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A few blog posts ago we featured the Restaurant Week Launch Party for the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce. The event was hosted and catered by Agave. The food was excellent and the restaurant looked like a great place to have dinner. We were lucky enough to come back and feature them in this week's entry. Helping us introduce the award-winning Agave Mexican Bistro (Portsmouth Location) is General Manager, Jason Morin.

It's great to be back Jason, please tell our readers what Agave is all about.  

Fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine, served in an upscale atmosphere, with dining rooms and lounges on two levels.  Our moderately priced food menu is buttressed by an extensive tequila selection, boasting over eighty varieties of tequila, as well as our award-winning margarita selection.

 

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For our first menu item we went with the Shrimp & Avocado Salad. Please tell us about this colorful salad.

It is a colorful and refreshing selection, served with grilled, marinated shrimp, bell peppers and diced mango, served over a bed of fresh mixed greens with our homemade honey-lime-cilantro dressing.

Next we had the Classic Chile Relleno. Please describe this meal, Jason.

The Classic Chile Relleno is roasted and peeled poblano chile stuffed with Chihuahua cheese, covered in a lightly fried meringue, and blanketed with a seasoned tomato sauce. Accompanied by Mexican rice and refried beans.

We were also able to try the Carne Asada Plato. What's this meal?

The Carne Asada Plato is made up of seasoned, grilled skirt steak, cooked to your liking, and served with flour tortillas, Chihuahua cheese, lettuce, pico de gallo, and housemade guacamole. Accompanied by Mexican rice and refried beans.

To end our night we had to have dessert. What delicious dish do you have for us?

The Churros, which are lightly fried Mexican donuts, rolled in cinnamon and sugar, and served with vanilla ice cream, drizzled with chocolate sauce and cajeta caramel sauce.

Everything tasted spectacular and we had a great time! Thanks for having us Jason. We'll definitely be back again soon. Please touch on being an independent locally owned business.

It is a dream and a pleasure to be an independent owner/operator in this community.  We depend greatly on feedback and support from the local community, as we continue to strive to provide highest level of service possible, as well as the best quality product, to our consumer base. As an independent restaurant and bar, we are able to quickly and appropriately respond and adjust to consumer demand when needed. Our patrons and devoted regulars have continued to support us and our growth, while we, in exchange, are able to support many local community efforts and causes where and when we are able. We look forward to a continuing, solid, and mutually beneficial relationship within the seacoast community for years to come.

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Agave Mexican Bistro is conveniently located on 111 State Street, in downtown Portsmouth, NH. They also have another location in Newburyport. They are the winner of numerous Best of NH Awards including the 2013 Best Mexican Restaurant and 2013 Best Margarita, and we couldn't agree more. Check out Agave's website and stay updated by liking them on Facebook and following them on Twitter. Make sure to take a peak at the slideshow below for bonus photos such as the Pink Cadillac Margarita, interior shots, and more. Thanks for reading! Check back next Wednesday for a new post.

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