My Stepford wife-colleague and I strolled down the hill from the Scene office yesterday for lunch at Agave Tequila Lounge. While munching fresh tortilla chips and salsa under the lazy ceiling fans, we agreed that the front porch of the faux hacienda might be the best venue in the urban landscape to while away a lunch hour pissing and moaning about sleep deprivation, pink eye and my broken microwave.
However, when the Scene’s Best of Nashville issue rolls around in October, don’t expect to see Agave taking home any honors for best fish taco. Despite the appetizing description of mahi marinated in coconut and cilantro and served with roasted pineapple salsa, three tacos with rice and beans for $9 offered little more than a few pasty cubes of soggy, overcooked fish and a smattering of diced citrus virtually suffocated inside cold flour tortillas. No cabbage, no special sauce, no green salsa. No good.
What’s more, Agave doesn’t serve iced tea.
Of course, that doesn’t mean we won’t be back. We minivan-driving Scene employees are sluts for a nice patio. Which, come to think of it, is probably why they don’t serve iced tea. With endless refills, lemons and Splenda, we could have sat there all day—bitching quite happily.
Located at 118 12th Ave. S. (Phone: 254-9997), Agave serves lunch Monday through Friday and dinner nightly. Bar opens at 4 p.m.