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Los Agaves

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600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3027
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3027
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Reviewed 2 days ago

DEF TRY THIS PLACE OUT. Its under construction right now so you need to add extra time to your meal if you want to dine at the restaurant as seating is VERY limited. My hubby and I ordered food and ate at our hotel. Everything...More

Thank karinaisabelortiz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place serves the best molcajete!! Very authentic Mexican food! Ambiance is great, you have to order first then they will deliver at your table.

Thank Mari M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always stop at the Los Agaves to pick up food for dinner while traveling to destinations further up the road in Mid California. Yes, we have settled on some favorites over the years and the Mole Enchiladas is one of them. The food is...More

Thank ebrynnie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Los Agaves is a family favorite! Great food and friendly service. Certainly a crowd favorite as it’s always busy.

Thank fishdairon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing mexican food, big portions, fast and friendly service. Not to expanse. With a mexican lager you will enjoy a very nice meal.

Thank Remus R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on our recent trip to Santa Barbara as recommended by Trip Advisor. The place was absolutely hopping when we got there. It was definitely worth the wait and we were very satisfied with our food. There is a free salsa bar once...More

Thank Grace P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just love this restaurant so much! When you feel like Mexican food this is a great choice! Its always yummy mouth watering goodness!! Highly recommend!

Thank Connie O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food & worth the wait! When you walk in, if the tables are full - don’t be deterred. The Pollo Asado was excellent. The salsa options were yummy & the Food came out quickly from when we ordered and sat down. If we were...More

Thank Kelsey C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food. Chips are included. Salsa bar. What's not to like? It's a hybrid between a regular restaurant and a fast-food place. You order at the counter, but then everything else is like a restaurant. They bring you chips and, later, your food. You get...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Hands down the best Mexican food in Santa Barbara. They offer a great variety of salsas and free chips come to your table while you wait for your food. Indoor/outdoor seating. Huge menu!

Thank boccach13
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Questions & Answers
lSheryl C
June 15, 2018|
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Response from Tamar H | Reviewed this property |
No need for reservations. There is very little wait time. These are very well run restaurants.
November 19, 2017|
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Response from GregBrady1000 | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations at all. It is basically a walk-in counter service type restaurant. You pick your own table and they bring the food, silverware, etc. to your table when it’s ready.
March 13, 2015|
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Response from Dee O | Reviewed this property |
Yes nice out side sitting. Also they have heaters for cold nights
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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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