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August 28th, 2019

Agave, Restaurant, Tequila Bar, Mexican Food, Review, Lewes, Delaware, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches, The Art of Wining & Dining

On July 27, 2009 I wrote my first post on Agave. I was new at this thing called posting. Creating a blog that is pretty much a diary. I did not include any photos. Did not know the importance of photographs due to the fact that we are such visual individuals.

I said Hola Amigos. Why not? Spanish is my first language. As it was then today’s Agave still has Latin music in the background. The huge and delicious margaritas are still served on colorful glasses. The menu does not change much, but for some reason patrons don’t get tired of it. From 2009 I have written posts on Agave. From being particularly upset that you cannot get in because it is so popular. I changed that quickly. I go for late lunches. It works great.

Agave is located at 137 2nd St., Lewes, DE 19958. Tel. 302-645-1232. Website? http://www.agavelewes.com

A favorite drink of mine is the Avocado Martini. First thing to know is that it is not on the menu. It takes more than a few minutes to make. Specially customized for you. The other day Alec made this delicious one.

Friends that have tried it have loved this Avocado Martini. It is smooth, has cilantro and not a salted rim….caramelized sugar instead.

Agave has a beautiful and large Watermelon Salad. Worth ordering and share it with a friend.

The Guacamole is excellent too.

Mango and Avocado Salad is a favorite. Top it with your favorite meat, or have it by itself. Never enough avocados.

The Puffy Tacos are fish tacos but the tortilla is puffy. Grilled Mahi Mahi, jicama slaw, pico de gallo and Mexican lime crema. Rice and black beans as a side dish.

The Corn on the Cob is truly amazing. During the summer at the Delaware Beaches the sweetest corn can be found. Agave’s Corn on the Cob is covered in Chipotle Mayo, Queso Fresco and Lime. Messy, but Oh So Good!!

No dessert was necessary unless you thought about having a Mango Frozen Margarita!!

A great dinner can change your day around. More so if enjoyed with friends.

Saludos y Hasta Luego.

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May 6th, 2016

Rehoboth Beach Eats! Mariachi, Cinco de Mayo, Restaurant, Bar, Spanish Cuisine, Latin American Cuisine, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware

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Choosing Mariachi located at 14 Wilmington Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, was a no brainer.  Have you had Yolanda’s cooking?  That woman can cook!!  And, she can cook diverse Spanish and Latin American dishes.  Mariachi has been in Rehoboth Beach since 2006.  Spanish and Latin American cuisine has always been so flavorful…it was not discovered just the other day.  Foodies have embraced this cuisine because there is so much to choose from.

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Mariachi is open every day now.  Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.  They offer Brunch on Saturday and Sunday.  The restaurant has 2 floors with 2 bars and on the top floor there is a great balcony where you can dine on beautiful summer nights and watch Rehoboth Beach show visitors why we love living here.  Great Happy Hour by the way.  The telephone is 302-227-0115.

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Please check their website…http://www.mariachirehobothde.com

Unfortunately, it was really raining on Cindo de Mayo.  We had reservations, thank God.  The restaurant was packed, the line coming to the street.  My friend, Jody pushed her way through.  Some were looking at us funny as we passed through, but we did have reservations.  My party?  Some old and new friends; from left Lori, Jody, Julie and Kelly.

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A quick visit to the bar but we did not have to wait long to be shown to our table.  Some tables were louder than others, but ours was a little quieter.  I kept watching Yolanda as she handled all the customers with her usual smile as she walked from one side of the restaurant to the other, also asking customers how their food was.

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On Cinco de Mayo Mariachi had a special menu but you could also order from the main menu, which by the way it is extensive.

My friends ordered from the special menu:

Poc Chuc Tacos on a corn tortilla.  Poc Chuc is charbroiled pork which has been marinated in imported Mayan spices. The tacos came with pico de gallo and sour cream.

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And broiled Tilapia fish tacos on flour tortillas.

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What caught my eye was from their Main Menu….Masitas de Puerco Cuban Style.  These were pork morsels marinated in a “criolla” sauce and roasted in Sevilla’s bitter oranges.  Loved this dish and I would order it again on a heart beat.  The pork morsels just melted in your mouth.  Great seasoning….accompanied with rice, black beans, of course, sweet plantains, a bit of broccoli and rice.  The photos shows how good it looked.

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No dessert was necessary…Summer 2016 is almost here.

Service was very attentive even though the restaurant was so crowded.  The bill?  So reasonable.  Mariachi is one of those restaurants that serves the whole family.  Check it out.

