Don Tequila’s sister restaurant has opened on Elmwood Avenue (see background). Much like her big brother in Allentown, Agave is colorful in its design and its character. Last evening there was a lively crowd bellied up to the bar, while the tables were full of customers ranging from local business owners to international travelers who happened upon the restaurant due to its high profile location on the city’s most revered commercial street.
In the past, Buffalo has suffered from having a dearth of authentic Mexican restaurants. Thankfully, over the past couple of years we have seen the opening of Cantina Loco, Don Tequila, and now Agave, all of which are in fairly close proximity to each other, but appear to service different crowds. Agave owner Sergio Mucino told me that he is expecting heavy volumes of foot traffic for both lunch and dinner, primarily due to the primo location. The offerings are a bit more stripped down compared to Don Tequila, mainly due to the size of the restaurant and the kitchen. Regardless, it’s a great addition to the street, especially for those who are looking for a bit more of a cozy Mexican experience in Buffalo. Here are some pluses and minuses.
+ Great murals
+ Self serve salsa bottles
+ Large frosty beer mugs
+ – Some people love the machine-swirled margaritas – others not so much (but you can make special requests for a more authentic concoction, and if you get the right bartender it’s really good)
– Chips were better in Allentown
Agave Mexican Restaurant | 765 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14222 | (716) 887-2933 | Facebook