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106 S Montgomery St, Ojai, CA 93023 (Formerly Antonio's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina)
+1 805-646-6353
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: We have a great outdoor patio shaded with colorful umbrellas, as well as...
We have a great outdoor patio shaded with colorful umbrellas, as well as covered patio and indoor seating. Call us to book your next event
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  • 52
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Margaritas

Dropped into this restaurant for an evening meal with three friends. The place was busy, full of locals and regular customers which is always a good sign. The service was good, margaritas great and the food was home cooked, plentiful and tasty. Overall good value for money. This is a very casual... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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York, United Kingdom
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La Habra, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

They were packed and we had not reservations, 7 people, and the whipped up a table for us in no time. Waitresses were fun and the evening was enjoyable.

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Ojai, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has the best chips and salsa....not to mention awesome margaritas. I love the garden burrito, but the fresh ingredients make each entree special. The owner is extremely friendly and accommodating. Excellent Ojai choice!

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Sydney, Australia
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118 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We stood at the entrance waiting to be seated for no less than ten minutes. Seriously ten minutes. We were waiting for other friends to meet us, so while waiting I went to the main road to meet our friends. Maybe ten minutes passed and when we got back to the restaurant my wife was still waiting to be seated.... More 

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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I tell the truth, I have had a great many experiences all around the world and I'm happy to say that I have only had a few bad experiences. That being said, this place is hands down the worst restaurant that I have been to. Food was less than desirable and the service was a joke. Asked for a kids... More 

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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I won't compare this to Cafe Tecuba in Mexico City, or numerous restaurants in Oaxaca to be fair. That said, in Southern California you would think they could come up with something better than this. I ordered chicken mole. I have made mole. I know what goes into a good one. This one was remarkably bland. My son's margarita was... More 

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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great food! Nice atmosphere. Chips were crispy and not oily and the salsa wasn't too hot. I had the Macho Burrito and should have only eaten half of it but I couldn't stop eating it! My husband had the duck quesadillas and really enjoyed them. I wish this restaurant was in my hometown.

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York, United Kingdom
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Dropped into this restaurant for an evening meal with three friends. The place was busy, full of locals and regular customers which is always a good sign. The service was good, margaritas great and the food was home cooked, plentiful and tasty. Overall good value for money. This is a very casual Mexican dining experience. Reminded me of going to... More 

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The service is so bad that it actually becomes an amazement to watch. The employees are all working hard which leads me to believe that management is the problem. I've been to this restaurant 5 times and received extremely poor service and the same experience each time: Upon showing up to the restaurant, the hostess points to your seat and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by locals and it didn't disappoint. Lively outdoor patio dining in a lovely setting. Casual and relaxed. Service is fast and the portions are generous. Great for families and large parties. Our family will definitely be back next time we are in Ojai. Yum!!

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Ojai, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I was looking for a place to eat to avoid cooking dinner. I like their patio for outside dinning and Mexican sounded good. So Agave Maria was my choice. I went in knowing that the food has always been hit and miss since the restaurant changed hands. Last night was a miss. I ordered the Queso Fundido cheese dip appetizer.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 106 S Montgomery St, Ojai, CA 93023 (Formerly Antonio's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: +1 805-646-6353

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

We have a great outdoor patio shaded with colorful umbrellas, as well as covered patio and indoor seating. Call us to book your next event
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm

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