I’m very excited about the new Mezcal bar “El Agave” opening in Ensenada. El Agave is owned and operated by Laura and Chava who at one time owned the Oaxacan restaurant in El Sauzal Ensenada. This will be a place to sit back, relax and enjoy an endless variety of Mezcals including Cremas De Mezcal along with some delicious Oaxacan botanas.
Primarily produced in Oaxaca Mezcal (or Mescal) is a Mexican spirit distilled from the agave plant. While some tequilas may contain 51% agave all Mezcal must contain 100% agave. If you have never tried Mezcal it has a smokier taste then tequila. The Smokey taste comes from the production process of roasting small batches of agave in an earth oven. I find sipping on premium Mezcals very delightful and enjoy their complex full flavors and aromas.
I had a chance to take a sneak peek at El Agave which will be opening soon. It’s just past 2nd Ave on Ruiz just a stone’s throw away from my favorite bacon wrapped hot dog cart.
If you cannot find parking on the street they have 3 reserved spots directly across the street.
The inside has a nice warm vibe with couches inviting you to sit down, relax, and sip on some premium Mezcal.
The bar area sports some very cool pictures of the Mezcal production process and will soon be lined with premium Mezcal and more.
They have very cool back lighting of the Agave I tried to capture on my camera.
Every time you are served a Mezcal you will receive a pairing with some Oaxacan Botanas. If you have not had a chance to try Laura and Chavas cooking you’re in for a treat, along with their home style cooking their hospitality is unmatched. If Mezcal is not your thing they will also be serving some artisanal beers and more. I hope to be posting more details about the opening soon, see you their.