Agave Mexican Cantina is a casual dining Mexican restaurant with a relaxed vibe. I always see this place in Bonifacio High Street full during the evening with people sitting alfresco beside their outdoor bar. I finally got a chance to drop by for a lunch together with some friends.
You can’t miss Agave, located beside the big Nike store, with their costumed waitstaff in brown cowboy hats. It was daytime so there was hardly anybody imbibing themselves. I’m sure that place should be quite fun during the night with the alcohol and diners aplenty.
We decided on sharing a few dishes, the first of which was the Mini Taco Sampler (P295). One order has 4 pieces of tacos, 2 taco beef, 1 chicken and the last was pork carnitas. The shell was crispy and the filling cheesy and tangy especially with a spoonful of additional salsa.
The other appetizer we shared was the Chipotle Buffalo Wings (P355). You can specify whether you want it mild or spicy. We had ours mild and it had a sweet, smoky and tangy taste with just a minor hint of spiciness. There’s also a side of ranchero sauce to further cool it down.
The moment I saw Grilled Chicken Quesdillas (P250/solo) on the menu, I immediately knew Irene was going to order it. Four big pieces of generously filled quesadillas with guacamole, salsa and ranchero sauce on the side. Irene found it good but still finds the one from Hermanos better for her.
I got the Arroz ala Tumbada (P425) on a whim because I found the name kinda funny. Its described as a Mexican paella with assorted seafood in a chili tomato sauce. It was saucier that I expected but the flavors were comforting. A squeeze of lime adds a citrus zing to complement the spiciness of the broth.
Gerry got the Carne Asada (P615) and had it cooked medium. The kitchen got the grilling right on the mark and that kept the steak tender. It’s served with a smoky grilled pepper sauce, salsa, guacamole and Mexican red rice. I find the price reasonable considering the size of the steak.
Eugene ordered the Pork Belly Grande (P895). It’s so big the plate almost could not fit in our table. Crispy yet still tender pork belly pieces served with salsa, cucumber and tortilla wedges. This one is definitely meant for sharing and a perfect foil for their frozen margaritas. Get a piece of tortilla and add the sidings of your choice and just gobble it up for a mix of flavors and textures.
Agave Mexican Cantina was a nice surprise, the food was good while prices are reasonable. The place is a nice quiet place for lunch and an exciting place for drinks when the sun goes down. They have all the usual Mexican staples like tacos and burritos but also adds some unfamiliar yet tasty dishes like the Arroz ala Tumbada.
Agave Mexican CantinaBuilding B3,
Bonifacio High Street
Fort Bonifacio, Taguig Telephone no.: 403-6003, 403-5865 Other Branches: Eastwood City Walk 1 SM Southmall
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