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The Best Margaritas In Ormond And Daytona Beach!

Come to Agave's Fresh Mex on Margarita Mondays and try our unique twists on this popular and refreshing beverage. With so many flavorful versions of a margarita available, we are certain you will find the best margarita right here in Ormond that will keep you coming back for more! Plus, on Margarita Mondays, ask about our specials. With our great prices, spacious seating, flat screen tv's, and amazing drinks made just for you with real fruit, it is easy to see why the locals love Agave's!

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Meat Lovers, Pescatarians and Vegtarians Alike All Love Agave's!

From power protein diet fans to vegetarian lifestyles, everyone's favorite meal is at Agave's! Learn more in this article about some of our delicious fare that will please even the most selective eaters when they discover the fresh flavorful creations that are all made with real simple ingredients. Order it from our take-out menu online or come in for a relaxing meal in our indoor or outdoor spacious dining areas. When you wonder where to take your friends, co-workers or family to eat lunch or dinner, you can't go wrong with Agave's!

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Delicious Salads that will keep you Bathing Suit Ready at Agave's

We might be best known for our happy hour specials, original mixed drinks, and tasty sauces. But, for those watching their wasteline, what if we told you all of your favorite drinks and Agave's own marinades could be paired with a great-tasting salad? Discover how Agave's makes it is possible for salads to be full of flavor and still fall into your diet "eat this" category with these menu options.

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Memorial Day Family Meal Topics at Agave Fresh Mex

Talking about the importance of Memorial Day with kids can be challenging. Mealtime is a great opportunity to speak to children in a more relaxed and casual atmosphere where the food keeps their bodies occupied and their minds fixed on the conversation. Agave Fresh Mex and Cantina will provide all you need for that ideal Memorial Day topic setting so that you enjoy your time with your family without worrying about the preparation time and messy clean up. Here are some ideas on how to introduce the reason behind this holiday during the meal. 

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Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day at Agave Fresh Mex

Show your administrative personnel how much you appreciate them by bringing them to Agave Fresh Mex and Cantina for lunch or Happy Hour on April 24th in celebration of Administrative Professionals Day. Our lunch menu is extensive, our food is made with fresh ingredients, and our prices leave enough leftover cash to spring for appetizers and dessert! With a 10% discount on orders over $35, the decision on where to take your staff has never been easier. Order lunch online for quick and accurate takeout, reserve a table, or simply stop by for lunch whenever your staff is ready.  

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Traditional Easter Celebrations in Mexico

In Mexico, the Easter holiday is comprised of a weeklong celebration called "Semana Santa" or "Holy Week". It begins on Palm Sunday, and ends on Easter Sunday. Often times, since most students and many working adults have the week preceeding Palm Sunday, Semana Santa is often expanded to two weeks to further enjoy this festive time of spending time with friends and family in both worship and celebration. Here are five reasons to celebrate that may have you wanting it to last an extra week as well!

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Mardi Gras Food Never Tasted Better!

When you think of the perfect Mardi Gras, you might picture yourself wearing lots of beaded necklaces and dancing in the streets of New Orleans as you watch parades go by and eat spicy Cajun meals like gumbo and jambalya with seasoned meats, rice and beans. Traditionally, Mardi Gras, which is French for "Fat Tuesday", is a time of savoring the last bit of fatty foods in Christian culture before the 40-day fasting period of Lent. Today, this is a season of pure joy and jubilation that offers a great reason for all people to come together for a hot flavorful meal and colorful conversations.  Still craving that Mardi Gras food? You're in luck because we know our way around dishes with seasoned meats, rice and bean at Agave's. Why not bring your friends and family to find the heat and flavor you desire at Agave's? Check out some of our Mardi Gras reminiscent selections below.

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The Best Valentine's Day Meals are Served at Agave's!

When you think of Valentine's Day, the traditional candy and flowers comes to mind for a reason. Your wife or significant other likely has that perfect sweet treat in mind that only you know about. Couple that with her favorite flowers, and you are sure to receive an adoring smile of appreciation. Oh wait! What about dinner?!? You want the night to be full of surprises, but does she want a fancy expensive meal where you have to dress in your Sunday best? What if she is hoping for an intimate meal at home? Do you make a reservation for the whole family or leave the kids at home with a sitter? Deciphering romantic expectations can be tricky during this holiday of celebrating love. However, if you can bring the flowers and candy, we can help with dinner. 

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Which to Choose - Choriqueso or Table Side Guacamole at Agave?

All the appetizers are a hit at Agave, but deciding between these three can be difficult. The homemade cheesy goodness found in their two queso dips and the flavorful guacamole made right in front of you at the table all contain wonderful dip-worth blends of authentic Mexican flavors. So, to help you choose your winner, we have done our homework to tell you about the ingredients found in the traditional queso and guacamole dips. After reading about the ingredients in these long-standing favs, we want to know which you will choose at your next visit to Agave.  

