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The Blue Agave

425 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-8113
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“carnitas” (13 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
425 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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1 - 10 of 236 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Good choices from vegan to meat eaters. Great service and friendly staff. We ate dinner for my son's birthday, while we were in Tahoe. We would return!

Thank 1terry2015
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, Terry for your wonderful review. So glad your son had a great experience dinning with us on his b'day. Look forward to seeing you on a return trip. Thank you for your business and review. Steve Topol, owner.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I grew up on Mexican food so I have a lot of experience. The salsa was good. Our server was a gentleman with a dry sense of humor. The bus boy was authentic and genuine. The food was average. Worst of all were a couple...More

Thank PFCwinner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch and pleasantly surprised. One of the best Mexican restaurants. Service was 5 star, food was delicious and prices reasonable. Our dishes had beef and there were Hugh chunks of tender beef and plentiful. Great job Blue Agave!!!More

Thank Donna M
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Donna for your "amazing"review. You being from New Mexico, you are totally familiar with good Mexican tastes and favors. Your glowing words make us proud of our product and service and make it easier for us to meet the challenges of the restaurant...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

chose this place because it was dog friendly. decent mexican food. great margaritas. good chips and salsa. prompt friendly service.

Thank Charlie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family meal for Mexican. Large restaurant. Sitting outside is available. Our server was very nice. Unfortunately, my son's burritos had to be corrected once or twice. My steak fajitas were very good. The nachos appetizer was plentiful and very cheesy. Decour inside the restaurant is...More

Thank pfavia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything was excellent! The chips and salsa, burrito and ambiance. Sat out on the deck with beautiful views of the lake. Definitely will return and recommend to any visitors I know traveling thru the area.

Thank etrifecta
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks you Trifecta for your wonderful review. It makes it all worth while to know we made you happy and content. Thank you for your business. Steve Topol, owner.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful staff! Food is good...not the best Mexican I've ever had but hit the spot and truly nice people and a great location!

Thank Dave R
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Dave. So happy you enjoyed your visit to Blue Agave. And we love you guys, too. Steve Topol, owner

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of 4 - two daughters aged 6 and 13. Upon arriving there was a wait list - which was our first sign we were in for a treat😁 The menu is diverse and tantalizing for anything Mexican - the children's menu...More

Thank AlbertaBabyDoll
Steve T, Manager at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. Thank you, BabyDoll. We're so happy you enjoyed your meal with us. I'm so overjoyed with your review that, for once, I'm speechless. I'll let the staff read your review and it will certainly buoy their spirits. You've made our day, and for...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

While visiting Lake Tahoe we found The Blue Agave restaurant and decided to give it a try. We got there and were told that it'd be a 15-20 minute wait An HOUR later, we were seated! An hour? Really? We were finally seated the server...More

Thank Motek23
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Living in California I have had many fine meals at many Mexican restaurants, but I would have to put this one at the bottom of the barrel. I would say basically it is a tourist trap so be forewarned. The chips are fine but the...More

Thank BearsLair72
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

We don't serve slop and we're not a tourist trap. We've been here for 23 years, with great success, so we're not going anywhere. We don't cook our fajitas in sizzling oil. Nothing on our menu advertises that we serve sizzling fajitas. And I'm not...More

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8 August 2016|
Response from SaradarShaswati | Reviewed this property |
I really cant help on this one. I did check it out myself through tripadvisor itself and the menu did show.
16 February 2015|
Response from Steve T | Property representative |
Thank you for your heads-up WriteBrai. We just changed our host to Go Daddy and something is definitely wrong. I'll look into this ASAP. Thanks for taking the time to send me a note. Steve Topol, Owner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-583-8113
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