Bistro Agava

Michelin recommendation

Belizar Miloš
Price range:

Precisely 39 house numbers from the very centre of the metropolis, in the pleasant interior with a wooden roof and view of the steeples of the cathedral, you will find the Agava, a place that offers a range of specialities from all European regions, however the emphasis is nonetheless placed on local cuisine.

For the beginning, between the totally alluring swordfish carpaccio and the homemade porcini mushroom soup, we easily chose the latter. The thick creaminess was excellently complemented with the light sour notes and smell of a springtime forest, whilst the little plate was ideally arranged with two crispy toasts enriched with finely sliced wild garlic and a good dose of extra virgin olive oil. The quality indisputable, the portion – for ladies.

We continue with a seasonal tone, when it’s already spring, at least on paper, and we enjoy an asparagus risotto, which prevailed over a shrimp pasta which we had left as second choice anyway. Fifty shades of green, from the excellently prepared asparagus, via the risotto, the occasional leaf of watercress, all the way to the grey black truffles – perfectly drowned in a taste full of cheese, olive oil, wine and, above all, the green of spring perfection.

The rich wine list spans the whole of Croatia, and according to the recommendation of the very friendly waiter, we combine the asparagus with a Kalazić Batina 2011 wine. This Batina really has come from paradise. Portion – for men of 70 kg.

The Hvar pogača salted cake, fuži pasta with truffles and Zagorje štrukli pastry are on the permanent menu because the Agava is after all a perfect representative of the city and the country, and the rich selection of sweets is also very good. From the plum in wine with ice cream and the chocolate cake of Guanaja Grand Cru chocolate – we decided on the more sober variant. According to the selection of the staff, we drink Degarra, a coupage from the surroundings of Zadar, which with its sweet and pure taste also accompanies and adds to the juicy and tasty piece of cake.

The Agava is in a wonderful place, you feel more than comfortable and you will slowly fall in love with Zagreb as you sip the best local wine and enjoy the excellently balanced meal behind which stands the carefully selected menu. Even the waiter advises you to taste a dish in their way – to drink wine whilst a morsel in still in your mouth. Interesting…
A recommendation for everyone!

Author of photography: Marko Lukunić/Pixsell

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Contact number: 01/4829-826



Working hours: Monday - Sunday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Region: City of Zagreb

Address: Tkalčićeva 39; 10000 Zagreb

Capacity: 110

Price range: 100-200kn

Restaurant description:

The Agava Bistro is a special place on Tkalčićeva Ulica where the mysterious secret stories of Zagreb are hidden.
You can enjoy top delicacies by candlelight or sit on its terrace full of greenery.
The Agava Bistro is a clam place in the heart of Zagreb for special family moments or business meetings.

Awards and recognitions:

Trip advisor Certificate of excellence Hall of fame 2011., 2012., 2013., 2014., 2015.
Co-owner and Sommelier:
2013 - 3rd place at the Sommelier Championship of Continental Croatia
2014 - 1st place at the Sommelier Championship of Continental Croatia
2015 - 2nd place at the Sommelier Championship of Continental Croatia

Recommendation Michelin Guide 2018.
Seasonal menu