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Agave Mexico Bistro

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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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2845 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301-1223
+1 303-444-2922
11:00 - 22:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The restaurant has changed hands, and the menu has changed since I last went there. I regret the changes - there used to be a choice of several salads, all quite good, and now there is only one. One of my favorite fish dishes, chilean sea bass tamarindo, has disappeared. I think there are less molcajetes than there used to... More 

Thank Fay W
Boulder, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I really wanted to like it, but as stated in other reviews the service was poor and the menu is off. We had the carnitas and you could see that it was dry before you even attempted to eat it. If you are going to to do the molcajete thing, then your chefs should know how much to pre-cook and... More 

Thank Karly511
Upland, United States
Level Contributor
8 reviews
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

This place is trying to hard to be unique. They serve a dish that the waiter describe as a type of a fajita dish, I believe it was called mocajito. So we get this super hot crock with raw onions, tomatoes in a tomato juice with two pieces of beef jerky type meat, two small pieces of chewy chicken and... More 

Thank Kelly K
Boulder, Colorado
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163 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Went here with a large group from work, we were the only table occupied on a Friday around noon. The decor in this place is pretty nice, tables are comfortable and it was a good place to be able to talk to one another. The chips salsa and guacamole are nothing special, kind of on the small portion size. Enchiladas... More 

Thank Virgil_Boulder
Boulder, CO
Level Contributor
166 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This place is trying to be something that it cannot obtain. Fine (and expensive) Mexican food they are not. They seemed understaffed during our visit. Our waiter was so new that he didn't even know the menu. The fajita were cold and terrible. Shouldn't they be sizzling when the arrive at the table. Mine were so cool that the waiter... More 

Thank The_American_Couple
Homer Glen
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134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

and outstanding Mexican food. Don't bypass the chance of eating and enjoying the service at this restaurant. We made reservations but our party of four was running late. The hostess made us feel at ease and even called the other party to make sure, they were fine. Amazing service from the beginning to end. We also had to try the... More 

Thank SidBo
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144 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Chanced upon this spot tucked in a strip center. Atmosphere is a little dark but we enjoyed attentive service and a light supper. Tableside guac was the highlight.

Thank Cotney
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95 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

On our first visit here we really liked the ambiance, nicely decorated areas both upstairs and downstairs, beautiful cantina and fireplace! We tried every kind of rice and beans they had but found the black beans and the cilantro lime rice not fully cooked, I loved the perfectly done salmon ranchero though! We went back later on and it was... More 

Thank MaryLOVESRivieraMaya
Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The service here is just average. However the tableside guac, the margaritas and the smoked salmon quesadilla are delicious. Great Happy Hour.

Thank Nelly G
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Agave deserves a much better write up than the reviews below suggest,at least in terms of the food. We lived in NM for 10 years and not until Agave opened did we find anywhere to have Mexican food in Boulder. We love the mlocajetes and the chicken enchiladas with green sauce. As goods any green sauce we found in Santa... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2845 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301-1223
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: +1 303-444-2922

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?