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Los Agaves

600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3027
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“enchiladas” (97 reviews)
“rice” (56 reviews)
“guacamole” (51 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3027
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very solid Mexican food. Nice atmosphere. Great menu selection and a great variety of homemade salsas. Excellent horchata. I wish they had one in my state. Will return!

Thank Carla G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our daughter found good reviews on Yelp for this place - and it did not disappoint! The Carne Asada was of the finest quality - and it was discounted for taco Tuesday! Many plates around $12 and the vegetable with goat cheese tacos were fabulous....More

Thank CruzFamilyVacation
Reviewed 1 week ago

Talk about a gem. We came here because the Hotel Staff at the Hyatt recommended this top hit and it ranked high on Trip Advisor. So we strolled in for a delight. The food was incredible. You order at the counter and they bring it...More

Thank Jeremy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We can't say enough fine things about this place. We were traveling through and our friend found this place. We had a table full of food. I can speak to the queso fundido...it is an amazing appetizer. It arrives in a small sizzling cast iron...More

Thank j s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cannot make reservations and it can get very busy. We ordered the fish tacos and a steak wet burrito. The fish taco tasted very dry. The fish may have been very over cooked or not fresh. The wet burrito was decent, but I felt...More

Thank tonyraye1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our airbnb host recommended this place. It was perfect. The food was delicious both times and they have the best salsa bar. I'm gluten free and had no problem finding options. We went for lunch and didn't drink so I can't speak to the margaritas...More

Thank KelseaMike
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live in LA and have our favorite go-to Mexican place and have been to plenty of good Mexican restaurants but Los Agaves was definitely one of the best we have been to. Long line out the door because so popular & you order at...More

Thank Jotripplanner
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Los Agaves provided excellent service and even better food! The ingredients were quality, the nachos were very flavorful, and the portions will keep you fed for days. The appetizer chips also come with salsas of your choice, which is a nice touch.

Thank whaleykins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, great service and the best salsa bar in town. Never disappointed here. There are several locations around town. I especially like their Tacos Del Mar with shrimp.

Thank Barbara93105
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Several recommended this restaurant. It was decorated with bright colors, paintings and flowers. We ordered our food at a bar and then several employees checked on us throughout the meal. Enjoyed a unique red and orange margarita and the food was great.

Thank Dona T
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there outside patio seats available if I have a dog with me?
14 March 2015|
Answer Show all 9 answers
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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