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“Great New Mexican Restaurant in SS”
Review of Blue Agave

Blue Agave
Ranked #113 of 261 Restaurants in Saratoga Springs
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

The place just opened this spring after a thorough renovation of the previous site. We both enjoy Mexican cuisine and make an effort to check out new eateries in the city. This is the latest addition, and the newest to offer Mexican menu. We were very pleased with the attentive wait staff, and even more so with the food. Although the Mexican beer on tap was replaced with bottled version, supposedly due to mechanical problems with the tap, it was OK. The steak fajitas is one of the best we've ever had: a large meaty piece of tender beef, whole black beans instead of the usual mush, and well prepared yellow rice and vegetables that came with it. It was so good, we had to share it. The other dish we had, chicken enchilada, was a generous portion and just as delicious. Both dishes had well balanced flavors and unique in presentation. Indeed, we agreed that this new restaurant, to date, is the best of the selection of Mexican restaurants in Saratoga (4 at last count). Since the place was just renovated, we agreed that the decor is work in progress. We will come back for the food, first and foremost, and the service is also good.

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Reviewed 16 May 2016

Hubby loves Mexican, restaurant is fairly new, so we went. GREAT interior, fun wall colors, nice seating spaces but LOUSY acoustics. Food was ok, had Mole Chicken and a Chicken thigh special with peach salsa- dishes lacked the wonderful visual punch of the interior, needed sides of sour cream, guacamole, some color and taste variation. Did I say it was LOUD? Our server was lovely. Delivery of food was timely, Margaritas were great. BUT, we could hardly hear each other, seated across from each other in a booth. Work on noise control and we will be back. Or as hubby says, "we went twice, first and last time.

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Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

This was our second attempt to eat at Blue Agave after our reservation was randomly cancelled a few weeks before so they could clean for their grand opening, according to the staff member who called me. We made a reservation for a party of 6 after the Kentucky Derby. We were seated promptly and the restaurant was not overly busy. We ordered a pitcher of the specialty blue agave margaritas. Probably a first for us, the drinks were literally too strong to drink and we are not rookies. We ordered two appetizers, the chorizo cheesy dip was excellent and I didn't even get a bite of the empanada. It was really not enough for 6 people to split. Wish the server had given us a heads up, we would have ordered two. For dinner, one person ordered the chicken mole, one ordered a burger and four ordered different varieties of tacos. It took over an hour for us to receive our entrees and the place never got really busy. The chicken mole was fried, which was unusual. The burger was cooked as ordered, tough to get a medium burger. The tacos were very good but we were not sure what took so long to prepare our dishes. Three different people came over to say our meals would be right out but no one did much about it. We still were not drinking the margaritas and no one asked about that either. No one seemed to care if we had a good experience or not. We were very disappointed. We don't plan to return, much better Mexican a few blocks away.

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Reviewed 10 April 2016

What a difference in service and attentiveness from the previous restaurant that was here Leon's. The New Blue Agave had a friendly hostess and our waitress was very attentive and drinks were served up quick. We had the $5 blue agave margaritas which were fine, but my husband liked his mojito. We both loved that there were short ribs on the menu so he had the short rib enchiladas with red sauce and i had the short rib tacos. we both loved them. It does cost extra to add rice and beans, but honestly i would have been full after the three tacos they serve. Overall a good experience and we will definitely check them out again. the taco options are worth going back alone. Salsas served with the chips were good as well.

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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Had dinner at Blue Agave on Friday night of April Fools Day. Bobbie our server was wonderful. my drink-vodka mojito $9-was a vodka club soda with a mint leaf and a dry lime wedge. not quite a mojito. I just drank it anyways-figured new bartender? I asked for my entree without the sour cream sauce slathered on top-it then it came with the sauce. Bobbie took the plate back and brought me a new one within 10 minutes. Tortilla chips were unseasoned and perhaps from a bag-but the salsa was good. the tacos were very very good. Ok, fine-excellent. The tacos were excellent. The decor was non-existent, which is fine with me...it's not a modern art museum. Every aspect of customer service was 100%. I have no problem with food/drinks being imperfect-it's all about the experience. This restaurant is definitely going places.

Thank lesleyenglandfamily
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