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San Diego Mexican Restaurant

San Diego Mexican Restaurant

El Agave

San Diego is less than 20 miles from the Mexican border thus, it’s not surprising that San Diego Mexican restaurants are some of the best eateries in the city. Located in the historic shopping district of Old Town (also know as the “birthplace of California”), El Agave is a perfect mix of authentic Mexican cuisine and Californian hospitality.

The Food

Hispanic-Mexican food is a fascinating mix of flavors, aromas, and colors. El Agave does not disappoint: it captures the culture and cuisine of old world Mexico through unique dishes that are perfectly prepared and lovingly served. Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner or a buiness lunch, El Agave is the restaurant to experience. Guests give it 5-star reviews with comments such as “Great food and the service was outstanding!” and “Phenomenal food and margaritas!” It’s unanimous, El Agave was Voted Best Mexican Restaurant in San Diego by the Union Tribune!

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The Drinks
The El Agave staff can create any concoction you request however, many guests can’t help but rave about the 2000+ different tequillas from which to choose from. The best tequillas are made with 100% blue agave, a plant grown and harvested in the highlands in western Mexico. Tequila can be made from 100% blue agave or mixtos which has 51% agave. Depending on how long it is aged, tequilla can be categorized as: white tequia, young or gold tequila, aged tequila, extra aged tequila, and ultra aged tequila. Come and try the award winning “Tequila Agave Artesanal.
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The Decor

As with most things in life, atmosphere and ambiance plays a big role in the El Agave experience. Established in 1996, El Agave has preserved some of the old wood and trim to give it a rustic look full of character and charm. The walls are lined from floor to ceiling with tequila bottles – it is the largest tequila museum in the United States. Patrons describe the restaurant as “magical” with “fantastic atmosphere”.

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Visitor to San Diego and local residents are invited to enjoy the great food and drinks offered by El Agave. Call (619) 220-0692   or use this online form to book a table. See you soon!

My family and I came here for an early Father's Day dinner and it was fantastic. The restaurant is up to par with their new covid routine and patrons are evenly spaced throughout the restaurant. All the food and desserts were excellent.

Emily P.

Escondido, CA

The best restaurant I have eaten in San Diego. From the customer service to the amazing food I was totally satisfied with everything. I will recommend this restaurant to anyone that is coming to San Diego.

Anwar I.

Nashville, TN

Absolutely lovely restaurant, the decor is amazing and provides the atmosphere. Its definitely a bit more on the upscale side but worth every penny for the experience. I recommend this to anyone in San Diego visiting.

Duy V.

Mid-Market, San Francisco, CA

El Agave Restaurant & Tequileria
2304 San Diego Ave. Old Town, CA 92110

(619) 220-0692

Open Daily: 11 am – 10 pm