Chicago >Food & Dining > Blue Agave
1050 N State St, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061041.901477 -87.628345
Monday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Central, Near North Side
Worst food ever! – Went to Blue Agave last night and had a horrible experience! My boyfriend had the shrimp fajitas and the shrimp tasted spoiled and overcooked. The refried beans were rancid and the "fries" that came with my ribs were stale as was the cole slaw! The margaritas were good but I dont think I would ever return to this place. Not worth the health risk!
GREAT FOOD! GREAT DRINKS! – Great place to get together with friends for drinks, food and to watch sports.
Great food! – Something must have changed.....older reviews comment on bad, spicy food. I don't like spicy food and I loved this! Had a combo platter and every thing tasted different, not all the same. Great drinks. Husband had a daquiri and was the best he ever had. Friendly waitress and all staff attentive. Fun to people watch over the balcony.
Good food better Ritas! – I used to hate the food here. Not sure if there was a ownership change or a new chef/staff but my lunch Sat was delicious. Steak fajitas came out hot and tons of meat and veggies. Our waitress was very attentive and the bussers were constantlly clearing glasses and plates and re-filling our water...which you need for the STRONG ritas! I will go back again aand again.
Bad Bad Service – waitresses/bar staff seemed ot only be paying attention to members of the opposite sex that were their own age. BAr maid kept our change without asking. Margaritas were good, but I've had better.. Okay--but they need ot send their staff to customer service training.
Named for the plant used to make tequila, this Mexican cantina is known for its powerful margaritas. – Papier-mâché toucans add a south-of-the-border feel to the long, U-shaped bar and balcony dining area. Decor includes beer and tequila logos on neon signs, banners, flags and umbrellas. The menu includes quesadillas, tacos, flautas and enchiladas, as well as entrees such as cheese- and chili-stuffed chicken, skirt steak with salsa and chicken Oaxaca--baked in a paper bag, covered in mushrooms and bathed in spicy red sauce.
The food is far to spicey – I had the enchiladas with Mole sauce (which from my experience is usually pretty mild) and it was so spicy I took two bites and was finished.
The margaritas were fine, though, and this place is reasonably priced for the neighborhood it's in. But I would suggest going elsewhere.
Best on the rocks margaritas, no doubt! – I moved away from Chicago a few years ago and still miss Blue Agave's margaritas! I've lived in Texas, traveled many time to Mexico, and tried other "top rated" establishments and nobody's compare! Drink up!
Food and service not good – The food has never lived up to much but it is true that they make a good margarita. That is about all I can say. It is walking distance from my house and I still stay away unless I have a week moment.
Food Terrible! – We ordered take out from this place and could not believe how AWFUL the food was. Unfortunately we only learned this after arriving home and eating the food. The entrees were full of spice but completely lacking in flavor. Do not order the Chicken Oaxaca! Can't really comment on the service.
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