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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 1
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  • 3
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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
Gourmet Mexican specialties

Love the casual atmosphere and creative dishes from south of the border. My favorites are the enchiladas Suisse and the creamy poblano chicken dishes. My husband is more adventures and once even had octopus tacos. Daily specials are great! Order at the counter, get a number, and wait for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Lucy T
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Love the casual atmosphere and creative dishes from south of the border. My favorites are the enchiladas Suisse and the creamy poblano chicken dishes. My husband is more adventures and once even had octopus tacos. Daily specials are great! Order at the counter, get a number, and wait for a delicious meal. They have a complimentary salsa bar so you... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Los Agaves is very easy to find on Milpas Street, but get there early to be sure of getting seated. It not only is a fine place to dine but an excellent choice for carry out meals. But remember that they are very generous with carryout, so keep your order small. You will be sure to have plenty with just... More 

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Sydney
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46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Extensive menu, tasty Mexican that came out very quickly - which was a good thing as the place was packed and the queue long.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My family lives in SB and said this place was amazing. They didn't lie! Everything was fantastic, from the service to the food to the salsa bar. Best enchiladas I've ever had. Can't wait to come back!

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Ubud
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The best. Huge portions. Great flavors and selections. Wish I lived in Santa Barbara so I could eat here all the time.

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Santa Barbara, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is one of our favorite places to go for Mexican food. Everything we've order has always been excellent. I especially love their salsa bar!

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I had a burrito, which comes with side of small salad, half cup rice, and sour cream. I am not an easy to like food in restaurants, and I enjoyed all my dinner there. This is a place you must give it a try! Everything is fresh. Note: - you order in front, and pay there. - you get your... More 

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Sonoma, California
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126 reviews 126 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were a bit surprised when we realized they did not have margaritas and we also had to stand in life to order our food and then find our own table. When the food arrived that all disappeared and we thoroughly enjoyed the delicious and fresh Mexican food. It was GREAT! Go here if you get the change, maybe for... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were recently in Santa Barbara looking for another restaurant altogether. When we found it, it was closed the two days we were there. We found Los Agaves on Trip Advisor. Well, we were happy the other place was closed! I'm not a pro on Mexican food, but my husband and his friend are native Californians and know what's authentic.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Cam to this place on a busy mother days afternoon and to my surprise, not only where we seated fairly quickly- but the food was delicious. Great service , great food. I had the beef sopes and were delicious . Hand made tortillas , fresh vegetables . I highly recommend this place .

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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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