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Salsa & Agave Mexican Grill

Salsa & Agave Mexican Grill is located on Pacific Boulevard in Yaletown. So far, it’s my favourite place for a great burrito. It’s almost always a packed house. During the summer, it becomes a hangout where people flock to enjoy authentic Mexican dishes out on the patio.

Salsa & Agave Mexican Grill
(Clockwise: 1. Tortillas 2. Fresh, homemade salsa. 3. Jarritos Mandarin soda.)

The space at Salsa and Agave is small, with just a few tables crammed in and some patio tables scattered outside. The restaurant is nothing fancy and feels like a Mexican version of a diner. However, as soon as you walk in you know you’re going to be served some good sh*t. Immediately after being seated, our waitress placed a small bowl of tortilla chips and homemade salsa on our table while we looked through the menu.

Tre was excited to see Menudo on the menu and promptly ordered it. Menudo is a traditional Mexican spicy soup made with tripe (cow’s stomach) served with onions, cilantro, lime and 3 soft corn tortillas. Menudo is often thought of as a hangover cure, perhaps that’s why it’s only offered on the weekends. Although I’m not too sure many of us would want Menudo after a night of hell. I ordered the Pastor Burrito: pork in red spice sauce, beans, cheese and Pico de Gallo. We also had two Mexican mandarin sodas.

Salsa & Agave Mexican Grill
(Clockwise: 1. The infamous Menudo, a hot bowl of beef tripe soup. 2. Freshly steamed tortillas in a basket. 3. Garnished with freshly chopped onions and lime wedges.)

Tre’s bowl of Menudo soup was a fair size and came accompanied with freshly chopped white onions and lime and three soft corn tortillas served in a little basket. The Menudo was delicious! The freshly chopped onions was such a nice compliment to the spicy soup, while the lime juice added the perfect tang. The generous pieces of beef tripe was very tender and I couldn’t stop myself from digging into his soup.

My burrito was huge and was served with a side of fresh avocado sauce and sour cream. It was delicious: the pork spicy sauce was really good, although not spicy enough for me. The avocado sauce was awesome. I’m not sure what was in it, but it was spectacular for an avocado condiment.

Salsa & Agave Mexican Grill
(Top to bottom: 1. All sorts of Mexican sodas. 2. A big ass burrito: the Pastor served with fresh avocado sauce and sour cream.)

Our bill including taxes and tips came to under just under $30 bucks. Our stomachs were left full and happy. We’ll definitely be back for more. Our waitress was friendly and strangely fond of the scent from my peach nectar hand sanitizer.

Perfect for: Solid Mexican food at reasonable prices.

The Details

1223 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
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