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Los Agaves

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
As featured in Best of Santa Barbara
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600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3027
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good food at a good price; a local favorite. Unique pork and seafood dishes. Try this to avoid more touristy places on the drag downtown.

Thank KerrvilleKirk
Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Mexican food. Very authentic and tasty. Nice space and food doesn't take to long. Only bad thing is it gets busy a lot.

Thank John2249
Galliano, Louisiana
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My daughter and son in law took us there for lunch after church services. This was really authentic and spicy. If you like REAL Mexican cuisine, you will love this place. A bit spicy for my palate. The rice was very good. All in all, a good place to eat good Mexican food.

Thank nette49
Bellingham, Washington
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm so happy we stopped here. The food was both delicious and prompt. Fresh and tasty. The servers were kind, and the decor was classy. It's worth a return visit the next time we're in town. Yum!

Thank Sarah M
Santa Barbara, California
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is great here, however, it is a order at the counter and sit down kind of place. The staff will bring it to you. The food has great flavors, each item has its own unique taste and the the sauces are exquisite. The cafe has a clean and inviting appearance. I have always heard this place was good... More 

Thank 614sammy2010
palm bay,fl
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Santa Barbara from cruise ship. Took Uber to visit the Mission. On the way asked about authentic Mexican food for lunch. Driver took us to his favorite Mexican food in Santa Barbara called los agaves. Ordered seafood burrito and steak burrito. Large burrito full of seafood and steak. Best ever. Oh by the way my wife ate one of... More 

Thank alan o
Novo Hamburgo, RS
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I don't get it, how this place is 3° in TripAdvisor with so many good reviews. I had only one night in Sta Barbara and wanted to have a special one, get to know a bit of the town, have good food and service. But it was the worst experience from our 21 day trip. Service was terrible from the... More 

Thank TinaEickhoff
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the food and service. Customers must order from the counter, which visitors may not know. I had the Carne asada. It was delicious.

Thank Greg M
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How do you make a cheese enchilada a 5? I don't know, but they did it!. My husband said it was the best Mexican food he has ever had. We are passing through or we would go back tomorrow.

Thank Karin C
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best Mexican restaurant I have ever been to. Juices, ceviches, enchiladas... Everything was fresh and delicious. Great place!!

Thank E L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3027
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-564-2626
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?