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AGAVA Restaurant

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381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850
+1 607-319-4366
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Plano, Texas
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just great! Margaritas, excellent Mexican food. And other types as well. I had French onion soup. My friend had beets. Highly recommend

Thank N5818UHjamesc
Rochester, New York
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Girl's night out and we selected this restaurant based on a recommendation from a friend who is a resident of Ithaca. We were not disappointed! Starting with the cocktails, they were unique and fun. Our entrees were delicious, but don't expect to find the typical Southwest dishes here. Agave chefs add a unique twist to the menu. Our waitress (Mary)... More 

Thank KimRochester
Newark, New Jersey
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61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic spot. We pulled into the parking lot for brunch and were very pleasantly surprised upon walking inside. The decor is really interesting and fun. The wait staff was excellent. Angelica waited on us and could not have been anymore accommodating. There were four of us for brunch, we each ordered something very different and everything was absolutely delicious. Would... More 

Thank Babci_13
San Diego
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 3 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 3 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
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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

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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
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?