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AGAVA Restaurant

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Southwestern, Mexican, American, Spanish
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381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-319-4366
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Description: AGAVA is a Southwest-Inspired restaurant featuring a wood-fired oven,...
AGAVA is a Southwest-Inspired restaurant featuring a wood-fired oven, farm-to-table cuisine and a seasonal menu. The restaurant also has one of the most unique bars in the region, both in design and drink selection. Agava is located in the old East Ithaca Train Depot in Ithaca, NY.
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  • 28
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Southwest Style Cuisine

Great place for lunch or dinner. The southwest cuisine is very well-seasoned but not too spicy. For those of us who like to turn up the heat, a variety of hot sauces are available including a delicious house habenero sauce. The fish tacos are a favorite of mine along with the side of beans and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
James S
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place for lunch or dinner. The southwest cuisine is very well-seasoned but not too spicy. For those of us who like to turn up the heat, a variety of hot sauces are available including a delicious house habenero sauce. The fish tacos are a favorite of mine along with the side of beans and rice. The wood-fired pizza oven... More 

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Thank James S
FINGER LAKES
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128 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lunch here several times and always enjoyed it. The service is great, pleasant, comfortable atmosphere, and well prepared interesting food. The restaurant is located in the middle of the Cornell Ag Campus and the customers are lively and stimulating.

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Thank PINKIE_9
Ithaca, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got to Agava as regularly as possible for the great ambiance, the great food, the great servers. We love the seating options--the cozy bar area, the open dining area with the pizza oven, and in the summer outdoor seating. We love the food, from flatbreads, to burgers (local beef or black bean), to terrific salsas that change up regularly.... More 

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Thank ithacan2015
Ithaca, NY
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of great reviews drew us to the place. Some of the food was good, but with 3 out of 4 of our orders having issues (2 burned burgers, and one incorrect side dish) we did not have the experience we expected. We went with our 2 kids on a Tuesday night (kids eat free), and I did feel like... More 

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Thank Nelli21
Homer
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317 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Agava easily accommodated our party of 11. Shawn was great. Everyone had a wonderful time. Their dinner specials extended a standard menu that offers numerous delectable selections making decisions difficult. Agava's menu focuses on local and regionally grown food. We were not disappointed.

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Thank Boomerang025
Edison, NJ
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a large group on a Wednesday night. Made advance reservations and asked NOT to be seated in the bar area. Well, we did get seated there as that what was set up for our group of 15. No where else was available. It's a small place to begin with. We only had 1 waiter for all of us... More 

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Thank Bestmom81
Binghamton, New York
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93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a pretty amazing place situated in the last place you'd think a Mexican themed restaurant would prosper and survive. The atmosphere is warm, some what rustic and very inviting. You're greeted with big smiles and a very friendly staff the moment you enter. The menu is invovative and creative, but priced for value conscious consumers.

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Thank 700scottf
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

You have to order the guacamole 😋 !! Sangria is great too! We took our youngest to dinner for her birthday - we had a great dinner. I've been back twice since for lunch - great place !!

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Thank Margie W
Commack New York
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Our party of 3 went out to dinner here in October. We made reservations in advance since we know this restaurant gets busy and they tend to cater to large parties. When we arrived at the reception area, we were led to a table in the bar area barely big enough to accommodate cocktail glasses, let alone appetizers, dinner plates,... More 

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Thank adyanks
Ithaca, New York
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293 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

It was the week that work groups were going out for holiday lunches so we were very fortunate to be seated within 5 minutes -- the restaurant seemed packed to capacity. My friend a had a kale caesar salad with shrimp that she loved. I ordered the flatbread of the day with rock shrimp -- just lovely! The best discovery... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-319-4366

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Southwestern, Mexican, American, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children

Description

AGAVA is a Southwest-Inspired restaurant featuring a wood-fired oven, farm-to-table cuisine and a seasonal menu. The restaurant also has one of the most unique bars in the region, both in design and drink selection. Agava is located in the old East Ithaca Train Depot in Ithaca, NY.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?