Restaurant review: Agave and Aguacate

Agave and Aguacate
214 Augusta Ave. (inside Pancho’s Bakery), 647-208-3091

I always thought that cauliflower, that goth veg, needed clouds of cheddar, a pinch of mustard, to make it edible.

Now, I know better. I’m at Agave and Aguacate, a takeaway stall in a scrappy Latin American food court in Kensington Market. A Spanish song of masochistic mourning carries down Augusta Avenue on this bright spring morning, Latin American restos and shops have their shingles out. Jumbo Empanada, Mexican Salsas, La Tortilleria, Emporium Latino … all signs of an Hispanic breakthrough. The taco is now challenging burgers, pizza, sushi as Toronto’s fave fast food. I’ve come to sample the cooking of Francisco Alejandri, a Stratford Chefs School alumnus who, for the past l8 months, has been wowing the lunch crowd with his unique take on Mexican food.

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