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Agave Mexican Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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50 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
+1 978-499-0428
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 11:30 - 22:30
Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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Berwick, Maine
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Two overly sweet margaritas, one salad, and three tacos later i'm $52 poorer (without tip) and wistfully thinking about the stuffed mushrooms I made for my husband's dinner. Should have stayed home. The salad was ok, but the tacos my companion ordered were not great. It doesn't make any sense to me, mexican american is not that hard. And would... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It's good...drinks are small...warm chips prior to dinner are a plus, but the last two times I have been there the rice is very dry and the food is under seasoned, thus average. It is a visually pretty place especially the third floor bar, but maybe we will give it another try.

Thank Paul F
Haverhill, MA
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133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

My wife thinks the place is OK, but I have bad food 4 out of the last 5 times. If the burritos are made fresh, then why does it come cold on the inside on a very hot plate? I do not believe they are fresh, but rather out of the fridge and microwaved. There also is VERY LITTLE SAUCE... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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200 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I mostly outraged with their pricing and the fact that the pricing doesn't qualify for the quality of food. The food is over salted and seasoned than crafting nice authentic dishes. So for one couple, $50 for one entree meal, one burrito, chips and salsa. A bit daunting if you ask me. Last I recall, burritos range from 7-10 dollars,... More 

Thank Bruce B
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

The food is delicious and my drink was pretty strong. They don't skimp on anything. The fundido dip was awesome. It has melted cheese and chorizo sausage. Unbelievable appetizers. this year we skipped dinner and had some appetizers. Delish!

1 Thank wendy d
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Nice location in Newburyport. Outside seating is special on a beautiful summer evening. Meals not so much....you can find much better Mexican at other locations in the immediate area for less money.

Thank Rebecca B
New Hampshire
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

This is a lively (3 floors) Mexican gem. The food is not frozen or pre-made, the entrees are yummy & often changing, and the drinks are fantastic! Usually a bit of a wait to get in evenings, but worth it. Ask about the chefs specials for the day.

1 Thank Leeza_12
Rhode Island
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138 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Stopped by for lunch and really enjoyed the food. We loved every aspect of what this place had to offer. The chips were different but loved them. I had a pulled beef burito that was super. My wife had the chili. She really wanted the

Thank GeorgefromRhody
New England
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped by for lunch and were very pleased. You pay for the chips and salsa (unlimited refills) and I have no problem with that. Keeps the folks who want to "eat for free" out. Good service - good food - good atmosphere

Thank HappyLocalPatron
Casa Grande, Arizona
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Visiting from Arizona we went to Agave with family for dinner. Long wait(don't take reservations), and one of the noisiest restaurants I've ever been in. Almost impossible to have a conversation-food was good but overpriced. Service was adequate but not special. Won't be going back on our next visit.

Thank Devona H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-499-0428

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