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Agave Mexican Bistro

50 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
+1 978-499-0428
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
50 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
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Reviewed November 25, 2014

The food here is a predictable but tasty Mexican fare. You wont have alot of privacy here for a romantic interlude as you will be almost elbow to elbow with the people at the next table. If you like a busy, happening and active restaurant...More

3  Thank Lyndy B
Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great restaurant... Good food, great drinks. Great table side guacamole! Went there on a Friday night with reservation... Good atmosphere.

Thank RDSBoston
Reviewed November 16, 2014

We had a reservation for this past Saturday evening. We were early so we had to wait a bit, but we luckily got a table quickly ordered drinks and a bowl of guacamole. The chips were freshly made and still really hot. The quac was...More

Thank Annie M
Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Don't let the very nice atmosphere fool you. The food is terrible and expensive. If you are going there for drinks, don't. I was sitting at the main bar and actually watched the bartender top off half full Margaritas with water and more ice to...More

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

Thank you for giving the restaurant a try. We care about all of our customers and strive to provide great service paired with a vast specialty menu. There are many popular custom drinks we are proud to serve, one of which we believe you witnessed...More

Reviewed November 11, 2014

Expecting a small cafe, we were led into a beautiful, elegant dining room. We ordered an entree, and an appetizer. We had such large portions, we could not even finish them. The chef was pleased to substitute the vegetables that we preferred. The service, freshness...More

Thank newfun
Reviewed November 7, 2014

Fresh salsa and guacamole, a bowl of chili plus the best house margarita ever equal a good meal. Also tasted the nachos: good but cheese very salty. Chicken tingla was disappointing. Service was excellent. MOST tables are on the second floor and the steps might...More

Thank Shekoe
Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Yes, Agave is tasty indeed- just as long as youre not expecting real deal, down 'n dirty Mexican food. This is far more Newburyport than Mexico, but it's still very very good! My wife and I are semi-regulars and we much prefer the 1st floor...More

1  Thank phastEddy
Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Used to go here all the time but the food quality has gone way down and the price has done nothing but rise. Drinks are still spot on. And the chips... Well they are super addicting. Drinks and apps are worth it. Entrees are not.

1  Thank Kristen S
Reviewed October 23, 2014

Went to Agave in Newburyport for first time. Very warm welcome, restaurant was well appointed and inviting. Staff ( bartender, host and our waiter ) were all very friendly and helpful. They seemed very knowledgeable and seemed to enjoy their work. Drinks were very good....More

Thank Neil P
Reviewed October 21, 2014

Guacamole prepared at tableside was very good but could have used more onion and a bit more spice.. Black bean soup was the best we ever had with excellent flavors. Shrimp and avocado salad was incredible with fabulous lime dressing.. Enchiladas were extremely dried out...More

Thank BTK1127
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Michael C
Do you take reservations? And do you have a gluten free menu/options?
July 5, 2016|
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Response from Jason J | Reviewed this property |
Not sure to either. Apologies.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene
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: +1 978-499-0428
  • E-mail