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Agave opens on Elmwood

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



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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