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Los Agaves

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
As featured in Best of Santa Barbara
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600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA
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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6 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The proprietors of this restaurant must have hundreds of close friends and family members! The reviews were very misleading. Of the three in our party, none of us liked our meals at all. The taco fillers were breaded and deep fat fried and the nachos were average at best. The side salads were drenched with a sweet dressing. There was... More 

Thank Dawna A
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is very authentic. My wife and I both had steak feitas and it was awesome. They have beers on tap. You walk up to the register and order, then they bring the food to your table. No reservations and not that type of place.

Thank John D
Santa Barbara, United States
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Los Agaves started here and has opened other locations because they offer the best Mexican food and service for a sit down establishment. You will never be disappointed, except the brief wait in line for great food.

Thank Steen H
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Mexican food if you want a quick meal. You order your meal and drinks before you sit down. You are given a table number and within minutes they bring you your food. Tight and Limited parking behind the restaurant.

Thank Deb L
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite Mexican food restaurant in Santa Barbara but prefer the De La Vina location . Parking is an issue.

Thank joe D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Californians eat in many many Mexican restaurants. Los Agaves, however, is one of the best I've been to. My wife and I truly enjoyed our dinners. When we arrived at 7pm on a Sunday night, there was a line out the door. We almost left, but decided to stick it out. Boy, am I glad we did. The line went... More 

1 Thank jbell3
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Mexican food we had ever eaten. We went for the burrito and tacos. Stopped over while travelling to San Francisco. It was easy to find.

1 Thank 167rheap
Rancho Cucamonga
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this place on tripadvisor. Great food and the service was quick. It wasn't what I expected when we got there but was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. I got the Baja tacos and my husband got the chili verde burrito. We both enjoyed our meal!!

Thank Cheryl B
Montecito, California
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful and authentic Mexican food....great quality and delicious food. Get crowed, but worth the wait.

Thank Sheryl223
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Other reviews were spot on. Although it was a little awkward trying to figure out how to place and order and things came a but scattered, chips last, the food was phenomenal. The enchiladas and carnitas are great dishes. Skip the guacamole though.

Thank TJ00

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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, Spanish
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, Kids, Large groups, 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
  • 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?