Taste authentic Mexican fare at Los Agaves


Authentic Mexican food is what this restaurant promises, and it surely delivers. The menu includes delicious appetizers like the super nachos, available with a choice of ground beef, chicken or picadillo. Other appetizer items are the taquitos, quesadilla and ceviche. Entrees are also varied, from tortilla soup to carnitas, fajitas and tostadas. If you have inclination toward seafood, the Enchiladas del Mar or the Camarones Rancheros are good options. Vegetarians also can have their pick with the vegetarian burrito or the avocado tostada.


The place is usually busy, and it picks up more in the evenings and weekends. There is only indoor seating available, with a choice of booths, tables or the bar. There are also bigger booths and tables to accommodate larger groups, as well as private rooms for parties. Murals depicting desert scenes in the main dining area add a certain charm to the ambience.


We went for the avocado tostadas ($11), which are delicious in taste, if only a bit heavy handed on the lettuce. The portion is quite large, so keep that in mind if you go with this option, but it’s absolutely worth it. Additionally, the chicken strips with an ample side of fries ($7.99) are also very tasty at a very reasonable price. We had churros for dessert ($4.99), sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, topped off with a dash of whipped cream.


The menu choices and the reasonable prices are a big plus, but also the food is tasty and fresh.


Our server was incredibly nice and helpful in explaining the different menu options. The food was brought out promptly with hardly any wait time at all, even though it was a little past noon on a Saturday and the place was pretty packed.


It depends when you go. Weekends and evenings are noisier, but if you go at lunchtime during the week, it tends to be quieter.


This is a family restaurant, and it shows in the variety of choices offered by the kid’s menu, including taco rice and beans, chicken strips, or mac and cheese.


1179 Royal Palm Beach Blvd., Royal Palm Beach, 561-798-1229

Hours: Daily, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Note: Post writers will anonymously visit a restaurant in your neighborhood each week in search of the best menu item. They’ll tell you about that item and why they liked it in this spot each week.

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