130 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410737.780423 -122.391646
Neighborhoods: Central East, South Beach
excellent variations on traditional mex plates – The food in this place is top notch. I love Mexican food particularly taqueria food. This place takes it up a notch on both and does not gouge your for the hell of it.
Now on to their bar. I have never understood why when a place bills itself as an expert on something why they double their prices. They don’t pour a shot of tequila better than anyone else but they sure charge like it. I mean yes they have high end tequilas but their regular shots are $3-$4 more than anywhere else. They are so proud of their margaritas that you better bring your black Amex if you intend on having more than a couple.
Keep you drinking to a minimum here and you will be fine. Great place to start off the night but get your drink on elsewhere
$4 Margs during Giants Games – This is a good spot to go before/during/after a Giants game. During the game margaritas are only $4! and they are pretty strong! A whole game time filled with $4 margaritas made for a good game! I didn't get to try out the food, but the place was packed with people grubbing, so I'm guessing it's pretty good! When the Giants game ended the bar got WAY too packed for my liking, so I left. :( But I will be back for more $4 margs in the very near future!
Excellent tequila, charming servers & great Mexican food! – If you want the real deal on all levels go to Tres Agaves. I recently went with a group of friends for margaritas and some various dishes. We really enjoyed the fish tacos and the guacamole was insanely good! We also had some of the slow cooked carnitas ? mmmmm?.so good. However you have to try the tequilas. We had a tasting party and learned about the real history of tequila. No shot glasses here, all tastings were served in appropriate spirits glasses. We had a fabulous time.
Won't be returning – This place has gone WAY downhill since my last visit. Even on a ball-game night it wasn't filled.
Totally overpriced, service mediocre, the only thing I enjoyed (at not as much as I used to) were the margaritas. We would have been better off eating at Chevy's. I won't return.
Its good but Better to go yourself – So, go there and get a bite. Service is pretty lame, but not awful. I wouldn't go here on a weekend or with a date I was trying to impress, but for a casual meal and some tasty, potent drinks, it'll do. I also wouldn't come looking for enchiladas, fajitas, and the like as they are nowhere to be found.
I was told by the waiter that a group got priority over my date and I!! – I have to give it one star because the food was good. However, after I sat down, a group of 4 to my right and a couple to my left got their food way before we did, and I got there first! I asked the waiter what the problem was and he said that a group takes priority over my date and I. I sat there for 30 minutes without drinks or food. I kept asking for the appetizer and they kept saying 5 minutes. In fact, when the food finally came, the appetizer came AFTER the main course! That's not the worst part: I kept asking for tableware and a napkin and never got it. After 45 minutes, I HAD TO GO TO AN EMPTY TABLE AND BRING TABLEWARE FOR MY DATE AND I!! There are much better places with the same quality food in San Francisco. Try Zazil in the Westfield Mall, Tommy's Mexican Restaurant and Colibri. You'll get better service and the tequila is just as good.
As a note, my bill for TWO people was $134.00. Not worth it for the horrible service I received. Go there for drinks, but avoid dining. Best to sit at the bar. Believe me, I told all my friends about this experience.
- Carlos Rios
Totally radical at any price!!! But the price IS nice. – I went here after a Giants game at AT&T park, which is walking distance. The food was really good. I had pastor tacos and they were solid. All of the food is served family style with shared sides. The portions are huge. I think I've got a huge appetite and there is no way we could have finished it all. And the price was just right. Dinner and 2 beers each for 2 people and it was under 50 bucks. I'd go back. Twice.
Great Food - Even Better Service – Although after arriving, I realized not the best place to dine alone - I still had a great meal and time.
The tequila is great - but the food AMAZING. I enjoyed the beef entree' it was an amazing blend of spicy and cool. The peppers and cilantro were amazing. I truly enjoyed it. I enjoyed the Mexico Margarita as well, a wonderful complement.
I have to say, being the only solo diner in the restaraunt, on game night as well - I was treated incredibly. My server Dino - was amazing. Making sure I had what I needed and checking in on a regular basis. Never onlce making me feel awkward for being alone, actually using it as a ploy to get me to order dessert. It didn't work, the food was too good.
Thanks to the staff and chef for a wonderful experience. I can't wait to bring my friends my next trip to SF.
What a disappointment! – I must say I was highly disappointed with my recent trip to Tres Agaves. After reading mixed reviews, I decided to try it for myself as I love Mexican cuisine. Upon being seated we waited a good 10 minutes before being greeted by a server, which happens, I can overlook that. What I can't overlook is the luke warm water, extremely long wait for food, drinks and the bill, confused server and mediocre food at best. The server kept blaming things on how "busy" the restaurant was, which is always unprofessional. For one, we made reservations at 5:45 and the restaurant was not busy at all, yes there was a Giants game, but isn't the restaurant aware of this ahead of time?? Moving on, once I received the margarita I ordered, I was pleasantly surprised, however not enough to enjoy my overall experience. The margaritas and location are the saving graces of this establishment. Overall, I was disappointed and will not be back.
P.S. Maybe "Eric" should spend more time fixing the glitches of his restaurant and less time refuting negative reviews.
Good for groups – This is one of the few places in the city that can comfortably accomodate big groups. The private room is really great for big big groups, too. Service is always pretty solid. Their house margaritas are pretty good. If you go during baseball season, you're likely to run into huge groups of fans who take over the entire bar area. The food is really pretty good and authentic.
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