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Review - Agave *UPDATED*

Hola! Stumble on in for a refreshing and rejuvenating Besame ($15) built on Tequila, strawberry liqueur, fresh berries and ice, served up with a Mexican brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Hair of the dog don’t come any more hairier than their Bloody Mary ($15).

It's big on flavour but it accents the Huevos Rancheros ($14) well. That’s bacon and eggs topped with green salsa on a bed of corn tortilla for us gringos; and like the rest of their food, it’s served up on beautiful Mexican crockery.

Up the heat with their superb Chipotle Salsa ($2), lower it with Crema ($2) or a thirst-quenching Mexican Flavoured Water ($3.50) - a cordial, best in Jamaica (hibiscus) flavour. 

Chipotle Chicken Flautas ($12), rolled corn tortillas, make for a perfect midday snack under the faux stone Aztec calendar at the handful of tables adjacent to the sunny Crown Street entrance.

If the sun hurts, slink on down to the well-decorated basement where at night you can enjoy authentic Mexican offerings including Sopa Azteca ($12), a spicy tomato soup over crunchy tortilla strips; chipotle and tequila marinated prawns in Camarones a la Diabla ($25); and the cheesy simplicity of Queso Fundido ($12) stuffed with chorizo, mushrooms and chilli. You can read and see pictures of these dishes in my earlier review HERE.

Agave Restaurante Mexicano

2/410 Crown Street, Surry Hills
Ph: (02) 9326 9072

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( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 1st, 2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
Hey, is that my impression or the Huevos Rancheros has a side Tutú Style portion of black beans ( lower left of the photo )? We have something similar in Brazil, called "Feijão Tropeiro" ( even the names are similar - Rancher Eggs / Drover Beans ) which is beans made in a similar way, with eggs, and rice, the bacon is mixed in the eggs alongside onions and other ingredients, but the center piece here are the beans, mixed with pretty much every tasty thing the drover cook is supposed to have handy. Usually, dried beef, bacon and so on. Will have to give a recipe someday :)
Oct. 1st, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
PS: Usually also served with dried or roasted manioc flour. I guess that's also the white thing on top of the beans on your pic :D

It does look tasty! Yum :)
Oct. 7th, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
The white stuff was fetta I think.
Oct. 7th, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
Yep, sure was.

Mexican food here is generally pretty awful, this is the first great instance I have had, beyond a few small places who do street-style stuff. We tend to get Tex-Mex with lots of sour cream and burritos over more authentic Mexican like this place.
Michelle D'Croix
Oct. 6th, 2012 02:37 pm (UTC)
1st time, loved it
very traditional mole pueblo. totally comparable to the real deal in mexico.
Oct. 15th, 2009 04:09 am (UTC)
oh i've walked past here after leaving bills for breakfast - its on my to eat list now :)
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