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AGAVA Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-2820
+1 607-319-4366
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (29 reviews)
“tacos” (34 reviews)
“flatbread” (42 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-2820
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

I had a lamb burger with roasted beets, pine nuts and goat cheese. I literally talked about it for 3 days! It was so delicious. Their drinks are also incredible all made fresh (fresh squeezed juice etc.).

Thank Darlene C
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Came here based on TripAdvisor reviews and loved it. Wife had Brussel Sprout tacos and I had the special pulled pork with peach sauce and jalapeño slaw (hot!). Lyle served very well and attentively even once busy. Oh, the chips to start were great too...More

Thank mrwunder
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We're seriously into a locavore sustainable tree-hugging life, so Agava is our neighborhood place to eat out. They're not so religiously into local food as to disdain West Coast draft beers, or Mexican agave distillates, but they do cook with as many nearby New York...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We sat at a table outdoors in the front of the restaurant and had a blast. The food is very fresh and there were some interesting choices. I would definitely go back!

Thank sherylfran
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Great food, atmosphere & service. We had the pork tacos, sovrana flatbread and something called "paw-paw" ice cream (a locally-grown tropical-type fruit?). Everything was delicious, definitely recommend this hip place!

Thank zadester
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The chef/s at this gourmet mexican bistro outdo themselves with specials and regular menus alike. Each day they offer a salsa of the day - roasted tomato or green salsa are particularly savory. Their chips are fresh and crispy. And for vegetarians they offer a...More

Thank LEV2012
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Off the beaten path for its location which is neither Collegetown nor downtown Ithaca, but has an upscale decor (for a college town) and menu beyond Mexican (burgers and flatbread pizzas). Very good place.

Thank Brad781
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Decided to come here for dinner one night due to staying in the local area. Staff were great and advised us to book a table for that evening, as they get a high number of walk-ins and seat guests on a first come first served...More

Thank S1805
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Agava offers great local food. Everything is sourced locally and the Flatbreads are delicious. I also appreciate the decor, definitely appropriate for couples and friends hangout.

Thank CookieLoverTravel
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The three of us started with excellent guacamole and chips. We all enjoyed our mains. Mine was a "Crabbie" - a crab cake on a buttery toasted sesame seed bun with lettuce, tomato, and aioli - delicious! It came with a house salad (my choice...More

Thank Dobbstraveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-2820
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-319-4366
  • E-mail
The AGAVA restaurant concept is rooted in local, farm-to-table cuisine, seasonal menu and a Southwest-Inspired palette. One of the central design and functional elements is a wood-fired oven with eating bar in the main dining space, serving up flatbreads and a range of other fire-roasted cuisine. Our bar is destination of its own; from the unique spirits & cocktails, to an environment and space you have to see for yourself. We feature one of the most unique interior spaces in the central NY region, drawing from both southwestern design elements like “latillas’ as well as local historical features like reclaimed barn wood. We’re based in the old East Ithaca Train Station, commissioned in 1876 by Ezra Cornell.
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