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Los Agaves

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600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3027
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3027
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Reviewed July 25, 2016 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...More

Thank GeckoMom
Reviewed July 25, 2016 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...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed July 25, 2016 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.

Thank Ruth Ann R
Reviewed July 25, 2016

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...More

Thank Walter S
Reviewed July 20, 2016 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.

Thank Scott T
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Wanted real Mexican food. We hit the jackpot!! Came around 2:00 and got right in. Usually there are always lines. It left me speechless. Was adventurous and ordered the house specialty-Molcajetes. It was amazing. My husband could not help himself in helping me eat it....More

Thank Europeantravel2014
Reviewed July 19, 2016

we loved it, great fresh food, simple service (order yourself and the food comes to your table), HUGE portions, fresh interior with a nice terrace, generous chips and dips that are complimentary. Overall a great Mexican experience.

Thank Lee_Harrington
Reviewed July 19, 2016

We love going here before SB Bowl concerts or just for a treat when we want fresh and delicious food. The plates are full but we don't feel too full after eating. The tortas and rellenos are our favorites. Great fish tacos, too. There can...More

Thank Hfamily42015
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant had a long line, but fear not - they are very quick. I ordered the chicken burrito to $9.50, and was a little afraid it would not be enough (I was really hungry), but the portions are BIG. It was really tasty, but...More

Thank Haakonc2015
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Got a to go order here. The food was tasty and good size portion. The salsa bar is very good. A little high on the prices but overall worth it.

Thank Belgian79
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Questions & Answers
November 19, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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