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Agave Roja

807B Ocean Trl, Monterey Plaza, Corolla, NC 27927-9610
+1 252-453-0446
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“enchiladas” (48 reviews)
“guacamole” (77 reviews)
“camarones” (17 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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807B Ocean Trl, Monterey Plaza, Corolla, NC 27927-9610
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly folks. The tacos were soft shell, which I liked. There were quirky pictures which I liked. My wife got shrimp, I got fish. The tacos were good and the chips and salsa nice. Went after a wild horse tour (it is in the same...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Agave Roja is always at the top of our list when we are here on vacation. Good salsa, great habanero mango guacamole. The Chamorro entrée is outstanding. This is not order by number Mexican food. You pay more but the quality is there. Steve and...More

Thank Bones42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good but the service was TERRIBLE. Not welcoming even though it was pretty much still the off season.

Thank cunningham201810
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough wonderful things about this restaurant. Besides the food being so amazing we had to go back to eat again and to get take out again, the staff is just beyond amazing. Steve went above and beyond to make my daughter's birthday...More

1  Thank morphicmom
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Small local place. Cozy atmosphere. But be warned you may not be able to get a seat here, especially with a large party, without having a reservation. We saw at least 40 potential customers turned away at the door due to not enough space and...More

1  Thank Jourdan A
Reviewed 1 April 2018

A Friday night with friends. Welcomed immediately. Seated immediately. Friendly service. A Friday during Lent, I went for fish tacos. They were great. A side of rice and beans were perfect. The Modelo was served in a cold glass. A great experience.

1  Thank rathercook
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I are from San Diego and consider Agave Roja the best Mexican restaurant east of the Mississippi. So many Mexican restaurants on the east coast are disappointing, but not this one. Our server the last two times was Mattey who was friendly...More

1  Thank Del D
Reviewed 28 February 2018

we keep coming back and Agave is still the best Mexican! The drinks are awesome, the food is better! Maddie our server is so friendly and nice to make you feel welcome. the chile con carne enchiladas were delicious as was the tortilla soup. Recommend...More

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch here so much that we returned for dinner. The chips and salsa were the best ever. Then I had chicken quesadilla which were stunning. I was not all that hungry for dinner so had an appetizer with fish tostada, again delicious....More

1  Thank Judy G
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We had pretty high hopes for Agave after seeing pretty good reviews and it was one of the few restaurants open on an off season Saturday night. They seated us promptly and even suggested we order quickly to get ahead of a large party as...More

Thank MrClarasDad
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michele c
1 July 2015|
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Response from John M | Property representative |
We do with enough notice. Please call.
michele c
1 July 2015|
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Response from Angel T | Reviewed this property |
They do take out orders but not if they're really busy. I would suggest arranging an early pick up
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
11:30 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807B Ocean Trl, Monterey Plaza, Corolla, NC 27927-9610
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: +1 252-453-0446
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We visited the last week of June, 2012 and they told us they had only been open 10 days. They handled a party of 15 as if they were doing if for years. The salsa was unbelievable! The food was light fresh and delicious!!
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