Recently, Allen and I checked out the brand new Agaves Cantina in Summerville! They advertised authentic Mexican food, and that is what we got.
What we found while we were at Agaves was the true authentic feel of being in Mexico. Allen and I were in Mexico a couple years ago, and the atmosphere truly took us back on vacation! We sat inside, as it was a bit chilly, but we absolutely loved the outside patio area, with the beautifully, thought out decor of being in a true Mexican cantina, similar to one we ate at in a little town outside of Los Cabos.
If you’d rather get a full feel for it, then watch my video on YouTube!
The seating outside at the bar is at the windows of the inside bar, which is super cool. You can watch the game, watch the people, get your drinks, and again, it makes you feel as if you are not in Summerville, South Carolina.
However, we did get a Tequila Sunrise, pictured here, beautifully garnished with an orange slice and maraschino cherry. I’m not much of a tequila drinker, but boy, this was YUMMY!
The food! Oh my God, the food! So, we didn’t get appetizers this time, which was difficult, because we absolutely love sopas for our appetizer, but we had eaten recently that morning, so we went in not dying of starvation.
Mucho Grande Burrito
Whenever we get Mexican food, Allen always orders the Californiano Burrito, or the closest thing to it. Agaves did not disappoint with the Mucho Grande burrito, using chicken as the protein. The plating was fabulous with the sauce and cheese drizzled on the burrito like a painting, and the salad of guacamole, lettuce, pico and cheese was super fresh and tasty. More Americanized Mexican restaurants use a lot more spices, and he would have preferred a little more taste-heat and cilantro, but Agaves did stay true to authentic Mexican food with more natural flavors. This dish came out piping hot, but the cool, crisp, farm-fresh veggies tamped the heat, and made this just the right temperature to eat when it came out.
Fajitas are my jam! I ordered the Fajitas Texanas, which was a huge sizzling fajita griddle chock full of chicken, steak, and shrimp, all cooked completely to perfection with the freshest of peppers and onions. The veggies still had a nice crispness to them, which accented the proteins perfectly (I wish I would have captured all the steam coming off in my pics), because this was indeed a beautiful sight. It was hard to get everything on one tortilla, but I managed, and it was delicious!
Served with salad, refried beans and rice, and a couple of tortillas, this was a beautiful dinner for two with it just being a single serving I ordered!
I did agree with Allen on the spices, although I missed them, and also would have loved more cilantro, it was, as advertised, authentic Mexican cantina food!
The service was amazing, and the owner came over and checked in on us. One thing that we thought was really cool was the owner explained that the painting of the Vaquero (cowboy) on the wall, is a tribute to the owner’s best friend, who died recently. What an incredible tribute!
If you are in the area, or you just want to try something new, make sure you try Agaves Cantina in the Cane Bay/Nexton area, right off of State Road, across from Cane Bay high school. You won’t be disappointed! I can’t wait for the weather to break a little more so we can go and sit outside on the patio or pull up a stool to the bar windows!
Agaves is located in the Cane Bay/Nexton area, at 205 South Cross Creek Drive. They are open daily at 11:00, and close around 10 or 10:30 in the evening.
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