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El Agave

) #8 of 17 Restaurants in Johnson City $$ - $$$ Mexican,
408 N US Highway 281, Johnson City, TX 78636-4855
+1 830-868-0812
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good47%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (4 reviews)
“taco” (3 reviews)
“tongue” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
408 N US Highway 281, Johnson City, TX 78636-4855
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Reviewed yesterday

There were several tables and booths filled. We got chips and salsa quickly. The chips were warm. Drink orders taken quickly but it took quite a while before they were delivered. Food was ordered and arrived very quickly. This was the Texas plate which had...More

Thank OWL78654
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

El Agave is a popular restaurant among the locals from the Texas Hill Country. The price is right and the food is very good.

Thank PatSnyder
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Was passing by and stopped to get lunch. I was kind of iffy but the food was really good. The staff was nice and on top of it.

Thank amadrig1
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This restaurant is a short walk from the Johnson City Best Western. We entered and were told “sit anywhere”. That by default - meant lost time for the server to find us. Order was taken and drinks delivered. I have a thing about servers re-filling...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Have been here twice before but won't be back after tonight's visit. 1. Every table (13)needed bussing and the one table had not been wiped down that the waiter practically forced us to sit around. 2. We chose the fajitas mixed for two(beef and chicken)...More

Thank 78133mom
Reviewed 5 March 2017

With few late dining options in Johnson City, El Agave turned out to be a good find! Almost next door to the Johnson City Inn, it looked like we'd be stuck with whatever was available. Instead we enjoyed a generous meal and tasty margueritas, freshly...More

Thank karavans
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We stopped for lunch and were not disappointed. The chips were good, the nachos loaded with good things, the soup was good and generous portions. We all enjoyed our meals and would return here. The decor was fun and bright.

Thank Kathy0726
Reviewed 11 February 2017 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...More

Thank pasherry
Reviewed 4 February 2017 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...More

Thank Dirk M
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...More

Thank Pam J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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