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The Blue Agave

425 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-8113
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“chips and salsa” (25 reviews)
“carnitas” (13 reviews)
“beans” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
425 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our taco lunch at The Blue Agave. Great views of the lake and very friendly (and quick) service. Very affordable - we found Tahoe food to be especially pricey but this was a great value. Super kid friendly. We loved their tacos.More

Thank 103carolyng
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Carolyn for your kind words. Families are our sweet spot and we’re happy you found us on your trip to Tahoe. Mexican food is just the right price point for families and we’re glad you enjoyed all we have to offer. Please come...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped in yesterday after our Tahoe Gal boat cruise. Our server, Noe, made the dining experience. He was helpful with menu questions and had a great sense of humor. We had the chimichangas and they were amazing. We’ve been to Tahoe many times and haven’t...More

Thank abmartin71
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thanks for your great review, AB. Yes, Noe is a gem of a person and a longtime, loyal staff member. Over his 20 years of working at Blue Agave, there have been very few days when Noe wasn’t on his game, making people comfortable while...More

Reviewed 5 October 2018

Dog friendly and very friendly to the dogs. The lady brought out a water bowl for our girls and treats. That is always a plus for us. Margaritas were goooood.. Food was very tasty. Would defiantly good back. Great views of the lake .More

Thank jatomafsky
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thanks J Low for the terrific review. We love having dogs at our restaurant. Never a problem and our guests love having their dog nearby, rather then leaving them somewhere else. Thanks for taking the time to write your review and we’re glad you had...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

The food is good, service great, and it's relaxing right on the street. Fun place to people watch and get a good burrito. Not expensive and friendly staff.

Thank Putt7464
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Your the man, Steve. Thank you for the great review and business. Hope to see you again soon. Steve Topol, owner

Reviewed 30 September 2018

We enjoyed a very nice lunch on the deck. Friendly service added to our meal. The chips and salsa with a margarita was a nice start to lunch. The combo plates were very flavorful and a nice size. The view of the lake was a...More

Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you G&S for your kind words and wonderful review. We try to hit the mark with everyone who visits us. We’re glad we made your visit happy and satisfying. Great news for our staff. Your review was a real “pick me up” for our...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We visited just off season in early September. We didn’t have to wait for a table and had very attentive wait staff. You can eat outside but the temperatures cool down significantly so we opted to dine inside. I had the chimichanga and my husband...More

Thank Jnietupski3
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you Ski3 for your great review. We try to make all guests well welcome and we’re glad you enjoyed the food and marg’s. It’s always nice to see we hit the mark with you and hope you return on your next trip west. Go...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We travel to Tahoe often and this is one of our usual places. Margaritas are yummy and the tequila selection is amazing. You can sit outside and look at the lake...its just gorgeous!!!

Thank cgiguere
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Thank you, cgig, for your great review. So glad you enjoyed your Marg’s and the great view of Tahoe from our building and all the action in Tahoe City. And thank you for your loyalty to Blue Agave. It is sincerely appreciated. Steve Topol, owner

Reviewed 11 August 2018

Terrible Fish Taco plate. The tortilla was flour & right out of the package, it was cold and the side was beans (barf) cold, no seasoning at all, and some kind of gross carrot salad. Never really tasted the fish, the amount was small and...More

Thank JoyceC1503
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Hello Joyce. I was helping in the kitchen today and must have made 20 fish tacos. I didn’t hear any complaints from any of the servers that there was a problem with any fish taco. If you don’t like anything we serve you, tell the...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018

We were a group of 14 that just rocked up without a booking after spending time on the Lake. The server was not put out, made up a table on the terrace for us and gave us great food with great service at a great...More

Thank LL1949
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Thanks LL for your business and review. Our service and kitchen staff are first class and experienced in handling large parties. Most have worked at Blue Agave for over 15 years. Please visit us again. We'll have plenty of "jugs" of margaritas available for you...More

Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Stayed at the hotel next door and had a coupon. Pleasantly surprised at how good the food was. The service was excellent.More

Thank Carl F
Steve T, Owner at The Blue Agave, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

Thanks Carl for your great review. We have a very close relationship with the motel and all their staff and it gives us pleasure that you enjoyed yourself at Blue Agave. And thanks for venturing the great distance between your room and our building. Such...More

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Questions & Answers
8 August 2016|
Response from SaradarShaswati | Reviewed this property |
I really cant help on this one. I did check it out myself through tripadvisor itself and the menu did show.
16 February 2015|
Response from cltopol | Property representative |
Thank you for your heads-up WriteBrai. We just changed our host to Go Daddy and something is definitely wrong. I'll look into this ASAP. Thanks for taking the time to send me a note. Steve Topol, Owner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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