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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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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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
Strangely enough, the rice was my favorite part of my meal!

Got the fish tacos which were so delicious, but the rice is what really sold me. Never tasted such a well-seasoned rice before!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Got the fish tacos which were so delicious, but the rice is what really sold me. Never tasted such a well-seasoned rice before!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing restaurant! Off the beaten path but so worth the stop. Very clean and charming atmosphere and fabulous food. My husband and I had the steak fajitas - tender delicious steak - huge portions and spectacular! Kids has burritos and they all have huge appetites and only my oldest could finish his. Salsa was so delicious and great chips. Even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Me and my partner visited SB early this month and had a great taco dinner in this fab Mexican restaurant. Try the mole and Baja tacos!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

YUMMMMM This is a real authentic mexican restaurant. The menu is divine and the food was awesome. I ate the salsas straight up they ere so good. Have to try this place. Not expensive and very very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Los Agaves does not disappoint when it comes to delicious Mexican Food. Everything is fresh and the menu varies from your classic to gourmet Mexican dishes. I haven't been there for breakfast but the selections also look very tasty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Traffic was crazy out of Ventura so we figured to get off at the bowl exist and roll the dice for a bite to eat before the show. Pulled right up in front and only a small line inside. Grabbed a table and got simple Carne Asada burritos which tasted anything but simple and a side of guacamole. Great quick... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My family and I went for lunch on a weekday, at the recommendation of the UC Santa Barbara Men's Volleyball team members. The staff was friendly and took the time to explain how menu items were made. The fajitas were tasty, but the meat was a little tough and chewy. It certainly wasn't the best Mexican food we have ever... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

So we have picky eater children but the side order rice and chicken are so awesome they want more. I ordered Fish Taco (Yummy with Mango) and Ceviche Tostadas, great one! Price reasonably, just order properly!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

After visiting San Antonio last month, it's hard to be their incredible Tex Mex. however, this restaurant was pretty good. Don't waste your time on chips and salsa as the salsa was not very flavorful. The margaritas are fresh but not very strong. I have the alambra which was delicious. My daughter had the enchiladas which were OK.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Novel service idea. Wait in line with menu, order at counter, food brought out to your table. You fix your drinks and get your personal salsas from the salsa bar. I always try something different and my burrito with fish and shrimp in it with a mango sauce was alright, but not exactly my cup of tea. My wife's food... 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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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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