Salsa Salsa's cooks prepare sumptuous specialties such as BLT tacos, 3 way sizzling fajitas, and specialty quesadillas. Diners can also choose healthy options such as vegetarian eggplant chili or whole-wheat burritos filled with garlicky spinach. Over 60 types of tequila are offered as well as mixed margaritas and sangria muddled with premium spirits and fresh fruits.
Fresco's chefs strive to recreate the flavors of Mexico City using fresh ingredients. Diners can bite into fajitas, pork chops with an orange chili sauce, or opt for an entrée such as chicken marinated in coconut rum and baked inside a coconut shell. Rich, red mole sauce simmers with gulf shrimp, and roasted peppers and onions compliment chorizo sausage that's made on-site. House-made drinks made with fresh ingredients are poured at the bar, mixing margaritas from a tequila bar with over 50 different tequilas to choose from.
Ahi seared tuna over soba noodles. Teriyaki chicken skewers. Oriental chicken dumplings. Items like these aren’t found at the typical Mexican restaurant, but they fit right in at Agave’s Tequila Bar & Lounge, where a quick glance at the appetizers makes the eatery’s culinary twist clear: Mexican food, with an Asian influence. There’s no shortage of traditional south-of-the-border favorites, but on the whole, Agave’s chefs turn things up a bit when it comes to their tacos, burritos, and quesadillas, offering customers fillings beyond the usual ground beef and grilled piñatas—for example, fried Montauk flounder, sautéed tiger shrimp, and grilled sesame tuna. The house specialties deliver as well, with everything from traditional seafood paella to tuna bronseado splayed across rice beneath a crown of Asian slaw.
However, there's no mixing of cultures when it comes to Agave’s drinks. As a tequila bar, the eatery is, of course, known for flights of Don Julio, Partida, and Corzo, and bartenders also muddle fresh margaritas on the spot. Patrons can enjoy their sips amid the glow of NFL games every Sunday and Thursday, or head upstairs and dance to live salsa and reggae music.
Established by a mother, four brothers, and a wealth of culinary cunning, Cuatro Hermanos Luncheria mingles a multitude of menu items from Mexico, Peru, Colombia, and more. Begin a dinner dissertation with a delectable thesis of maduros con crema, a helping of fried sweet plantains sidled by crema fresco ($4.95), or calamari adorned with house-made dipping sauce ($8.95). Entrees pack taste-bud-pleasing flavor combinations, such as the savory and sweet notes of the South American arepas, which stuff cheeses, meats, and other trimmings into saccharine sleeping bags of corn cake ($3.50–$7.95). Tacos come in authentic ($6.95) or el gringo ($7.25) varietals and can be dressed in a multitude of meaty frocks, and the lomo saltado’s stir-fry of sirloin, tomato, and onions invokes images of Peru more vividly than a pair of dinner-appropriate binoculars ($10.95).