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600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA
805-564-2626
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Ranked #4 of 443 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Surprised not to see this on your web site - many people (myself included) consider it the best Mexican Food in Santa Barbara. Service also excellent, at least when they are not crowded, which the often are! Just down the street from another outstanding (but simpler) Mexican Restaurant, La Super-Rica Taqueria.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

If you like sitting down and eating chips at table then this is a place for you. There food is alright but I have had better mexican food. Its a nice place and I enjoy the atmosphere. There is a salsa bar witch is kept clean.

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Chatham, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I grew up in TX moved to NJ 25+ years ago and whenever I visit any place that will have decent Mexican food I go. Agave may be the very best Chicken Mole I've ever had - it was the special the day we were there. The soft corn tortillas with it were wonderful as well as were the beans... More

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Bakersfield
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Good, basic mexican food. I've eaten at both locations and found the downtown location very loud, with so-so service. The Goleta location had better service and the food was the same.

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Santa Barbara, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We live in Santa Barbara and this is our favorite restaurant. We been coming here twice a month for over a year and often bring out of town guest. Lines can be long at peak lunch or dinner hours, but they are open all afternoon, so we try to hit it up in between. In any case, it's worth the... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love this restaurant they have great food and now are in three locations in Santa Barbara. They have a varied menu and reasonable prices. A Variety of salsas available. It is a casual dinning. You order then it is brought to your table

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Corona, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you're every craving really good Mexican food, just go to Los Agaves. The dishes are more traditional than most restaurants and the flavors are delightful. Go for the enchiladas! That's my signature dish of choice. One problem however, is that there are always so many people waiting in line. However, if you don't mind a long wait, the food... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one place in town where you can't really really go wrong with ordering. The Agaves Enchiladas are heaven! Alahambras, Fajitas del Mar, any of the buritos...all amazing and delicious. To top it off, dishes either come with a side of black beans and rice or a side salad with mango dressing. I highly recommend the salad (which usually... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

When describing qualities of a good restaurant, things like quality of food, restaurant cleanliness, service of staff come to mind, but I think there's one that gets overlooked a lot: consistency. I'm sure many people have visited places that have had great food one day, but had a horrific experience the next, causing them to not return. Los Agaves is... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Not traditional, but a new take on Mexican food. Always fresh and delicious. The ceviche tostada (halibut) is one of my favorite lunch dishes. The restaurant can be very busy...so don't expect to rush in and rush out!

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Santa Cruz, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is Fresh Mex, not the traditional greasy stuff that used to be all you could get. Love the salads. I could eat them every day they are so yummy, but I don't live in Santa Barbara so I have to wait until we visit. Lots of very interesting things on the menu. Portions are huge. We always order way... More

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Additional Information about Los Agaves

Address: 600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA
Phone Number: 805-564-2626
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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