Bottom Line: Mexican-inspired egg dishes with unlimited drinks and plenty of seats in a great location.
Food/Drinks: $24.95 gets you any egg item with a two hour bottomless choice of mimosa, wine or frozen margarita, but the brunch special isn't mandatory. While not shared on the menu, egg dishes may be ordered without the drink special for just over $13.
The French toast came with two pieces so we were able to share it as dessert amongst the three of us. Tasted. Like. Donuts. So yummy and fresh! And the berries were a perfect topping (barely needed the syrup!).
The energy scramble was a winner - who says brunch can't be healthy? An egg white scramble mixed with veggies and a side of fresh fruit makes the perfect meal to get you pumped for your afternoon workout. It did have a bit of a buttery/greasiness to it, but not to the extent that I had a problem with it. It just could have been a bit drier for my taste.
The southwestern eggs Benedict was very fluffy, the hollandaise sauce was also a bit buttery, but in a good way. Don't be fooled by the "chipotle hollandaise" on the menu - the dish wasn't spicy at all.
The huevos rancheros were inhaled, plate just about licked clean. The meat was tender and soft, not too chewy. And the guacamole was amazing. Not a huge fan of the sour cream, couldn't quite place the taste so if you are on the fence about sour cream, get it on the side.
One note: steer clear of the iced coffee - not sure if it was our pot but it just tasted bad. The hot coffee was great!
Atmosphere: This place is huge. You wouldn't know from walking by, but aside from the two outdoor areas, the 'enclosed porch' area, and the bar area, there is also a dining room and a separate tequila room that can be used for private parties or large groups. The Southwestern decor isn't overdone, and it is actually quite beautiful. Beware - if you go to the restroom, you may need a flashlight. It is so dark by the stairs that lead you downstairs that it is hard to see where you're going!
Overall, it is a trendy spot in the Village that caters to groups and couples alike (lots of groups though). The outdoor seating areas (2) are nice and there are a few tables where you sit on benches with comfy cushions while resting under the shade of an over-sized umbrella.
Agave: 140 Seventh Ave (between Charles and West 10th), 212.989.2100
Brunch: 11AM - 3PM