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Los Agaves

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600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA
805-564-2626
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11:00 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, 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
Fantastic Food

We love this place-all three locations, actually. The food is fresh and authentic. They have several seafood dishes that are creative and delicious. The chicken is not the ground up kind that some Mexican restaurants use. The service is friendly and attentive. Good for lunch or dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Kim B
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We love this place-all three locations, actually. The food is fresh and authentic. They have several seafood dishes that are creative and delicious. The chicken is not the ground up kind that some Mexican restaurants use. The service is friendly and attentive. Good for lunch or dinner.

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

While on vacation in SB with my family we were looking for some authentic Mexican food. While walking around town all we could find were chain restaurants you can eat at any time. I looked on Trip Advisor and found Los Agaves. It was a great pick with something for everyone. They were very accommodating to young children.

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La Palma, CA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

A bit hard to get parking, but worth it for the food. My husband had the seafood mulcatje (sp) it came with a huge shrimp - it looked, smelled, tasted wonderful. The only problem we had was we ordered too much food.

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8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Los Agaves offers real authentic Mexican food. It's simply good food with fresh ingredients. My only complaint is they tend to over sauce their meals. I am not a sauce person so that is just me. If you in the area and want good food at a moderate price, Los Agaves fits the bill. Keep in mind, parking is limited... More 

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Santa Ynez, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very wonderful menu. I love the crispy fish tacos and the steak tostada. The food is very fresh here. More like gourmet Mexican food. This isn't a taco stand. It's very classy, clean, organized, etc. Great atmosphere too. I eat at the one on Milpas but there's a new one in Santa Barbara somewhere. I highly recommend this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

While traveling through Santa Barbara we wanted to try something local for dinner & this place did not disappoint. It's unique in that you order at the counter & then they bring you your food. You service yourself, but the service is great, fast & you never need anything. They will pretty much do whatever you want when ordering, so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I had eaten here before on tripadvisor reviews. we at at the original location on millpas st. I had noticed that they had a new/other location on de la vina. Parking is tight, there is a very small alley next to the place and a very small parking lot in the back, which we did get a spot, you can... More 

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Marikina, Philippines
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I was travelling alone and sometimes that can get a bit lonely but then it was time for lunch and I decided to try Los Agaves. Best decision ever!!!! Until now I remember how good the food was. I got a seafood sampler, it was all soooo fresh and the flavors were incredible! All natural not too salty and very... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This place can have large lines but the food is always fresh. Their chicken enchiladas are good the red sauce has a smoky sauce which makes them different than the ones at other places. My husband loves the Tampiquena. It has a cheese enchilada, chicken taquito and carne asada. It is very filling...sometimes we split it. They also have a... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

like Most of the best stuff in SB the lines are a pain but this stuff is easily some of the best I have had in all of CA

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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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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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