Blue Agave Mexican Restaurant recently opened in the shopping center near the corner of Hillsboro Blvd and State Rd 7 in Parkland. Our recent visit for lunch went quite well and we found warm friendly service paired with some great lunch specials.
We arrived at Blue Agave Mexican Restaurant on a recent Sunday for lunch and were seated immediately. The restaurant space is quite large and split into three sections. To the right of the front door is one of the dining areas that’s separated by a wall with half-moon arches. There is also a large bar area that has plenty of tables and booths which looks to be the perfect happy hour spot.
They even constructed a little ‘barrel-tile’ roof over the bar to give it a different feel. The third area is another sectioned off spot with more tables. The feature we found most unique were the brightly colorful chairs. Each chair was painted with some whimsical animal, plant or landscape and really brightened the room – a nice touch.. The walls are also ‘faux-painted’ a warm orange-yellow and we felt quite comfortable.
Our server was over quickly to take drink orders and they also dropped off some fresh chips and salsa. The chips were warm and crisp and highly addictive and we liked the freshness of the salsa quite a bit. The menu is larger than expected with all kinds of Mexican favorites with a few more ‘Americanized’ dishes that could appeal to most. We noticed the large lunch special menu (served 7 days a week) and decided to pick from there. Our food took maybe 15 minutes to arrive.
Sizzling Fajitas Lunch Special ($8.95) – Your choice of marinated chicken or steak fajitas served sizzling hot over sautéed onions, bell peppers and tomatoes. Served with pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and three soft warm corn or flour tortillas. Jeff went for the steak (of course) and found the portion to be a great value. While they were not ‘sizzling’ they were still very hot and seasoned perfectly.
The onions and bell peppers had a nice char that he liked a lot. The portion of guacamole was huge and it was fresh and good even on its own. The pico de gallo was freshly made and went great with the chips. They also include Spanish rice and either refried or black beans. The black beans were actually quite good and seasoned well along with the rice.
Arroz Con Pollo Lunch Special ($8.95) – Boneless chicken breast sautéed with their special sauce, mushrooms and onions over a bed of rice, topped with cheese, green onions and tomatoes. The portion was very large and well worth the price on the menu. The only thing I did notice is that the menu stated that this was supposed to be topped with cheese and tomatoes, which I didn’t see.
Truth be told, I didn’t miss them much as it was a hearty, almost stew like dish. The onions were plentiful and slightly sweet and cooked perfectly. The sauce was good, but could have used a bit more depth. It’s possible that leaving off the tomato and cheese changed the outcome and flavor of what the dish was supposed to be. Overall it was still really good.
The service was friendly and warm through our meal and we really liked Blue Agave Mexican Restaurant. The food was fresh and very easy on the wallet, which is exactly what you want in a new restaurant. I bet they will settle into their new spot very well and suggest you give them a try.
Blue Agave Mexican Restaurant is located at 7609 N State Road 7, Parkland, FL 33067.