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Los Agaves

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600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA
805-564-2626
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Surprised not to see this on your web site - many people (myself included...
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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  • 41
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Mexican food!!!

The best Mexican food we had when in Santa Barbara. Los agaves is was recommended to us by local people, and we wasn't disappointed the food was outstanding. The dinner was also very reasonably priced. Probably our cheapest meal whilst in Santa Barbara. Must try this restaurant!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Liam U
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Hastings, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The best Mexican food we had when in Santa Barbara. Los agaves is was recommended to us by local people, and we wasn't disappointed the food was outstanding. The dinner was also very reasonably priced. Probably our cheapest meal whilst in Santa Barbara. Must try this restaurant!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Los Agaves is delicious and affordable. I was taken by a friend to the downtown location and then thrilled when they opened a location in Goleta. I go there more than I maybe should. I get the enchiladas Guadalajara most of the time and love it so much that I don't branch out that often in ordering. The mole enchiladas... More 

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Lomita, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for lunch on the way out of town because of the yelp reviews. It was decent, but nothing outstanding. I had a chili relleno and it was very bland and premade. Asked for a side of sour cream, they poured watery sour cream all over the food. Nothing really super great so I am not sure what... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Portions are generous, prices are reasonable, and the food is delicious; truly one of the best Mexican food restaurants in town. I suggest the chicken nachos and the mojado chicken burrito. The salsas are fresh and the service is wonderful. Don't bother visiting other Mexican restaurants, when in Santa Barbara, you must visit Los Agaves.

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Sint Maarten, St Maarten-St Martin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Looking for good Mexican food . Read about this place in Trip Advisor. I was glad I did! A little confusing at first because you need to decide what you want, go up to the counter, place your order, grab sauces,silverwear, and then find a seat. Once served, it was so good. Not cheesy like some Mexican restaurants. Buriots were... More 

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Sacramento, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Excellent, fresh food. Super fast service. Big portions. Not fancy and you order at the register, but they help find you a table and bring your food. Very friendly staff. Menu has many choices and I can only assume each item is great! I'd eat there every day if I could. I rarely give five stars but this place deserves... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Lunch for 4 here recently - great food - not your typical Mexican fast food joint - had the Mexican Cobb - excellent. Portions are generous and price is very reasonable. Has a nice outdoor patio area. Not very crowded.

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Los Altos, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

On the corner with a small lot in back. There's also street parking available. Lots of families. Always a a line to order while we were there. You order from the menu or from the chalkboard behind the counter. Then you get a number to put on your table. You can put together tables -- we out together two tables... More 

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Livermore, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We asked our hotel clerk for a good Mexican restaurant suggestion in the area. Oh boy, we were so happy that we took her advice. There were four in our party and we were all very happy with our entrees. I had the seafood enchiladas with chipotle sauce ( another suggestion by our hotel). It was excellent! I highly recommend... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Having lived in SB all of my life I will admit that there are some places I am kind of partial to. Ever since Los Agaves has opened it has gone straight to the top of my list. It is the best Mexican food in town and I am happy they are expanding to new locations. I recommend the Enchiladas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-564-2626

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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.
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

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