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Blue Agave brings Tex-Mex to Riverhead

Blue Agave Mexican Grill, located behind Haiku in

Blue Agave Mexican Grill, located behind Haiku in Riverhead, is under the same ownership as the Japanese restaurant. (December 2012) Credit: Newsday Joan Reminick

Facing onto a Riverhead municipal parking lot that's behind the Japanese restaurant Haiku, you'll find a little Tex-Mex cafe called Blue Agave Mexican Grill. As it turns out, both Blue Agave and Haiku share ownership with Hy Ting, a venerable Chinese restaurant nearby.

Late one recent afternoon, after catching sight of a Blue Agave sign outside Haiku, I headed around back to check out the neat little contemporary space with counter service and several tables. Showcased behind the counter was an assortment of bright ingredients — salsas, black beans, and the like.

On Blue Agave's menu: cheese quesadillas ($5.75), “build your own” tacos with chicken, shrimp, steak or fish ($3.95 to $4.50) that come with salsa options such as mango, roasted corn, peach, roasted pepper and cucumber melon. There are also fajitas ($6.75 to $8.75) and burritos ($5.75-$8.95).

Blue Agave is at 40 E. Main St., Riverhead, 631-591-1922.

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