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600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA
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Ranked #6 of 454 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Simi Valley, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We went to dinner at Los Agaves on the recommendation of someone who lives in Santa Barbara. Initially I thought the restaurant was near the beach and then realized it was on Milpas. The restaurant is tucked in a small storefront along the street and is not easily accessible. Parking is provided in the back of the restaurant but be... More 

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Ventura, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped for dinner after my daughter's basketball that was nearby. I had read the great reviews and thought it was worth a try. It was crowded but the staff was very efficient and the line moved quickly. They helped us find a table for our family of five. Food came out within 10 minutes of our order- super quick!... More 

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Houston, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

It can't be easy be located near La Super Rica. But, the competition must have hardened Los Agaves. And its worked. Los Agaves ha found its niche, serving fresh, sophisticated foods with a creative twist. The tortillas are fresh, and the service is attentive. Lots of specials each, un-duplicated anywhere. I'll be back!

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We hit this restaurant by chance, and were we happy! You bet! Were looking for a late lunch on way to the Bay Area from Los Angeles. This is an amazing little place serving great mexican food, That comes with friendly service too. Serving time is quite quick. They serve unlimited complimentary tortilla chips with quite a few fresh salsa... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Our boys are two and four. They loved the food and were treated very well by the waitstaff. Little ones can be a handful. I appreciated that my children were so kindly looked upon. And on top of all that, the food was exceptional! I highly recommend the steak fajita burrito!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This is the place to eat Mexican food in SB! When I visit the city, I must eat here!! Authentic, tasty, and ample food! It can be really busy and you have to grab a table when u see it open. The employees assist in table hunting as well. Locals and tourists love it!! The prices are very reasonable. They... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Los Agaves is our favorite place for Mexican food in Santa Barbara. Try the salmon tacos or fresh ceviche. We love the steak nachos and the delicious varieties of salsa. The portions are very generous, we often share an entre. The service is warm and friendly.

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Santa Barbara, Cal., USA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Ate last night at new location in Goleta and it was fantastic. Have been enjoying the site at Milpas for several years. De La Vina seems always impossible to get into. Great food, always served hot and tasty. Four or five salsa dishes to choose from. Help is always super friendly. Just a great place for mexican food.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Excellent Mexican food! The portions are very large. My husband and I had the steak nachos and Carne Azteca, which were very good, but it was a lot of food! We should have just had the nachos and we would have been just fine. We are from San Diego and have had a lot of Mexican food, and this restaurant... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We've been to Los Agaves a handful of times, mostly during stays in Santa Barbara, but occasionally we've driven out to SB just to visit this place. It's great value, the food is excellent, and obviously made from good quality ingredients, and the service is friendly and quick. It's a casual atmosphere. Order, grab your salsa, and find a table.... 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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