At Agave, the dining room’s adobe theme is refreshingly understated, and the menu travels the authentic Southwestern route with a few creative detours, like tender swordfish tacos, spareribs bathed in bitter mole, duck-breast enchiladas cloaked with tomatillo.
140 Seventh Ave South
|Cross street:||between Charles and W 10th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon 11:30am–11pm; Tue–Thu 11:30am–midnight; Fri, Sat 11:30am–2am; Sun 11am-midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $23. AmEx, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
3.8 / 5
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I visited Agave one evening for happy hour drinks and appetizers. Those margaritas, let me tell you. They are SO good and the flavors are so unique. I had a blood orange margarita and a prickly pear margarita (7$ each during happy hour). You can get them frozen or on the rocks.
The restaurant is large but the bar section does get cramped. They have nice outdoor seating which I didn't get to enjoy because of the rain. Overall a really fun atmosphere for a birthday or just a get together with friends.
As for the food, I shared chicken tacos and squash blossom tacos (2$ each) which were pretty good but unfortunately nothing special. Also had the beef empanadas (2$ each) which were alright. Even though I didn't get to eat much, I don't think I'll be back for the food, but definitely will pay another visit for a margarita!
No reservations??? Expect to wait. This spot always have its tables full...of customers & amazing food. Brunch?? No problem...this is a go to brunch spot. Ask anyone in the neighbors and Agave is their suggestion. My love for French toast is intense when in Agave. Want a good drink?? No problem!!!! Sangria is my drink of choice when in Agave. Keep them coming with chips and salsa & Agave will become you fave brunch spot too!!!!
I've attended a boozy brunch and a family dinner at Agave, needless to say you can make what you want of it.
Brunch was great! We had a large group, about 20, and reserved a back room in the restaurant. There was a set menu for us to choose from. No worries, there was still a great selection. With bottomless sangria and margs I don't think the meal matters, just keep the guac and chips coming! The bill was a bit slow coming but I find this to be the norm for popular brunch spots. But hey, it's brunch it's suppose to be an all day thing, right?
The dinner menu was different than the brunch menu. They do NOT have a special gluten free menu and seemed to not be very knowledgable of which items were gluten free or which dishes could be altered to be gluten free. So if you are gf be prepared to create and tailor your own dish.
If you're looking to go on the weekend be sure to make a reservation in advance to guarantee a table. This place is usually very busy on weekends, especially for brunch. Dinner during the weekday would be your best time to snatch a table quickly.
The acoustics in the restaurant are very bad. It gets extremely loud! So if you're looking for a chill quiet place for some guac and margs, you may want to try somewhere else or come back at an off time.
SUPER great for big groups: birthday brunches, bachelorette parties, you want to just randomly gather all your friends together on a Wednesday night for pitchers of margaritas...The food is good/average, but the vibe is welcoming and the service is great. Definitely try the chorizo eggs benedict if you're there for brunch, it's to die for.
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.