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 today’s Groupon to Cien Agaves, located in Old Town Scottsdale. Choose from the following options:
- For $12, you get a Passport to Tequila tasting (a $25 value).
- For $22, you get a Passport to Tequila tasting for two people (a $50 value).
- For $40, you get a Passport to Tequila tasting for four people (a $100 value).
Tastings usually run the last Thursday of each month from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.; the next tastings will be December 29, January 26, and February 23.
Cien Agaves curates a cultured, diverse selection of tequilas, which lend their spicy warmth to mixed drinks, including the Phoenix New Times’s 2011 Best Margaritas, and a one-two punch of flavorful samples during the restaurant’s three-and-a-half-hour tequila-tasting extravaganza. Three featured companies deliver liquid tours of Mexican agave lands with full spreads of their succulently juiced products—typically a reposado, añejo, and blanco from each, with occasional specialty sips. Representatives from each company will be available to answer questions, and chips and salsa will be floating around to cleanse palates and mystify participants with their gravity defiance. Tasters can mingle among the tequila stations and will get an 80-proof passport to keep track of their tequila escapades.
This Groupon is not valid toward the purchase of menu items. You must be 21 or older to participate.
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.
7228 E 1st Ave.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251