Agustin Kitchen

100 South Avenida del Convento Ste 150, Tucson
(520) 398-5382

Recent Reviews

Shawn Pendley

You will find interesting and creative dishes on the menu here as well as twists on old favorites. I find that dinners are exquisite at Augustin Kitchen whereas lunches are good, but nothing spectacular. To be fair, it could just be due to the daytime's ambiance, menu selections -- or a relaxed effort. At any rate I really enjoy coming here day or night. It's a good date-night restaurant.

Tim Bucciarelli

Great location with lots going on over the weekend. Come early and walk around the other businesses. Grab a drink at the bar if not dinner. Dinner is good across the board. Overall very enjoyable.

Duane Anon

First time patron, very disappointed in the quality of the food and preparation. The Rib-Eye was less than a half inch thick and nothing special. For $38 I would expect better quality and thicker. The mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli were also nothing special. One of my guests $28 salmon, while a generous portion had to be sent back to the kitchen twice to get the center cooked. The others in my party who ordered bonless pork were pleased with theirs. They had an adequate wine and liquor selection and the service was excellent. I expected a really good steak for $38 and now I feel taken advantage of and I won't bother to waste my time again with so many excellent restaurants nearby.

Chris Hsieh

Visited with a party of 6 last night and we were able to call ahead and reserve a table which was incredibly convenient! The food and drinks were fantastic; however, our server ruined our experience. He wasn’t very enthusiastic about our dining options and instead, was very curt and borderline rude. When my friend ordered a club soda with cranberry, he asked incredulously “In the same drink???” Which made my friend feel humiliated. He forgot part of the order and didn’t apologize when we reminded him about it and didn’t apologize again when it finally arrived at the very end of our meal. He wasn’t attentive or professional and for the type of restaurant, he felt very off-brand.

isabella tay

Food was good. Well done burger came well done. Fries were decent but not exceptional. Price was a little high for what you get. $18 for a burger and fries. We had lunch menu; I hear dinner is better.

Mr.

From appetizers to entrees, everything was prepared perfectly! Service was excellent! I wish I lived close by so I could visit regularly! Thanks to the Augustin staff for the nice finish to our evening!

C Jones

The menu here is in constant flux...which can be annoying when you desire something you have had before. But everything is awesome every time. So no matter what you order it will be great. I had the best filet in my life here...but it's now but a cherished memory. I'm hoping that it wont be a one off.

Marc

Arrived Friday afternoon around 1:30pm and the restaurant was barley a quarter full. We were seated promptly but the Waiter took his time coming to our table. He took our order but it was ten minutes or more before he brought our diet cokes to us. We waited another 20 minutes or more for our AK Burger to arrive . Server never asked to refresh our drinks. The waiter was not busy or rushed as we could see he meander around the kitchen, wipe silverware etc without glancing at the tables he should be overseeing. The food was good but the service was less than expected when paying for a 16.00 plus hamburger. When I went to pay with my credit card the waiter brought back the receipt for me to sign but left my credit card at the machine. I gave a tip as the Waiter has pleasant but his lack of attention and lack of motivation to be in the restaurant business needs improvement.

Denise Kennedy

Food was good. Well done burger came well done. Fries were decent but not exceptional. Price was a little high for what you get. $18 for a burger and fries. We had lunch menu; I hear dinner is better.

Jane Hathaway

Ordered well done and medium burgers. Got one raw and two very rare. Soggy fries barely warm. Very pricey for what we had. Four small pieces of bread for the table for five dollars. Could have had a little more for an extra three! Probably want go there again.

Jeff J.

I heard about this place and meant to visit a long time ago. When some colleagues suggested it last week at the last minute I was all game. It turned out to be a cool, little spot. Service was on point and the food and drinks were quite good. It is a bit on the pricier side but I think it is worth it. Will definitely be back!

Olya Olya

I don't know what's happened to my favorite place to eat . But after this experience never more . We ordered mussels, baguette and fries . Mussel's liquor was too alcohol kind , not evaporated. Was impossible to eat , bread was old , just hard not crispy even they tried to warm it in oven . Fries were excellent. So I left hungry . Husband got Huevos Rancheros, salsa was so acidic that he just ate two eggs in it . For baby we ordered scrambled egg and sausage , eggs were very good . Coffee wasn't good , latte was better. So after this 80bucks breakfast we went to eat our breakfast to Maynard's... and were upset that we didn't do it before Agustín

Kathie Miner

great atmosphere. bartenders were suoer!

John Dehnert

Food was good. Service was poor. Appetizers came out with and after the meal. Waited well over 40 minutes for food. Restaurant was slow we were some of the only people there. I assume our wait staff was new and untrained.

Gina Scherer

Delicious freshly made food and beautiful to look at. Our service was excellent as well. The restaurant is in the corner of a wonderful plaza with live music and cool shops. Great place to take an out of towner!

Kay S.