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November 10th, 2015

Lewes Eats! Agave, Mexican Cuisine, Restaurant, Bar, Lewes, Delaware, Southern Delaware, Delaware Beaches…Buen Provecho!

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One of my pet peeves is that I hate to wait.  More so, at restaurants.  With so many popular restaurants not taking reservations at the Delaware Beaches, well, let’s say that at times it is a bit annoying.  Not such a great way to start a post.   But, keep reading because I am posting about one of my favorite restaurants in Lewes…Agave.  It is located at 137 2nd St.  Tel. 302-645-1232.  You can find it on Facebook.

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There are times that the wait at Agave is a couple of hours in the evening.  If you do not mind, please then head to the bar and start having some of the delicious Margaritas and Martinis that they do offer.  Otherwise, you can put your name down and come back later.  Or, if you do not want to wait, then you know what else you can do.  Maybe lunch might be a better idea for you.

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If you arrive right at Noon you might find the restaurant looking like some of these photos.  But soon enough it will be crowded.  Originally, Agave was pretty small then an addition has given them more seating which is great.

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So the other night when Sharon and I arrived for a little Mexican fare, we were surprised that our wait was only like 20 minutes.  We sat looking at the gorgeous desserts…wondering if their famous Coconut Cake would be our choice for dessert.  Or, Pot de Creme or Flan.

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I do have my favorites.  I started with their Mexican Chili.  I truly love it.  I don’t know if it is because it is made with beef tenderloin or not, but the flavor is so good.  A rich broth, topped with queso fresco and a side of warm tortillas.  On chilly night, it is perfect and pretty filling, as well.

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Their Mango and Avocado Salad is also a must have if you like something a littler lighter.  The mango and avocado is in a bed of bib lettuce, topped with bacon, queso fresco, pine nuts and a creamy pine nut lime dressing.  Queso Fresco is a crumbled goat cheese.

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Agave has a signature dish called Chiles en Nogada.  It is always on their menu.  I told my friend, Sharon, that she should have it.  This is meat stuffed poblano chiles with cumin, cinnamon and azafran.  A drizzle of a nut sauce with an addition of rice and beans.

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These Chiles en Nogada is a sophisticaded dish most popular during Mexican Independence festivities.  It incorporates the green, white, and red ingredients just like the colors of the Mexican flag.

A poblano pepper is a mild chile pepper from the State of Puebla in Mexico.  When it is dried out is is called Ancho Chile.  It is a most popular pepper grown in Mexico.  The dish above has a light sweetness to it, perhaps the outcome of the combination of ingredients.  Very good indeed.

We decided on the Coconut Cake for dessert but I had a reason for ordering it.  First of all I have always heard that it is so good.  I am not too much of a coconut cake fan but I wanted to compare it to another coconut cake that people raved about served at the Peninsula Grill in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Last February while in Charleston everyone said we needed to try the cake at the Peninsula Grill. They said it so much that we made reservations.  Great entrees, I posted on this website, and then came dessert time.  This cake has 12 layers and they have been making it since 1997.  There is even a trademark as Peninsula Grill Ultimate Coconut Cake.  It weighs 12 lbs., and you can order it and be sent to you FedEx.  Every night you take a glimpse at tables and for dessert you will find the customers do order it a lot.  Here is a photo of my piece of cake.  It reminded me of a Smith Island Cake.

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Agave’s Coconut Cake came to the table and it was huge.  And we, actually, ate it all.

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Having had those two magnificent cakes I can tell you that I do prefer to have the individual layers on a cake, but the Agave’s version was definitely, more moist.  I am probably not the best person to review a Coconut Cake, since I do like more tarts than cakes, but all I can tell you is that they were dense and full of flavor.  Next time at Agave’s try it and if by chance you are visiting Historic Charleston, check it out there, as well.  You decide.

Now, a lemon tart….love it!!  The photo of the lemon tart is from the second dessert we had at the Peninsula Grill in Charleston.

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Buen Provecho….Hasta Luego!!

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August 16th, 2014

Rehoboth Beach Eats!! Mariachi, Spanish & Mexican Cuisine, Dine In, Carry Out, Margaritas, Sangria, Mojitos, Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Buen Provecho!!

It is passed 5:00 p.m. in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and if you arrive at Mariachi located at 14 Wilmington Avenue, just steps from the award winning Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, this is the scene you might find by the upstairs bar…..mint being snipped and prepared for the so popular Mojitos.

