Monday, September 21, 2015

Food Trip: Andale by Agave, SM Aura

All things wrapped and stuffed are special. They are close to everyone's heart.
Unwrapping a gift for example, is like discovering the unknown - thrilling, exciting, full of wonders!
Tortillas, Burritos, even the interesting Tacos (?)  wrapped and stuffed are close to my heart --- more like close to my heart, next to my hungry stomach.
Biting to one is like discovering the unknown - you'll never know what'll hit you. Devouring one is like discovering the unknown - thrilling, exciting, and this time around, its Mexican!
The spice, the crunch, the savor, and don't forget the dips. The dips are oh-so-tomato hot good! Arriba, Arriba! Andale, Andale! Come on, let's go to Agave! *dancing with maracas on hand

Croon to authentic Mexican hits, Agave by Andale in SM Aura serves traditional Mexican food and offer creative platters and drinks in a casual, more sensual atmosphere.
Yours truly with Andale by Agave SM Aura manager, Ms. Karen.
Last week, we were invited to try Andale by Agave in SM Aura. Little did we know, we are about to go caramba with spicy hot Mexican dishes while doing the Macarena moves on our heads. Ahay!
We started the meal right with enticing apertivos.
Chips and Salsa - crisp corn chips fried in bousse,
served with your choice of salsa.
Salsa Freska - mild
Salsa de Jitomate - medium
Roasted Tomato Salsa - spicy
Single Serve 100, Bottomless 295
Add guacamole for P50 per serving.
If you'd ask me, I'll go unlimited chips with roasted tomato salsa on the saucer dish. The spicy crisps will keep my train-of-thoughts burning while we chicka away!
Chill with friends literally with chilling Margaritas like
Strawberry Margarita
Ripe strawberries mixed with our original frozen House Margarita.
Glass 225 Pitcher 595
Was it scrumptiously smooth and delicious? Clyde finished two glasses without asking for help! *we requested for mocktails
Check out Agave's Favoritos!
QUESADILLAS in Mexican Cheese (Php 405)
Quesadillas - Crisp on the outside, stuffed on the inside with Mexican cheese, Ranchero sauce, shredded lettuce and your choice of filling. Served with sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo.
Choose fillings from
Mexican Cheese - Solo Php 225, Share Php 405
Pork Carnitas - Solo Php 280, Share Php 450
Grilled Chicken - Solo Php 280 , Share Php 450
Imported Steak - Solo Php 330, Share Php 535
Grilled Shrimp - Solo Php 310, Share Php 495
TACOS in Sauteed Veggies (Double Php225)
Tacos - Choice of soft flour or crispy corn tortilla shell, filled with refried beans, shredded lettuce, Mexican cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream and your choice of filling. Served with a JalapeƱo side salad.
Choose fillings from
Sauted Veggies - Single Php 125, Double Php 225
Pork Carnitas - Single Php 155, Double Php 295
Grilled Chicken - Single Php 155, Double Php 295
Taco Beef - Single Php 165, Double Php 310
Grilled Shrimp - Single Php 185, Double Php 330
BURRITOS in Imported Steak (Php 415)
Burritos - A soft flour tortilla stuffed with refried beans, Mexican red rice, sour cream, Mexican cheese blend, fresh lettuce, pico de gallo and your choice of filling. Served with chips and salsa. Available in three styles: Classic, Toasted or Naked.
Choose fillings from
Bean - Solo Php 185, Grande Php 295
Pork Carnitas - Solo Php 235, Grande Php 340
Grilled Chicken - Solo Php 235, Grande Php 340
Imported Steak- Solo Php 295, Grande Php 415
Steak and Shrimp - Solo Php 315, Grande Php 435

A sample of everything - so far, my favorite would be the quesadillas, I know I'm too predictable!
The exquisite blend of Mexican cheese and Ranchero sauce burst into a unique flavor in the mouth with the playful texture of crisp tortilla, creamy sour cream and guacamole - perfect!
Side note: one of the best tasting guac I have ever tasted is in here! Just the right blend of mashed avocado seasoned with salt, pepper, cilantro, mixed with mayonnaise and chopped tomatoes.
One of Agave's Especialidades, Chili con Carne - A medium-spicy chile made from black beans, beef and tomatoes, served over lime-cilantro rice. 275
Chili con Carne's spiciness is husband-approved! You will be seeing yourself reaching for some extra rice when you get the hang of black beans, tomatoes and savory beef in a spicy dry stew. I know I did.
The Manager as the bartender - mixing Mojito!
Classic Mojito - A refreshing blend of sliced limes with fresh mint leaves mixed with White Rum. Php 180
I never thought that even desserts here are served spicy!
Andale by Agave postre - Churros!
Sticks of fried dough are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside & coated in cinnamon sugar. Served in a margarita glass with spicy Chocolate Chili Dip. Php 190
Want to dare? Bite the jalapeno first before dipping the churros in the choco-chili dip! Let's see who will turn their glasses bottom down first!
My team of food tasters aka family. :))
Sudden cravings for everything tacos and burritos are satisfied in this little Mexican haven. What's more is that they are offering
  • Taco Tuesday - Buy any single taco, get a free upgrade.
  • Burrito Thursday - Buy one grande burrito, get a free solo burrito.
  • Kids Eat Free Every Weekends - little Mexicans aged 10 and below can choose one free kid's meal with purchase of each regular menu item. *
*For dine-in only, maximum of 2 kids per table, not to be combined with any other discounts or promos.
There. Now, you have more reasons to drop by. Gather your friends, get your maracas ready and Andale to Agave, SM Aura!

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  1. Ooooh, I'm just a few blocks away from SM Aura. :) I have seen this, my husband and I love mexican food. Our kids...not so much. We'll most likely date here one of these days, when we get a babysitter. :)

    1. Yes sis! Kids eat free on weekend! Perfect bonding with the kids - get the quesadillas, I swear by it! <3 <3 <3

  2. I love this type of food. The tacos and the chips. The colored chips look good. =)

    1. Akala ko nga nung una sweet potato chips because of the color. :))

  3. Oh I would love to try those colorful tacos!

  4. I so love your analogy on gift openning.
    Food here is so deliciously colorful no wonder you compared these to precious gifts.

  5. Omigosh I love Mexican food! It's one of those types of cuisines that always make me happy hehe. Thanks for sharing, will check this restaurant out sometime.

  6. I love Mexican food! If only SM Aura is near our place T_T

  7. Now I'm looking for Quesadillas! Nag crave ako bigla. Looks delicious.

  8. I'm tempted because of the promos! :D

  9. The chips are so colorful! I want to try every food item that you posted. Everything looks delish!


  10. Yummm! Quesadillas are my fave Mexican food! For a moment there, I thought it was going to be a healthy resto because of the "agave" in its name.

  11. Do they have bottomless Margarita too? :)) I remember going to Agave way way back for that. LOL. The foods looks yummy :)