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“Make this place a part of your SB vacation”
Review of Los Agaves

Los Agaves
Ranked #9 of 563 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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 22, 2013

Whenever we go to Santa Barbara, we always go to Los Agaves since we discovered it via other reviews. We have tried numerous items from the menu there and the only problem is in deciding what to have as everything we've had has been excellent. My personal favorites are the Mole con Pollo and the fish tacos. It has become so popular that it is best to go between meals when you will have an easier time of getting a table. Last time we were there, we were told that they would be opening a sister restaurant on De La Vina Street.

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Thank DB-Raw
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We were looking for a typical Mexican restaurant in Santa Barbara and chose this one due to its good reviews.
And boy, we were not disappointed!

Although the concept of standing in line to order and only afterwards to find a seat is a bit confusing, once you do, you were glad to have made chosen this location.

The ambiance was quite busy and the décor was simple, but nice and it felt like an authentic Mexican restaurant.

After having chosen your combination of delicious salsa or guacamole from a salsa-bar (from mild to eye-watering hot), you could munch on your nacho-chips and tend to your drink while waiting for your meal to come.

After a short while, you received your dish and were first of all delighted to see the generous portions you received for your money.

The dish in itself was probably the best Mexican food I have ever eaten: tasty, filling and fresh.

All in all, this restaurant deserves two thumbs up, as it serves excellent food for a reasonable price in an authentic setting.

Thank Janos1985
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Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Food was great- nachos and every entree were simply fabulous- I am confused why the owner doesn't simply have waiter service- the inside is nice enough- they have nice plates, entrees are reasonably priced for the quality- I think he should convert this fantastic place to having table service- why stand on line for more food- but the food was well worth it anyway- just yummy! Great find!

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Thank shheppysays
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Ate here with friends during Fiesta Weekend. Great food! Great menu! Friendly Service. Order at the bar and then find a table. Our favorite Mexican restaurant in SB.

Thank TucsonAZBela
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

One of my favorite spots when visiting Santa Barbara. Get the Agave Enchiladas if you like seafood and the Horchata is pretty bombdiggity good! Gets crowded quick, but worth the wait if there's a line!

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Thank Patrick F
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