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“Great Mexican”
Review of Los Agaves

Los Agaves
Ranked #4 of 531 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.
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Mexican”
Reviewed August 21, 2014

Tried this after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor and they were all true. The food was authentic, tasty, spicy and the guacamole was amazing. Good prices and good service. Would definitely go again.

  • Visited August 2014
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

What a great meal we had at this restaurant. The food is traditional Mexican at great prices. Service was good even though the restaurant was extremely busy. Will definitely return when is Santa Barbara.

Visited August 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“good fresh food, great value”
Reviewed August 18, 2014

Mexican food, great place, good food.
Vibrant and busy, worth a visit. Good guacamole, excellent ceviche.

Visited August 2014
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San Diego
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful mole sauce”
Reviewed August 16, 2014

We were looking for something simple to eat and saw that Los Agaves was one of the top rated restaurants in Santa Barbara. We went to the Milpas location. Coming from SD, we have some really good Mexican food, but this was outstanding. It is a simple, low key place - you wait in line to place your order and then they bring it to your table. I had the special. Pork with a mole sauce, Oaxacan style. The pork was cooked perfectly, tender and moist. The mole was flavorful, rich, spicy (but not too) and very addictive. I mopped up my plate with the freshly made tortillas and rice and can't wait to go back and have it again. My husband had the Tacos del Mar - one shrimp and one halibut. Homemade tortillas, mango, chipotle sauce. Large, tender shrimp and fresh halibut. Really satisfying meal. A must go place if you are in Santa Barbara.

  • Visited August 2014
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Montecito, California
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4 reviews
“Simply the best Mexican food in all of Santa Barbara”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

Simply the best Mexican food in all of Santa Barabra.
My favorites are the Los agaves enchiladas, tacos del mare, salmon tacos (you can tell I like fish and the SALSA BAR!!!!!

  • Visited August 2014
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