Ormond Beach Restaurant Blog

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.

Budget Friendly

Even if you’re currently employed and earning a good wage it’s still a good idea to pay attention to your spending. Nothing can bust a budget faster than going to expensive restaurants every day. The great thing about Mexican food is that it’s reasonably priced while it provides you with satisfying portions of quality food.

Naturally, everyone has a different definition of budget friendly. And there are some variations with the price of Mexican food, too. You can expect to pay less for a taco from the food truck than when you dine at an Authentic Mexican restaurant. What you probably won’t see is the other end of the spectrum. Outrageously expensive restaurants often serve other types of foods. The good thing is that you don’t have to sacrifice quality just to meet your budget, either.

Quality Food

Most Mexican restaurants are proud of the quality food they serve. At Agave, we prepare all of our meals using only the freshest ingredients. By quality food, you can also expect to be served good-for-you food. This is the kind of food that could be found at the family dinner table. It includes hearty meats, fresh vegetables, and flavorful tortillas.

Quality food isn’t just about the freshness of the ingredients. It’s also about the type of food you serve. It’s basically the difference between fast food and home-cooked meals. Our Mexican restaurant serves something that’s much closer to the latter, only you don’t have to prepare it or clean up afterwards. We also employ professional chefs who go out of their way to provide you with an exceptional culinary experience.

Extensive Menu

When you go to a restaurant with a friend or significant other, you both may not like the same type of food. Therefore, it’s important to find a place where everyone can get something they really like. Mexican restaurants like ours have an extensive menu that satisfies any type of craving you may have.

Whether you’re interested in a traditional burrito, tacos, Chipotle shrimp, salad, enchiladas, or steak, we have just the right dish for you. Our menu selection even allows you to add the meat of your choice to many of our dishes. For example, you can get many different tacos, burritos, or fajitas with steak, beef, beans, chicken, or pulled pork. And if you prefer to eat vegetarian, that’s easily done as well. Just talk to your waiter, and we’ll make it happen.

Excellent Beverages

While the food menu is one of the biggest reasons to go to a restaurant, you need a drink with dinner, too. And who doesn’t love a margarita or tequila with their satisfying meal? The existence of these delicious drinks has probably contributed to the popularity of Mexican cuisine. In fact, Americans drink more tequila than their Mexican neighbors. And why wouldn’t they? Tequila is delicious and can be enjoyed in various flavors.

At Agave Mexican Restaurant, we’re proud of our selection of drinks. We offer several Happy Hour specials that ensure you can enjoy the drink of your choice. For example, from 2 p.m. to closing, you can get two House Margaritas for the price of one. But our Sangria and Mexican beer is just as worthy to try with your next Mexican meal.

Nutritious Choices

Almost everyone thinks about the nutritious value of their food choices, at least some of the time. You already know that you can’t eat whatever you want and still remain fit and healthy. Instead, it’s important to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables along with a healthy portion of proteins and carbohydrates. Fortunately, Mexican cuisine delivers on all counts without compromising flavor.

Just like the Mediterranean diet, Mexican cuisine has always focused on large portions of fresh vegetables. Along with beans and meats, every dish packs important nutrients and vitamins that keep you full and satisfied while also meeting your dietary needs. You simply don’t have to go out of your way to eat healthy when you dine at a Mexican restaurant, and that’s a huge advantage.