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AGAVA Restaurant

) #15 of 205 Restaurants in Ithaca $$ - $$$ American, ,
381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-2820
+1 607-319-4366
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“tacos” (35 reviews)
“flatbread” (58 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
381 Pine Tree Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850-2820
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a cool place with a farm to table food. They have a good cocktail menu, with an excellent selection of Margaritas. The drinks were strong too. The food was excellent. The only downside was the service...hopefully you don't get our waitress. She walked...More

Thank blanquita79
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this place survives because it's the only place in town that servers southwestern food and the college kids like the bar drinks. It's really noisy as the walls and floor are bare . i try to time my visits to be early -...More

Thank chris k
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a casual meal on the covered deck in the rear of the restaurant. The menu was varied and fresh. Nice outdoor seating..... Away from the crowded area and almost in the middle of a residential area just about 2/3 miles from downtown.

Thank rmody26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the food here and celebrated my son's 22nd birthday here. The food service etc was all very good. They even allowed us to bring his birthday cake from outside.

Thank prasan68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything at Agava was amazing - from the guac and chips, to the fun drinks, and all of the small plates we ordered. It is more than your average Mexican restaurant, as this is New York State farm-to-table food, expertly prepared by creative chefs. Especially...More

Thank tadak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a casual meal on the covered deck in the rear of the restaurant. The menu was varied and offered our vegetarian friends ample selections. The salmon was prepared well, moist yet cooked through. The salads were nicely done with tasty dressings. Service was...More

Thank EarlofTraveldom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my little Yorkie to Cornell University Hospital for surgery:( thanks to all at Agava Restaurant for treating us so well.) Thanks Estha, Eric, Cory, Hannah, and Brittany for treating us so special. I love Tequila and this place has them all. Of course, all...More

Thank Justin M
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

We visited Agava on a warm and beautiful evening and were able to eat on their rear deck. We enjoy eating out of doors when it is an option. In upstate New York there are not many days out of the year when this is...More

Thank Larry_English
Reviewed 28 May 2017

A group of us went to celebrate my granddaughter's graduation from Ithaca College last week, and it was noisy as expected but we had a nice enough dinner despite the difficulty hearing each other. I'd like to go back when it isn't so crowded to...More

Thank BKandCB
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Visiting Ithaca picking up my niece after finals at Cornell. Excellent guacamole! They also serve burgers; I got the black bean burger and it was excellent. Chose the fries as my side dish, and they were thin and crispy. All of the meals were excellent...More

Thank Averycat9
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
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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