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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” (106 reviews)
“rice” (62 reviews)
“guacamole” (56 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
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

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 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Tuesday and learned it was Taco Tuesday. Enjoyed both soft and crunchy tacos and fresh guacamole. Busy but fast friendly service. We all enjoyed it!

Thank Liz L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Los Agaves has reliably good meals and a varied selections of tasty salsas. The serving sizes of its dishes are HUGE. Be aware, it's easy to order too much food. We don't find that it keeps well when taken home.

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Angel from the Fess Parker Doubletree recommended this place. You put your order in at the counter then find a table. They bring your meal to you. We ordered fish tacos w/beans & salad and shredded beef taco, enchilada roja w/beans & rice. Fish taco...More

1  Thank TCWatson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious sophisticated Mexican food. This restaurant took Santa Barbara by storm and now has several locations throughout the town. Never disappoints. The quality is excellent & the menu is extensive.

Thank Tamar H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mexican restaurants, especially the TexMex version popular in California, can tend to blur into one another. Los Agaves is a cut above, having eaten there on two recent visits to Santa Barbara. They definitely bring their own style and taste to the standards. For a...More

Thank martin66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, average service. Stand in line to order at the kitchen, then sit down at a table to wait for your food. Slightly more expensive than average for Santa Barbara

Thank Jeremy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was disappointed with my last visit. Really salty soup which I sent back and was not offered anything else. Walked up to the counter and they could have cared less. It use to great now it’s over priced and fair - nothing amazing.

Thank iConnieSB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is excellent. I would give the food alone five stars. The layout of both the Calle real center and the Milpas location are why I gave them a four. It’s cramped and inevitably people are standing near you while eating.

Thank suzyinsb
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Questions & Answers
20 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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