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Los Agaves

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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Seafood
As featured in Best of Santa Barbara
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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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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Live in the area, Los Agaves on Milpas is great, good food and good customer service. I've given the restaurant on De la Vina one too many chances. The customer service is non existent, the staff including manager can care less on how long it takes a customer to get food, or if they have the food in stock. I... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped here on way home from a trip to LA and it was great! Long and short lines to order at counter, find a place to sit after (with great help from the the great help) and savor every yummy bite. I had the cheviche tostada - absolutely great - a few larger bits of jalapeno, which I removed, and... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wish Los Agaves was a sit down restaurant where you get served, otherwise I'd give it five stars. It is the kind of place where you stand in line, place your order, and it is brought to you. The quality, style, and unique flavors are worthy of a bigger deal kind of place. This is a sometimes loud &... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Los Agaves is one of our absolute favorite Mexican style restaurants in Santa Barbara. You cannot beat their food.

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Santa Barbara, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been eating here since the day they opened and were very careful to only tell a few trusted friends about our find. Excellent and consistent quality. Super friendly and helpful staff, and best of all: not your standard northern Baja, greasy, "Mexican" food joint. This is a big step up. But the good pricing and high quality food they... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and margaritas are quite good and there is a nice selection of hot sauces. It is helpful to order at the counter to save some time and the remodeled decor is interesting, especially the big wood slab tables. The chairs could be a bit more comfortable and it can get crowded at times, but it's one of our... More 

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Thank GeckoMom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been enjoying the wonderful and creative cuisine at Los Agaves for 8 years. NEVER a bad meal, service over the top and friendly. Don't be surprised at a wait line, but worth it. My favorite is the ceviche tostada, the best in town and personally anywhere I've traveled. Don't be afraid to explore different dishes, you will not... More 

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Thank Gary S
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Los Agaves serves authentic Mexican food, always fresh, all home made salsas, beans, etc. Menu is extensive and includes vegetarian options. My family and I are frequent customers.

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Chepachet, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in mid afternoon for a late lunch after hiking in mountains above the city. Sat just inside the open air area with excellent views of the mountains and hills above the city. Salsa bar was fantastic. Had the salmon taco special which was tasty and wife had the chicken tacos which were excellent! Nice selection of beers and the... More 

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Thank Walter S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I eat out at Mexican restaurants several times a week, and this is one of the best I've ever had. It's walk up ordering in a mid-grade environment, so don't expect to be seated in a high end atmosphere... but the food is incredible.

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-564-2626
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?