Restaurant Row: Agave

by Dave on October 15, 2009

Diminutive in nature, but packing a heck of a punch. That phrase describes the agave plant to a tee. After all, anyone who’s ever spent an evening casually (or not-so-casually) drinking tequila, which is made from the agave plant, knows that it is powerful stuff.

That definition also applies to Lewes’ Agave, a Mexican restaurant quietly nestled into a portion of a building on the east side of Second Street.

Though it only seats about 35 people, this year-old hotspot has quickly earned a reputation for succulent cuisine the finest selection of tequila around. Anejo, silver, resposado, you name it, and Agave has a snifter of it waiting for you.

The cuisine is strong in flavor as well. Try the steak and blue cheese quesadilla, fish tacos, chlies en nogado, the make-your-own burrito or any of the adventurous options that await you on the diverse menu.

You can usually find Agave packed to the gills during the dinner hour, but if that is the case, the restaurant makes a great lunch break from Second Street shopping as well.

137 Second St.

This article first appeared in Coastal Sussex Weekly, August 6, 2009.

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