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“Margarita-ville” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Agave Maria's

Agave Maria's
Ranked #9 of 94 Restaurants in Ojai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We have a great outdoor patio shaded with colorful umbrellas, as well as covered patio and indoor seating. Call us to book your next event
Ojai, California, United States
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Margarita-ville”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I dont know if Ojai needed another Mexican joint - but we got it. The food holds up, but I really go there to enjoy the drinks and chips. The owners are hands on, they actually work there [!], and it shows. that is why I appreciate this spot - but I would ask them to pare the menu down and focus on a few "local" specialties. The margaritas and tequila bar is A+. Clean, good service.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Redwood City, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Mexican resort feel, great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

recommended by our hotel, Agave Maria was excellent mexican influenced food. The chef came and took our order so we went with his recommendations and were very happy. Great atmosphere, you can telll the locals love it as well.

Visited October 2012
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“marginal at best”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I stopped in for a quick late lunch and ordered a very disappointing chicken caesar salad. Wet romaine, dry chicken breast, and watery chipotle caesar dressing.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
      Food
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Denver, Colorado
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Very Good Mexican Food; Great Patio!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Ojai was the fourth stop of our Central Coast road trip the last week of September. Based on reviews on this site and elsewhere, I'd made reservations at Agave Maria's well in advance.

The place was welcoming and comfortable. We sat on the patio on this perfect early autumn evening.

The menu offers the complete range of Mexican dishes, including some appealing choices you don't see every day. Caron ordered the Tacos Del Mar; I opted for the Tacos Doble (I chose the carnitas filling). Both were very good. The service started out well, but seemed to deteriorate somewhat as the evening went along. It was a challenge to get and pay our bill.

Despite the iffy service, we would recommend Agave Maria's to anyone looking for good Mexican food -- and a great patio -- in Ojai.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Santa Clara, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Great, fresh food. I had the ceviche, and it was awesome. The outside patio is perfect to sit if it isn't too hot.

Visited October 2012
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