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Agave Mexican Grille in Malden -- stay away!


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Agave Mexican Grille in Malden -- stay away!

ginafly | | Apr 19, 2010 09:40 AM

My husband and I checked out this new spot last night with bated breath. I had read bad things about Dockside, and knew it is owned by the same people, but still I allowed myself to hope--a little. It is walking distance from our house, so had it been good, it would have been very exciting for us.

It is not good. Not at all. Stay away.

Where to start? Okay, draft beer selections: Bud Light, an IPA, and a Stout. Really? You have three taps and these are my choices?

Half of the margaritas include sour mix.

The salsas were clearly out of jars. One of them tasted like Campbell's Tomato Soup with spices added.

The waitress didn't know what Dos Equis was. Yes, a waitress working at Mexican restaurant had never heard of this beer, and didn't know how to pronounce it. This is forgivable, but very humorous, considering in a recent article, the owner of Agave was quoted as saying the place would be an educational experience for the patrons. Well, I suppose for patrons who have never heard of Corona it might be.

The guacamole was served on a bed of shredded lettuce to make it look like there was more of it. Guac itself wasn't bad, but was completely unsalted. When we started stirring in salt, whoops, we stirred in lettuce, too. Sigh. The guacamole also cost eight dollars, which seemed excessive considering that it was a very average sized serving merely propped up to look like a huge one.

The fajitas were completely lackluster. Any chain Mexican restaurant can do better. Actually, my husband reports that fajitas at the 99 blow these away.

Another reviewer on Yelp ordered mac'n'cheese from the kids' menu for his son and noted that it was Kraft.

Just learn from my mistake and do not waste your time or money at this horrific place.