Hola! Stumble on in for a refreshing and rejuvenating Besame ($15) built on Tequila, strawberry liqueur, fresh berries and ice, served up with a Mexican brunch every Saturday and Sunday. Hair of the dog don’t come any more hairier than their Bloody Mary ($15), big on flavour but it accents the Huevos Rancheros ($14) well. That’s bacon and eggs topped with green salsa on a bed of corn tortillas for us gringos; and, like the rest of their food, it’s served up on beautiful Mexican crockery. Up the heat with their superb Chipotle Salsa ($2), lower it with Crema ($2) or a thirst-quenching Mexican Flavoured Water ($3.50) – a cordial, best in Jamaica (hibiscus) flavour. Chipotle Chicken Flautas ($12), rolled corn tortillas, make for a perfect midday snack under the faux stone Aztec calendar at the handful of tables adjacent to the sunny Crown Street entrance. If the sun hurts, slink on down to the well-decorated basement where at night you can enjoy authentic Mexican offerings including Sopa Azteca ($12), a spicy tomato soup over crunchy tortilla strips; chipotle and tequila marinated prawns in Camarones a la Diabla ($25); and the cheesy simplicity of Queso Fundido ($12) stuffed with chorizo, mushrooms and chilli.
Agave Restaurante Mexicano
2/410 Crown Street, Surry Hills
Ph:(02) 9326 9072