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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
11:00 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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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great different experience. Food was great. Service very good. If you want quick and great, this is the place. Amazing operation. Very casual dining with fabulous Mexican food. Don't miss it.

Thank Tradewinds5138
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to eat before a show at Santa Barbara Bowl. A great find. Salsas very good. I had Mole Enchiladas. The Mole was perfect. Just the way I like. Just enough of the Cocoa and chilli flavor. My wife had Chili Verde. It was really good. Very popular. Crowded. Line goes fast. Worth the wait. The staff was doing its... More 

Thank Billstreess53
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Los agaves is a fantastic Mexican restaurant! The atmosphere is casual but nice. The food is delicious, everything we have ever ordered has been fantastic! The salsa selection is extensive and they are all so good it is hard to choose.

Thank Kylene K
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food is the star here, as it should be. Fresh, delicious, flavorful. My chile relleno burrito was fantastic. The service and restaurant concept leaves a bit to be desired. We got there early enough to order without too much of a wait, but the counter-ordering system creates a huge line that takes up much of the front of the... More 

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Los Angeles
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I eat Mexican food all the time and is not easy to get 5 star from me. This place is awsome. Food is great, price is excellent, staff are super. I will eat here every time I pass santa barbara.

Thank amirk973
Jacksonville, FL
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in California for 10 days, stopping in Santa Barbara along the way. We were actually trying to find a different Mexican restaurant when we stumbled upon Los Agaves, and decided to stop. When we went in, it took is a minute to figure out that you are expected to place your order at the counter. But as we... More 

Thank sbsmutoni
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered Strad Fahita and Shrimp Tacos. It was so~~~ delicious! I want to visit Santa babara again because of this restaurant.

Thank 석영 이
New York City, New York
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99 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch on the road in Santa Barbara--we figured Mexican would work, but were not prepared for how great this restaurant was. You stand in line and order, and they bring the food to the table. You collect salsa on your own. Unbelievably fabulous food.

Thank 943rons
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three weeks in California and this was the best Mexican food we had! In fact, this was the best Mexican food we have ever had! This is a relatively no frills kind of restaurant, order at the counter etc but it is so worth visiting. We ate at lunch time and there was a fairly large queue but it moved... More 

Thank JRC89
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You MUST try their soup! It comes out in their big bowl made of thick black rock (?), but it keeps the heat even after 30 minutes! I got their earth and seafood red soup, and you can really taste the different flavors from one sip. It's not spicy or sweet, but nice savory flavor of tomato based soup with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?