Located in North Scottsdale off of N. Scottsdale Rd. south of the 101, this little gem is filled with wonderful tastes, local musicians, and a patio with misters (great to beat the heat!). Inside, you are welcomed by an interior filled with spanish flair and a bar area filled with neon "fiesta" lights. We chose to sit in the dining room filled with dark granite tables and red walls. Lanterns and pendant lights drop from the celiing. We walked in last night around 5, which still happened to be happy hour.
Like most mexican restaurants, Blue Agave delivers a healthy portion of chips and salsa almost right after you sit down. The salsa is not thin and watery, but I would not consider it chunky either. The puree hosts an ample amount of spice as well as onion flavor which I happily welcomed. I think we could have sat
Now as my first time here, I normally would try mexican classics, but their southwestern wrap caught my eye (I really wanted something light before hot yoga!) After about 10 minutes of looking at the substantial menu, Julien settled on the Oaxaca Chicken tacos. The food came out promptly smelling wonderful but with a much more
What it lacked in traditional looks, it made up in taste. The chicken was spiced with cumin, cinnamon, cayenne and a few more flavors I could not pick out. The pico de gallo and cheese was pretty standard tasting, but the dipping sauce packed the finishing touch it needed. I wish they included some of the sauce in the original presentation, but not much to complain about in the full picture. The black bean mix had a nice blend of flavors, but the side of rice was nothing special.
As we were winding down our meal, we ended up being entertained by two guitar players singing modern hits. They were pretty good and I could imagine sitting and listening to them throughout an evening. So in all, I would not consider this a hit out of the park, but rather a wonderful spot tucked into the corner of a busy shopping area worth a trip!