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Agave Mexican Bistro Dos

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111 State St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3825
+1 603-427-5300
11:30 - 22:00
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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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went here to celebrate my mom's birthday this weekend because I heard wonderful things about this restaurant. As we sat down and ordered drinks, the beer was undrinkable. My father had to send back his beer. I got a margarita and it was so weak I had to order a shot of tequila on the side. I would not... More 

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

Hi Brittany, We are so sorry for the lack of service and food experience you have received. We'd appreciate if you reach out to us at agave@agavedos.com with more information about the service you received so we can prevent this from happening in the future. Hope to hear from you soon and thank you for the feedback. More 

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185 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice lunch here. Nice guacamole and great beef burritos all,washed down with a pleasant sangria. Served well and a little pricey but nice.

Thank Viviane B
East Hampstead, New Hampshire
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flat different beer x 2, shrimp and salad was the worst I EVER had; as it was a pile of dry leaves, with some shrimp on top with an unripen mango. Bartender did her best, while the rest of the staff just stood around. Portsmouth has a LOT of great restaurants, so do not waste your time or money going... More 

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

David, We appreciate you taking time out of your day to let us know how were doing. We admit that we were having some trouble with our draft system this weekend and unfortunately some customers such as yourself were affected by it. We will be using your review to further train staff in hopes to eliminate experiences like yours from... More 

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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not the same Agave as in Newburyport, not even close! This was very disappointing. The food is mediocre at best, the waitstaff is overworked, resulting in terrible service, even the beer was not good as they seemed to be having difficulty with their beer taps resulting in flat beer. The Carne Asada, ordered medium rare, came out medium... More 

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

Thanks for providing us with your honest feedback of your recent visit at Agave Dos. We're very sorry to hear that you were given less than exemplary service. We apologize for the beer mishap as we were in the middle of fixing an issue with our draft system. We do hope you had relayed your distaste of the food with... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is excellent, as are the margaritas, but the seating the cramped and the noise level is loud. The food portions are substantial so be careful when you order. The classic nachos can feed a table of 4! They make a good fish as well.

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

Thanks so much for the kinds words about our food and drink! On a busy weekend night we are indeed a packed restaurant and seating can be a little tight especially in our first floor dining room. On your next visit we recommend that you make a reservation and ask that you be seated in one of our upstairs dining... More 

Merrimack, New Hampshire
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245 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Alyssa C, General Manager at Agave Mexican Bistro Dos, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We love to hear feedback on how we're doing regardless if it is positive or negative. I will admit, the mix up with your reservation was one in a million and we take full responsibility for the mistake. We would like to offer you dinner and drinks for two on... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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

Deb, Thank you for the feedback! Hannah is always working her hardest regardless if she has 2 or 20 guests to take care of and we are glad that you were able to see it too! We will be using your review to further train our kitchen staff to prevent things such as overcooked shrimp from happening again. And trust... More 

Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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

Thank you for taking the time to tell us how we're doing. We'd love to hear more about your "average" experience so we can use it to better train our staff in the future. Please reach out to us at agave@agavedos.com at your earliest convenience. More 

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128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
Alyssa C, General Manager at Agave Mexican Bistro Dos, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We hope that the next time you come in we are able to WOW you on our fabulous margaritas and drink specials. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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

Suzy, Thank you so much for your positive review! We agree, there's nothing better than grabbing a couple tacos and a margarita before heading down to Prescott Park for a concert! WE hope to see you back at Agave Dos soon :) Alyssa Slauenwhite General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$23
Mexican, Latin, 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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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