Happy Foodie Friday! Today it’s all about my favorite cuisine….Mexican food! Recently I visited the newly open Agave del Scottsdale located on the corner of Hayden and Via de Ventura where the old Buttes used to be and it was a breath of fresh air in a saturated Mexican food market. You wont find the traditional heavy food coma inducing south of the border cuisine here. With a chef that hails from Mexico City, every bit is influenced from the Yucatan, Mazatlán, Puebla, and Veracruz regions of Mexico.
The menu is packed with fresh seafood, ceviches, perfectly cut steaks, and traditional Mole and the happy hour can’t be beat. Since I am a self admitted guacamole snob, of course I had to order it upon sitting down in the plush velvet lined booths at Agave del Scottsdale. I’m happy to report, the guac here was one of the best I’ve had. You can taste the fresh avocado and it’s a generous portion- so be sure to bring some friends when dining here.
Speaking of dipping chips- the complementary salsa trio is SO good. The bean dip was my favorite.
Other menu stand outs are the Camarones Al Tequila with sautéed jumbo shrimp, serrano peppers, fresh citrus juices, flambéd with tequila, reduced with a touch of cream, served with black beans and Mexican rice. James enjoyed the FILETE CUCHOS – an 8 oz. Prime Filet Mignon covered with melted manchego cheese, served on a corn tortilla with potatoes, fresh vegetables, and house chipotle sauce. Both the sauces that covered our food were SO good- very flavorful and savory.
For dessert we had the Trufa de Chocolate which was a creamy slice of rich chocolate pie that was delicious. the dining room is filled with vibrant pink accents, sparkling chandeliers and a copper-topped bar that whips up hand crafted cocktails including the seasonal margaritas and mules. The large sliding glass doors open to the spacious patio that will be great as soon as it’s not 150 degrees outside.
To see the rest of the menu and make a reservation visit www.agavedelscottsdale.com