140 Seventh Ave South
|Cross street:||between Charles and W 10th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Sun 11:30am–11pm; Tue–Thu 11:30am–midnight; Fri, Sat 11:30am–1am|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $16. AmEx, MC, V|
Average User Rating
3.8 / 5
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It's become a running joke with my best friend when we are trying to decide what restaurant to go to that we shouldn't waste our time looking because we're going to end up choosing Agave. While they still have your favorite classics like chicken quesadillas and steak fajitas they also have more modern and innovative choices like their ahi tuna tar tar with an avocado cruda salad or their squash blossom tacos.
In true boozy brunch fashion, Agave serves very average food with above average drinks. You've got to pick and choose, and I've come to realize that if you are looking for quality brunch fare in NYC then you've got to sacrifice the unlimited booze.
Don't get me wrong, Agave's brunch is not a bad deal. For 30 dollars you get an entree plus unlimited mimosas, sangria or margaritas. The drinks are strong and refreshing. I stuck with frozen margaritas the whole time and after 5 I was feelin' it.
Our table ordered guacamole as an appetizer and I'm glad that we did. The portion was large and came with pico and blue corn tortilla chips. I was about it.
Unfortunately, the food was alright- nothing to crazy. I'm an egg at brunch person and am usually more interested in the lunch part of brunch. The brunch menu had plenty of great lunch options, but you can only get boozy with an egg dish.
I ordered a breakfast burrito, which promised chicken and chorizo but was mainly filled with rice and beans. One of my friends really let down by scramble eggs with chorizo, cheese and peppers with potatoes on the side. The potatoes were starchy and lacked in flavor and the eggs were just okay. They were really dried out and instead of being evenly mixed in, the toppings sort of just clumped together.
The service was great and if you are looking to get tipsy at brunch with a large group of friends then this spot is on the money. We did just that and had a great time.
Agave is an excellent mexican food restaurant in the West Village. If you're looking for a boozy brunch spot, with generous refills on mimosas this is the place to go. I remember the staff really makes sure you're having a fun, especially for brunch. It's great for large birthday brunches - but remember to book in advance. The guacamole is fresh, spicy and extremely flavorful - highly recommended. The huevos rancheros is delicious.