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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, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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.

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and margaritas but mediocre salsa

I had dinner here with my mom one evening. I got a taco and tamale combo and it was very good! Also got 2 cadillac margaritas which were good too and my mom liked her pomegranate margarita. Only thing is I can't believe they don't have better salsa - it was mediocre at best.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Michelle K
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Calabasas, California, United States
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Ojai, California
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

THis is a cute place with extensive outdoor seating including wood burning fireplaces. I have gone a few times including weekend brunch and everyone I go with loves the food and the SALSA. I order a bowl for myself!! The margarita selection is nice and I love the Pink Moment one.. one is enough since they make a good drink.... More 

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Thank Paula O
Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food, margaritas and service at Agave Maria's were all great. My husband and I were lucky enough to visit on a beautiful summer evening and we ate outside on the huge terrace. We watched the sun set behind the mountains while enjoying some amazing and authentic Mexican food and sipping margaritas. My husband and I have high standards for... More 

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Thank res1902
San Geronimo, California
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used to live in Southern CA where Mexican food was plentiful. Had lunch at Agave Maria's and brought back memory of some of the finest Mexican food I've had. Delicious Nachos. Great salsa and guacamole. Beautiful patio so we could have dogs with us while dining.

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Thank Marcia G
Calabasas, California, United States
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had dinner here with my mom one evening. I got a taco and tamale combo and it was very good! Also got 2 cadillac margaritas which were good too and my mom liked her pomegranate margarita. Only thing is I can't believe they don't have better salsa - it was mediocre at best.

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Thank Michelle K
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

When weather permits (which is almost always), it is delightful to sit on their large, sunny patio and enjoy delicious food. Fortunately there is a small-ish (but nice) indoor section so you can enjoy it anytime. We go there every time we are in Ojai. Most recently I had the Grilled Shrimp Skewer and loved it. Always love the chips.... More 

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Thank SP100
Carmel, California, USA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Cold beer, great salsa and chips! There are plenty of options for vegans and they are happy to accommodate if you let them know what you need. Friendly staff and reasonable prices.

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Thank Barnot113
Eagle, Wisconsin
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135 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Very comfortable patio setting, little noise from the street. Very nice menu selection as well as beverages. My selection was the Taco Del Mar with shrimp or whitefish. The dishes are plentiful and nice presentation. The service lost the extra point no connection, not rude just Meh! First interaction like this in town. Maybe an off day.

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Thank Hopman_333
Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

The Carnitas are exceptional, And the margaritas are amazing. Don't miss this little jewel in the heart of Ojai. The atmosphere is charming, and there is some very interesting artworks scattered throughout the restaurant.

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Thank jfo2000
Ojai, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Agave Maria's is a great Mexican restaurant. Located one block from central shopping area. Great food, atmosphere, service and best in town margaritas.

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Thank Bonnie S
Ventura, CA
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187 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Just off main street in Ojai, this is a classic Mexican restaurant with all the dishes you love. Fresh hot chips and salsa, large open patio under the stars. Inside is a little worn and tired but the patio is great. We came in to eat at 7:30 PM and the patio was packed. Took the kids and adults inside... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?