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Agave restaurant opens, offering al pastor, other authentic Mexican tacos in Elmwood Village

By Andrew Z. Galarneau

Agave has opened.

Located at 765 Elmwood Ave., the former Blue Fin Asian Bistro, it's Mexican restauranteur Sergio Mucino's try at selling the kind of tacos that Mexicans like. It opened its doors for business at about 2:30 p.m. today.

It’s smaller than Mucino's other Buffalo restaurant, Don Tequila on Allen Street, and will have a smaller menu, he said. 

But that menu will include Mexican specialties not available in Buffalo now, including tacos al pastor (chile-marinated pork with pineapple) and soups like posole (pork stew with hominy) and menudo (tripe in chile broth). There will also be vegetarian options, like black beans.

Mucino said he wants to offer Buffalo Mexican food just like it's made in Mexico City.

Workers are still finishing up outfitting the place, said manager Herbert Arias. So don't expect the most organized atmosphere. But cooks have started dishing up al pastor, carne asada, carnitas and other tacos, if you want to give the new place a try.


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