Dig Into Tasty Tacos and Cheers to Mezcal Craft Cocktails!
Written By: Kaylin Waizinger
Photographed By: Pixeled Bite and TQLAS Agave Bar & Grill
There’s a new girl in town, and she’s everything you hoped for—fresh-faced and a tad spicy with a big heart for tequila. And she’s serving up some of the best homestyle Mexican fare this side of the border. Not your type, you say? Let us change your mind.
On Sept. 15 in the heart of Old Town La Quinta, TQLAS Agave Bar & Grill opened her doors, offering an authentic taste of Mexico. “Mexico is such a vibrant culture with its colors, art, drinks and food,” says Co-Owner Nancy Prieto. “We want to bring that feel and taste to Old Town.” The new establishment doubles as an agave bar, specializing in tequila and mezcal craft cocktails. With over 75 100% agave tequilas and 20+ mezcals, there is no shortage of something to sip on. Each drink is even served in a beautiful hand-blown glass from Guadalajara!
For eight years, Nancy and her husband Sebastian Prieto owned and operated a successful restaurant/bar in Rosarito Beach, Mexico. “I am originally from Mexico City, and my wife fell in love with my culture,” says co-owner Sebastian. They spent time in Oaxaca, Veracruz, Acapulco, Puerta Vallarta, Guadalajara and many other cities and states. But after moving to the Coachella Valley, the pair decided to expand on their experiences abroad, eventually opening TQLAS.
Sounds like a dream, right? Well, the restaurant’s menu of sizzling Mexican fare is the real dream. “We use recipes from all over Mexico,” says Nancy. Throughout the menu, you’ll find unique seasonings and sauces, but the shrimp tacos and Cochinita Pibil are two traditional dishes from Mexico City that truly steal the show. So whether you’re eager to taste true south-of-the-border flavor or simply want to sip a “cazuela” on TQLAS’ star-lit patio, this artful agave bar and grill is Old Town’s ultimate foodie destination.
¡Bienvenidos TQLAS!Exp 5/21
Food TQLAS Agave Bar
Traditional seasonings and sauces pair perfectly with the authentic homestyle preparation.
Decor TQLAS Agave Bar
Upbeat, adobe-style setting showcasing regional Mexican art with an extensive and vibrant outdoor patio.
Price TQLAS Agave Bar
Entrees range from $15-$22, but the daily happy hour (3-6 p.m.) offerings are a total steal!
This new addition to Old Town La Quinta preserves tradition and is the perfect spot for an al fresco meal.
TQLAS Agave Bar & Grill
78015 Main St, Ste 109
La Quinta, CA 92253