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Los Agaves

600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3027
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (104 reviews)
“rice” (67 reviews)
“guacamole” (56 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3027
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I just love this restaurant so much! When you feel like Mexican food this is a great choice! Its always yummy mouth watering goodness!! Highly recommend!

Thank Connie O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food & worth the wait! When you walk in, if the tables are full - don’t be deterred. The Pollo Asado was excellent. The salsa options were yummy & the Food came out quickly from when we ordered and sat down. If we were...More

Thank Kelsey C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food. Chips are included. Salsa bar. What's not to like? It's a hybrid between a regular restaurant and a fast-food place. You order at the counter, but then everything else is like a restaurant. They bring you chips and, later, your food. You get...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best Mexican food in Santa Barbara. They offer a great variety of salsas and free chips come to your table while you wait for your food. Indoor/outdoor seating. Huge menu!

Thank boccach13
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Out of all of the Mexican food we had along our coastal road trip, this was the least remarkable. It was not bad just bland. The pricing was not reflective of the value received. I would not recommend this place.

Thank Funt1mes
Reviewed 31 March 2018

We normally order by phone on our way up the 101 thus avoiding a wait, but...parking can be tight. The menu sounds great, but the Mole Enchiladas always seem to get my attention. They are VERY good!! This is a popular place. Expect lines and...More

Thank ebrynnie
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We decided to try this place for lunch on a Saturday because of its great reviews. We were not disappointed. There was a waiting line coming out on to the sidewalk when we got there and we soon realized this is a place where you...More

Thank M L
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We took the train in from LA to see Santa Barbara. We arrived forwards the end of their lunch rush . The beans and rice and beef enchilada did not disappoint. You order at the counter and there is just enough tables for everyone ....More

Thank Shane L
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Los Agaves has great salads, lots of specials, and everyone will be happy with the menu regardless of how they feel about Mexican food. Great selection of beer and wine and up beat good energy dining room. Friendly staff who try hard and don't get...More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This place is legit. Park on side street off Milpas as there is no parking in front. Line will be a big long but stay it goes fast. Order at counter. Great menu. Including tap beers wine and climada or Marquita. Burrito mojado is awesome...More

Thank Jeff T
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Questions & Answers
20 November 2017|
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Response from GregBrady1000 | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations at all. It is basically a walk-in counter service type restaurant. You pick your own table and they bring the food, silverware, etc. to your table when it’s ready.
14 March 2015|
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Response from Dee O | Reviewed this property |
Yes nice out side sitting. Also they have heaters for cold nights
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3027
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: 805-564-2626
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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