Salsa and Agave
Salsa and Agave is the real deal: Awesome Mexican food, served in a comfortable environment at a super affordable price.
I’ve been coming here for awhile. Located across the Yaletown Skytrain station, their location is central to everything in downtown.
The moment you get seated, you are presented with fresh chips and salsa. The chips are always nice and crispy. The menu has a nice variety of Mexican fare: tacos, sopes, nachos and tostadas. When I come here I usually have the tortas Mexicanas, but today, I was in the mood for something different:
The Azteca Soup comes in two sizes: small for $5 and meal size for $8. I ordered the small and that was plenty big. The soup is a symphony of flavours: the chipolte add a nice touch of spice, without making it a hot dish. There’s a hint of lime on this tomato-based broth, The avocado cuts into the spice nicely and the tortilla bits add an unexpected crunch. If you’ve never had aztec soup, it’s a fancier version of tortilla soup. Salsa and Agave’s version of this Mexican classic it’s fantastic. I highly recommend this dish.
If you’re interested in trying a nice sample of the menu in one dish, I recommend the Carne Asada Con Chilaquiles ($15) This dish is a thin slice beef sirloin grilled with Mexican spices and served with chilaquiles, a side dish made with diced tortillas topped with sour cream, cheese and onions. It also comes with refried beans and rice. The Chilaquiles came with a nice green tomatillo sauce that was very tangy. Such a tasty entree.
For dessert, I had the Flan de Cafe ($4) a delicious traditional Mexican flan with a hint of coffee flavour, drizzled with a fantastic dulce de leche sauce. The flan was nice an firm, almost like a cheesecake consistency, which I loved, as I find most places make their Mexican flans too runny. An excellent sweet ending.
If you’re looking for a good Mexican meal without breaking the bank, try Salsa and Agave. You won’t be disappointed.
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