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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: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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  • 40
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Way more than your typical American/Mexican food!

Everything on the blackboard specials sounded amazing so it was hard to pick. We arrived around six and a few were already sold out. Not to worry because there was a lot to contemplate. We had the carne Azteca, Camerones tamarindo, and mixotle de Borrega (slow cooked lamb). Each came with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
rovingcarole
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buffalo, ny
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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buffalo, ny
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everything on the blackboard specials sounded amazing so it was hard to pick. We arrived around six and a few were already sold out. Not to worry because there was a lot to contemplate. We had the carne Azteca, Camerones tamarindo, and mixotle de Borrega (slow cooked lamb). Each came with different accompaniments. My camarones (shrimp) came with a nice... More 

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Great variety of authentic Mexican food. Our group was big and we had everything from salads to mole to carnitas to burritos, and all of us were very happy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

best enchilladas and rice I have ever had. some people say they have the best burritos also. I love that they have negro modelo on tap as well

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The tacos baja were delicious. The fish was perfectly cooked. Two tacos filled me to the brim. The side salad had a nice dressing and was a nice alternative. And the guacamole was good too.

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Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This food is so exceptional. I usually order the salmon tacos. I'm drooling just typing this. Has a great salsa bar and the chips rock.

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SANTA BARBARA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Los Agaves is an order and wait restaurant. When you arrive you check out the menu, order at the counter and talk a number and find a table. They bring your food to you. No real waiters, or staff to speak of. The seating is OK. The draw of this place is the quality and price of the food. There's... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Los Agaves is a very special restaurant; the food here is very unique. It’s a cross between gourmet and old school Mexican food. The bottom line is that this is a must go to place if you wait am awesome food experience

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Santa Barbara, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Sorry Rose's but our newcomer Los Agaves has it all. Maybe Casa Blanca on State @ the fwy. is prettier, but the food here is consistently delish! Love the chili rellanos, the true mark of greatness, the burritos, enchiladas and seafood dishes are superior as well. Quick, friendly, casual and tasty, take the family and share. Don't forget to visit... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There is no shortage of great places to find Mexican food in Santa Barbara but Los Agaves is great. The food is always fresh and wonderfully flavorful. They have specials of the day and some of the dishes are more tropical, a nod to the Vera Cruz style of Mexican food. We have taken friends and family here, always a... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

While passing through Santa Barbara at lunch time we decided to try Los Agaves Restaurant on Milpas. The atmosphere was welcoming and friendly. The warm chips, large portions and tasty food were appreciated.

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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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