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Agave Mexican Bistro Dos

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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111 State St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3825
+1 603-427-5300
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 10:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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234 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went to Agave on a Saturday night. I made a reservation a few weeks in advance. When I arrived, the person at the desk told me someone, a woman, had called to change my reservation to later, and to add four people. I'm male. I thought that was strange, but I was seated anyway, so I didn't think much... More 

Thank RPR84
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met up with three friends on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon for lunch. We were seated upstairs, at a very comfortable round booth. Hannah, our server, was most attentive even though she was quite busy with several large parties. I had the grilled shrimp and avocado salad, which was very tasty although the shrimp were slightly overcooked. Two of my... More 

Thank Deb E
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Agave is an average restaurant with good food. Nothing to exciting but they have great drinks. This is a good place for groups to meet up. Not as hard to get a res as some places.

Thank CEK03802
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124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Drinks are ok. Food looks good as well. Came in with a group. It's off the beat on path will be back

Thank Chadwyck1
Amesbury, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We always go to Agave for Mexican in Portsmouth and Newburyport. The food and service wonderful. The selection of tequilas....specials on the menu are simply yummy. I love this particular location in Portsmouth. In the summer, you can eat until your hearts content then find your way down to the Harbor to hear music. The food is consistently good.....waitstaff superb!

Thank Suzy7070
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The food was good, the atmosphere & service not so good. We went on a busy Saturday night, had a reservation. Stood in the entryway at least 10 mins before a host came over. We were then seated on the second floor, corner booth. It was stuffy and hot. Ordered guacamole and did not get chips for about 15 mins.... More 

Thank familyofsixinMA
New Hampshire
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We live in the area and Agave is one of our favorite Portsmouth eateries for both good food and reasonable price. It's slightly upscale Mexican food but still has a traditional flair to it as well. The ingredients are fresh and the guacamole is fabulous. The many varied margaritas are also yummy! With most restaurants in Portsmouth being quite expensive,... More 

Thank sanbornclan
Alyssa C, General Manager at Agave Mexican Bistro Dos, responded to this review

Sanbornclan, We appreciate the great feedback! We're happy to know that we are one of your favorites in Portsmouth. We hope to see you again soon here at Agave Dos. Thanks again! :) More 

Saco, Maine
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135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We went here for birthday luncheon. Clean, nicely laid out with a very cheerful hostess/waitress Ashley, who kindly offered ideas about items on the menu. I selected the Tostada Plato with chicken tinga. Very generous portions of refried beans, rice, lettuce, tomato and a surprisingly large amount of freshly made guacamole. Scrumptious!! My friend had a Taco lunch with one... More 

Thank happytraveler11122
Alyssa C, General Manager at Agave Mexican Bistro Dos, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your generous review, happytraveler11122! We would love if you'd ask for management and introduce yourself next time you visit. We at Agave Dos love to meet guests such as yourself in order to maintain open communication about our food and service here. We look forward to meeting you soon :) More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a great little Mexican place. We came here for a friends birthday, it is her favorite spot. I love Mexican and this place did not disappoint! They make great drinks too.

Thank Melissa S
Alyssa C, General Manager at Agave Mexican Bistro Dos, responded to this review

Melissa S, Thank you so much for the awesome review! It is much appreciated. Hope to see you again at Agave Dos! More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I recommended Agave for a holiday work luncheon, total of 10 people. We sat upstairs, the place was not busy. Service was slow to begin with, server came back at infrequent intervals. However, the entrees arrived over a span of 20 minutes. Those who received their entrees felt uncomfortable beginning to eat when others hadn't gotten their food. Three entrees... More 

Thank SeacoastFoodie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$23
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 State St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3825
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-427-5300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?