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Arcos turns out mouth-watering tacos dorados, just-chunked guacamole, and the house masterpiece, the barbacoa de borrego's slow-steamed hunks of lamb. The open courtyard proves a draw all its own.
Bar and restaurant with live bands playing blues, jazz/fusion, and rock music Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
"Azul 17 Mexican Cuisine & Tequila Lounge brilliantly personifies the restaurant-lounge concept with its sophisticated offering & modern design. The contemporary décor is complete with iridescent ocean blue tiles adorning the walls & sleek white leather lounge seating areas which create a cool and inviting atmosphere, reminiscent of hot spots found in South Beach.
We are very excited about bringing a refreshing vibe and dining experience to the area which we feel will allow our clients to relax, enjoy themselves and just escape for awhile without the need to catch a flight or travel into the city.
Of course, this cosmopolitan lounge would not be complete without the sensual sounds of downtempo-midtempo grooves to set the mood. Bring an open mind as our resident & guest DJ’s provide an eclectic mix of musical flavors that will move your mind, body & soul.
Azul 17 specializes in contemporary authentic Mexican cuisine which essentially means that our recipes are made from scratch staying true to the authentic flavors of Mexico and our Executive Chef, Damian Portuguez, prepares dishes using the latest culinary techniques. We are proud of our vibrant menu and guarantee that you will find many unique Mexican dishes at Azul 17 that you will not find at your garden variety tex-mex restaurant. Some of the contemporary cuisine you will find on the menu include a variety of tableside prepared guacamoles, sushi grade ceviches (citrus marinated seafood cocktails) and delectable small plates served family style. They are complimented by the authentic flavors and original recipes that Chef Damian learned from his grandmother in Mexico. Just like you would find in his grandmothers kitchen our empanadas, tamales, hand-pressed mini tortillas and desserts are made fresh daily in house.
Why Azul 17? “Azul” in English means “blue” which is the color of the Agave plant, the main source of Tequila and “17” is the owner’s life-long lucky number. Azul 17 is the vision of Owner, Julio Soto, a Cuban American and his wife, Lily Soto, who is from the tequila region of Jalisco, Mexico. Their vision has come to life as they incorporate their appreciation for culture and exceptional tastes in food, tequila, fine wines, design and music to create the ultimate dining destination. As true entrepreneurs this is not their first business venture however it is their first personally owned restaurant. For the past 10 years Julio & Lily have worked with other Mexican restaurants to gain experience and prepare for the opening of their own restaurant. They have owned a country western apparel store and still operate Lily's Latin Market on Dobbin Road in Columbia. They have always prided themselves in only using the freshest ingredients and quality products. The Soto's look forward to exposing and educating their guests about the cultivating and distilling of their collection of over 100 premium tequilas. You will find the number "17" throughout our offering, starting with our 17 fresh hand squeezed margaritas & international cocktails. Julio & Lily understand the importance of quality and that is why the Azul 17 Traditional Margarita is guaranteed to be the best in town because we use premium silver tequila, fresh hand squeezed lime juice and organic agave nectar! We also feature an eclectic wine list that has been hand selected by Owner, Julio, to pair beautifully with our cuisine.
As small business owners they are excited to finally provide a new hot spot in their community for dining, dancing, nightlife and a great ambiance for families & business professionals alike. The Azul 17 team of passionate professionals is dedicated to consistently providing our guests with superior service and a memorable experience that will only leave you yearning for more!
Mexican Cuisine our specialty, Tequila Lounge our distinction.
"Big Kahuna Cantina colors the senses with a fusion of Mexican cuisine, drink and culture, meshed carefully with the dishes, spices and traditions of Polynesia and brings it all to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Here you are welcomed by our lively music, enormous flaming torches, giant tiki’s, vintage surfboards, our massive, looming, mounted shark, and glossy photographs of Luchadors in full wrestling action! So much to see and to try… Shark Bite’s Nacho Bar, Coconut Shrimp Skewers, Plum Bar-B-Que Glazed Mini Ribs, Surfajitas and our Tubular Enchiladas. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert, our Key Lime Tart and Tres Leches Cake can’t be beat! Plus, we have a plentiful tequila selection featuring over 100 unique and revered varieties. Traditional Tiki cocktails, beer and wine are also prominent at our fully stocked bar. Join in the fun for lunch or dinner. Big Kahuna Cantina – Surf the Harbor!"
When a restaurant offers more than 100 kinds of tequila, its menu can be somewhat beside the point. Like, really, who cares? Blue Agave, however, tries hard to serve highly authentic Mexican food and generally succeeds. Simpler dishes like burritos de carne asada, pork carnitas, and quesadillas are what the kitchen does best; sometimes the more exotic dishes get a little muddled, like maybe the cooks have unfettered access to the tequila. Surprisingly, desserts are terrific. Mexican cuisine isn't renowned for its sweet endings, but Blue Agave's house-made tres leches cake and flan of the day are outstanding.
Small Mexican eatery in the heart of Fells Point.
We give a lot of great food at great prices
We make everything fresh daily
We use spices to give our food its unique and delicious flavor - not fat
We use only grilled chicken breasts
We use only the leanest meats
We can make almost anything "light"
We offer a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes
We've got over 75 different hot sauces that'll blow your head off!
We've got spunky cashiers!
We've got the Monday Night Mystery Prize Burrito Wheel!
We've got Pop Tart Day!
We've got Freeze Pop Day! (Which is just like Pop Tart Day without the toasting option.)
We've got Yappy Hour for dogs! (Again, no toasting option.)
We've got Taco Talk -- the burrito newsletter read by tens of people nationwide!
We guarantee your California Tortilla experience—so be daring and try all of our different menu items! If for any reason you don't like something you've ordered, we'll be happy to exchange it for something else. Go ahead—experiment!"
"From the luxurious lounge area, to an inviting restaurant..... From the sassy tiki bar, to lively game of pool ... Whatever your mood, we got the place for you!!"
Centro offers a variety of Spanish and South American tapas dishes. Extensive list of wine, sherry and port from Spain and South America.
Ah, El Salto, from tapas and chile rellenos to enchiladas and tacos, you can rarely go wrong at this yummy, cheap Mexican restaurant. With locations in Parkville and Brooklyn Park, El Salto is often overlooked, but never by those who eat there. Comfortable atmosphere, and terrific flan--either one is worth a visit or two.
In the mood for authentic Mexican cuisine for only a few tamales? Stop by El Taquito, a quaint Fells Point restaurant where Mexico's colors fly proudly. Start the night off right with the chips with salsa and guacamole, followed by a choice of traditional burritos, fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, or a variety of specials that are served with rice, beans, and tortillas. Most entrées are your choice of beef, chicken, pork, or beans and cheese. For you (very) brave souls, they offer lamb, beef tongue, and rabbit to fill your tortillas. You won't need many greenbacks, but they don't take the plastic.
Mission-style burrito restaurant.
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The Black Eyed Susan authentic Mississippi river boat hosts a murder mystery and dinner cruise, with a different mystery with each cruise.
Presented by the Watership Partnership will feature live music, food trucks, a Kid's Zone, and more.
Baltimore City Paper, 501 N. Calvert Street, P.O. Box 1377, Baltimore, MD 21278
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