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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
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Bossier City, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tasty, fresh, wonderful food. Camerones Diablo !!! Great find in Santa Barbara!! Hubby had fajitas, good too would recommend if you are looking for tasty food!

Thank Anna B
Belleville, Canada
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably some of the best Mexican food I have ever eaten. We had the Huevos Rancheros with over easy eggs and the Enchiladas with over easy eggs. The potatoes were amazing with bacon and onions. It was a flavor explosion! We will back back for sure next time we are here.

Thank Jason M
Essex, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We got a take away from here and it was fabulous. My cousin had the seafood burrito which he said was amazing. The kids had cheese and bean burritos and loved them.

Thank Caroline L
Snyder, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have to eat at Los Agaves at least twice every time I visit Santa Barbara. I love their authentic Mexican food. The portions are large and the variety on the menu is great. The Salsa bar is exceptional. It can get crowded at times but that was the only drawbacak.

Thank Debi L
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic array of quality Mexican food at reasonable prices. Massive portions but fortunately take out boxes provided.

Thank mike g
Big Bear Region, California
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166 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are so glad we discovered this restaurant. It was the best Mexican food we have had in years. The restaurant isn't fancy or romantic, but what it lacks in atmosphere it more than makes up for with great food. We will be returning here on our next visit to Santa Barbara for sure!!

Thank We3luv2travel
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A solid casul dining experience. Both my husband and I had enchiladas: I, the Suizas, with chicken, and he the Guadalaharas with chicken. Both were tasty. Wish the chicken were all white meat, but the dark meat was acceptable. I would go back, but have yet to. So many restaurants, so little time.

Thank AuntieJane
Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Los Agaves is probably one of the most authentic places to eat Mexican food. The variety is great. Seafood, Beef, Chicken is blended well with the traditional dishes. Enchiladas are juicy the Burritos are huge the seafood dishes are very fresh. You have beer and wine if you like along with soft drinks and traditional drinks like Horchata ( Rice... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The salsa bar is the standout here, but the food is awesome, as well. The portions are huge (we had another meal's worth of leftovers), and the side of bacon was generous, too. Usually the side of potatoes provided at any restaurant are a bland affair, but here they were well-seasoned and perfectly cooked, with the addition of sautéed onions... More 

Thank wanderlust_liz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Los Agaves has excellent choices (lots of fish, shrimp with that little extra taste added in), great quality, fresh tasting, homemade tortillas, friendly service and good prices!

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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, 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, 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?