Today's Dish of the Day is Agave Mexican Grill and Cantina's fish tacos, one of many traditional and modern Mexican dishes on the restaurant's menu.
Agave Cantina’s fish tacos snuggle marinated and grilled tilapia in a tortilla, topped with ancho chipotle mayo, lettuce, pico de gallo and jalapeño peppers. Agave’s fish tacos are $2.50 apiece every Tuesday, and can be ordered with fried or grilled tilapia. Find Agave downtown at 200 E. Vermillion St. or visit Agave 2 on 509 Bertrand Drive. The downtown location is open Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Bertrand location is open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Every week day during EatLafayette, the popular initiative to get more diners into locally owned restaurants, The Independent will spotlight a Dish of the Day; on Wednesdays, our Dish of the Day also becomes the Dish of the Week and is published in the print edition. The campaign runs June 18 to Aug. 15.
To be eligible for the Dish of the Day feature, digital images from participating EatLafayette restaurants or their patrons must be emailed to Katie Macdonald at
or Elizabeth Rose at
. (From time to time, The Independent will also photograph some of the dishes.) When emailing please include information like any special cooking techniques used, the name of the chef or cook who prepared the dish, and whether the dish is part of an EatLafayette special. To be eligible for the Dish of the Week competition going forward, cooks or chefs must also include the recipe and instructions on how to prepare the meal. Read more about The Independent’s ongoing EatLafayette coverage here.
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