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Agave Mexican Bistro

50 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
+1 978-499-0428
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
9:00 am - 10:30 pm Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
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Reviewed today via mobile

First time. Service was good. We had a fajita and the agave steak quesadilla. Food was good. Considering how quick the meals came out both dishes were barely warm. Pricy for the size of the meals and nothing that would wow me to want to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jltmet56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No snowy owls... a Plum Island expedition turned sour when there were no owls in sight. However, a stop in Newburyport fixed our blues. Felt in a Mexican food mood... so tried Agave on State Street. The queso was a volcano of cheesy goodness, and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 480jeannee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's too bad that they have just about the worst recipes/chef ever, because the place is a great spot otherwise. The food really is terrible. Just what can you do to beef tacos to make them awful. Well, you can fry bits of beef in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maryanne S
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here after visiting the small local movie theater (also great - see separate review). We had a light (late) dinner and a couple of drinks, and everything was excellent! The waiter was super friendly and helpful, the food fresh and good, and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dan J
Reviewed 12 November 2018

The fish did not taste fresh at all. My friends pulled chicken tasted like it was made a few days prior Nice wait staff

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bobbi B
Dawn M, Owner at Agave Mexican Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

Thank you for the feedback on your visit to Agave Mexican Bistro. We take all of our reviews very seriously. I would like to speak to you directly about your experience. Please call or email and ask for myself or the General Manager.

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Best place for an amazingly fresh Salad! I love the grilled salad but the the Avacado Shrimp is hands down the best Salad in town! I come here often with friends. Yummy chips and Salsa, the Guac is amazing and the cheese/corn chowder is off...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Anke_Schafer
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We had lunch at this lovely spot right downtown. The guac was a huge serving, so fresh and yummy. The salsa is fresh homeade and just spicy enough. the Red Snapper ceviche was truly to DIE for. and the margaritas were super strong and yum....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cruiser785861
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Very disappointed and treated unfairly by a person we believe was the manager or owner. Yesterday, we sat down at an outside table with our mini Labradoodle. When we arrived there were two other tables where guests had dogs sitting under their table. One table...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Barbara D
Dawn M, Owner at Agave Mexican Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2018

Thank you for letting us know about your experience. Agave Mexican Bistro follows Newburyport's Health regulations that include the ADA's rules and regulations for service animals. I'm sorry if the host at the time of your visit did not relay this specifically to you, but...More

Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

I love Mexican food and was really looking forward to finally trying Agave. They had a large margarita menu, and I ordered the El Patron classic margarita. It was good but way too small. We also had tableside guacamole made, not the best I have...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Autumnlover74
Dawn M, Owner at Agave Mexican Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2018

Thank you for letting us about your recent visit to Agave, we take our reviews very seriously. Our Margaritas come in a hand blown glass that vary in size due to the custom nature of the glass being created. No two are alike. We use...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

How could someone comment “Doesn’t feel Mexican”? Really? Just dive in and give it a try. Superb margaritas...not your typical run of the mill, but top shelf. Chips and salsa are excellent but DO NOT leave without ordering Agave Nachos. Life altering! This restaurant is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank RandallM566
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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