In America, tequila's popularity skyrocketed after the release of its theme song and moonrocketed after the song's accompanying dance. Channel your inner Pee-wee with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $12 for a Passport to Tequila tasting experience for one (a $25 value)
- $22 for a Passport to Tequila tasting experience for two (a $50 value)
- $40 for a Passport to Tequila tasting experience for four (a $100 value)
One Thursday night a month, tequila lovers visit with representatives of three different makers to sample up to nine tequilas—a mix of reposados, añejos, blancos, and the occasional specialty variety—while learning about the tequilas' history and other fun facts. A passport stamped at each station lets sippers remember their favorites from the night. Upcoming tastings are scheduled for June 27, July 25, and August 29.
Cien Agaves curates a cultured and diverse selection of authentic Mexican specialties including 13 taco varieties and 100 pure agave tequilas. The bar staff carefully selects the handcrafted reposado, añejo, and blanco varieties, which lend their spicy warmth to mixed drinks that have garnered the Phoenix New Times's 2011 award for Best Specialty Margaritas. Diehard tequila lovers can also make the restaurant's "Tequila Hall of Fame," reserved for those who taste each of the 100 tequilas. Citrus-marinated steak and beer-battered shrimp comprise a few of the tacos, available by the handful or platter.
The multileveled restaurant features catwalk seating in the upper level and an outdoor beer garden with stone fire pits that crackle along with the laughter of evening guests. During regularly scheduled tasting events, Cien Agaves features three specialty tequila artisans and welcomes guests to sample their craft. Representatives from each company are available at the events to answer questions and encourage responsible tasting.