filling.

Thank samtrip12345
Southlake, Texas
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

Stanardsville/Ruckersville has somewhat limited casual dining options. This restaurant definitely rates as one of the best of the limited options. So, if in this area, this is an okay place to eat. However, this is not a destination dining if you are looking for top notch Mexican flavors (I admit, living in Texas we're spoiled with some fantastic authentic Mexican... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

A very good Mexican eatery we have eaten here several times and have enjoyed everything. The staff is friendly and the service is good we will be back next time we are in the area

Thank dadgandolf13
Charlottesville, Virginia
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Their sauces tasted kind of like ketchup. Service was not very good. The shrimp and chicken are almost always overcooked and the beef usually undercooked.

Thank M P
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

busy and not as good as last time we were there. meal was not hot until we sent it back and quality was that great

Thank CJ V

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8694 Seminole Trl, Ruckersville, VA 22968-3435
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Ruckersville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-990-9500

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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?