Were you trying to find a good and above all, authentic Mexican restaurant in Brussels and failed every time you tried? Well, be glad that you have me, who since arrived to Brussels tried to find Tacos for quite a while and then finally, bumped into Los Agaves some weeks ago.
It happened by accident when I was walking from the Metro Station Porte de Hal up to the Parvis for a beer or two. The place looks rather uninteresting from outside with a few wooden furniture in the front. When you enter the place it is neither overly decorated. A big colourful wall painting is on the opposite side of the entrance, but that’s about it. On the left is the “kitchen”, which is basically a small space with everything you need to prepare great tacos, quesadillas, chilaquiles and of course, guacamole.
I went here twice since I discovered the place and plan to go again tomorrow. Both times, we started the evening off with a very generous glass of Margarita, one time the classic one and the other time with raspberries. I can definitely recommend both.
Food-wise, I tried different things both times. Of course to start off we shared some guacamole, the good one where you can still see some avocado and tomato pieces, and mashed frijoles, black beans. I even ordered another portion of the guac for myself after finishing, ‘cause it was so good.
Then, the first time we had tacos with beef, chorizo and never missing on my plate full of the Mexican dish, tinga de pollo, slow cooked chicken with tomatoes and spices. The second time we went for the “Al Pastor” tacos, which are filled with pork and pineapple. But different than pineapple on Pizza being a big sin, the pineapple here actually fits very well and gives the spicy filling some sweetness. We also tried the quesadillas made from blue corn, packed with loads of cheese that melts down the corners of the delicious tortilla. I can also recommend their fresh juices or the chia water!
The place is family run and if you want to practice your Spanish, this is the place. They’re very kind and patient and most importantly, make good, non-pretentious, simple and authentic Mexican food – exactly what I was looking for.
Good to know:
- Prices: 3,5E for a portion of guacamole, 7E for three tacos, 7E for a Margarita
- Avenue Jean Volders 4A, 1060 Saint-Gilles