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El Agave

2304 San Diego Ave. Second Floor Ste B, San Diego, CA 92110
+1 619-220-0692
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“moles” (38 reviews)
“cilantro soup” (9 reviews)
“mole negro” (9 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
All hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
2304 San Diego Ave. Second Floor Ste B, San Diego, CA 92110
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121 - 130 of 278 reviews

Reviewed 18 March 2015

This was our second trip to El Agave, and we enjoyed it as much as the first time. Both times, we had time to kill before going to the airport, and this restaurant is a way to linger in vacation mode until the last minute....More

2  Thank mcavoyc
Reviewed 9 March 2015

After walking around Old Town, we wanted to just relax and have a quick afternoon snack. We got something "off the menu": lobster chalupas. We complemented it with a round of agave shooters and killer Cadillacs. We also got some appetizers for the kids. Yup,...More

3  Thank BobbbyE
Reviewed 15 February 2015

This place is off the beaten path in Old Towne above a liquor store. It is truly an authentic and original mexican restaurant. I've been here a half dozen times and it has always been great. The "perfect cadillac" margarita is the best I've ever...More

2  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

This restaurant just happened to be directly across the street from our hotel. It was perfectly charming with a warm atmosphere, friendly service and fabulous food! Good prices too. And as an added bonus there are more bottles of tequila than you can shake a...More

2  Thank Heather Y
Reviewed 4 February 2015

This is a good restaurant in old town. It was very close to my hotel so I thought I'd give it a try. The staff is very nice. I ordered roasted duck in mole sauce. It was very tasty and good presentation. They have 1500...More

Thank adam-kelley
Reviewed 19 December 2014

This cozy, stylish Mexican restaurant within walking distance of Old Town offers very good fare. The service is above average and the ambiance is lovely. However, I was a little taken aback during our visit as it is quite a bit more expensive than I...More

Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 17 December 2014

Great service, and an innovative menu. This is not El Toritos! It is located at the far south end of Old Town, so not on the tourist loop. It is well worth finding.

4  Thank Lola M
Reviewed 14 December 2014

We started with the Tlacoyos Cuitlacoche which is corn fungus and delicious. Here's the description from the menu: Blue corn “masa” (tortilla dough) especially prepared for these delicious “tlacoyos” stuffed with black beans and “cuitlacoche” (corn fungus), salsa verde, “queso fresco” (part skim milk cheese),...More

1  Thank kathylynne1
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Visited during a trip to San Diego. El Agave is not the typical Mexican restaurant to be found in Old Town but has a more eclectic menu reflecting different areas of Mexican cuisine, we started with a couple of mixed 'tapas' taster plates which were...More

1  Thank cdab
Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

I was so excited when this restaurant opened in the Del Mar Plaza so I went to try it with some friends. There were not many people inside the restaurant at the time but most people sit outside on the covered patio near the bar....More

Thank ErinP27
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2304 San Diego Ave. Second Floor Ste B, San Diego, CA 92110
    (Old Town Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +1 619-220-0692
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