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Tepito

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Re-rebranded back to Cantina Agave

    • ADDRESS:
      A Mansion,
      291 Fumin Lu,
      near Changle Lu
      富民路291号, 近长乐路
    • PHONE:
      6170 1310
    • WECHAT:
      -
    • AREA:
      Xuhui
    • METRO:
      10 mins walk from Jing'an Temple
    • HOURS:
      Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm; 6pm-12am
      Sat&Sun, 11.30am-2am
    • CARDS:
      Local cards accepted
    • PRICE:
      $$$ $$
    • WEB:
      -
    • OPENED:
      Unknown. Listed since Feb 2016
    • SmartShanghai.com Editor's Description
      Upscale Mexican tapas joint on a busy corner, serving margaritas and lots of small plates. Food is more Mexican than Tex-Mex. They do good lunch sets too, for 68-100rmb per person. For dinner, you're looking at more like 450-600rmb for two. Here's some history on the spot. Popular, long-running casual Mexican restaurant Cantina Agave lived in this space from 2008 to late 2015. Then in 2016, it respawned as a more upscale affair called Tepito, when chef and serial restauranter Kelley Lee rebranded the place and brought in chef Edgar Hernandez from Mexico City. Gone are the burrito and quesadilla deals, now replaced by items like Carnitas Taquitos, Salpicon of beef brisket, Kingfish Tiradito, and bigger plates for 2-3 persons. Cocktails are around 70rmb. It's a mixed bag but overall decent. Tip: Go for the tortas.
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    ARCHIVED EVENTS

    • Margarita Mondays

      Solid deal on at the corner of Changle Lu and Fumin Lu. Buy a margarita and get a taco for free. Buy a pitcher of margarita and get three tacos for free. Offer is good all day.
      • Dining, Nightlife | Tepito | Mondays
      • 2016-08-01 Finished
    • Cinco De Mayo - A Return To Agave

      A year to the day since Cantina Agave became Tepito, Tepito is becoming Cantina Agave again, on the most Mexican day there is. They're celebrating their return to form with Margaritas and Sangria for 30rmb, Coronas for 20rmb and...
      • Dining, Nightlife | Tepito | on Fri May 5 2017
      • 2017-05-05 Finished
    • Corona, Margarita, Sangria Happy Hour

      The colorful Mexican restaurant on Fumin Lu has their happy hour from 3-7pm. During that time, you can get buy-one-get-one on their sangria, margaritas, and coronas. Those are 60rmb, 70rmb, and 35rmb respectively. Good margaritas here.
      • Nightlife | Tepito | Weekdays
      • 2016-08-08 Finished
    • Taco Tuesdays

      Mexican restaurant on the classic corner of Changle Lu and Fumin Lu does all-you-can-eat tacos for 100rmb for either lunch or dinner (not both). Tacos usually cost 25rmb each. Add another 100rmb for two hours free flow of Tsingdao beer...
      • Dining | Tepito | Tuesdays
      • 2016-08-02 Finished
    • Daily Lunch Set

      Every Mon–Fri, Kelley Lee's modern Mexican restaurant on the corner of Fumin Lu and Changle Lu has a few really nice lunch sets. For 65rmb you can get two tacos, some salad, beans or rice, and a drink (get the horchata). For an extra...
      • Dining | Tepito | Weekdays
      • 2016-05-30 Finished
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