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Take a look at the bar and the homemade Margaritas were ready to be delivered to some expectant customers.

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Mariachi’s telephone is 302-227-0115.  Website?  http://www.mariachirehobothde.com.  Mariachi’s menu will appeal to the entire family.  Also they are very aware of customers with a gluten allergy and other food related allergies.  All you have to do is ask.  You can dine in, carry out or take a seat on the balcony.

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It is a good place for your “Crawling Rehoboth”…stop have a Margarita, Mojito or your preferred spirit and then ask for Pupusas, from El Salvador or Platanos, ripe and fried, a staple of Comida Latina.

Yolanda, Owner of Mariachi, is always hands on and very approachable.

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The Pupusas are masa cakes and usually they are prepared by slapping the dough back and forth between greased palms.  They are stuffed and fried.  And Yolanda makes some pretty awesome ones.

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Plantains are versatile…Yolanda serves them ripe and fried!

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There is also a Kids Menu for 12 and under.

Mariach opens Sunday through Thursday at 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.  Friday and Saturday at 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Nos vemos!!

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November 5th, 2013

Little Fig Cakes, Modern Mixture, Spanish Custom, Cafe Con Leche….Yum!! Delaware Beaches, Rehoboth Beach, Southern Delaware, Friday, 10/8, Saturday, 10/9, Dru Tevis will be making yeast donuts, Fresh and to Order

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I remember growing up in the Island of Puerto Rico.  The Spanish culture is one that likes to enjoy the good things in life.  The small towns in Puerto Rico, when I was growing up, were what towns throughout the U.S. are trying to achieve now….that Main Street type of atmosphere.  That sense of being able to walk the sidewalks, greet your neighbors and plenty of times, be invited for a good cup of coffe, by a neighbor or relative…Cafe con Lefche, which is coffee with milk, or a Cafe Cortado, which only has some milk, or the classic Spanish Pocillo.  The coffee would be accompanied by a sweet pastry or cake.

Which brings me to my short post.  Leo Cabrera is the owner of Modern Mixture, located at 62A Rehoboth Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-227-0600.  Website?  http://www.modern-mixture.com His restaurant is the talk of the town.  Leo serves food that is fresh, healthy and exciting.  He closes on Tuesdays and on Sundays he is open until 3 p.m.  Otherwise, he is open.  You may call him and ask him what’s cooking on that particular day.

Modern Mixture is casual and Leo prepares great specialty drinks.

So, when Leo called me to tell me that he had fig cakes for me I ran.  The cakes were made with fig jam, from the figs tha I had given him.  They were so good and brought me those memories above mentioned….particularly the coffee at my grandmother’s house.

The little fig cakes had just the right amout of sweetness…the fig jam doing its job.  A little bit of cheese, complemented the fig jam.  The consistency was light and it reminded me a bit of cheesecake….definitely lighter, though.

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I liked them so much I decided that they belonged as a featured post.  Thank you Leo….I loved them!!  So simple and sweet.

Note:  Stop by on Friday, 10/8 and Saturday, 10/9 at Modern Mixture from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. when Dru Tevis will be making yeast donuts fresh and to order.

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October 31st, 2013

All Hallow’s Eve, Celebration, AboutMyBeaches, Halloween Night, Delaware Beaches, Agave, Restaurant, Review, No smashing pumpkins, No Scary Movies….Plenty of Fun!! Southern Delaware

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“Under the moon, we heard a dreary howl.  ‘Twas an orange cat on a prowl.  Disguised?  Oh, no!! He would play wicked tricks that caused us fright.”

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Halloween started with 3 friends getting together for dinner.  Susan, Joan, The Pearl Lady, and I decided on Agave as our dinner destination on this frightful night.  We arrived…and surprised!!  No waiting.  That’s what I like.  We decided on some chips and guacamole.  Always delicious.

Agave is a true success in Historic Lewes, Delaware. It has been serving consistent delicious meals at very affordable prices.  Location?  137 Second St., Lewes, DE 19958.  Tel. 302-645-1232.  No reservations, but you can call in a put your name on the list when crowded.

Favorites at Agave and the ones we ordered were:

Fish Tacos – Puffy

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Chiles en Nogales – A signature dish at Agave.

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My Tamal was outstanding….the corn bread spicy.  So good, I bought some for home.

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We were totally satisfied….no way we could attempt to have dessert.  We would have to leave that for another time.  But, take a peek!

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The night was still young, so many begging for candy.  Out and about, my neighborhood was in a Halloween kinda of a mood.

