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Agave Maria's

106 S Montgomery St, Ojai, CA 93023 (Formerly Antonio's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina)
(805) 646-6353
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Ranked #25 of 81 Restaurants in Ojai
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Ojai, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

I don't know if anyone remembers the commercials where they talked about salsa being made in "New York City!" Well, I suspect this salsa was made in...Minnesota. I have never, ever tasted more bland, tasteless Mexican food. I should have known we were in for trouble when the customary chips and salsa were brought out. The salsa was basically a... More

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Ojai, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The snapper with mango salsa is really great and the portion size is more than adequate for my 6' 3" better half. There is a roast chicken on the menu that is practically boneless and the flavor is off the charts. Many of the entrees come with lightly sauteed or grilled fresh veggies (asparagus is great) and usually a salad.... More

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Ojai, California
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163 reviews 163 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant has been open 2-3 years. I tried it soon after it opened and was not impressed. The new owners spiffied up the menu and the furnishings but it was just average. I recently tried it again and the quality of the food has improved as has the outdoor seating area. Their chips and salsa were very good and... More

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Virgin, UT
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Four of us went 3 had the chili colorado and we all liked it a lot. I make it at home and now don't like my own nearly as well. Great Maragaritas. The staff was friendly and put up with our more high maintenance guest, which is much appreciated. We will go back every time we return to Ojai!

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Oxnard, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I didnt dine here, but had chips, salsa and tequila! They have an extensive selction of tequila. Service is good. Prices are resonable. Atmosphere authentic!

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Oakland, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

In California it is pretty easy to get very good mexican food, however, I have found that Ojai is a bastion of pretty mediocre food with a few exception, this is not one of those exceptions. The salsa has no bite, very little flavor, a very tomatoey taste. They give the standard tortilla chips complementary with dinner, and they were... More

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Ventura, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Wanting some great fajitas, we were directed to Agave Maria's. The chips were crispy and fresh, the salsa clumpy and hot but the fajitas were so saucy that it lost something in translation. I did enjoy the beans and made a meal of the beans, guacamole and sauce.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My wife and I arrived Ojai in the afternoon and stopped in to Agave Maria's for a light lunch. We wound up sharing a nacho plate and each having iced tea. We sat outside on a beautiful March day enjoying our surroundings with good table service and an excellent small meal. We noticed that the lunch entree portions were quite... More

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Ventura, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I returned to this restaurant since we use to love their hearty salads and delicious salsas. This was the third time that we visited Agave Maria's. However, three days ago, we were both unhappy with the freshness and portion of our meals. The chicken chipotle salad consisted of primarily the white portion of the romaine lettuce with... More

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Aztec, New Mexico
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Loved the food and margaritas. The food wasn't too spicy while the drink had a major kick (made with fresh ingredients). The price of the food wasn't too bad; the drinks were a bit pricey.

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Additional Information about Agave Maria's

Address: 106 S Montgomery St, Ojai, CA 93023 (Formerly Antonio's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina)
Phone Number: (805) 646-6353
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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