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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
09:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
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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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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198 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank wendy d
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Leeza_12
Rhode Island
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137 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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
Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We tried this place because we love mexican and it got good reviews. The chips and salsa were good. The enchiladas I had were pretty bland and lack luster. The guacamole was small and not one of the better ones I've had. The drinks were ok but not great. Atmosphere was nice.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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?