(This is just background information for friends and family who know who I'm talking about....skip ahead to the food if you want!) The day right after I got back from New Orleans, so, about two weeks ago, Tim and I decided that we needed to go for lunch together before he jetted off on his summer travels, and of course, we invited Tessa. But then, we realized that Eric was actually coming back for Convocation for Carleton that weekend instead of the next, so naturally, Eric was invited, and then Ariane surprised Marc-André by coming to Ottawa a day early but he had to go somewhere for dinner, so it ended up being a big HoC Page reunion!
We decided on the Agave Grill because we were tired of going to the usual digs downtown and in the Byward Market, so we decided to venture out to Westboro, and had heard good things about this place from some friends. It didn't disappoint!
|Tessa, me, Eric|
In any case, you can always count on Tim to order the "fun appetizer that we may not have otherwise tried", so there we were with an order of the flautas, which is sirloin steak (or chicken) wrapped and lightly fried in a flour tortilla served with chipotle mayo. ($12) This was really, really good, and the chipotle mayo was a big hit!
|Pechuga de Pollo|
|Ariane, Tessa, Tim, Annie, and Eric|
Really damn good Southwesten food!
Mediocre and overpriced drinks
Hard to access washroom
Dning area that can get a bit overheated/overcrowed on a hot day (we were lucky to have been sitting where we were!)
The deep fried ice cream for dessert that Tessa and Ariane ordered was not as good as it could have been for sure.
Final Note: Great Restaurant. For the quality of the food and the pricing, it is totally awesome. Beats Ahora or Mexicali Rosa's for Mexican food anyday, and yet, has other Southwestern options (Jambalaya even!) available for those who are not particularly feeling taco or burrito-y that day. All in all, good stuff!