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Agaves

200 Pine Ave. (E. Broadway) Send to Phone
562-435-7700 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A dark, rocking atmosphere combines with upscale yet recognizable Mexican cuisine in Long Beach, though the tequila list might be the real draw.
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Agaves Restaurant Review

: While this trendy restaurant is a fun spot to enjoy upscale takes on classic Mexican-American dishes, perhaps the best part is the list of hard-to-find tequila and mezcal that is on offer. One can also keep it simple with a cocktail like the “Agaves Rita,” spiked with lots of fresh lime juice. If you are in the mood to dig into the colorful and flavorful bites, however, there are plenty of good options. To start, shrimp taquitos are plump and crispy, stuffed with sweet shrimp that pop once bitten. Tacos have a flair toward spicy, particularly the version with achiote- (chile paste) marinated steak. In terms of large plates, chicken breast is served in a complex mole sauce with sesame seeds and plantains, and a large chile relleno is filled with oozing cheese and a sauce of shrimp, bay scallops and blue crab, rendering it more like a dip. Dessert is particularly good, not often the case with Mexican restaurants. Churros are coated in cinnamon and paired with a chocolate sauce, and tres leches has all the required elements of sponginess, creaminess and thick caramel.

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