We visited for lunch the day before Thanksgiving with a large multi-generational group. The restaurant was not busy but service was very slow (to clarify, the server was great but the order was taken after some delay and our food came about ONE HOUR LATER). I had the skillet. The eggs were undercooked and I should have sent them back. The dish tasted odd though I was very hungry (having waited a long time) and went ahead and ate much of it including the eggs, toast and many of the brussel sprouts. In the middle of the night I had a serious bout of food poisoning, throwing up repeatedly over the next few hours. I was weak and unable to eat for days. I think the eggs or cream in the sauce were bad. My Thanksgiving -- and that of my extended family in from multiple cities -- were pretty much ruined as we were supposed to host. A complete bummer. Hopefully my stomach will eventually get back on track. I do not like leaving this type of review as I appreciate that even very good businesses can make occasional serious mistakes around food quality... the food business is very hard and unforgiving. However, I was unable to find contact info on their website to let them know what happened in a more direct / less public way.

Rory V.

Thanksgiving buffet was horrible. The food was uninspiring and stale and the warming trays were mostly empty. The large stainless salad bowl was completely empty. The dessert pastries were pathetic. The entire dining experience was a waste of money. Two adults, one glass of cheap wine and a forced 20% gratuity totaled $154. Never ever again will we squander our time and money at Agustin Kitchen. We are horribly disappointed with our dinner choice this Thanksgiving.

Eileen L.

We had reservations for the Thanksgiving brunch/dinner buffet this year. I was very disappointed in the food and the service. The turkey - including the dark meat - was very dry and the sides were just OK - not very good. The prime rib was good. It was very disappointing that we could not get "regular" bread or rolls - only sweet breads. I expected better food when the buffet price was $55. This was a buffet so I didn't expect much from the servers other than to clear plates (which was slow) and to refill our drinks (iced tea and an Arnold Palmer) along with our water. We did not get refills at all. To top it off, we were charged a 22% gratuity for a party of 2 - not what I expected and not worth a $20+ tip for no refills and a buffet. Certainly wasn't worth the $140+ price tag for 2 with no alcohol consumption. I would have loved to give this local restaurant a great review - you disappointed me Agustine.

Karen Scrivano

Pretty restaurant. Food gave both my husband and I diarrhea the next day (we had the same thing). Service was erractic and slow but they let us longer and spend time with our kids and her m

Steph D.

My coresident and I ate outside on the patio. It was about $20 for the lunch special cheeseburger. It was a thick juicy patty and the service was great! Seemed like finer dining for burgers

Dave McElwaine

Good or Bad, it's a roll of the dice. We have been to Augustine Kitchen dozens of times because it is close to our home, has a varied menu, and is a nicely designed space. When it's good, it is really good. But, our last visit was unfortunately a common occurance. Sitting at the bar, we had trouble getting a servers attention, and had to ask for menus. Likewise in ordering a beer...it took forever. The burger, when properly cooked, is really great as are the herb fries. But, as happens at least one time in three, the burger was raw. The server apologized by saying the "kitchen was backed up". What does that have to do with serving raw meat? I had ordered a gluten free bun, but the burger came on four small separate pieces of bread. There was no way to eat the burger except with a fork and knife. When asked, the server admitted that they had been out of gluten free buns for quite a while. Then why take the order? The reason I gave this review two stars instead of one is that they did the right thing and comped the meal.

Donna Mattson

Great outdoor ambience, but hugely expensive. Food was good but not great.

Anne S.

Fabulous shrimp with risotto and angus burger in the bar. Great service and excellent house red. Ended up here after the long line and circus on the patio. I can totally see how annoyed the bar staff is doing beer for the Seis crowd. Would totally return here and by pass Seis.

Amber B.

We went here with a large group for a birthday dinner. The night began well. We made reservations, got sat right away, and ordered our drinks quickly. The cocktails were delicious! Everything took a turn for the worst when we ordered food. The appetizers didn't come out before the food. Well, one did but the rest didn't. And one of the apps didn't come out at all (but was on the bill and we had to ask for it to be taken off). The entrees (and the apps) were served randomly. One entree was so early, and our guest was too polite to eat without us, that the food got cold while she waited. It also took over an hour to get everyone's food out. During this time, our server was MIA. We had no drinks and random food. Once I finally got my entree, I was horrified. I had the Cioppino and it tasted like cheap marinara sauce with overcooked shellfish in it. I couldn't even find the server to send it back. I think she was completely embarrassed by the kitchen. In the end, the manger came over and bought the table desert but I was still so disappointed. This is not a cheap restaurant and I expected more. S

Aleeta Alice

Very good food, beautiful environment, nice staff, highly recommended, easy parking.

Darlene M.

When a restaurant has such a small/limited menu they really need to make sure that everything is cooked perfectly and as requested. Also their website is not very clear on the fact that on Saturday and Sundays they do not serve lunch, they only serve brunch and dinner. Nor do they have soups or specials. The ambiance is really nice inside and in the courtyard. My daughter and I enjoyed our food but .... it took about 40 minutes. We had a two year old with us which made the waiting seem even longer. Also the restaurant was not busy! Which when I called to make the reservation that morning they implied that they were super booked for parent weekend and UA homecoming. Not even a third filled when we were there, inside or outside. The children's menu is fabulous with a variety of items to chose. Big portions on the kids meal. Very good for the price point. My daughter and I both had brunch dishes. Both were good. She had the Salmon Gravlax Asparagus Benedict and I had the Skillet with bacon. The guys had the AK hamburgers which was not prepared as requested, and they were only so so. Unfortunately the hamburger was smaller than the bun and the bun over powered the hamburger. The herb garlic fries were mostly oil and some garlic but very little herb was in it. Our waiter tried really hard to make up for the incorrect hamburger order and apologized multiple times.

