BRUNCH: AGUA DULCE

Words by Alyssa Stevenson, Images by Will Milne

Brunch is a great excuse for colorful daytime cocktails and Agua Dulce doesn't disappoint in those regards. 

Brunch is a great excuse for colorful daytime cocktails and Agua Dulce doesn't disappoint in those regards. 

Sweet Water recently underwent a change in identity and became the newest Tex-Mex joint near the square, Agua Dulce. With a brightly painted patio and floral oil table clothes, the spot is still a great corner to grab a margarita and break some bread (or chips) with friends. We stopped by for brunch recently and we've decided that we just can't keep the brunch burrito a secret any longer. Read on to find out our favorite brunch cocktails and more! 


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As all good brunches do, we began our meal with a few of cocktails. Hey, who doesn’t love a Sunday morning with a side of spiked horchata? Dark rum and house-made horchata just can’t be beat. While we aren’t always super-fans of hot drinks mixed with alcohol (except for wassail of course) we totally dug the rich, chocolatey hot chocolate served with a touch of brandy, dusted with cinnamon, and topped with fresh whipped cream. If you’re looking for something a little less breakfast-y, we can recommend the Mexican Blackbird or the Sweet Mary margaritas. The Mexican Blackbird has a blackberry liqueur in it, and the Sweet Mary is a combination of grapefruit tequila, grapefruit juice, rosemary simple syrup and fresh lime juice. 

Soon after drinks, the dishes started rolling out. Let’s start with a whole-table favorite - the open faced Mexican BLT. A hearty slice of jalapeño-cheddar bread was toasted and topped with fresh tomatoes, a spring mix of baby lettuces, layered with crispy bacon and two perfectly cooked over medium eggs. The bright yolks gave way as soon as we started cutting in, and revealed a touch of creamy jalapeño sauce that tied it all together. 

Another passed plate came around and we were happily digging into the Chilaquiles with verde sauce, that we promptly piled onto crispy tortillas, alongside softly scrambled eggs and breakfast potatoes. It was a really simple dish, as most of the best dishes are, and was completely satisfying. Changing from chicken to beef we commenced cutting into the Steak Sopas. The little corn fried sopes were overflowing with fresh guacamole, queso fresco, tender carne asada, and two perfectly poached eggs. 

Then there was our favorite, the dish we kept talking about a few hours afterwards, the Brunch Burrito - a creamy combination of eggs, poblanos, onions, chorizo and avocado crema and queso blanco all rolled up in a completely satisfying dish. One bite in we knew we had found something truly good. Like, crave it after a long night out, perfect combo of just greasy enough and freshly hand-rolled kind of good. It’s a burrito we’ll be back for in our time of need. 

Breakfast BLT

Breakfast BLT

Steak sopes

Steak sopes

Chilaquiles

Chilaquiles

If you haven’t tried the brunch yet - or checked out Agua Dulce yet at all - we encourage you to head over one morning this weekend and grab a burrito (or, you know, anything else we highly suggest here) and enjoy the sweet patio life on the south side of the square. 

Agua Dulce is located at 115 S. Elm Street in Denton, TX. You can check out their brunch menu on Sundays between 11am and 3pm or their regular menu whenever! Let us know your thoughts on Agua Dulce in the comments.