The other day, when we were in Wan Chai looking for a place to eat lunch, we actually passed by this restaurant called Agave Tequila Y Comida before we ate at Wing Wah Noodle Shop. So when we were in this area again, this restaurant seemed like a good spot to stop at to try. Agave is a Mexican restaurant that seems authentically Mexican and Western from its interior and decor. I even spoke in English to the server when I ordered the food (lol).
Look at how beautiful the interior of the restaurant is! It was a little dim but it added to the atmosphere of the restaurant. There were a few other tables dining at this lunch hour.
We chose one lunch set and one regular order to share. The lunch set came with an appetizer, main course, and a drink. For appetizer, I chose the Ensalada de Pasta Mexicana and the Birria for the main course. We chose cough instead of tea to try out their Mexican-style coffee.
The Ensalada de Pasta Mexicana is a Mexican pasta salad with grilled corn and avocado dressing. It was a good appetizer portion and turned out to be really, really good! I usually am not a huge fan of pasta salads, but this one was refreshing, the avocado dressing was light yet flavorful, and it was an all-around satisfying appetizer! Yum!
The Birria is a traditional Mexican lamb stew served with Mexican rice and vegetables. This main course was actually quite disappointing. The Mexican lamb stew was in a big dish that appeared impressive but it was actually very soupy and thin. There weren’t a lot of lamb chunks in the stew. It was more than soup than stew. Stew is supposed to be thick and hearty. This wasn’t that at all. The Mexican rice on the side also didn’t seem like authentic Mexican rice. It was white rice and kind of tasted like Asian white rice.
Since the “stew” was so thin, I wasn’t able to happily scoop the stew into the rice to mix with to eat. It would have been so much better if the stew was rich.
Thankfully, we ordered a regular menu item: A quesadilla! Mmm! We ordered the ground chorizo filling that was served with tomato salsa, guacamole, sour cream. This was actually so delicious! I was very happy with this choice. It made up for the lack of lamb stew.
Finally, we ended off the meal with the coffee. It was black and rich.
This place is still a decent place to have a meal. It’s certainly different from the surrounding HK-style cafes and eateries if you want something more exotic. 🙂