Blue Agave: Hispanic Food

Blue Agave just opened up in February 2017. It promotes itself as a Mexican/tequila restaurant/bar, but it really is more Hispanic than Mexican. Their menu offers a lot of staples familiar to any American (and maybe Mexican, but I won’t try and speak for you all)–tacos, guacamole, margaritas. And also some things that will probably make most Americans scratch their heads–such as tortillas (not the Mexican flatbread) and ajillo, both Spanish dishes quite popular in Japan.

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Unfortunately, the margaritas are crazy expensive (just under ¥1000), and I also assume small despite the price–but I’m just basing this off of experienced assumption. I didn’t actually see anyone order a margarita, but I assume they do not mean the 12-27 oz amount you’d find in the States for the same price. They also do not give you any free chips and salsa while you wait for your order, which is again pretty disappointing, but not surprising in the least.

I simply ordered the pork tacos (you had the choice of pork or chicken). They came on a platter with not much in terms of sides or toppings (a bit of shredded lettuce), and with 3 sauces on the side. Honestly, none of them were all that good, in my opinion at least (a couple friends said it was fine, but nothing too special). The food was just okay, but not amazing–this is the sort of place you come to when you’re really missing food back home, but it still can’t come close to matching, and you still pay way more than you know you should. But props to them for trying.

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Blue Agave
〒320-0035 栃木県宇都宮市伝馬町4−31
Open 5:00 pm – 1:00 am (M-F), 3:00 pm – 1:00 am (Sat. & Sun.)
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