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“Great Mexican food!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Los Agaves

Los Agaves
Ranked #4 of 528 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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“Great Mexican food!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Great Mexican food! Must try the wet chicken burrito 'Mojado'! Good service and beer on tap. Not fancy or pretentious just great food!

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“Best Mexican food in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

Don't listen to the Lily's Tacos or Super Rica disciples. This is the place to get the best, freshest and most reasonably priced high-quality Mexican food in Santa Barbara. I've always had better experiences at the Milpas St. location, but either way, you can't go wrong.

Visited June 2014
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Summerland, California
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“Truly Authentic Santa Barbara Mexican Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

Los Agaves is not about the quiet or the atmosphere per se. Although the crowded tables and space constraints do add to the charm and ambiance. And why is it a crowded often noisy space? Because the food is AMAZING! Nachos? They will fill you up if you let them (but I do recommend) - the flavors that come out of the kitchen with every dish I have tasted are amazing. Perfectly seasoned chicken or beef. There are a myriad of creative dishes so don't be shy to look around and ask what others are having!
A favorite evening is an early dinner at Los Agaves and a walk up the hill to the Santa Barbara Bowl for a concert. Now THAT is taking advantage of the best Santa Barbara has to offer!

  • Visited May 2014
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“Unbelievable!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

We are total lovers of good, real Mexican food. This is some of the best ever. All made from scratch, fresh, and just delicious. I still dream about their salsa bar. We ate at La Superica the following day and it did'nt compare.

  • Visited May 2014
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Hesperia, California
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“Delicious authentic Mexican food!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

A friend & I stopped by for lunch on our way back from Pismo. We walked up to counter placed order, paid & were seated immediately. The variety of salsas is definitely a plus, from mild to spicy to on fire. Green tomatillo, chipotle & guacamole salsa just to name a few. I sampled about 5 & all are oh so yummy. :) I ordered the Los Agaves burrito= shrimp, halibut, lettuce with creamy sauce drizzled on top. The Spanish rice perfectly cooked. The salad is a spring mix with slices of tangelo, cranberries, bits of mango & avocado. I will definitely stop by for lunch or dinner next time I visit or drive by Santa Barbara. You should do the same as you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2014
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