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Los Agaves

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best of Santa Barbara
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600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is one of the best mexican restaurants in santa barbara it is casual - you order by the cashier and then they bring it to your number the restaurant is very quick, don't be scared of long lines if you see them. I am always impressed how soon they bring food, and it always tastes amazing. owner is very... More 

Thank goshastycz
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a neat place to eat ---the food is very good and I found service to be very good. I love the enchiladas, taco's, rice and beans.

Thank Janine R
Santa Barbara, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've eaten here dozens of times. I have never been disappointed, the food is always great. Service is fast, both take-out and eat-in. I love the hard shell tacos, but the burritos and specials are terrific. Fish tacos, steak - you name it, the food is tasty. Beware some of the 'mild' salsas. I love em, but the pico is... More 

Thank Andrew L
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have lived here in SB for 44 years; there are many Mexican restaurants however when Los Agaves opened this became our top choice. We eat here about once a week. Try the ceviche tostada; molcatece is delicious, really I love it all. Very well priced also and just a fun place to go.

Thank Marie B
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

By far the best mexican food on central coast! Everything on the menu is fabulous...but you will get full just from the chips and salsa bar! Service is great, too!

Thank Jessica G
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food! The quality is superb and every dish is delicious! The staff is pleasant and the service is top notch! A must stop if you are in Santa Barbara!

Thank YeniFich
Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great food, super fresh ingredients, and the place to go if you want mexican seafood. The salad is super yummy too!

Thank fjc_in_SB
Redondo Beach, CA
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not what it used to be. Came in 2013 and was so impressed with the quality of the food and the unique seating indoors. All of that has changed. I don't appreciate being served bagged lettuce or prefab chicken. They removed most of the interior walls so now there are just 2 big dining rooms with no ambiance. It's also... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended by someone who always goes here when he visits SB. Worth the visit. Grilled shrimp tacos and re fried beans were especially delicious!

Thank Kimo R
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't have a long list of Mexican restaurants I've been to so take my review with a grain of salt, but this was the best place I've ever gone. I visited in August after a long day of traveling and my party of four was seated right away. The service was quick and food tasty. If we ever visit... More 

Thank Hanna S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, 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
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?