Sweet Agave Bar & Grill

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52 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tex-Mex
Tex-mex restaurant located in Washington DC. Happy Hour Daily 4pm - 6pm

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vipEllen
Washington DC
107 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday. They gave us a free dessert😊!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food for reasonable prices

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vipFancyNancy
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint & cozy! Great food & service. It’s as good as Guapo’s but not on steroids. A more varied menu. The staff was extremely nice & helpful!

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vipHsolfoodie
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food & service. A fun lively atmosphere.

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Spike
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On Valentines Day but we got there early and was able to find parking out front. As the tables filled up, our server's attentiveness did not diminish one bit. That is tough to do and the food service and atmosphere helped me to give my wife a Valentines Day to remember...in a good way!

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vipABBA
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Been here many times before. Food is always good. But this time we waited almost an hour to get our food. I’ve never seen it that busy as it was this past Friday night. I’m hopeful it was a one time thing. Staff is very kind and polite. They were just swamped. Normally I’d deal with it, but with little kids it’s hard to sit at a table for 50 minutes. They ended up filling up on chips and never really ate their dinner. Very disappointed, but hopefully this was a one off.

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vipFrequentlyouttodine
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best values in Mexican food in DC- great value and very attentive service as well.

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vipPunch
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. Good service. We will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff and ambiance. Food was delicious and the margaritas were fantastic. Yay for happy hour prices and yummy appetizers!

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vipdlee
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food was terrific, as was our waiter. However, the restaurant was seriously understaffed, which is why I rated it 3.0 overall. Our waiter was really hustling the entire time we were there, but did his best to be attentive and made great recommendations; he was very helpful. Despite his best efforts, though, it took an hour to get our food! Clearly the kitchen was understaffed. Again, food was great, but the wait was unreasonable.

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Bonappetit
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice friendly restaurant. I like the fajita platter and the house margaritas are just right for me.

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vipottsjr
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in DC. Great food. Great service. Love it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always delivers-Service, food, value, ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was exceptional. A little bit in the noisy side, but to be expected with such a kid friendly environment. Excellent value.

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RNC1
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience. Good food, good service. Will come back again!

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vipMissyF
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A group of college friends gathered for a mini reunion and we could not have picked a better spot. Sweet Agave was perfect -- delicious fresh food, friendly servers, great cocktails, and an atmosphere conducive to talking. I will definitely be returning with my family and friends .

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Bonappetit
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The house margaritas are always welcome and the fajita platter hits the spot.

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vipcarolw
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Great birthday cake and candle

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viplola
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Enjoyed the live music

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SashaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a big group for a confirmation celebration--food was awesome and service as well!

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DeborahB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious carnitas tacos!

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vipJRDC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious mole and Cadillac margaritas

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vipJoanB
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They were super busy so we waited a long time for our food. But the staff is lovely and the food excellent.

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AidaM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We are very excited to see that your restaurant is doing well! Food was great and service is commendable. Good luck !!

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viptbone
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great BBQ Ribs and Fajitas, Cook made special shrimp dish for my wife who is gluten and garlic intolerant which she loved.

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vipSpacey
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place! The food was good, ambience very cute, and service was excellent. I definitely will be back!

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MaryJane22
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great margaritas! Nice neighborhood bar/restaurant

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vipMayaB
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was our second trip to Sweet Agave. We went to get a bite before going dancing at Glen Echo Park. We love the food, and the table service is very friendly. This salsa that comes free with fresh chips is especially delicious. I had some delicious fish tacos, and my partner enjoyed the enchiladas carnitas. This time, the restaurant was very busy, and it took a long time to get our meal. Our server volunteered to take one entree off the bill, which we thought was way more than required, but very kind. We will definitely be back soon.

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Schwaebin
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We has a great dinner here, everybody was very content and happy! The frozen margarita strawberry is a real tip!!!!

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MaryB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sweet Agave is coming along nicely as a neighborhood go-to. Quiet, friendly, attentive service, good Tex/Mex food. Highly recommend the fish tacos. And the Margaritas.

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viptbone
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fajitas are very good and sizzling, welcome addition to neighborhood eats. Chef accommodated wife's garlic free request.

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vipChip
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Hidden gem. Went during Happy Hour so crowds were not an issue. Service was great, food very good, although neighborhood setting makes parking a challenge. Will definitely go back.

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vipLouise
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, friendly, family friendly atmosphere, friendly service. Nice to have this place in the neighborhood.

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vipRed5
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have come to expect good food, friendly and attentive service from servers/ bartenders who recognize me. That’s exactly what i got tonight! As always the staff is friendly and welcoming. They greeted me with a smile, a menu and and immediately asked me what I would like to order. The attentive nature of the staff is fantastic. Another good experience! Thank you!

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vipRed5
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Another good meal at Sweet Agave! Becky greeted me and my friend with a smile! She was warm and welcoming and so was the rest of the staff. As always the experience was solid. Becky is friendly and easy to talk to. The other servers and support staff are friendly and welcoming. This is a great neighborhood spot and I’m so happy it’s here in the neighborhood! Thanks Becky!

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vipRed5
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is the second time I’ve come into Sweet Agave, and again Becky was behind the bar. I walked in not knowing there was a big party going on. There was a great energy in the room with everyone socializing and eating/ drinking. Everyone’s energy in the room was amazing thanks to the staff and the kitchen. Becky seems so comfortable behind the bar and giving everyone good service. A fun night with good food! I’m definitely going to be back soon. Thank you to the back of the house for another good meal!

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vipRed5
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good experience. The food was good. The service was good. The atmosphere was good. I will be back! Becky was the bartender and she was nice and able to answer questions I had about the food and recommend the patron margarita. I think this is a good neighborhood place and I’ll be back soon! Thank you!

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Rabbitt530
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic food, gracious and friendly service, fun and relaxing setting - ALL Around Five Stars! *

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vipCapitolFile
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great neighborhood spot for friendly service and good tacos.

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vipFinedyne
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We have been there several times in the past and always enjoyed the food and thought the service was fabulous. The waitstaff we had in the past was always extraordinarily welcoming and friendly. They were also very flexible on the menu and offered to do anything we wanted however we wanted it. This time, however, someone knew was on the premises and destroyed the whole evening, a Father’s Day dinner. She was argumentative, competitive, rigid and forgetful. She neglected to bring one of the appetizers. She told me something couldn’t be done and then pestered me about whether I wanted it, how I wanted it, the conditions under which I would accept it, how I wanted it, all eliciting the same answer She later returned with more of the same badgering. She brought me the dish the way I had originally hoped to get it, but it was inedible. Part of it was raw. There was some strange substance in it that made it stringy. When she was pleasant, at her own whim, she was intrudingly so. She overplayed the niceness that it bordered sarcasm. I will stay away from this restaurant an amount of time that might give her an opportunity to leave, be trained or be fired.

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