5 Mouthwatering Appetizers at Azul Cantina Pigeon Forge
While our chips and salsa flight is a great way to start your meal at Azul Cantina Pigeon Forge, we have several other interesting appetizer options you’ll fall in love with! So, in addition to sharing chips and salsa, consider one of these mouthwatering options to add to your table. Here’s a list of the best appetizers at our Mexican restaurant, located at the Mountain Mile Mall in Pigeon Forge.
1. Esquites Eggroll
An appetizer we are quickly becoming famous for is the esquuites eggroll. This dish combines a delicious blend of seasoned beef, roasted corn, pepper jack cheese, cotija cheese, lime chili powder, elote sauce, and avocado dressing. The creamy elote sauce that is popular in street corn recipes combined with the beef, corn, and cheese sets this recipe apart from anything you’ve ever tried before, and we can safely say that you won’t find anything like it other than right here at Azul Cantina Pigeon Forge!
2. Queso con Chorizo
A classic appetizer at any Mexican restaurant is chips and salsa or chips and queso. We recommend elevating your queso game by ordering the queso con chorizo. We melt a premium blend of Mexican cheeses with house-made chorizo and top it off with fresh pico de gallo. Dipping our homemade tortilla chips into this spicy, creamy, and rich cheese will have you seeing stars!
3. Shrimp Tacos
While technically not on the appetizer portion of the menu, the shrimp tacos make for the perfect shareable dish! Three soft tortillas come stuffed with grilled shrimp, marinated cabbage, pico de gallo, cilantro puree, and roasted jalapeno. We know you’ll love this tangy, rich combination of flavors, and it will taste even better alongside a margarita!
4. Macha Wings
One of the chef's favorites on the Azul Cantina menu is the macha wings. Mesquite smoked and tossed in a spicy salsa macha sauce, these wings are served with jicama and avocado dressing, the perfect additions to balance the spiciness of the salsa macha. These are not your average hot wings– If you can handle a little heat, then these wings will be addicting!
5. Tuna Tostada
Calling all adventurous eaters! Another unique appetizer at Azul Cantina Pigeon Forge is the tuna tostada. We smother a crispy wonton base with chipotle cream cheese, then sprinkle it with toasted sesame seeds, pickled onions, tobiko caviar, and Saku tuna for a phenomenal experience of flavor and texture. If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary to try, this appetizer is what you should try!
We hope you’ll try one or more of these delicious appetizers during your next visit to the Smoky Mountains! Are you interested in exploring more of our unique menu? Check out some of the best drinks at Azul Cantina Pigeon Forge, from margaritas and other handcrafted cocktails to cerveza and wine!