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Agave Mexican Bistro

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50 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
A late lunch visit

As always, agave provides excellent customer service snd great tasting food. Consistently good but $$$. Open for lunch and dinner daily in the heart of downtown NBPT!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bruce B
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Business meetings
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English first
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a late lunch and can not say enough good about this restaurant. The food was outstanding, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was fantastic. We had an appetizer and two meals and had plenty of food! It was a wonderful experience.

Thank vermontess
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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154 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As always, agave provides excellent customer service snd great tasting food. Consistently good but $$$. Open for lunch and dinner daily in the heart of downtown NBPT!

Thank Bruce B
Hampton, New Hampshire
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197 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I've eaten here for lunch and dinner a few times. The food is delicious, and seems to be as close to authentic as possible. Agave's location is perfectly situated within quick walking distance to anything that you may want to do. The atmosphere inside is very warm and calm. Bartenders are top notch. The waitstaff is friendly, and quick to... More 

Thank Bills_Journal
Boston, MA
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Agave is really the only mexican food around newburyport besides takeout place like Dos Amigo or Metzys. I use to really like it, but the menu hasn't changed in over 5 years. I also think the food quality has gone down hill. The chips and salsa and drinks are still great though.

Thank chrisdb5
Salem, Massachusetts
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408 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Two of us had dinner here, and were treated kindly by the entire staff as we checked out all three levels of the restaurant to see where we wanted to sit. There's dining on all three floors and bars on both the first and third floor. It's a cool design for old Newburyport. Our drinks (margaritas, or course) were good,... More 

Thank abecedarius
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We have been to Agave about 4 times. The location is nice right in Newburyport around all the quaint shops and not a far walk from beautiful ocean views. The drinks are good and there is a nice variety of drinks on their cocktail menu. The food is very good. I wouldn't go as far as saying excellent, but very... More 

Thank DianaPtwins
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Had dinner at Agave for our last night in Newburyport. Quite rich meal as expected for a Mexican restaurant. Was not to impressed though...

Thank Luis Filipe B
West Melbourne, Florida
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Very good Mexican food. HOT salsa with chips to start. I had the fish tacos which were delicious with fried chunks of haddock, mmmmm, along with refried beans and rice. There were three and I ate them all. We can't climb stairs and the restaurant proper is on the second floor. So we sat in the bar area which was... More 

Thank Lorraine S
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Best nachos I have ever eaten. Four of us couldn't finish them. Also the drinks were very tasty and not overly strong. Great atmosphere. We just had apps and drinks in the upstairs bar.

Thank Christin C
Lyme, New Hampshire
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109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This restaurant experience can best be described as pedestrian. The spices are tepid and uninspired. My seafood dish had a boring sauce on top. The one bright spot in our meal was the guacamole.

Thank ronnie63_11

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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: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings


Open Hours
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?