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January’s Feature Cocktail & Chef Special: Fresandia Rita and Durango Combo

Looking to try something fresh and new this year? When it comes to authentic mouthwateringly good Mexican fare, you cannot beat our unique cocktail blends and chef specials at Agave Fresh Mex restaurant. We have tried and true fan-approved recipes that are one-of-a-kind just like you, and are guaranteed to shake things up from your average chain restaurant you find in most places.

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Locals Kick Off the New Year at Agave's for their Drink Specials & Authentic Mexican Cuisine!

For ringing in the New Year, locals know to celebrate with us at Agave thanks to our touted drink specials and authentic Mexican cuisine. With fresh natural ingredients and drinks we mix by hand, we proudly admit we raise the bar so-to-speak. You could say we have a bit of an obsession with coming up with uniquely crafted drinks and cuisine that will keep you coming back for more! 

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It's the Most Wonderful Hour of the Day

It really is the happiest part of the day, when you clock out and let go of all the stresses of your week to just enjoy some hard earned time to yourself. For some of us, the satisfaction of having time off is what makes work and life all the more worth it. You never truly appreciate the time you have to yourself unless you don’t have a whole lot of it to begin with. So take care of yourself and your family by enjoying the happiest hour(s) of the day eating delicious food, drinking incredible beverages, and spending your time in an inviting atmosphere. Eat, drink, and be merry with us!

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Enjoy a Holiday Meal at Agave

There’s a wonderful season between giving thanks and giving gifts that brings families together all over the world. No matter what holiday you celebrate, you can always find ways to be together during the holiday season and food is the perfect way to do that. One of life’s biggest blessings is preparing a meal for someone, or better yet, having a meal prepared for you. Take advantage of our specials at Agave and spend some time enjoying family and great food this season instead of sweating in the kitchen.

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Healthy Mexican Food to Order for Lunch Today

Making healthy food choices can be difficult, especially when faced with eating out at a work lunch or special event. But you shouldn’t be afraid to step outside your house to enjoy a healthy meal! Mexican food is a great choice because most dishes are already packed with tons of protein, healthy fats, and whole foods that go hand in hand with a healthy diet. As long as you know what foods to substitute and which you can indulge in, your meal can be a piece of cake. (Not literally though, let’s not get too crazy.)

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Cultural Traditions in Mexico

Every day in America we are exposed to more cultures and ways of life than we even know how to process. Of these various cultures, Mexican American people make up 11.2% of the US population and have influenced the America melting pot indefinitely. We love the food, music, and history of the Mexican people and even celebrate a few traditional holidays here in the states. However, do we really have an understanding of what those traditions mean?

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How Is the Day of the Dead Different from Halloween?

Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is often confused for Halloween. While there are some similarities between the two, Mexican Halloween involves more than donning a costume and getting candy from your neighbors. Instead, Mexicans take the time to honor and remember deceased loved ones while celebrating life with their families. In this article, we’ll explore both holidays and help you get into the spirit of celebrations.

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Agave Mexican Restaurant Gets Raving Reviews

If you’re up for trying something new, we invite you to come to Agave Mexican Restaurant for lunch or dinner. You don’t just have to take our word for it that a visit to our restaurant will be worth your time. Instead, read some of our customer reviews from Facebook to find out what we have to offer. With excellent service, reasonable prices, delicious food, a friendly atmosphere, and great drink specials – there are a lot of reasons to dine here.

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4 Things You Didn’t Know about Mexican Independence Day

The United States isn’t the only country to celebrate Independence Day once a year. Mexico also has that kind of holiday, which falls on September 16th. While you don’t need an excuse to enjoy good Mexican food, it’s good to know that a dinner at Agave Mexican Restaurant this month will honor an important part of Mexico’s culture and heritage. In this article, you’ll learn a few things you probably didn’t know about Mexico’s Independence Day.

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Why Is Mexican Food So Popular?

Mexican food is immensely popular in the United States. While the close proximity to Mexico has something to do with it, there is a lot more to it than meets the eye. Obviously, Mexican food is delicious, but it’s also nutritious and budget friendly. At Agave Mexican Restaurant, we’re proud to serve your favorite meals on a daily basis. Here we’ll explain why you may feel drawn towards Mexican food.

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5 Reasons to Love Tacos More Than Ever

Tacos are one of the most popular foods at every Mexican restaurant, and for good reasons. At Agave, we love tacos, and our guests do, too. We can think of 5 reasons why tacos are the perfect food, but there are probably others, too. Of course, you don’t need a reason to eat tacos. Since they’re great for snacking, you don’t even have to be very hungry to enjoy them.

