El Agave

Lunch Menu


Sopecitos Surtidos

Homemade soft flat tortilla shells topped with black beans and salsa verde, one with shredded chicken, another with homemade chorizo and a third with shrimp in chipotle sauce. Topped with fresh lettuce and mexican cream.

Quesadillas de Flor de Calabaza

Homemade poblano pepper corn dough quesadillas stuffed with Mexican cheese and squash blossom.

Tlacoyos de Huitlacoche

Savory corn masa cakes with corn truffle, salsa verde, queso fresco, onion and cilantro.

Enchiladas Verdes

Tender chicken enchiladas in the traditional tomatillo sauce, under fresh cheese, onions and cilantro, served with black beans.

Enchiladas Rojas

Chicken enchiladas in a red Mexican sauce, layered with cream and cheese, served with black beans.

Enchiladas en Mole Negro

Shredded pork enchiladas topped with the traditional Oaxacan black mole.

Enchiladas de Mole Poblano Don Julio

Chicken enchiladas in our famous Mole Poblano made from scratch with chile pasilla, ancho, mulato and other goodies. Served with Agave rice.

Enchiladas de Mole Verde Verde

Shredded pork enchiladas in our outstanding mole verde sauce, served with black beans.

Enchiladas Vegetarianas

Corn tortillas stuffed with sautéed mushrooms, carrots, zucchini, squash and asparagus, served with Agave rice and your choice of any of our delicious moles.

Queso Fundido

Manchego Cheese melted with your choice of: chorizo, mushrooms or roasted poblano pepper

Chilaquiles (Rojos o Verdes)

Tomatillo green sauce or habanero chili, red sauce, onions, cheese, sour cream, cilantro, served with black beans.     Add chicken...3     Add eggs...3

lunch menu
lunch menu


Sopa de Cilantro

A delicate soup of fresh cilantro, cream and spice.

Caldo Xóchitl

Chicken soup with zucchini, carrots and tomato

Sopa de Tortilla

Traditional “Azteca” soup infused with flavor of pasilla chili, layered with tortilla strips, shredded chicken, manchego cheese, sour cream and avocado.

Crema de Chile Poblano

Creamy chile poblano and huitlacoche blended and enhanced with our spices.

Ensalada Caesar

The authentic recipe from Tijuana. Add Shrimp or chicken for $2.

Ensalada de Nopal

Cactus paddle salad with freshly diced tomato, cilantro, onion, oregano, avocado, Mexican cheese and olive oil.

Ensalada del Huerto

Baby mixed greens tossed with red and gold beets, pistachios, figs, cherry tomato, goat cheese and pomegranate dressing.


Tostada de Atún

Homemade poblano pepper corn tostada, topped with fresh ahi tuna, onions, crisp cabbage, avocado cream and sesame habanero chili oil.

Ceviche Trío

Three different ceviches, one: octopus and shrimp flavored with herbs and a touch of morita sauce, second: ahi tuna with red onion, cucumber in black sauce, third: white fish cooked in fresh lime juice with chile serrano and cucumber.

Aguachile de Camarón (Verde)

Raw shrimp, cooked in fresh lime juice, with chile serrano, tomatillo, cilantro and cucumber.

dinner menu


Salmón Cholula

Two jumbo shrimp in a garlic and butter sauce, roasted chile de árbol, served over two homemade tortillas and topped with avocado, jicama, pico de gallo, side of rice.

Pulpo a las Brasas

Grilled tender octopus marinated with garlic, paprika and fresh herbs, served on avocado and potato puree, drizzeled with sundried chili oil.

Arrachera Tampiquena

Grilled tender flat fillet with poblano chili strips, guacamole, black beans and red enchiliada.

Chile Relleno

Poblano pepper stuffed with filet mignon chunks, peach, apple, almonds, peanuts and raisins, topped with Oaxaca cheese sauce.


Taco al Pastor (3)

Pork meat marinated in chile guajillo, pineapple, cilantro and onions.

Taco de Carnitas (3)

Tender roasted pork “Michoacan style” served over homemade tortillas and garnished with a tasty pico de gallo sauce.

Taco Gobernador (3)

Grilled shrimp tacos, accompanied by pico de gallo and melted Oaxaca cheese.

Taco de Cochinita Pibil (3)

Cochinita pibil tacos topped with habanero chili cream

Taco de Arrachera (3)

Carne asada taco with onions and cilantro served with guacamole.

Burrito de Filete y Ave

Tomato tortilla stuffed with Filet Mignon and poultry marinated in a citrus sauce.

Taco de Pescado (3)

Grilled local Seabass with adobo sauce, cabbage, beets and cream.

Taco de Camarón Enchilado (3)

Shrimp chunks sauteed in garlic, arbol chili, cheese and a touch of mustard.

Burrito de Camarón Florentina

Shrimp sauteed in butter, garlic, spinach, red pepper and Manchego cheese.

Agave Veggie Tacos (3)

Roasted Oaxaca cheese, mushrooms, poblano pepper, spinach grilled with olive oil.

Burrito Vegetariano

Grilled mushroom, Italian squash, asparagus, spinach and Manchego cheese.

Burrito California

Carne asada, french fries, guacamole, cheese and sour cream.


Black Beans
House Salad
Agave Rice
Pico de Gallo

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El Agave Restaurant & Tequileria
2304 San Diego Ave. Old Town, CA 92110

(619) 220-0692   info@elagave.com

Open Daily: 11 am – 10 pm