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AGAVA Restaurant

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381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-319-4366
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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San Diego
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Randomly picked this restaurant to stop for a bite on our way thru town. It was so good! The food was so fresh and delicious, the service was excellent! 👍👍👍👍👍 Eat here if you have a chance!

Thank JenL198
Ithaca, New York
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to Agava for brunch on a Sunday. It is conveniently located close to Cornell University. It has plenty of parking space, which is ideal for any restaurant. Upon arriving we were seated at a cozy spot close to the pizza oven (good warmth coming from the oven. We ordered the Guac and a flight of ciders to start.... More 

Thank don_cjma
Ithaca, New York
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Agave has a lot to offer. A terrific Sunday brunch with specialty one lets and music to dine by. Dinners are delicious and the house margarita is really good! Prices are average and I would absolutely recommend it!

Thank easytopleez
Ithaca, New York
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67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Agava is always noisy. We try to go really early or really late but it doesn't work. The walls and ceilings are relatively bare and noise bounces off. The public address music is always loud to provide "atmosphere". The patrons need to talk above the din to be heard so they end up being loud. We waited a half hour... More 

Thank chris k
Ithaca, New York
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486 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a colleague out to lunch on her birthday. Loved our lunch -- my burger and her steak taco. (Feedback for Agava: a smaller portion of fries with the burger would be much more healthy and sustainable -- no waste.) We were too full to order dessert so they gave us a complimentary sorbet with a lit candle -- loved... More 

Thank rh24
Anna Maria Island, Florida
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some really interesting options of cocktails, and the bourbon selection was good! The food was good too. If you like hot sauce, please try their homemade habanero........YUM! But be warned, it is SPICY. The only negative is that they close for about an hour or so to get ready for lunch into dinner......it is not noted on their web site... More 

Thank Wendy B
Richland, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fun dinner with extended family. All our food was tasty and served by a friendly and efficient staff. Perhaps a little expensive when considering portion size and ingredients of the dishes, but the food was very good. A reasonably wide variety of food and drinks is offered on the menu.

Thank Tom C
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were spending the afternoon in Ithaca with our college daughter. She was craving Mexican. This was a great find. All of the food was fresh and tasty. We were only able to order from the brunch menu. I'd like to go back to order off the regular lunch or dinner menu.

Thank Poppopsfoodie
Hilliard, Ohio
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for lunch at noon, and was seated immediately . Had the best shrimp bisque not a sea shore . Flat bread pizza with heirloom tomatoes and house made cheese was good.

Thank wvu1981
McLean, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in Ithaca. Great atmosphere and food. Not your ordinary menu. Live music and nice cocktails too.

Thank Michelle P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-319-4366
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?