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New Mexican restaurant Aguacates replacing Agave on Elmwood Ave.

A new Mexican restaurant is getting ready to open on Elmwood Avenue in the former Agave space.

Aguacates, which also has a location in Lockport, will be offering lunch and dinner seven days a week at 756 Elmwood Ave. Agave closed in October after an immigration raid.

Aguacates owner Jose Castaneda, who also operates restaurants in Watertown and Liverpool, said that he was able to reach a deal for the restaurant's equipment and lease. If all goes well, he said, the restaurant should be open by the end of February. Aguacates is Spanish for avocados.

The menu for the 50-seat restaurant will be the same as the Lockport Aguacates, Castaneda said. Steak and seafood plates, carnitas pork plates, tamales and chile rellenos are among the choices.

[Read: review of Aguacates in Lockport]

A full bar will offer margaritas, beer and more. Castaneda said he's applied for a sidewalk patio license as well.

"We've been wanting to get into the Buffalo market for a while," he said. "We are very much looking forward to serving the community, and the Elmwood Village."

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