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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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9:30 am - 10:00 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: 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
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 16
    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
Great Experience

There are many choices for dining in Newburyport; this should be on the list of everyone who really enjoys Mexican food. We were given GREAT service by Lauren and Carson from their very friendly greeting to superb attention to detail during our leisurely lunch experience. The chips and salsa... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Jim W
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Carmel, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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211 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Carmel, California
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

There are many choices for dining in Newburyport; this should be on the list of everyone who really enjoys Mexican food. We were given GREAT service by Lauren and Carson from their very friendly greeting to superb attention to detail during our leisurely lunch experience. The chips and salsa are very good and the "spicy" version of the guacamole prepared... More 

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Saugus, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had a super time! Great assortment of Margueritas ( enjoyed Prickly Pear the most). Our server made guacamole fresh and to order at table side. More tomatoes? Less onion? Not a problem. Chips were fresh and abundant. Entrees were generous and tasted great with doggie bags for all. I'll be back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I've eaten at Agave three times, and each has been great. I love their chips- not too salty or greasy. The margaritas are great and most of the food I have tried has been delish. This is a really popular spot in town, especially on weekends, so it's good to make a reservation. Overall a solid choice for Mexican faire.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The chips are warm and perfectly salted. Margaritas are fanastic with a great selection of tequilas. Food is great too - from the tacos to the steak tip salad.

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Byfield, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We enjoyed a recent dinner here. The bar is on the first floor with dining rooms up rather steep stairs to the second and third floor. We had tacos and burritos. Both were tasty but the pulled beef filling was much better than the dry chicken filling. Prices are higher than other local Mexican restaurants.

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boston
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had a group meeting/lunch and I was pleasantly surprised by the prompt service for such a large group (12). We were greeted quickly, had our first drinks in a snap. The food was good quality and I would recommend it surely

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Boston
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108 reviews 108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you are jonesing for Mexican food, same few bucks and go to El Tapatio. Agave is another overpriced Newburyport establishment that think they have the right to overcharge because they are in the town center. Their "signature" margaritas are small, and mostly sour mix. The food is edible but not worth the price.

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

Thank you for your review of Agave. We appreciate feedback from all our guests and strive to provide the best service and dining experience. Our margaritas are served in 16 ounce glasses and have 2 ounces of tequila in each. Our bartenders would be happy to make any margarita with less house margarita mix if you would like to taste... More 

Haverhill, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great spot for lunch, dinner or just drinks. Great food, friendly service and love the dinning area both indoors and outside.

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?