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Los Agaves

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$$ - $$$
As featured in Best of Santa Barbara
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600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA
805-564-2626
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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!

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Thank Kimo R
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank Hanna S
Boston, MA
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was clean, the salsa bar was amazing (both in variety and spiciness), the chips obviously fresh, and the steak tacos were to die for. Although I was full, I just could not stop myself. Well worth finding this and waiting. YUM!

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Thank navi_jen
Santa Barbara, California
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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Los Agaves is easy to like--the chips are hot and fresh, the salsas are well-made and spicy or not as you like, the corn tortillas are homemade, beans are good, fish tacos are good. My only complaint is that there is too much food on one plate for one person--so we often share, which works well! Good draft beer as... More 

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Thank SophiesAunt
New York City, New York
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived a lunch, and there already was a line wrapping around the block. The line moves fast, and you place your order within 15 minutes. The food is incredible. The guacamole is fresh. The chips are so crisp. I got soft tacos - so perfect. Everything on the menu looks good, but be aware they run out of menu... More 

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Thank MarcyWalsh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was amazing. I got a "wet" steak burrito that was heavenly. The various salsas and sauces were waaaaay better than good. The guacamole was a huge portion and maybe the best I've ever had.

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Thank J D
Charlotte, North Carolina
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch while in Santa Barbara for the day after we received several recommendations to go here. I was very happy we stopped here. The food was delicious. It is very casual and quick service. I had a burrito and it was delicious! Overall great experience.

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Thank Suzy P
Ceres, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is awesome here! We had the beef fajitas and the Guadalajara Enchiladas and both were to die for. Highly recommend this place if you're in town.

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Thank mbugarin
Jalandhar, India
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a long day travelling from Beverly Hills to San Francisco we decided to stop in Santa Barbara for lunch. We badly wanted a Mexican treat for ourselves. My daughter searched few websites including tripadvisor and suggested Los Agaves but we weren't sure about the level. We ordered food and sat one of the tables. Ambience was decent. The... More 

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Thank Amardeep S
Walnut Creek, California
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a well run operation As you wait in line to order, the anticipation of your choices loom large, as you see various selections being brought to hungry diners. Once your order is taken, and you search for a table with your order number, one miraculously appears As soon as you sit, your order arrives. OMG!! Hot deliciousness awaits. All... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?