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El Agave Taqueria

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1285 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn, CA 95603-3445
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San Jose, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

It took nearly an hour to get served our meal and then it arrived only warm, not hot. My wife ordered a ground beef enchilada and a shredded beef was served. My pork was listed as a speciality of the house but it too was not hot and was rather dry. The tortillas were so pasty they they all stuck... More 

Thank joelp786
1 review
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My family and I love this restaurant. I moved up from So Cal and have high standards for authentic Mexican Cuisine. Not only is the food delicious, the owners and employees treat us like family. Try the Camerone Diablo, or just a shrimp quesadilla. 👍

Thank Alan and Audrey L
Auburn, California
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

El Agave was very authentic food and excellent service. While the location in a strip mall is nothing exciting, the food more than makes up for it. They have a small selection of beers and wine too.

Thank J S
Lake City, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Great place, really nice people. We ordered the guacamole to have with our chips/nachos just because they brought it out as a suggestion [nice sell tactic, by the way]. It was AWESOME. There were actual groans coming from our table! The food was generous and very yummy. This is on my "if I am within 50 miles" stop off from... More 

Thank Kathy M
Grass Valley, California
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Service is unbelievably poor and the food is just slightly above that. It smells fantastic from the outside, but is less charming on the palate. Good Mexican food in Auburn really doesn' exist.

Thank Shady G
Auburn, California
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124 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Went here for the first time today. Ate with a small group. Everyone said their meal was very good. I had a three taco lunch special. It was very tasty.

Thank 1947-FORD
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

The only thing I can say is the chips and salsa were good. We asked for a couple minutes to look at the menu. We set the menus down a few minutes later. NO staff came back to take our order in the next 10-15 minutes although there were only 5 other people total at 2 tables. We proceeded to... More 

Thank Renee B
Northern California
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406 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We read about El Agave on Trip Advisor so we decided to check it out for ourselves. Our waitress was personable and fun and overall service was great. The decor was very simplel Mexican style but not a lot of chachka's adorning the walls . The TV was playing a soccer game in Spanish but if I had a preference,... More 

Thank Blooms65
Cool, California
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Absolutely love this restaurant for good Mexican food. I cannot pass up their shrimp burritos with green sauce. Half at dinner and half the next day for lunch. Their shrimp cocktails are amazing. Top it off with a Modelo Especial on tap and it is a winner.

Thank Barbara S
Weimar, California
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

We ordered the chicken fajita, a bean burrito and a pork & a beef enchilada. Out of everything the chicken fajita was eaten by everyone. My husband couldn't tell the difference between the two enchiladas. Said they both tasted the same. I don't know about authentic mexican food as others have compared it, but I've had better and worse. Don't... More 

Thank Clevs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1285 Grass Valley Hwy, Auburn, CA 95603-3445
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Auburn

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