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The Blue Agave

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425 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-8113
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Fair Oaks, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in here while bar hopping in the area at night and it was pretty empty we had missed the dinner rush. We got some drinks and the bartender Jerry was AWESOME! He was a lot of fun to talk to and gave great recommendations about other places for us to stop. We had a great time and almost... More 

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Thank baileywynne
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this review

Thank you Bailey for your wonderful review. Jerry is a mainstay with us, employed at Blue Agave for over 12 years. He's had some recent medical issues that have hospitalized him, but I'll show him your review, which should lift his spirits considerably. Again, thank you for your review and business. Steve Topol, owner. More 

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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had almost 80 people here for a dinner night before our daughter's wedding. They put on a wonderful taco buffet in their back room. Lots of variety and nice quality. Staff was very attentive and accommodating.

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Thank Richard F
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this review

Thank you Richard. Your group was a pleasure to serve. Your daughter made the party easy to plan and carry out. Hopefully the weather held up for the wedding. Best wishes for a wonderful marriage and a lot of healthy grandchildren. More 

Berkeley, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect place after skiing all day! Super nachos, very good taco salads, chili relleno and enchiladas. Good margaritas too. Cozy booths! Very enjoyable

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Thank 745CatherineK
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this review

Thank you, Catherine, for your kind words and wonderful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself skiing and at Blue Agave. Please visit us again. Steve Topol Owner More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kiddos said the flautas were good but my chicken quesadilla was incredibly bland. The "salsa" tasted like crushed tomatoes with a little onion and not much else and the chips, although light and crispy had a weird aftertaste. I wouldn't bother going back.

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Thank 684MicheleF
Austin, Texas
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by the Blue Agave for a happy hour margarita après skiing. The bar was packed with locals with a happy vibe. I had the complimentary chip and salsa to go with the tequila.

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Thank dkoka
New Orleans, Louisiana
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Lunch at Blue Agave is very good. The lunch specials are a great value - had the carnitas fajitas - corn tortillas and black beans. Margaritas are quite good and a good value too. Be sure to check out the historic photos throughout the restaurant.

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Thank Nolads
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this review

I say "Yes" to "No". We're glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. The carnitas are made almost daily; 60lbs at a time. Our most popular protein. And our visuals are equally as satisfying. Can't beat the view of Lake Tahoe out the windows and the historic photos of our building and surrounding on the walls. We're glad you liked... More 

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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This restaurant was recommended to us by some locals in the area. As soon as we walked in (around 5 pm), we could see lots of people already eating, drinking, ordering, etc. The meals that we ordered were quite good. Server brought over warm chips and two types of salsa for us right away. We wished we could of finished... More 

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Thank Marianne P
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this review

Thank you Marianne for your kind words. I'm so glad you listened to the local's and ventured to Blue Agave. Yes. People love our chips and salsa, which are made in house by our staff. We're glad you also liked them. Please come back soon, but don't eat so many chips. We want you to enjoy your entire entree and... More 

1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I write reviews on Facebook all the time. I wrote how this place had bad happy hour priced margaritas at 12.00 a pop that were way too small and not that good. Plus the free chip n salsa bar was a joke. I know good chips and these were a -5. I can't 100% say for certain but they were... More 

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Thank Valarae M
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this review

Madam. You have sunk to a new low by calling me an a vulgar name. your Facebook review. I assume this because I responded to the false statements you made in your review. The right to free speech grants me the opportunity to respond to reviews. I thank those which are positive and own up to those where we fall... More 

Livermore, California
Level Contributor
51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We had no issue with the service. Our waitress was prompt and polite. The restaurant was very clean. I ordered the Seafood Enchiladas. Where to begin? There were 4-5 shrimp and some imitation crab meat and a sauce that was kind of ?? What really threw me was that these were 50% filled with zucchini. Zucchini?? What the heck? Over... More 

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Thank Chris L
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this review

I've been called many things during my restaurant career Chris, but head lunch lady of "cafeteria" quality food is a first. After reading your review, I had Chef Juan, our Chef for 22 years, place the ingredients for our seafood enchalida's in a sauce pan. I didn't see any imbalance of any ingrediate. But that's not to say one of... More 

Tahoe City, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Ideal Happy hour bar snacks as well as larger restaraunt meals, perfect for guests at the adjacent ABVI as well as elswhere in Tahoe City

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Thank Ian G
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this review

Thank you Ian for your great review. We are great friends with the ABVI motel next to us and we are happy you enjoyed Happy Hour with us. Hope to see you again on another stay at ABVI. Steve Topol, owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-583-8113

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