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Agave Mexican Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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50 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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All 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
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Noisy, but large so not defeaning. we sat at the bar, food portions are huge, so beware. Sangria was great.

Thank Arch1422
Aberdeen, South Dakota
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went there alone for lunch recently. Waiter did not serve chips and salsa- thought it was standard with every meal. Ordered the carnitas. Refried beans were old and dried out, rice not particularly seasoned very well, carnitas not shredded (just big chunks of pork), and not particularly fresh tasting. This is not the fresh innovative cuisine I was used to... More 

Thank Abrman
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The inside is small,not very comfortable. It was a beautiful day so we ate outside,Ned enjoyed people watching. The chips and salsa was very good served warm. Waitress was informative explained the menu,as we were not familiar with Mexican food. Ordered the tacos and enjoyed them.

Thank Mary D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service was very good but be prepared it's a small place and isn't the place for large parties. We had five in our group and we were swished closed together. Service was really good for a Friday night.

Thank Suesmcd
Hampton, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great little Mexican restaurant in the heart of Newburyport. The starter chips and salsa are warm and crunchy! Salsa has a little kick to it! The waitstaff is friendly and knowledgable. She was kind enough to direct me to the "right" margarita based on my needs ( I have to admit, I went in for a mojito and they... More 

Thank Beachlf
Byfield, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the very first Mexican restaurants serving truly authentic Mexican food as you would expect to get in Mexico. Margaritas and draft beers are amazing. Probably 30+ tequilas in bar. Food always fresh and large portions. The owner is often there and she is very attentive to her customers. Great staff bartenders etc.

Thank Blair M
Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As someone who rarely seeks out Mexican food because I am not a huge fan, Agave is a rare place that I crave whenever we are in Newburyport MA. The guacamole is prepared table side and served with freshly fried tortilla chips. They also offer unlimited chips and salsa for 1.50, which is a great deal. They have plenty of... More 

Thank Gerri H
Seabrook, New Hampshire
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Food and service are very good, but the crowds can be intimidating, and the "scene" can feel oppressive at times, so we avoid it even though we would love to go more often. We would love to take our children there, but it is not really family-friendly - it seems to cater to a childless clientele that likes to pose... More 

Thank cabevans
Baltimore, Maryland
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237 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The food left a lot to be desired. Certainly not authentic and the portions were small. The tacos with steak were bland and did not feature full fixings .ike sour cream guacamole and salsa. The drinks are the only reason this gets two stars. Margaritas were good and good frozen drink offering. The service was also very slow and it... More 

Thank Travelergirl998
Danvers, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Excellent margaritas. Food was good. Service was disappointing. The bartender was very business-like and did not make us feel welcome. We had the same bartender with the same result on a previous visit. The shrimp fajita was very good as were the chips and salsa. The fajita included fresh mango - delicious.

Thank BigGuy01923

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: 978-499-0428

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