Agave Taco Bar

13040 Route 84
Davie, FL 33325
954-530-4321

Details

  • Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
  • $
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
The original El Agave Azul was born from a tiny taco shop sandwiched in between a bar and a pet store in Western Davie. Today, thanks to a recent upgrade from chef-owner Ivan Alarcon, the new chain of Agave Taco Bars feel a lot more like Tex-Mex inspired fast-casual eateries offering a healthy mix of modern and traditional dishes from the chef's hometown of Monterrey, Mexico. While the word "authentic" is one that gets thrown around a lot, it certainly applies to the food served here. With each dish, Alarcon is true not just to his heritage, but also to his craft. The best way to describe such veracity is with the tacos de trompo, considered the restaurant's signature dish. These two-bite tacos are tiny bombs of flavor, exhibiting ingredients so vibrant — so piquant — that just one bite can transport you to the streets of northern Mexico. If you're not into pork, the menu boasts a staggering 15 different meats for taco creating, a selection of beef, chicken, and fish ranging from a carne asada and picadillo to chicken marinated in salsa verde or ancho tinga. A favorite is the barbacoa, a specialty here made from beef cheek and tongue. After hours of braising, the meat become so soft that it nearly melts in your mouth. It pairs best with an ice-cold Michelada dusted with tanjin, a rust-colored, citrus-tinged, pepper powder that creates a tangy garnish for a Mexican-style bloody mary.

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