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New Mexican Restaurant Opens in Wyandotte

Agave is at the location of the former Solero Cafe and is carrying some of the same food.

There’s a new Mexican restaurant at 118 Sycamore in Wyandotte, the former location of Solero Café. Agave is owned by Jim Marangos, of the former Solero Café, and a new partner, Jose Fernandez.

Agave features some of Solero Café’s specialties, along with Mexican food.

“We have an extensive Mexican menu,” Fernandez said. “Everything we make is from scratch. Nothing comes from a can.”

At the grand opening on Thursday, the biggest compliment Agave received was for its enchilada sauce. The enchilada sauce features ancho peppers and spices and is very thick and rich, he said.

The grand opening went very well, and Agave was almost full.

“Everybody had a wonderful time,” Fernandez said. “I was very pleased.”

Agave is a very family-oriented restaurant, he said. The most expensive dishes on the menu, salmon and steak, are about $13.

“We’re very competitively priced with other restaurants in the area,” Fernandez said.

In addition, there are daily specials and a children’s menu. This week, Friday’s special is tamales, and Saturday’s is chiles relenos.

And kids can order foods such as chicken strips, burritos, enchiladas, tacos and more a la carte at discounted prices.

Fernandez has owned other Mexican restaurants, the last one in New York. Although he was born in the U.S., his parents were from Mexico.

“We’ve owned a few restaurants,” he said.

He met his wife, Mary, in New York. Her grandparents were from Wyandotte, Fernandez said.

“We love Wyandotte,” he said.

He has an agreement to eventually take full ownership of Agave from Jim Marangos, who is moving Solero Café to Saugatuck, he said.

Inside Agave, the restaurant has a Texan, Mexican flair, Fernandez said. The floor is wooden, which is good for dancing later at night, he added. The colors are earthy for a warmer atmosphere.

In addition, live music will include a small mariachi band for classical Mexican music, as well as jazz, pop and blues groups, Fernandez said.

As for drinks, Agave has a selection of different tequilas for margaritas, including some very high-end tequilas, he said. Margarita flavors are strawberry, peach, raspberry, mango and more.

More information is on Agave’s Facebook page, and a website is coming soon, Fernandez said. The restaurant can be reached at (734) 284-8706.

Diana Jackson October 27, 2012 at 02:45 PM
I am wishing and hoping that you will still carry the GREAT pizza...Please.....
Marie October 30, 2012 at 03:02 PM
You will never be Angelina's so don't even try!
Michelle Ponce November 01, 2012 at 04:33 AM
Went to Agave last night, way better then Angelina's!! Great food, nice atmosphere.
mike November 01, 2012 at 01:31 PM
It s a compliment for them to never be like angelinas.went to agave a couple of days ago with my family and def made feel like eating at home.everything was amazing from the food to the service the margaritas and even how clean the place was.AGAVE is absolutely the new place to try people,and you will defentaly not regret it.
Casey January 22, 2013 at 02:20 AM
Had dinner there tonight. Food was good but got the wrong order. Twice. Didn't bother to point it out the second time. What's the point? Ordered fajitas. Had to ask for cheese, lettuce & sour cr. - smallest side ever & was charged $1.25 for each sep side. Dinner was $50 for 2 meals and appetizer and one of the meals was only $8. I don't mind paying for a good meal but I hate feeling nickle & dimed. Even the waitress said others had complained about the same thing but when she tried to have the bill adjusted, her shift was cut the very next day. Akward & disappointing. Seems that a new name may not be enough which is unfortunate. I really want to support Wyandotte businesses but not to the extent of feeling ripped off.

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