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El Agave

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Mexican, Southwestern
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408 N US Highway 281, Johnson City, TX 78636-4855
+1 830-868-0812
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United States
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266 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We like Mexican food, so chose this restaurant for dinner. Place was not crowded, menu had good selections. They have tongue and tripe which is sometimes hard to find. Chips were good, salsa tasty and spicy. Margaritas were not the best we have had, but were not bad. Barbacoa plate was very good, green enchiladas with beef was also good.... More 

Thank pasherry
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shared a bowl of tortilla soup, a tamale and a Barbacoa taco. Flavors all good, but soup was mostly broth, a few bits of chicken, some avocado slices and clumpy, stringy cheese. The tamale was small and dry. The taco was the best of the 3 choices, served on a flour tortilla. Service was average, as was the food.

Thank Dirk M
Anderson, Tx
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had just come from Pedernales Falls SP & were all starving. This was the 1st restaurant we saw & knowing we all like Mexican food, we stopped. We were greeted with a smile, it was very clean & decorated beautifully. The food was beyond delicious, we all walked out with full, satisfied bellies.

Thank Pam J
Blanco, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

My husband and I go there every Friday night for the Chicken Fajitas. The drink is included in the price! you cant beat that. The service is always excellent. Highly recommend. The food is always great!

Thank pugler1222
Johnson City, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The food was good, not great. They serve one kind of margarita, one way only. The prices are fair, but servers barely speak English and no one is especially friendly.

Thank donnamoser49
Loveland, Colorado
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235 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

El Agave is the best restaurant we have discovered in a long time. It's not overly fancy, just a place with very reasonable prices for very tasty food. In my party of seven, every one of us thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.

Thank Ken S
Cibolo, Texas
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Very good. A little spicier than I like on some things but abundant flavor! Prices were good as well. Beautifully decorated as well.

Thank Rosemary H
Round Rock, Texas
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Roadtrip from Austin to the LBJ Ranch and Historic Site. Severn people, including young children, stopped at El Agave for lunch on a Sunday. What a wonderful surprise. Excellent Tex-Mex. Friendly, authentic service. Good ambiance. New building. Convenience, right-on-the-highway. Outstanding value. Bar setup looked good, with TVs, etc. Can't recommend more. Anytime heading out to Johnson City or Fredericksburg we'll... More 

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221 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I used to see these signs in NYC which means you can be open for business. Now they post a letter grade such as A or B or even pending, for their health review. I can't comment on the health department rating here, although it looks clean and tidy, but the breakfast I had was at standard. Pancakes, eggs and... More 

Thank micyer
New Braunfels, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We visited Johnson City and decided to stop and eat Mexican food. Found El Agave on Google. It was approximately 3pm so it was not crowded. I had the cheese enchilades. The cheese was real !! Stringy cheese with some oil on top. So good!! If you like cheese enchilades then you must come here! I will go again. I... More 

Thank laurenlc2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 N US Highway 281, Johnson City, TX 78636-4855
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Johnson City
  • Phone Number: +1 830-868-0812

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