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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 - 21:30
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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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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Agave is a Mexican restaurant on State Street in Newburyport which is the main street of town. One can eat Alfresco in the summer and watch the town of Newburyport come alive with activity. They do have wonderful tortillas quesadillas and a host of excellent drinks. They have the best margaritas in town. They also have a wonderful dish called... More 

Thank Patty K
York, ME.
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Northern new England is not known for great Mexican food, so I was surprised by the delicious chicken soup I had one recent cold windy day. Tasted homemade. The grilled romaine salad was nicely grilled, thoughtfully split in 2 by Jon, the server.

Thank CMHMaine
Newton, MA
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130 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had dinner here on a Saturday night with 6 friends. The Margaritas are very large and good. The best part was the warm tortiall chips and salsa for $2 for the table. The food was OK. The reason for the 3-star review is the sauce on the balckened tuna was so spicy that we could not taste the fish. The... More 

Thank reza5240
Berwick, Maine
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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 

Thank LucyLu801
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 8 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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136 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

Thank Haverhill_MAKenMac
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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201 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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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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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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

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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?