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Agave Mexican Bistro

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50 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
978-499-0428
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Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good fresh food, great drinks!

This is a 3 story Mexican restaurant with 2 bars and a small outside eating area. They make good drinks with a large assortment of tequilas. The chips and salsa arrive with your drinks and are warm and crispy. The burritos are huge and the fajitas come with really fresh vegetables. It is a fun... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
ShelSouthShore_MA
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South Shore, MA
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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220 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
MA
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Nice looking place, but cramped. The tables are very close together, with very little room to move between other customers tables. Our waitress was nice, but served me water with black stuff floating in it, the silverware didn't look very clean, I had to ask for a different knife. I was served a bowl with food slopped down the side... More 

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We happened to have found a parking space right in front of Agave and since it was close to dinner time, we decided to give it a try. I had the pulled pork quesadilla (sp?) and my husband had the shrimp salad. Needless to say, "chips" and salsa were served while we waited for our meal. The wait time was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I've been wanting to try this restaurant with each visit to Newburyport. Spent a day at Plum Island and decided to eat here for lunch. We ordered the Nachos for starters. These were good and very cheesy. I ordered a Tortilla soup which was supposed to come with avocado and other toppings. The soup was very disappointing to say the... More 

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South Shore, MA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a 3 story Mexican restaurant with 2 bars and a small outside eating area. They make good drinks with a large assortment of tequilas. The chips and salsa arrive with your drinks and are warm and crispy. The burritos are huge and the fajitas come with really fresh vegetables. It is a fun, very busy place on the... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband said that his tacos were the best he's had since he visited Mexico and my enchiladas were amazing too!!

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Ma
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My husband and I went to Agave, planning to have a light dinner. We wanted to ceviche, but they hadn't made any, which we were really disappointed about. We ordered two dishes, taquitos, which is an appetizer, and a shrimp and avocado salad. The portions were so big that we struggled to eat it all. They tasted great; the dressing... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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96 reviews 96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

This is your top Mexican restaurant north of Boston. This is absolute 5 rating and not one point less. Beware of asking for their finest tequila as they can go as high as 300 bucks a shot. You never know when Brad and Angelina are in town....they would be the only ones doing those shots.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

It's almost embarrassing how many times I frequent Agave each week. Suffice it to say, I never tire of it as it is so crazy good. From my favorite bartenders, Jeremy and Tracy to the delish food to my all-time favorite, the Horny Toad margarita. It's year-round consistent food and drink and I love it, my 11 year old loves... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This place has bomb.com nachos stacked to the moon. Service was good and atmosphere is top not notch.

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Carmel, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

There are many choices for dining in Newburyport; this should be on the list of everyone who really enjoys Mexican food. We were given GREAT service by Lauren and Carson from their very friendly greeting to superb attention to detail during our leisurely lunch experience. The chips and salsa are very good and the "spicy" version of the guacamole prepared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: 978-499-0428

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Families with children, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?