We love Mexican food (prefer it on the mild side) and our hotel host recommended Agave Maria's, so we were excited to try it.
It was a little cool outside (they have a huge dining patio), so we chose to eat inside. First impression...not the cleanest eating establishment I've ever been to. We were greeted by our server and drinks were brought quickly, as were chips (seemed a little stale?) and salsa (really good...mild).
We ordered a couple combo places (tri tip and carnitas tacos, cheese enchiladas verde). The refried beans (vegetarian...no lard) were amazing, the rice was okay. The tri tip taco was good, but the carnitas taco was dry. The cheese enchilada ended up being a chicken taco (cooks error), but finding our waitress to correct this was impossible. We thought she'd fallen off the face of the earth. Finally another waitress took pity and made sure we weren't charged for the chicken "upgrade". We had to wait quite a while for the check (I know Ojai is a laid back kind of town, but come on!) and then, as we're about to leave, she finally asked if we'd like refills on our soft drinks. Really?
Believe it or not, I'd give Agave Maria's another chance on our next trip to Ojai. Their Fajitas looked amazing!
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