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El Agave

2304 San Diego Ave. Second Floor Ste B, San Diego, CA 92110-2896
+1 619-220-0692
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“moles” (39 reviews)
“cilantro soup” (10 reviews)
“mole negro” (9 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2304 San Diego Ave. Second Floor Ste B, San Diego, CA 92110-2896
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although a bit on the pricey side, there's a good reason. The cuisine is much better than the average fare you will find in this part of San Diego where lines are much longer. Most of my group ordered mole dishes and all reported great...More

Thank moviegeekjn
Reviewed 1 week ago

The waiter was very friendly and helped guide us through their menu with great suggestions. Good margaritas and 3 salsa with chips. Enjoyed the tartare, cactus nogallis salad and pork dishes with mole. Away from the tourist area, so more comfortable and calm.

Thank Marna01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is cozy and nice. The service is good, but we are VERY disappointed with the food. This is not the original Mexico taste or recipes! The tortilla soup made with something like Canned tomato soup... Black mole with a lot of sugar, not...More

1  Thank 96isabelak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Agave is an reasonably elegant restaurant without being stuffy. In an Diego, we have loads of casual and touristy Mexican restaurants, but El Agave serves delicious Mexican food served in a white tablecloth atmosphere. The decor is fascinating too because there are hundreds of...More

2  Thank 1022ValerieG
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Hasn’t been to this place in over ten years but it lived up to my memory! I love the decor with the tequilas all over in the cabinets and wall enclosures. The ahi tuna tacos were just ok, wouldn’t recommend but the mole sauce and...More

2  Thank Flipwils
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Absolutely spectacular food. Authentic Mexican dishes with terrific flavors and sauces. Many, many Mole options. I had the filet with a spicy Chipotle sauce and grilled vegitables.

3  Thank AZBell
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Virtually the entire menu is gluten free. Classy service. Between 3 of us we had 5 different moles and they were all to die for. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Leesonw
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Great food. Lobster starter was delicious. Colleague enjoyed tuna starter. Duck with mole negro had a rich flavour with dark chillis, and the duck was cooked perfectly. Tried flights of tequila. The aged ones were particularly good.

3  Thank bw9
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We have been visiting El Agave for 16 years and it has been one of our favorite restaurants. Whether you want to try one of their literally hundreds of tequila brands, or taste their amazing food you won’t be disappointed. One of our favorite dishes...More

2  Thank rich_pickett
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Food: Fantastic; i had the poblano mole over pork; had a wonderful flavor with moderate heat; drinks were great; warm and friendly staff; will be back next time in San Diego; highly recommend; great for couples, families;

1  Thank rjfmd88
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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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2304 San Diego Ave. Second Floor Ste B, San Diego, CA 92110-2896
    (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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