A unique dining experience is now available to Valley restaurant goers. Agave del Scottsdale has opened in the former Butters space in the Mercado del Lago plaza on the southeast corner of Hayden Road and Via de Ventura. This fully renovated dining room and Mexico City-inspired menu will redefine what Phoenicians know of as high-end, authentic Mexican cuisine. 

Premium-quality ingredients and innovative dishes stud the menu. A trio of sopecitos topped with chicken tinga, shrimp and chorizo and potato is one of the appetizers. Four different fish ceviches including tuna and a mixture of octopus, shrimp and white fish mixed with zesty citrus and herbs is recommended as a refreshing course. Eye catching vegetable carpaccio – shaved squash drizzled with tangy vinaigrette and topped with beet microgreens is a unique vegetarian dish. Succulent Chilean sea bass served with a sophisticated Coronado pasila chile sauce, prime filet mignon topped with a creamy corn truffle sauce served with potatoes and the 48-hour long mole preparations made from recipes passed down through generations served over chicken or pork are a few of the outstanding entrees on the menu. 

The wooden doors imported from Mexico welcome guests as they enter the remodeled space. Garage doors over the bar provide an open air dining experience. While the dining room features vibrant colors, glistening pink chandeliers and a custom made copper-topped bar that will catch diners’ eyes. The large sliding glass doors that open to the spacious patio provides additional space to enjoy lunch, a happy hour drink or dinner. 

In addition to the highly curated food, the cocktail menu includes a variety of margaritas and tequila based drinks that use only fresh squeezed juices and fruits. Watermelon, spicy cucumber, kiwi and hibiscus are a few of the margarita options. The tequila library with over 100 varieties and growing, will provide guests an opportunity to learn about this prized Mexican libation. A tequila cart is an extension of the library that will deliver table-side service of the extra anejo selection.

The restaurant owners’ ancestors hail from different regions in Mexico including the Yucatan, Mazatlan, Puebla and Veracruz, which is reflected in the restaurant’s menu.

“We are excited to bring Agave del Scottsdale to the community and share what we are passionate about – genuine Mexican food, diverse tequila, refined hospitality and entertainment,” said Hector Soto, general manager of Agave del Scottsdale.

Agave del Scottsdale is open week days from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. for lunch, happy hour and dinner. The restaurant will open at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays for brunch and close at 10 p.m. and 9 p.m. respectively. A DJ will play music Friday and Saturday during happy hour.

To learn more about Agave del Scottsdale visit the website agavedelscottsdale.net/ and follow on social media @AgavedelScottsdale.