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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
9:00 am - 10:30 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: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 18
    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
Guacamole on the Patio

We had lunch here sitting on their patio right in the heart of downtown. Guacamole was fresh made and delicious and the catch of the day fish tacos were pretty tasty. Waitress was very friendly and would definitely go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Amanda F
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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English first
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Don't get me wrong, you won't have a bad meal here but you won't have anything that will knock your socks off for what you pay especially considering there are other Mexican restaurants in the area that offer good food (Dos Amigos, En Fuego in Ispwich, etc). If like when they do the weekday taco specials HOWEVER they're usually only... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We've been going to Agave for years, as it's really the only decent Mexican food in the area. The food and drinks are consistently good, sometimes the staff has "attitude". I'm finally writing after our last visit since the server in the bar downstairs was so rude. I mentioned it to the manager - then we headed to the third... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Very expensive food, but it's looks beautiful and tastefully. The servers can be better attention with costumers .Anyways was a pleasure.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This often long lined spot makes spectacular food - fresh, more authentic than most, high quality and classy - popular with the cocktail set, families, romantic couples. 3 floors of dining include a large, often very noisy bar/lounge on the ground floor, with intimate dining rooms on the next two floors, but I love eating in the cafe seating outside... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had lunch here sitting on their patio right in the heart of downtown. Guacamole was fresh made and delicious and the catch of the day fish tacos were pretty tasty. Waitress was very friendly and would definitely go back.

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Portsmouth, NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

good food and very nice wait staff. Also a great people watching place, The margaritas were fantastic as well.

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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This fun and funky Mexican restaurant is right in the heart of vibrant Newburyport...right in the middle of the central shop district, within range of dozens of great shops. The food here is fabulous..arguably the best Mexican on the seacoast. One thing they are known for is the fresh guac, which is individually prepared from a fresh avocado right in... More 

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Bolton, Massachusetts
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The Nachos are AMAZING! Huge portion loaded with cheese, tortillas, guacamole, sour cream, refried beans and jalapeños. Great fajitas and burritos also. Margarita's are a little pricey, but delicious.

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Boston
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Food was ok, nothing special. Service - where do I start? The hostess was great and offered a variety of locations to sit. Great start but things started going downhill. Ordered drinks after about 10-15 minutes sitting there. Another 15 minutes go by and no drinks but finally ordered dinner. Dinner came but once we were done she completely forgot... More 

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Dawn M, General Manager at Agave Mexican Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to provide us with feedback about your recent dining experience; we value all reviews as a chance to improve our performance. I do apologize for the lack of service you received as it is not the way we conduct ourselves. Unfortunately everyone has a occasional bad day and in this case your service suffered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We absolutely LOVE Agave and when we lived on Plum Island would go there at least twice a week for dinner or just an amazing Margarita. The food is magnificent and the owner is delightful and very happy to greet you at the door and stop by the table to see how your dinner is.

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Additional Information about Agave Mexican Bistro

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

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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: Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?