Neighbor Roy and I went to Agustin Kitchen on a Friday in November 2021. It was a busy place and took a while to get menus. No surprise. The pandemic has hit restaurants hard lately and servers are hard to come by. When we were served, I ordered calamari to split with Roy (with red bell pepper, carrot, sweet chili sauce black sesame seeds, $16). When it came, it was in a huge bowl and piled high.
Roy ordered his usual hot tea. I ordered my usual margarita. Roy ordered a turkey sandwich ( Agustin Kitchen calls it TURKEY RACHEL, with house-roasted turkey breast, gruyere, slaw Russian dressing, and garlic frites, $16). I ordered their AK Burger with black Angus beef, gruyere, roasted garlic aioli grilled onion, lettuce, tomato, pickle, and garlic frites, $19).
I'll let Roy tell you about his experience.
"Jim and I dined at one of our favorite restaurants -- Agustin Kitchen. As usual we prefer to dine outside, whenever possible. We were not surprised that it was busy, as it was lunch time. Service was a little slow, but we were serviced, water provided and orders taken. Jim ordered calamari to share with me--what came was a large bowl of perfectly prepared calamari--and I do mean LARGE bowl--the largest bowl of calamari I have ever been served. Even with both of us feasting several times--Jim was able to take a significant portion home for his wife to enjoy. I had my usual hot tea and I ordered the turkey sandwich with fries. Due to stuffing myself on the calamari, I took 1/2 of my lunch home. One pleasant surprise was the chef used rye bread for the turkey, a first for a Tucson restaurant. I continue to give this restaurant a well-earned 4 saguaros."
My burger was excellent, also as usual. As were the fries. Altogether a fine meal. Like Roy, I rate Agustin Kitchen four Sagauros. Topnotch food, great patio dining experience. Additionally, Ms. Karen enjoyed the remnants of our calamari I brought home.
100 South Avenida del Convento
520-398-5382 You can call for reservations or make them through the OpenTable app.