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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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9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
    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 food in a nice location

We like the decor and location here. The food is good but mild, could use some "heating up" with spicier sauces. Not terribly Mexican or Southwestern, but could be with some infusion of New Mexican chills. Huge salads, fresh chips, and good margaritas. Fun to sit in the bar area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
smthibs
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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338 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We like the decor and location here. The food is good but mild, could use some "heating up" with spicier sauces. Not terribly Mexican or Southwestern, but could be with some infusion of New Mexican chills. Huge salads, fresh chips, and good margaritas. Fun to sit in the bar area.

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Thank smthibs
New Hampshire
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is always delicious and the staff ROCKS! There sometimes is a an hour wait, but it's well worth it.

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Thank Kim W
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location on a central street in downtown area. Attentive and knowledgeable waitstaff. Delicious food. In particular, the freshly prepared guacamole was terrific and the Mexican Chicken Soup was fantastic. Comfortable arrangement and furniture. Reasonable pricing. All in all, a wonderful spot for a birthday celebration.

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Thank Chris52R
Boston, MA
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been her many times, this is the best fresh Mexican around! Everything is full of flavor - we have had a variety of items on the menu and always LOVE everything. We have also brought several friends to this restaurant and the reviews are always very positive. Highly recommended Mexican!!

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Thank Shannon1978
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I went there on new years eve for lunch. It wasn't busy but we were seated right next to another table, backed up against the wall. The tortilla chips and salsa were delicious. I got a veggie burrito with a salad, which was also amazing. My husband got chicken tacos' but only received 2 when the menu stated in many... More 

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Thank Barbara R
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I was staying at a B&B nearby after a long drive on a Sunday night before filming the next day. I wandered down the street and found this cute and cozy restaurant. I ordered take out at the bar and while I was waiting, the server gave me chips, salsa (very tasty) and a seltzer while I waited for my... More 

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Thank Casey M
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Great food! Great atmosphere! Great margaritas! I always enjoy my meal here and always have enough leftover for another meal

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Thank Gratefultrvl
vermont
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

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.

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Thank vermontess
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

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!

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Thank Bruce B
Hampton, New Hampshire
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197 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

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 

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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: Business meetings, 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?