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Los Agaves

600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA
805-564-2626
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Ranked #4 of 442 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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San Diego CA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Just passing through and so glad I am back home in San Diego where there is really GOOD Mexican food. I was so disappointed after reading the reviews of this place and seeing it is ranked #4 in Santa Barbara. All I can say is I am so sorry for the people of Santa Barbara as they do not know... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The staff is so friendly. The restaurant is so clean. The food comes out fast, but is still prepared to order. When you order a chicken a dish - you can tell it is chicken. The food has so much fresh flavors. The salsa is awesome. My favorite is the enchiladas guadalarja with verde sauce and chicken. Can't go wrong.... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were in Santa Barbara for a day visit 9/30/14. We read Trip advisers highest rated restaurants and were in the mood for Mexican food. We parked in Public Garage #7 as were going to take the tour of the Old Courthouse at 2 pm. We walked one and one-half miles to Los Agaves and it was well worth it.... More

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Central California
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very fresh & trendy Santa Barbara Mex to the max. Nice chips & an impressive salsa bar with one so hot you cry, down to mild enough for kids. Food is prepared fresh and the place is bustling & busy. Impressive burritos, tasty fish tacos, excellent creamy flan. Reasonable prices, too. There are a few places in restaurant that would... More

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No. California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

this place is not fancy but what a menu. You order at the counter and find a table. the seating area in front of counter seemed to be the least air conditioned. they give you a number so you may take your beer to your table. We adored our selections of Molcajetes and Chimichanga. We will return ( :

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Santa Barbara, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 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

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

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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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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