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Los Agaves

600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA
805-564-2626
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Ranked #4 of 441 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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Santa Barbara, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is the best Mexican food I ever had in the US! It was just so tasty! The dishes looked very good too, they had a pretty "gourmet" look them. This was very surprising, as this was a relatively simple restaurant, where you order and get your own food on the counter, rather than through waiters. Regardless, the dishes look... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

There's more than one reason why this place is always packed at typical mealtimes. I have yet to order anything off the menu that isn't superb, and every salsa they offer is sublime. On top of that, despite the "order at the counter and find table" system the service is really great. These folks aim to please, and I have... More

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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Not your typical Mexican food, but creative, tasty and nicely plated variations on Mexican cuisine. The wait staff are exceptionally Good spirited. Order the special of the day and create an adventure for yourself. draft beer is excellent. This is a wonderful place.

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

If you don't mind ordering your food cafeteria style and then having your food brought out to you. This could be one of the best non-american style mexican food in town. We go several times and year and try different menu items and we have never walked out of the place without a smile on our faces and so full.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Two locations in Santa Barbara both have good food, bad parking and be prepared for long lines at peak times. I usually phone in my order to go to avoid the lines and have learned to check my order carefully before leaving. The Milpas St. location almost always gets something wrong.

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Waxahachie, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We ordered beef enchiladas and were not disappointed. We enjoyed the salsa bar as well! This was a great find in Santa Barbara. Get off the tourist path and enjoy some good Mexican food. We were thankful we found this little spot after some other "not so great" food in Santa Barbara.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The food here tastes like a high end sit down Mexican Restaurant. But the service is fast style. The menu is full of authentic options (even though I usually get the Chile Verde Burrito). They food comes out fast, hot and amazing. Their salsa bar is unrivaled. A must for those who love great Mexican food.

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Sheffield
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120 reviews 120 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I visited with family one evening, on recommendation of a Mexican friend, but unfortunately we missed out on so much because we did not understand the system and not one member of staff took time to explain. Upon arrival, we sat down at a table as one of our party was unable to stand for long, and soon realised we... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great food, beautiful presentation, good service, good prices. Parking is hard to find, and you'll probably have to wait in line. It's worth it.

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Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I almost made my party turn around when I saw the queue. But we were told that the food was excellent so we stayed. LUCKILY! The queue shortened fast, due to a fast and efficient staff and working system. Having tasted the beautiful food, I'd queue anytime again. There was lots of food too. The sauces felt like a taste... 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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