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“Mexican Delight in Newbury”

Agave Mexican Bistro
Ranked #8 of 100 Restaurants in Newburyport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed September 5, 2012

We were looking for a place to eat on a Wednesday night and found Agave. It was packed and although we had to wait almost an hour for a table it was worth it. We found the service attentive. Our waitress took great effort to explain to my husband exactly what mole sauce was, in case he hadnt had it before and might not like. Little did she know he was mexican and his mother made mole all the time. His dish, he found, was just as good as his mother made. In fact we all found the food authentic and not "chain like." It was a very enjoyable meal and we would definitely go back if we were in the area.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Love the food whether at this location or Portsmouth, NH. Food is very high quality, and great tasting. The service is only so-so however. Other than that, it's a great place to eat downtown.

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Service has something that should be looked at hard, these are the people who represent you. Food is way overpriced...i know its newburyport but its mexican....once they get you in the door they have got you. The drinks are small pour in big glass and the food is average...but the atmosphere is nice.....looking for more

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Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

The staff here are great here. They moved tables and chairs around for us so that my mother didn't have to walk upstairs. The chips arrive warm and were great. Out lunches were OK. Nothing stands out as very good or vary bad here. Perhaps a bit above Mexican chain restaurant quality. The cooking here while quite tasty has no real style that would make me want to return.

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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Had to write this review after last night's meal. Called for reservations and was told that it was that they were not taking any more reservations because they were at there limit. However, they said that we were welcome to come in and put our name on the waiting list but it was an hour and a half to 2 hour wait. I was not excited but we had already make plans with friends to meet there and the food is always superb. Got to Newburyport around 8 pm on a saturday nite but as I drove up State Street there were 2 parking spots in front of Agave. Parked and went in to put our name on the list and by some miracle a spot outdoor on the street was available with no wait. Had an excellent meal with great drinks. Sometimes it is worth taking a chance and just going with the flow!

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Thank tfjm1
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