United States El Agave Tequileria

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Submitted by Tequila.net     June 26, 2007    
 
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Address
2304 San Diego Avenue
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Phone Number
619-220-0692

El Agave Tequileria

El Agave offers Mexican Nouvelle cuisine, a diverse selection of unique dishes from many regions. There are approximately 450 Agave selections to choose from including Tequila, Mezcal and Sotol, and over 1700 bottles on display, creating the largest collection in America throughout the restaurant.

El Agave is the first restaurant on the West Coast to receive the Award "T", in the highest category "Golden Agave" from the CRT. They are also the first in the US to receive a certification from the Mexican Academy of Tequila USA.

They even have their own tequila brand, El Agave Artesanal.

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Overall rating 
 
84
Agave Spirit Selection 
 
95  (3)
Food 
 
83  (3)
Price 
 
82  (3)
Knowledge - Service 
 
63  (3)
Ambiance 
 
96  (3)
This past September I finally made it to El Agave. A few months before a friend and I had read an article that they had 800 tequilas. We thought this might be an old number so we called and El Agave stated they had about 1,600 tequilas. We asked if they were all available to taste and they replied that they were. So little to say, I was very excited to when I was finally able to go to El Agave. I walked in and they had bottles everywhere. I was so impressed. There were only a few people in the restaurant but it still took quite some time to even get anyone to talk to me. Once I finally got some service, after walking around the restaurant a few times, I asked to taste the 93 Chinaco Blanco which was open and in one of their display cases. I was told that it was unavailable to taste. So I made another selection and was told the same thing. After having this happen about four times, I was told that I could only taste the tequila on the front wall and at the bar. These tequilas were basic run of the mill bottles available at most of our tequila bars in California so I ended up getting something basic since I was already there. The service continued to be horrible and I ended up just leaving $20 (more than enough to cover my tab which was around $10) because I did not want to wait all day to try to get the bartender to close me out. Overall, it was great to see all the bottles but other than that I would never recommend El Agave to anyone. It was very disappointing to travel hundreds of miles for a disappointment of this nature.
Overall rating 
 
69
Agave Spirit Selection 
 
85
Food 
 
75
Price 
 
85
Knowledge - Service 
 
1
Ambiance 
 
100
Reviewed by Tequila Joe December 26, 2007
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This past September I finally made it to El Agave. A few months before a friend and I had read an article that they had 800 tequilas. We thought this might be an old number so we called and El Agave stated they had about 1,600 tequilas. We asked if they were all available to taste and they replied that they were. So little to say, I was very excited to when I was finally able to go to El Agave. I walked in and they had bottles everywhere. I was so impressed. There were only a few people in the restaurant but it still took quite some time to even get anyone to talk to me. Once I finally got some service, after walking around the restaurant a few times, I asked to taste the 93 Chinaco Blanco which was open and in one of their display cases. I was told that it was unavailable to taste. So I made another selection and was told the same thing. After having this happen about four times, I was told that I could only taste the tequila on the front wall and at the bar. These tequilas were basic run of the mill bottles available at most of our tequila bars in California so I ended up getting something basic since I was already there. The service continued to be horrible and I ended up just leaving $20 (more than enough to cover my tab which was around $10) because I did not want to wait all day to try to get the bartender to close me out. Overall, it was great to see all the bottles but other than that I would never recommend El Agave to anyone. It was very disappointing to travel hundreds of miles for a disappointment of this nature.

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Very disappointed that they make Margarita's with too much sugar and not enough Tequila flavor. Certainly, a place for drinking Tequila straight.
Overall rating 
 
87
Agave Spirit Selection 
 
100
Food 
 
75
Price 
 
80
Knowledge - Service 
 
88
Ambiance 
 
88
Reviewed by Laoch September 13, 2007
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Very disappointed that they make Margarita's with too much sugar and not enough Tequila flavor. Certainly, a place for drinking Tequila straight.

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This place is outstanding.
Overall rating 
 
95
Agave Spirit Selection 
 
100
Food 
 
100
Price 
 
80
Knowledge - Service 
 
99
Ambiance 
 
100
Reviewed by Mark August 24, 2007
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This place is outstanding.

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