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Los Agaves

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600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3027
11:00 - 21:00
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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Poplar Bluff, MO
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lunch here and had the ceviche and fish tacos. The fish was super fresh, and was delicious. Dishes, were wonedrfully prepared, super tasty, and perfectly presented. Sorry we weren't here long enough to go back for more. Highly recommended by someone who loves to eat!

Thank PBSpeakeasy
palm beach gardens
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For Mexican, it's the real deal. Be prepared to wait a. It on line but it moves fast. They e got it down to a science. The food is superb. Very authentic. Inexpensive. A must go. Especially in light of all he other tourist traps in the area. Recommend highly.

Thank foodcritic82
Los Angeles, California
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564 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Mexican food. I had the combo plate with tacos, rice and beans. All good. Fairly priced for Santa Barbara.

Thank TravelinAlan
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Los Agaves consistently delivers tasty Mexican food with special attention given to freshness and presentation.

Thank LydiaJoyS
Santa Barbara
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like Mexican you will love Los Agaves. The Milpas Stret location has the best Mexican food in Santa Barbara. De la vina ,Goleta are good too,but the kitchen on Milpas Street is far and above top notch. Service is also supreme.

Thank Steven M
Portland, OR
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant in Santa Barbara. Love the fresh corn tortillas, the sauces on various dishes, and especially the pasilla chile dishes! Highly recommended.

Thank Kerrypdx
Kansas City, Missouri
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the fact that it is counter service turn you off. The food was worth it. Lots of flavor. Watch out for the salsas, though. The hot ones are definitely spicy. We went there around 6pm on a Saturday night and had about a 5-minute wait.

Thank McPresley
San Clemente
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Agave Burrito, which was a seafood enchilada with shrimp and fish inside, and a creamy sauce smothered the enchilada---and it was so delicious! The salad that came with it had mandarin oranges and mangoes and the dressing was also unique and delicious. I liked this place so much I went to lunch 3 times out of 5... More 

Thank Irene M
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must! Food was delicious, and the guacamole was great. Very authentic tasting and good portions.

Thank Chanda L
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a stand-in-line and order kind of place. You go find a table and they bring you your food. So it's great for a quick bite. It's not a romantic dinner setting. The food was quite good and reasonably priced. They serve beer and wine only; the "margaritas" are virgin only and tasted phony (not real fruit juice).

Thank Steven C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?