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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 good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“chips and salsa” (24 reviews)
“fajitas” (12 reviews)
“rice” (7 reviews)
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
425 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to get off the Resort property and do a little exploring since the weather was crazy windy and most of the lifts at Squaw Creek were shut down. So we drove past The Blue Agave and couldn't help but notice the huge totems...More

Thank Calisurfer97
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Surfer for your nice review. Those totems attract a lot of attention and I'm glad you noticed them. Sorry for they delay being seated Saturday. We just finished a long waiting list and we were letting the kitchen catch up on the wheel of...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We ate here after receiving a discount coupon from a local hotel we were staying at. We chose to split a platter with chicken, steak, and carnitas and also had two margaritas. The drinks were very good and they had a very large selection of...More

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Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you BAE for your great review. Glad you enjoyed my restaurant and the excellent setting. Be sure to visit us again; hopefully we get some snow soon to make it a "winter scene" from our restaurant windows overlooking Lake Tahoe. We'd like to leave...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We came in after waiting over an hour at another restaurant. They were able to seat a party of 13 in 5 minutes and there service was fantastic. We have been here in the past and the food is always delicious. The kids had a...More

Thank comp788
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thank you Comp. So glad we were able to handle your group. And our staff is fantastic. I’m so proud of them. Thank you for you kind words and wonderful review. Come back soon. We’ll try to get you some snow. Steve Topol Owner.

Reviewed 26 November 2017

We had a wonderful experience at the Blue Agave. We really enjoyed our conversation with the owner who has been there for 20 years I believe. Don't forget to try the jalapeno margarita. It is delicious.More

Thank Jeremy S
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you Jeremy for your kind words. We enjoy getting to know everyone who takes the time and spends their hard earned money at Blue Agave. We thank you so much and the fact that you enjoyed meeting me makes me feel especially proud of...More

Reviewed 23 November 2017

This was just average Mexican food. We tried it cause it was open. Good service. And they had a bar so they met the minimum requirement.More

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Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Roma, I’m confused by your review. You call our food “average”; that our service was “good”; and that we had a bar that met the “minimum” standards. But you rated us 2 stars which amounts to “ poor” under TripAdvisor guidelines. What did we do...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017

I came here with a large group for dinner. The service was adequate, the portions large, but just your average Mexican sit-down restaurant food. I had a chile relleno. The breading was sort of stale and mushy at the same time. Beans and rice were...More

Thank Erin L
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Sorry you think we're ordinary, Erin. We've been in business for 23 years so we must be "special" to a lot of locals and tourist alike. We sell so many chili relleno's that they never stay around long enough to get stale or soft. We...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Good food, good chips, cheese enchilada and pork tamale very good, good Service, awesome view of Lake Tahoe. Perfect atmosphere!

Thank mtbracki
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Thank you mt for your great review. It is much appreciated. Steve Topol, owner.

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We have been here several times over the past 15 years. I guess we go so long between visits that we forget their is a reason we don't come very often. We do like the location as it is on our Tahoe route. If you...More

Thank Ally G
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hello Ally. Could you please let me know when you were at my restaurant and describe the person who waited on you. Your experience is not acceptable to me and I want to discuss it with staff. Thank you, and sorry for our performance. Steve...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We love Mexican food and were sampling different nachos on this trip. We had the carnita nachos which were excellent. The weather was perfect for sitting outside watching the world go by. Great service and value. Even bought a Tshirt!

Thank xtlmc3u
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you xtimc for your kind words. So happy you enjoyed the wonderful weather at Tahoe and outdoor seating at Blue Agave. Enjoy your t-shirt " back home in Indiana" and we'll see you on another trip. Steve Topol, owner

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Good beer and plenty of food. We liked the chicken fajitas. Beer specials every day. Also a mystery beer.

Thank Joycebbee
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Joyce, your a peach. Thank you for your wonderful review. Glad you enjoyed our establishment and our offerings. Come back to visit and see what mystery beer we're serving that day. It will surly be a surprise. Thanks again, Steve Topol, owner

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Questions & Answers
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, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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