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What’s for Dinner at Agave Mexican Restaurant Tonight?

It can be difficult to decide what to order from our Ormond Beach restaurant, because there are so many options to choose from. Here we’ll explore some of our most popular platters and chef’s specials. Whether you’re in the mood for a taco, an enchilada, seafood, or salad, we have just the right dish for you on our menu. Below we’ll explore just a few of our tasty dishes and their ingredients.

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Have a Margarita in Ormond Beach, Florida!

Whether it’s the weekend and you’re enjoying your days off or it’s a random Tuesday night, you can come to Agave Mexican Restaurant for a great-tasting selection of margaritas. You can sit at the bar and watch us mix them fresh for you, or you can sit outside on our patio and enjoy the scenery. Margaritas can be enjoyed alone, but they’re even better when it’s party or informal get-together. You bring your friends, and we’ll provide the food, drinks, and atmosphere.

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Happy Hour Specials in Ormond Beach

Our restaurant is not just the place to go when you’re hungry. This is where the locals from Ormond Beach, Florida dine. At Agave Mexican Restaurant, we’re proud to have a nice place to spend the evening with friends or family. Whether you enjoy sitting outdoors on our patio or stick close to the bar, we’ll make sure you have your favorite beverages and delicious food all night long. Our great selection of foods and authentic Mexican cooking will keep you coming back for more. When you combine that with our happy hour specials, you have little reason to leave early.

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Where the Locals Dine in Ormond Beach

If you’re new to or just visiting Ormond Beach, Florida, you may not find the best restaurants right away. Whenever you look for great dining in any city, it’s always a good idea to find out where the locals are going. The best restaurants aren’t usually the national chains. Instead, you’ll want to frequent smaller, locally owned establishments like Agave Mexican Restaurant. If you’re looking for authentic Mexican food, you have certainly found the right place.

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The History of Tortillas, Tacos & More

Most people take the existence of tortillas for granted. They’re the wonderful clothing of flavorful Mexican food, including burritos, fajitas, and more. In fact, tortillas are such an important part of Mexican cuisine that you probably can’t picture the food without them. They are believed to have been part of the regular diet for thousands of years. Join us in learning more about their history here.

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A Quick Guide to Black, Pinto & Refried Beans

Beans are an important staple in Mexican food. Our dishes include a variety of black, pinto, and refried beans to add flavor and texture. You probably already know that beans are a great source of protein. They’re also a great option to enjoy meatless Mexican dishes if you prefer vegetarian foods. But do you know the difference between black and pinto beans? And are refried beans good for you despite the name? Keep reading to find out.

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Why We Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Agave Mexican Restaurant

If you believed that Cinco de Mayo was Mexican Independence Day, you would be wrong. Nevertheless, this day is a great reason to celebrate the Mexican heritage prevalent especially in the Southern regions of the United States. You don’t even have to go to Mexico to get great Mexican food. At Agave Mexican Restaurant, we have your favorite dishes on the menu, and plenty of margaritas and tequilas for, too.

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5 Ingredients Found in Almost Every Mexican Dish

Mexican cuisine includes a lot of delicious and healthy ingredients. Every dish includes fresh vegetables and herbs, which are the origins of the flavorful taste you have come to expect. While there is a lot of variety in the preparation of the different dishes, there are some ingredients that are so common that you can expect to see them in almost every dish. These ingredients include flour and corn tortillas, tomatoes, beans, avocadoes, and different types of cheese.

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How and Why Did Mexican Food Become Popular in America?

America is essentially a big melting pot of immigrants from all over the world. It’s not surprising that it also includes cuisine that originated in other countries. If you’re looking for a restaurant that serves something other than traditional American dishes, Mexican food is probably the easiest to find. This is especially the case as you get closer to the Southern border. But why and how did Mexican food become so popular?

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4 Top Mexican Dishes for Dinner

When you’re going out for dinner, Mexican food is an obvious choice. It’s delicious, it’s affordable, and it’s healthy. Mexican food also offers a wide selection, ensuring that you don’t have to eat the same meal each time. Of course, there are some top favorites you’ll want to eat over and over again, because they’re just that good. Here we discuss the top 4 choices and what makes them so popular.

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Why You Should Have Mexican Food on Valentine’s Day

It comes around every year, but yet Valentine’s Day can sneak up on you. The problem is that related candies and gifts show up in the stores weeks prior to the actual date. That means we just get used to them and don’t give them another thought. To ensure that you don’t have to get traditional flowers or chocolates for your sweetheart on the morning of February 14th, you should consider making a reservation at our Mexican restaurant instead. Here is why we think you should choose Mexican cuisine for that special occasion.

