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“The Best Mexican Food in Santa Barbara”
Review of Los Agaves

Los Agaves
Ranked #3 of 548 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed August 2, 2012

We come to Santa Barbara from San Francisco for a week every year. And each time we make sure to include a trip to Los Agaves. The quality of the food and variety of options is beyond astonding. If you want something as simple as a taco or a burrito, the chefs at Los Agaves make each of these beautifully. The fillings are fresh and the flavors clean. I suggest that you be a bit more adventurous and choose one of the amazing dishes from the specials board. Today I had pork that absolutely melted into the hand made warm tortillas. Be sure, too, to choose from the very fresh and extremely flavorful salsas. Be brave and try the hot stuff -- it works beautifully with the great food. Los Agaves is a bit far from the city center of State Street and that makes it all the more attractive. The restaurant is situated in a residential area and is visited by more locals than tourists. It's not fancy -- you order and pay at the counter. But the staff is beyond friendly and the service great. Go to Los Agaves!

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Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

A friend living in Santa Barbara took two of us to this restaurant the day we arrived in town from the East Coast. Wow, they know how to make Mexican food here! We were both very impressed. I had the halibut with cilantro sauce and my friends had some enchiladas. The chips and salsa were an added bonus. So were the friendly people working there. Rock on Los Agaves.

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Reviewed August 2, 2012

We got take out after a long day at the beach. The food was great. I recommend the shrimp enchiladas with its great mango sauce. Definitely one reason why to go to Santa Barbra again.

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Thank Bob L
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

I can see why it gets such good reviews. The food is very good with lots of selections at a very nice price. Would definatley come back when in Santa Barbara again.

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Thank John B
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

Our Family of 4 all were able to find something different we wanted to try. The food was unique and well priced, in a casual atmosphere.

Thank HGun
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