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The Blue Agave

425 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-8113
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“chips and salsa” (24 reviews)
“fajitas” (12 reviews)
“rice” (7 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
425 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came in after waiting over an hour at another restaurant. They were able to seat a party of 13 in 5 minutes and there service was fantastic. We have been here in the past and the food is always delicious. The kids had a...More

Thank comp788
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Comp. So glad we were able to handle your group. And our staff is fantastic. I’m so proud of them. Thank you for you kind words and wonderful review. Come back soon. We’ll try to get you some snow. Steve Topol Owner.

Reviewed 26 November 2017

We had a wonderful experience at the Blue Agave. We really enjoyed our conversation with the owner who has been there for 20 years I believe. Don't forget to try the jalapeno margarita. It is delicious.More

Thank Jeremy S
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you Jeremy for your kind words. We enjoy getting to know everyone who takes the time and spends their hard earned money at Blue Agave. We thank you so much and the fact that you enjoyed meeting me makes me feel especially proud of...More

Reviewed 23 November 2017

This was just average Mexican food. We tried it cause it was open. Good service. And they had a bar so they met the minimum requirement.More

Thank Ata_Homa_Ina_Roma
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Roma, I’m confused by your review. You call our food “average”; that our service was “good”; and that we had a bar that met the “minimum” standards. But you rated us 2 stars which amounts to “ poor” under TripAdvisor guidelines. What did we do...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017

I came here with a large group for dinner. The service was adequate, the portions large, but just your average Mexican sit-down restaurant food. I had a chile relleno. The breading was sort of stale and mushy at the same time. Beans and rice were...More

Thank Erin L
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Sorry you think we're ordinary, Erin. We've been in business for 23 years so we must be "special" to a lot of locals and tourist alike. We sell so many chili relleno's that they never stay around long enough to get stale or soft. We...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Good food, good chips, cheese enchilada and pork tamale very good, good Service, awesome view of Lake Tahoe. Perfect atmosphere!

Thank mtbracki
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you mt for your great review. It is much appreciated. Steve Topol, owner.

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times over the past 15 years. I guess we go so long between visits that we forget their is a reason we don't come very often. We do like the location as it is on our Tahoe route. If you...More

Thank Ally G
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hello Ally. Could you please let me know when you were at my restaurant and describe the person who waited on you. Your experience is not acceptable to me and I want to discuss it with staff. Thank you, and sorry for our performance. Steve...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We love Mexican food and were sampling different nachos on this trip. We had the carnita nachos which were excellent. The weather was perfect for sitting outside watching the world go by. Great service and value. Even bought a Tshirt!

Thank xtlmc3u
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you xtimc for your kind words. So happy you enjoyed the wonderful weather at Tahoe and outdoor seating at Blue Agave. Enjoy your t-shirt " back home in Indiana" and we'll see you on another trip. Steve Topol, owner

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Good beer and plenty of food. We liked the chicken fajitas. Beer specials every day. Also a mystery beer.

Thank Joycebbee
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Joyce, your a peach. Thank you for your wonderful review. Glad you enjoyed our establishment and our offerings. Come back to visit and see what mystery beer we're serving that day. It will surly be a surprise. Thanks again, Steve Topol, owner

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Outdoor deck was nice in summer other than the traffic. Deck is OK for dogs. Portions are very good, food is excellent. Service was good. Prices average for Tahoe. We were there for lunch.More

Thank Bob R
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thanks for the nice review Bob. The traffic noise is unavoidable since our restaurant is on the main highway, across from the public beach and Lake Tahoe. But if we have another winter like last year, we may end up with a lakefront restaurant, and...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Who can turn down margaritas, chips and salsa? We ordered at the bar because there was a lively local happy hour crowd. It was fun.More

Thank Debbie C
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you Debbie for your wonderful review of Blue Agave. You're right; you can beat the view. And our customers are wonderful, happy and entertaining. They are a real asset to the ambience of our establishment. Come back to visit from one iof the most...More

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Questions & Answers
8 August 2016|
Response from SaradarShaswati | Reviewed this property |
I really cant help on this one. I did check it out myself through tripadvisor itself and the menu did show.
16 February 2015|
Response from Steve T | Property representative |
Thank you for your heads-up WriteBrai. We just changed our host to Go Daddy and something is definitely wrong. I'll look into this ASAP. Thanks for taking the time to send me a note. Steve Topol, Owner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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