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Agave Mexican Bistro

50 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
978-499-0428
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Ranked #14 of 84 restaurants in Newburyport
Cuisines: French, Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a drink decided to stay for dinner! Drinks where good,food was even better, very casual atmosphere noo need to dress up shorts and tee where fine, service was excellent !

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Newburyport, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Agave has become a staple restaurant in Newburyport. Food is consistently great and staff is always friendly. The three levels offer a variety of atmospheres depending on what you are looking for. I am partial to the third floor at the bar when meeting a friend "downtown" for lunch or dinner, the first floor if we are just grabbing a... More

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Troy, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I just spent the weekend in Newburyport and after an afternoon of walking by the folks eating outside at Agave we decided that we needed to do dinner there Saturday night - it looked good and it looked enjoyable. It was too late to secure a reservation so we decided to go and try to get seats... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you loved the authentic Mexican menu Agave offered when it first opened, you will be disappointed. The drinks are still large.and tasty but that was the only thing that seemed recognizable. Some things I noted were the nacho chips they offer used to be unending and come In big bowl. This time, 3 people got a tiny plate with... More

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Acton, MA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Agave has been a consistent standby, visited often over many years. The margaritas are still good, the chips are freshly made, the guacamole is good, and the ceviche, when they have it, is also good. The rest is pretty pedestrian fare, which ranges from pretty good to sub-par. The menu hasn't changed in years, there is too much stodgy rice... More

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Boston, MA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Maybe if you just wanted to sit at the bar, drink and eat nachos you would be satisfied here. The only thinkg worse than the service that night was the food itself. I woun't be back, that is of course, I just want to sit at the bar...... Better Mexican establishments out there...

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

Hi SNP1000, I am Dawn McCandless, the proprietor of Agave Mexican Bistro. I am so sorry that you had a less than enjoyable experience at our establishment, it is always our intent to make all of our customers happy! Please give me a call at 978.499.0428 or feel free to email us at agave@agavemexicanbistro.com. I would like to hear more... More

Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A solid place for drinks and apps. We wanted a night out in the town and decided to start bar hopping here. At the end of the night we regretting ever leaving. Good drinks, good food, fantastic decor!

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

Hi Golgo8, I'm delighted you think we are a SOLID place for drinks and apps, I like to think so too! Next time you go bar hopping, just forget the hopping part and spend the evening with us. Please say hi next time you are in! Best, Dawn McCandless Proprietor, Agave Mexican Bistro More

Newburyport, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

How great is it to have a dependable Mexican restaurant right in town. Everything is super fresh and prepared beautifully. The avocado and shrimp salad is my favorite thing on the menu.

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

Hi Heyjoenyc, Happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us! I too love the avocado and shrimp salad! As the owner, it is very important to me that the produce, fish and meats we use are the freshest and the best quality. So glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you in here again soon! Best, Dawn McCandless More

N.H.
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We had plans to dine elsewhere but stopped in for a beer and a margarita. I asked the server if they had a marg with a little "heat" and she recommended a great drink with jalapeno-infused tequila and mango puree - sorry forget the name. Delish. We were served wonderful warm chips with salsa. They serve very good food too... More

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

Hi TravelbugNH, The great drink that you enjoyed is called the Hot Shot Mango Margarita and it is yummy! As for the chips, we hand cut them and make them here fresh everyday! Yes, next time you come you need to stay for dinner :) Thanks for the kind words, Dawn McCandless More

New Jersey
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Quite simply said, the service was great and the food was amazing. It is authentic Mexican food. The portions are large and the price is very fair. This restaurant is a must visit if you are in Newburyport, MA.

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

Hi Vacation_LoversNJ, Thanks so very much for the wonderful endorsement! Newburyport is a very special place and we like to think that we are one of the places that helps to make it special. So happy you enjoyed yourself and come back and see us soon when you are visiting from New Jersey! Thanks again, Dawn McCandless More

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