In July 10 IssueBy Derek AaronRussell County News Editor
A trio of brothers originally from Guadalajara have opened a third Mexican restaurant, this one in Jamestown, after seeing business at their other two locations increase and the demand for authentic Mexican food rise.
Los Agaves II opened its doors to folks on Tuesday and has been busy ever since, according to Juan Ayala, one of the three brothers who help to run the businesses.
"We like to feed people," Ayala said. "We'll have a lot of people passing by here because of the lake so we feel it is a good location."
The other two brothers are Roy Ayala and Miguel Ayala. The three have lived in Kentucky for more than a decade.
The original restaurant, Fiesta Mexico, has called Columbia home for nearly a decade while Los Agaves has been open in Greensburg for about a year, according to Ayala.
Their uncle, who owns a Mexican restaurant in Campbellsville, helped them break into the business and open Fiesta Mexico first.
He said he had looked into a Jamestown location for some time as Jamestown has no Mexican restaurant of its own.
After purchasing the building at 802 N. Main St, directly across the street from Coe's Alignment, Ayala was able to open the third restaurant.
"We have chimichangas, burritos, quesadillas, fajitas and tamales to name a few," Ayala said of some of the many menu items that can be found at the restaurant.
The name Los Agaves comes from the Agave tequilana plant, a tropical plant found in Mexico and elsewhere and has basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes and is used chiefly in making tequila.
The restaurant, which has nine to 10 employees at any time, offers both dine in and carry out options and accept both Visa and MasterCard.
Nearly 30 combination dinners are offered as well as a large vegetarian menu, appetizers, steak, seafood, chicken, salads and desserts, among other specialties. A lunch menu is also available every day from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with more than 20 options at reduced prices.
Los Agaves II opens up at 10:30 a.m. daily except on Sunday when it opens at 11 a.m. and stays open until 9 p.m. each night and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The restaurant can be reached at 270-343-2152 and the Ayala brothers invite everyone out to try the new local option.