Agave Restaurant | Atlanta, GA

An Eclectic Southwestern Eatery & Tequila Bar, Agave Restaurant has been an Atlanta mainstay

Photographer, Mark Petko first covered Agave Restaurant in the predecessor to this site (Spoonfed Atlanta) in January of 2010.  I thought is was appropriate to visit Agave in January 2013 to see what has changed in the past 3 years.  As it turns out, not much has changed and I mean that in a good way.  I always appreciate consistency in a restaurant, Agave Restaurant has been a long time favorite of mine because of that fact.  One thing has changed- Agave has added Chef Bryan Yockey to their team.  Before working at Agave, Bryan was the sous chef at Barnsley Gardens.

Atlanta Food Photography of Agave Restaurant

Cayenne Fried Chicken- Spicy buttermilk marinated fried chicken topped with poblano drizzle served with mashed potatoes and grilled corn

exterior front of Agave Restaurant Atlanta View of Atlanta Skyline from Agave Restaurant

If you haven’t been to Agave Restaurant, it’s in the heart of Cabbagetown, across from the Oakland Cemetery, with some great views of the downtown skyline which are visable while walking into the restaurant.  I would describe Agave’s menu as Southwestern comfort food.  Think spicy fried chicken, slow braised beef short ribs, enchiladas and grilled shrimp over jalapeno/cheddar stone ground grits.

Southwestern comfort food

Barbacoa Beef Enchiladas- Beef short ribs braised in a New Mexico red chile mole, rolled in blue corn tortillas topped with queso fesco, pico de gallo, chile sauce & cilantro

southwestern comfort food

Spicy Tequila Anejo Shrimp- Jumbo shrimp grilled and sauteed in a fresh lime and tequila cream served with a jalapeno & cheddar stone ground grits cake and grilled asparagus

Head to the tequila bar at Agave Restaurant where they have over 100 tequilas and appetizers are ‘two for one’ from 5pm-7pm, nightly.

100 tequilas at the bar Agave Restaurant Tequila Agave Tequila, Atlanta

fish tacos from Agave Restaurant server at Agave Restaurant

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Agave will be doing dinner and drink specials as well as off-the-menu dining for the entirety of Valentine’s Day Weekend (Feb. 14th, 15th, & 16th).  Reservations are recommended.

Mussels from Agave Restaurant




Tip:  For the mobile savvy..check in on Foursquare while there to get a free appetizer on Mondays through Wednesdays.

food photography of agave restaurant atlanta

Tenderloin Medallions- Chile rubbed, center cut, tenderloin fillet sliced and pan-seared over a roasted tomato, garlic and chile tequila puree served with mashed potatoes, fried cayenne onions and grilled zucchini

Agave Restaurant

242 Boulevard SE Atlanta, GA 30312


Open nightly for Dinner

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