Thursday, December 22, 2011

Night Out on the Town

Away from the high class, big money of Scottsdale is Old Towne with its shops and restaurants in a wild west flavor. Boots, cowboy hats and jeans are found in many of the stores, but the food is immersed in black beans, rice and guacamole. Off the main drag of Scottsdale Road is the most popular Mexican restaurant, Cien Agaves.
Cien Agaves is known for its tacos and tequila. The tacos are the main dish as one page in its menu is devoted to the main course. And the staff is proud of every one. You can buy the individually or group the different varieties into an entree served with rice and black beans. They have tacos to fit anyone's liking. Lobster, ahi ahi and pulled pork are just a few of the examples. Mine with the lobster were truly a treat.
Then comes the tequila and the best margaritas in the Valley as proclaimed by the Arizona Republic. It was the house variety that won the honor, but like the tacos, a page is devoted to the many different combinations of margaritas. One they recommend has a cucumber as the main ingredient.
Cien Agaves isn't the largest place to find tacos and tequila in the area as the lunch crowd fight for the small number of tables and spots at the bar in the downstairs area. But in the weekend it opens up the patio and upstairs to get the place hoppin'.
Another definite spot to stop while in town for spring training or over the holidays for the Insight Bowl.

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