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How Christmas Is Celebrated in Mexico

Every culture celebrates different holidays. Even when the holiday is the same, the festivities vary across the world. Christmas in Mexico is also a little different from how people in the United States celebrate it. For starters, the celebrations last much longer from December 16th to January 6th. And in Spanish, they say “Feliz Navidad” instead of “Merry Christmas”.

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Why Do We Celebrate the Day of the Dead?

As Americans are gearing up to celebrate Halloween, Mexicans are celebrating a very different type of holiday, called the Day of the Dead. On this day, they remember their loved ones who are no longer with them. You may know this multi-day celebration by its Catholic name of All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day. But what is the Day of the Dead, and what happens on that day?

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7 Spices You'll Find in Our Mexican Dishes

You’ve probably been wondering why our Mexican food tastes so delicious. Without giving away state secrets, we must admit that it’s a combination of using only the freshest ingredients and adding the right amount of spices. Most spices used in Mexican food aren’t unique to Mexican food. However, we use them in a combination that makes your mouth water, and sometimes it makes you get thirsty for that margarita, too.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know about Mexican Food

Mexican food is very popular in the United States. And even though it’s not the same type of food that people eat in every home in Mexico, we don’t hear any complaints about the taste of it. If you’re still waiting on your significant other to get ready to come over to Agave Mexican restaurant tonight, you might as well take another minute to read about five things you probably didn’t know about Mexican food. Your knowledge might even impress your partner later.

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5 Reasons to Pick Up Dinner from Agave Tonight

You want to eat something delicious, but you absolutely don’t want to cook. You could come to Agave Mexican Restaurant, but maybe you’re not in the mood to go out. It’s a good thing you can order your dinner online, and pick it up at your convenience. Here are 5 reasons to do so tonight.You want to eat something delicious, but you absolutely don’t want to cook. You could come to Agave Mexican Restaurant, but maybe you’re not in the mood to go out. It’s a good thing you can order your dinner online, and pick it up at your convenience. Here are 5 reasons to do so tonight.

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6 Healthy Ingredients in Mexican Food

Who said Mexican food can’t be healthy? Ditch the salt as well as the cheese and cream, get a few more of the ingredients mentioned below and you will prepare yourself a super-healthy dish. This is something that you should account for as, obviously, there is some sort of a commonly spread misconception regarding Mexican food and that it’s unhealthy. Let us prove this wrong.

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Why We Love Queso Dip

When it comes to Mexican appetizers, nothing truly beats the ubiquitous chips and salsa…except salsa’s little sister, queso. Queso is a traditional Mexican dip that combines smooth, creamy cheese with spicy chili peppers and tomatoes to create an irresistible, addictive cheese dip that goes perfect with fresh, hot, crispy chips.

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8 Reasons Why We Love Fajitas

Fajitas are one of the most popular Mexican dishes. If you don't love them, you probably haven't had the right fajitas. A fajita is a grilled filling served hot with lime and spices, typically served with soft tortillas, sour cream and if you want, guacamole. While they're traditionally made with skirt steak, you can get fajitas in Ormond Beach with everything from vegetarian fillings to chicken and everything in between.

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Why We Love Tacos

Tacos are without a doubt one of the best foods on the planet. It doesn’t matter where you're from, there's just something about the combination of savory filling, fresh vegetables, tangy salsa, and creamy guacamole or sour cream to top it all off. While we already know you love ...

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A Taste of Durango, Mexico

Durango is a state of sweeping vistas, colorful deserts, and beautiful, lush greenery surrounding the many waterways and rivers. Balanced on the Mexican plateau, the state is home to a wide variety of geography, ranging from lush forests to subtropical ridge of the southern hemisphere, all of which is nestled alongside the more familiar vistas and desserts.

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Cumin – The Taste of Mexico

Mexican cuisine is known for it's warm flavors, hint (or not so much a hint) of spice, tomatoes, and strong flavors which combine salty, sweet, spicy, and savory flavors into a blend of aromatic, fresh food that you can't find anywhere else. At the heart of this flavorful cuisine lies a few key spices and flavorings that account for much of the taste and smell that many of us know and love.

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A Taste of Guadalajara Mexico - The Food and Culture of One of Mexico's Brightest Cities

Guadalajara, Mexico sits in Jalisco, Guadalajara, a crown jewel of a city renowned for its art, architecture, and its culture. With 22 museums, 6 universities, culinary institutes, and a thriving art scene, the city lives up to its reputation as the second most important cultural city in Mexico. Considered by many to be the home of Mariachi, tequila, and contemporary Mexican music styles.

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Día de Muertos – The Day of the Dead

Celebrating Halloween is a tradition for many, but outside of the United States it is less common, and in Mexico another holiday takes up the date. For those looking for a taste of Mexican culture, the Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos is a multi-day holiday or festival, held between the final day of October and November 2nd, encompassing the Catholic holidays of All Saints Eve, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day.