Julia Levine

I’ve been here many times and always had great experiences. My friend wanted to have a birthday dinner here and we had high expectations.

Carol

Great food and staff. Easy parking. Lots of shops around to enjoy.

Raymond Rugg

My meal was extremely disappointing, ordered the Cioppino the sauce had so much lemon it was like eating a bowl of acid, paid extra for bread, which was very dried out and hard, for $33 it was barely eatable, should have sent it back but the scallops, shrimp and fish died to be eaten and not dumped in trash. For the price you would expect better quality control.

Betsy Allen

Great dinner and drinks spot with a very cool vibe ✌

Rochelle M.

One of the most amazing meals I've eaten in my life. Oysters were spectacular! They have a happy hour menu with surprisingly well-priced food and drinks. Service was polite and attentive but never hovering. Beautiful space. I loved it, awesome place for date night, family occasion or just enjoying a cocktail on a warm summer evening. I will definitely be back.

jackmE440QB

Great Happy Hour menu and pricing. Our party of three enjoyed the burger, Mezze platter (hummus) and an extra order of garlic herb frites..everything was delicious. We could have probably all shared the platter and been happy. Service was good. Great atmosphere as well.

Hannah W.

This is a great brunch spot. The dishes are fresh, clean, and satisfying in all the right ways. The wine list is on point and the dining room is the perfect mix of comfortable and classy. If you find yourself in the area post meridiem, Agustí­n has a stellar happy hour (3-6 daily). I'm particularly fond of the pesto chicken sandwich - a Barrio Bread base topped with a tangy sheep's milk feta and accompanied by thin, well-cooked and seasoned fries. The sandwich (like some of the other menu options) is a bit pricy, but the ingredients are high quality and worth it. Give yourself a bit of time to stroll around the Mercado before or after for a sweet treat at La Estrella or a coffee at Presta. Alternatively or in addition, walk down to the MSA Annex.

Kenneth W.

We returned for brunch, partly because the management sent me a gift card. I have to say, this meal was quite an improvement. Our eggs were cooked beautifully and the house sausage is delicious. We picked an off hour so the noise level was fine. I was impressed by the number of staff gathered in what appeared to be meetings. Perhaps they were discussing sports, but my guess is they were seriously working. I certainly would come back and expect another good meal.

Leo T

It is dinner time at 5:30pm Saturday. Not very many people maybe it’s because it is raining outside and puddles of mud. But the atmosphere in here is upscale looking and the food prices are also a bit on the medium pricey side $$$. The hibiscus margarita is strong but has good flavor. I asked for red wine but he gave me Pinot Grigio, but it’s all good. The sirloin peppadew is pretty good flavorful with mint, horseraddish. The ciopinno is flavorful and shrimp and scallop is cooked perfectly but the chicken in the risotto is a bit dry.

Becky McGrath

Mario was unpleasant from the start. My food was incorrect and I guess that annoyed him because I got no apology or offer for something else. Mistakes happen....could have been resolved if he would adjust his attitude. You work with the public dude...at least fake it.

Rebecca M.

First time visit and will be the last. Our server Mario either was having a bad day or possibly hates his job based on the poor service we received. I ordered a chicken sandwich with no Mustard. After waiting more than 20 minutes for 2 sandwiches I noticed that Mustard was put on the bread and then scraped off. When I let Mario know he simply said, I will tell the kitchen. He walked away without asking if I wanted anything else other than a to go box. why would I want to take home something I didn't like or order? I guess he thought he did me a favor by taking something off the bill that I did not order. I am aware that what the kitchen does is not the servers fault but the IDGAF attitude was! I was left eating fries for lunch. They were good as was my brothers sandwich. This was a mistake and could have been resolved with a server with a different attitude.

Jade N.

I'm a Tucson local now living in Phoenix who just needed a taste of home this past weekend. I came to Agustin Kitchen with my boyfriend and was instantly regretting the fact that I had never been here before. It was SO GOOD. We started our meal with the baked oysters which were divine. I knew I wanted a Manhattan to drink, and order the house version, the Montenegro Manhattan, which was a savory take on the classic with amaro and orange bitters. And for dinner, I had the Salmon, which was paired with aldente beluga lentils (I had to ask the server because they were to die for, and I've never had something like them before). My boyfriend ordered the Sea Bass which was on special and also fantastic. We were both so happy to have finally visited Agustin Kitchen and will absolutely be back.

Kathy Kolmer

Try the old fashioned and the mussels. Happy hour is exquisite!

E.M. Porter

Food is ok, though pricey and limited in selection. Have a drink here for the atmosphere but eat at Seis in the same plaza.