My Gatekeepers tried not to le me in.  Susan was scared…..Joan had taken off for Milford.

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Halloween was turning out to be one heck of a frightful experience!  I had never seen my neighborhood this way.

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A bad hair day no matter what holiday it is.

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Another encounter and it was time to go home….See you next year!!

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May 19th, 2013

El Dorado, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Baja Style Cooking, Mexican Specialties, Review, Casual Dining, Salsa Bar, Eat-In, Take-Out, Delaware Beaches, Southern Delaware

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It is almost that time of the day and if you think that this week-end at the Delaware Beaches, parking was not so bad…come next week you are going to be so happy I mentioned El Dorado.

Let me just tell you that I am a fan of El Dorado…and so are all the members of my family.  The first time we visited this casual and locals’ hangout, we immediately were attracted to its family atmosphere.  Aquiles is the owner and he has the brightest smile in all Rehoboth Beach…really!!

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El Dorado is located off of Coastal Highway on Rt. 24, at 18766 John J. Williams Highway, Suite, 1, right here, in Rehoboth Beach.  Tel. 302-645-1596.  Website?  http://www.eldoradorehoboth.com.  On any given day, you will find customers that include the chefs and owners of other restaurants in Rehoboth Beach.  Aquiles’ El Dorado is special and very affordable.  Come as you are; off the beach and always plenty of parking to be found.  It opens Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.  Please check the website for a complete menu and specials.

Aquiles’ cooking is considered Baja Style, which means that it is basically Mexican cuisine with an emphasis on seafood.  Baja Style cooking also takes no prisioners; a mix of salsas, sauces, seafood tacos, burritos….sooo good.

The center of the restaurant has a Salsa Bar.  You can add these condiments to your tacos and burritos.

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An avocado salsa made with fresh avocados, tomatillos and just a touch of serrano chili peppers for extra cha-cha!

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Tomatillos Salsa made with fresh tomatillos and roasted chili peppers (chile de arbol); a unique flavor.

Pico de Gallo…In Mexico it is really called “Salsa de Una”.  It is a fresh blend of chopped veggies; bright in color and definitely with plenty of flavor.

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Aquiles also offers his own marinated onions…Aquiles Style with fresh habanero chili peppers, carrots and onions….Oh yes..hot!

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Of course, I was looking for something low in fat.  The suggestion was that I would have the Mahi Mahi burrito, grilled, accompanied with rice and beans.  Perfect.

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My son ordered the fish tacos…his favorite with rice and beans.

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And, when Earl showed up to eat lunch…of course he sat with us.  Earl is the owner of Rehoboth Dairy which has the best milk in Delaware!!  He is a fan of El Dorado and his choice of tacos was grilled steak!!

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Chit chatting, great lunch, with family and friends…is always priceless!

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May 9th, 2013

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Sunny Weather, Blue Skies, Gorgeous Beach, Warmer Temperatures, Top 10 America’s Best Beach Towns for Families…..A Lobster Stack!! Delaware Beaches!! Southern Delaware…We are Waiting for You!!

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In 1893 the municipality known as Cape Henlopen City was formally changed to Rehoboth.  Since its founding, the City of Rehoboth Beach has continued to grow and be one of the most popular resorts on the Atlantic Coast.  Rehoboth Beach is also known as The Nation’s Summer Capital.   Congratulations are in order for Rehoboth Beach, as it was named one of America’s Best Beach Towns for Families for 2013 by Parents Magazine.  Please visit http://www.parents.com/fun/vacation/10-best-beach-towns.

So where were you on such a beautiful day in Rehoboth Beach?  I decided to take a look at this award-winning coastal town late in the day….the lighting is so much nicer.

The mysterious WWII Towers were not as clear today.  It was a bit foggy towards the northern part of the beach by Whiskey Beach.

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The ocean looked beautiful and this fisherman, was having a ball!!

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On the south side of the Boardwalk, it was quiet…..I like it that way.

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They are saying that another beautiful day is in store for us at the Delaware Beaches, tomorrow.  82 degrees and sunny!!

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If you are lucky to have a Gazebo on Silver Lake…don’t take it for granted; enjoy it!!

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7:30 p.m.  Thursday evening.  Hungry for Dos Locos on 208 Rehoboth Avenue, http://www.doslocos.com….a Lobster stack with avocado, tomatoes and a chipotle sauce.  It was delicious. A new found favorite!!

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So, what are you waiting for?   Talk to you later.

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