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The Blue Agave

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425 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-8113
11:00 - 21:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Agave with friends. We had their guac and it was amazing. We also had Margaritas. The food was delicious. We order chimichangas and some burritos.

Thank ejvelazquez
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this review

Thanks EJ for your kind words. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us. Next time you visit from Philly, could you bring us some cheesesteaks from Tony Luke's, with wiz? About 20 will do. I'll buy you a Miller draft to pay you back. Thanks Pal, Steve Topol, owner More 

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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

First, the location is an older building that has renovation controls. That is to say that as much as the buildings may need updates, they cannot do most. Still, they look out over the Blvd and to the lake. Parking can be tough but not bad. The best parts are the people and the food. I always enjoy our staff... More 

Thank renoboyd
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this review

Thank you Boyd for your terrific review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Blue Agave and so happy you enjoyed the food and the staff. We work hard to make sure people are welcome at the restaurant and their meals are tasty. You're right. The various agencies and the cyclical economy make it difficult to keep properties up to... More 

Stockton, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of fresh food. Great service. We will be back. Loved the cheese enchiladas. Beautiful view of the lake.

Thank mgallup65
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this review

We love you too, M. Come back soon. The enchiladas and the Lake are here for your enjoyment. Steve Topol, owner More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We stoped here after taking a drive through Lake Tahoe. My husband wanted a "light snack". We ordered margaritas, and split a lunch special. We also ordered a side of guacamole. We are very glad we stopped here. The atmosphere is comfortable. The servers were friendly. Our tacos were delicious as well as the margaritas. The refried beans and rice... More 

Thank AgeS78
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this review

Thanks Age for your great review. Glad you listened to your husband and stopped for a visit. Wish my wife listened to me more often. Men are always right, you know. Thanks again and see you on another trip to Tahoe. Steve Topol, owner. More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Welcome was pleasant but food not the best. My meal was over salty and did it's best to repeat on me all evening. Husbands fajitas were pretty dull too. Did not enjoy

Thank Sianeyb
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived at the restaurant with out 4 year old and shown to a cosy booth at the window. Annie was given crayons to draw with while we tried to decide what to have from a large menu. We had shrimp quesadilla and chimichanga which neither of us could finish. This's place will be on the list next time we're in... More 

Thank joewicklow
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this review

Hey Joe, glad you made the decision to visit Blue Agave. We love families and we want kids to feel comfortable and relaxed when with their parents. Seems like your 4 year old was a happy camper. And when your happy with your meals, we have a winner. Come back soon. We value you, your family ,and your business. Steve... More 

West Linn, Oregon
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped into the Blue Agave because it was close by our motel and had good reviews in the past. We were in Tahoe City in mid-September, so the peak of the summer season was over. We got an indoor table with a view of the lake. The menu was extensive. Carnitas (pork) seemed to be a specialty so I... More 

Thank WeekenderWanderer
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this review

Thanks Weekender for your wonderful review. It's so much fun to share with our staff reviews which are so positive. We sincerely appreciate the fact that you were so complimentary of Blue Agave and our food and service. Be sure to wander back soon, weekend or not. We're open everyday at 11:30am. Thanks for your business, Steve Topol, Owner More 

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255 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We had a couple of meals here, service was great, food plentiful and the outlook onto Tahoe was beautiful. We'll worth a visit.

Thank Surreyite
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this review

Thank you for coming all the way from Surrey to eat at Blue Agave. What an honor. Surrey is so diverse; beautiful countrysides and exciting cosmopolitan cities. I'm honored you found our little Mexican restaurant to your liking. I still don't understand cricket, but I love watching the Derby at Epsom Downs. Next time explain to me the whole cricket... More 

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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I had had the shrimp fajitas with no cheese or sour cream with black beans and rice because I'm vegan .It was very good , but a little pricey for what you got. I was with my dog and he brought out a bowl of water and dog treats for my dog.I also had a margarita which was very strong,... More 

Thank boxerlovermom
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this review

Hello Boxer Lover. Happy you and your buddy enjoyed your time at Blue Agave. We love our animals and we're happy to host them. I am also pleased we could accommodate your dietary restrictions. So it was a win-win-win for everyone; you, your boxer, and us. Please come back soon. Steve Topol, owner More 

Monroe, New Jersey
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108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This restaurant was the first one we went to at Lake Tahoe, because it was close to where we stayed. Big mistake. We were there for lunch. The service was slow. It took 30 minutes for our meals to arrive. I had the carne asada, which was absolutely tasteless and forgettable. The margarita was awful. Our group was not impressed.

Thank Capebum
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this review

Sorry Capebum. The first restaurant you hit and we were a miss. I guess I even screwed up your margaritas. I probably made it, since I run the bar. It was a busy weekend, so it took time to get the food out. Even though our food is "tasteless and forgettable" we've been in business over 20 years, with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?