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El Agave

$$ - $$$Mexican,
111 N US Highway 281, Johnson City, TX 78636-4855
+1 830-868-0812
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good45%
  • Average26%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“taco” (3 reviews)
“enchiladas” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
111 N US Highway 281, Johnson City, TX 78636-4855
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Because friends wanted to eat here, we agreed to go again -- although our last experience there was horrible. This time was a little better. At least the waitress got the orders correct. I guess it's just not like other Tex-Mex food I'm used to...More

Thank Charleytoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The El Agave sits back, off the road, Hwy 281. It is easy to drive by. Nice interior, clean, friendly staff. The menu is extensive, reasonably priced. Chips and salsa arrive as soon as you are seated. Their daily specials are worthy of consideration, include...More

Thank 510dele
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

This is a decent place to eat. The service was good, prompt and reasonably priced. The portions were plentiful and the chips were thick and tasty.

Thank plbbob
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Although neither of our meals were exceptional they were both good. Portions were good sized. Service was very good. My wife had chicken with rice and charro beans, I had beef and chicken fajitas. Both chicken dishes were good the beef was somewhat flavorless. Tortillas...More

Thank wacotom
Reviewed 28 December 2017

This is a very nice, clean and spacious restaurant. The wait staff is courteous and helpful. Menu is very extensive and offers many choices. The green enchiladas with green sauce are fantastic. So glad we happend upon them and will certainly return

Thank Kae M
Reviewed 14 October 2017

After a four hour drive to visit Pedernales Falls we arrived at Best Western. Glad to be out of traffic and out of the car we were hungry and did not want to get back out on the road. We were glad to find El...More

Thank Virginia C
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I was traveling from North Carolina to Arizona taking the scenic route and visiting both the Lyndon B. Johnson State and National Parks. During my trek I happened to drive by El Agave and decided to give it a try for dinner. There are not...More

Thank wbullseye
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This proved to be a well-run and friendly Mexican restaurant in this rural Texas town. The food was delicious, with a good level of spice to it. The service was prompt, with my food coming quickly and my glass never allowed to run empty. The...More

Thank MikeBHR
Reviewed 18 July 2017

With not much open but the local Dairy Queen( which we tried first but nobody ever answered the drive thru speaker), it was good. The service was friendly (although our server had to keep asking another to translate for her) She kept the margaritas coming...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017

This joint has great tomatillo sauce and they know how to prepare the shredded chicken for an excellent green chicken enchilada. I have to remove some of the cheese to eat them, but that's just me. Their refried beans are also excellent. The rice is...More

Thank 1twangster
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 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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