Texan witches often cursed their enemies with the Tex-Mex Hex—causing them to weep ranchero sauce, sprout burritos on their arms, and turn everything they touch into refried beans. Celebrate a more benevolent form of this delectable magic with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of upscale Mexican cuisine, tequila, and other fine sips at Blue Agave Restaurante y Tequileria in Otterbein.
Blue Agave's menu features upscale, authentic Mexican cuisine that rotates to include fresh, seasonal ingredients common to the region. Take off your shoes and glide across the floor to your tile-top table encased in exposed brick walls decorated with relics of turquoise and terra-cotta affectations.
Once seated, you can start with chicken flautas with serrano chiles and mole verde ($7) or a platter of mussels with smoked chile cream sauce and habanero rouille ($10). Try to practice your pronunciation with dishes such as the enchiladas en salsa de huitlacoche with chihuahua and cotija cheese and agave rice ($15) or the rack de cordero, spicy lamb chops in a white-chocolate mole with goat cheese, potato gratin and frisée salad ($27).
For dessert, reach no farther than a flight of firewaters, three enlivening, premium tequilas served in half-ounce shot glasses (Partida flight with blanco, reposado, and anejo varieties, $10.75). Go fishing for the rare cactus eel in a sizable prickly-pear margarita with el Jimador blanco tequila, prickly-pear puree, triple sec and fresh lime juice ($9.95), or lay down the big bucks for a Millionaire margarita with Partida anejo and Grand Marnier 100 Centenaire ($18.50).
- I was very pleased with the service. This was a late evening visit and the waiter was very attentive. In terms of the food, what we had was very good – OpenTable user who dined on 2/13/11
- One of our guests was a vegetarian and there was a good variety of choices; her selection was very tasty. The food was very flavorful and rich in spices. – joseplumber, Citysearch
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