Vacationing on the country’s East Coast, you’re bound to encounter numerous high-quality seafood restaurants. The cuisine that may not be at the top of your list of expectations is Mexican, but a meal at Agave Roja will quickly shatter any preconceived notions. Agave Roja Restaurant blends Mexican fare and fresh, Latin-inspired twists on local seafood that result in a contemporary eatery loved by many.
At Agave Roja Restaurant, the atmosphere is casual and friendly. What began as a vision for a hip tequila bar has quickly become equally well known for its delectable Mexican dishes. Snag a table in the casual indoor dining room or enjoy the cool breeze on the outdoor patio.
The Menu at Agave Roja Restaurant
Every good Mexican meal starts out with a basket of warm chips and salsa, and it’s no different at Agave Roja. Along with the homemade salsa that accompanies the chips, consider adding an order of fresh guacamole for an even more flavorful dipping experience. Mexican favorites such as tacos, burritos, and enchiladas, as well as a handful of specialty dishes line the menu at Agave Roja. The tacos are offered in sets of two or three, with the camarones being a popular order. These perfectly meld the tastes of fresh seafood with the spices and flavors you would find south of the border. Along with shrimp, these tacos are stuffed with mango-habanero salsa, chipotle aioli, and avocado. Another favorite is the costillas de cerdo. Choose between a half and whole rack of pork ribs served with jicama slaw, chimichurri, and Mexican street corn. Couples and groups can consider the Agave family meal, which offers build your own fajita ingredients, rice or beans, and salad.
Agave Roja was originally begun around the vision of a tequila bar, and you’ll find plenty of top shelf options here. If you don’t know much about tequila, you’ll find both the menu and staff quite informative. Offering options that range from clear, unaged blanco to mezcal, known for its process of being baked in a rock lined pit oven over charcoal, you’ll never view a glass of tequila the same! For those who want to try a variety, numerous flights are available.
Planning Your Visit to Agave Roja
Agave Roja is located in Corolla, NC at 807B Ocean Trail Monterey Plaza. They are open Monday through Thursday from 4 pm-9 pm and Friday and Saturday from 12 pm – 3 pm and 5 pm – 9 pm. For takeout, their staff can be contacted at 252-453-0446. To call ahead to make a reservation, call 252-453-3480.
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