130 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410737.780423 -122.391646
Neighborhoods: Central East, South Beach
this is the place to be – i've been reading alot of "bad and stuff about this place" so i decide to take a few freinds there and check it out.
great food, great margaritas, but crowded – Tres Agaves has become successful not because it's trendy, but because the quality of the food is always good, and the tequila drinks are of the highest quality. We always are served promptly, though this place is often crowded now that the after-work yuppies have found out about it. I highly recommend it and have been there literally dozens of times.
Fun Place! – Since I work in the neighborhood, I go there pretty often. Love the place, great margaritas and food... YUMMY! Love their Fish tacos, Carnitas, Carne Asada.... Pretty much, everything they make!
I always recommend for group of friends, any celebration, bday, etc...
Great vibe! You'll love it!
???? – I do not understand this place. The food, not great. The drinks, okay. The service, hideous.
Management??? I will not be returning. Potential is great here, just the space itself, but they do not come close to being an upscale mexican restaurant.
Great Food, great service---MUY AUTENTICO – I had heard many good things about TA, and was excited about going. It definitely lived up to the hype. The food was succulent, and the tequila selection was great as well. I would definitely recommend a margarita instead though. It was a little loud, so wouldn't be ideal for a romantic date, but fun with friends would be perfect.
go for the drinks – In the bar: the drinks are delicious and so is the guacamole. There were plenty of people filling our water glasses but it took forever to find anyone to take our drink order. In the restaurant: the food was completely mediocore and a total let down.
Great food & margaritas – A wonderful dining experience. I was with a group of eight people and all of us had different meals. The food, while mexican, is not your local taquaria. This is highlands food that is served in the best restaurants in Mexico. I can't think of another San Francisco restaurant serving this type of food.
The tequila selection is massive and the bartenders are well schooled in the different brands.
Tasty drinks but that is all – My hubby and I tried Tres Agaves after seeing one of the drinks on TV. We're big fans of tequila, so we thought we'd give it a try and were looking forward to how a bartender could best showcase tequila. We made reservations and were seated promptly enough. Our waiteress was okay, not the friendliest and certainly not very attentive at all. We ordered three drinks throughout our meal and enjoyed them. That was the only highlight. There were plenty of low lights from the disappearing waitress (it's hard to order a drink if you can't find a person to place it with) to uneventful food. We've had good Mexican, Spanish, Latin food and as most people, we've less than favorable fare. The food was whatever. It wasn't good and it didn't make us sick, but it wasn't the best part of our experience by any means. My work picked up most of the tab, which made it bearable to pay the prices that we were... but after reading the reviews posted here and the responses from management, it cements our decision to never go back. Service is key to a good dining experience. If the food is going to be bland and boring, it makes sense to at least make patrons happy by having friendly waiters and waitresses. It seems like Tres Agaves banks a lot on its location and drinks to draw people in, but I just can't see why people would want to spend substantial time here. For the tequila naive, it's a sticker shock moment to see how one drink can cost $14+. Without any sort of effort to educate patrons or give a little dog-and-pony show, it's a shame Tres Agaves doesn't utilize its one big selling point. Oh wait, you might get drunk from a few drinks and stung by the bill, leaving patrons to stick around until they're capable of getting up. My recommendation is buy one high-end tequila drink and then go elsewhere for a better time out.
We apologize for ANY negative service experience. As I mention frequently, we do screw up a couple of tables every day. But we always try to make up for it.
As for the issue of not being able to see how "one drink can cost $14". This is simple math; some drinks cost more than others, just like some glasses of wine are $7 and some are $17 and some are $27. All restaurants follow a simple mark-up formula, and ours is way below the norm due to our 2 ounce pour. We absolutely DO NOT overcharge for drinks. And, please remember, we ALWAYS pour a 2 ounce shot.
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The food was mediocre at best, it was bland and the steak was chewy. The TINY servings of salsa are a joke. Margaritas were too sweet with A LOT of ice. The best part was that we almost left without paying because our waitress was so out of it that she never came back. Don't waste your time.
Salsas servings are unlimited, and free. Please just ask for more.
Every margarita we make has two ounces of Tequila. If you like less ice please just order it with less. However it should not have been too sweet. But please remember we do not use a mix. Each one is made to order, so we can screw up from time to time.
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Go for the Margaritas! – As other reviewers have commented, this place has superb margaritas. The tequila flights are good too.
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