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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
Charming!

Agave is a wonderful restaurant in Newburyport that hits all the marks. The food is terrific, the decor is fun with three floors and two bar areas, and the service is spot on. The Carne Asada Nachos are my favorite and the beer is always super cold! We love it here and have never been disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Beachpirate2014
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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203 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Agave is a wonderful restaurant in Newburyport that hits all the marks. The food is terrific, the decor is fun with three floors and two bar areas, and the service is spot on. The Carne Asada Nachos are my favorite and the beer is always super cold! We love it here and have never been disappointed.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Gotta get the nachos. Shredded chicken, extra Guac and sour cream. Margarita's are also very good and large.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If your looking for the BEST Tequila around...take a Tequlia fight at Agave! They have a multi page menu of just Tequila! Tequila flights with mix & match of all ranges & smoothness. Full bottle & draft beer menu as well as wine by the glass & bottle. Three floors of Resturaunt in a charming old building. Dining at all... More 

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Boston
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have dined at Agave MANY times and am always plead with the quality of food, the level of service, the overall decor, and the friendliness of the owner and staff. Aside from signature Mexican fare, their Shrimp & Avocado Salad is incredible - and massive. And the "house" margarita never disappoints.

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burlington, vermont
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We frequent Agave when we're in town. The food is good (I particularly like the cheese enchiladas with their homemade mole sauce) and the service efficient and pleasant. The atmosphere is also enjoyable - sort of a mix between friendly and sophisticated. There's a small bar in the front and a larger one to the right on the ground floor... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is by far the BEST Mexican restaurant around! The tacos are so tasty and the kids love the Casa Dias! You can't go wrong with the delicious Sangria. In the summer it is nice to sit outside and enjoy the people watching while enjoying your meal.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Don't bother with the food, it's just not worth eating, stick to the drinks and your all set. Oh maybe the chips make the mark

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branford
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This was a wonderful mexican restaurant. The appetizers were great, as well as the homemade chips and salsa. They gave you a great quantity of food and the Margaritas were the best!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is the first review we wrote of this type. However, our theme is consistent with every other review we wrote. We seek value - the best possible quality at the lowest possible price. We are not idiots. We do not believe the simple platitude that "you get what you pay for". This simple platitude is for the simple-minded. All... More 

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Dawn M, Owner at Agave Mexican Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for considering to dine at Agave Mexican Bistro. We regret that you chose not to dine with us. You had mentioned that you "seek the best possible quality at the lowest possible price." We strive to provide the best possible quality of fresh produce, seafood, meat selections and tortillas starting our preparation in the early morning everyday. Our... More 

Stratham, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The food here is a predictable but tasty Mexican fare. You wont have alot of privacy here for a romantic interlude as you will be almost elbow to elbow with the people at the next table. If you like a busy, happening and active restaurant with lots going on around you, then this is a good spot. There are bars... 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: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, 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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