I had mixed feelings about Blue Agave. Some of the things that we tried were outstanding, while others were not favorites. One thing is for sure: the atmosphere, like a lot of Federal Hill's restaurants, is really nice. You get a mix of renovated rowhouse feel and Mexican villa. I wanted to walk around the place and see everything. I got a glimpse of the bar, which looked really cute.
We started out with complimentary chips and salsa (always a plus). We were given three types of salsa and fresh chips. I enjoyed the green salsa and the chipotle a lot. I was eager to try the chipotle shrimp corn cake, which luckily came in an appetizer assortment ($14) that we ordered. I loved the little corn and jalepeno cakes with shrimp on top and they were probably my favorite part of the meal. With the appetizer, we also got a shrimp quesadilla, chicken flautas, a chile/cheese tamale, a queso stuffed jalapeno, and guacamole. All of these were very good and I would have been content just eating that.
As my entree, I ordered the Enchiladas de Mole Poblano ($16.50), which came with rice and beans. I guess I am just not much of a fan of mole, because this did not appeal to me too much. Plus I already ate so much with the appetizer! I do think that this was a very well done dish and others would probably love it. G got the Burrito de Pollo ($13), which also came with rice and beans and he thoroughly enjoyed it.
This restaurant definitely had great, authentic Mexican food and it's in a great location.