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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” (105 reviews)
“rice” (60 reviews)
“guacamole” (55 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3027
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a walk up to the counter and order your own meals but they bring the food to you. As my daughter says , really nice presentation of the meals. The inside is nicely decorated and the wait staff very pleasant and polite. My tamales...More

Thank 458debbia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Los Agaves has sucked all of the oxygen from almost every Mexican restaurant in Santa Barbara. The menu is wide and very creative and the quality is a 10. Service to the table is fast, great salsa bar and the only thing keeping from enjoying...More

Thank Glenn D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At first I thought, I'm not standing in line to order and then wait for a table - but the line went quickly and tables were emptying our on a regular basis. The food is well worth the wait and rushing a table. Fresh, really...More

Thank travels007
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Very casual but really good food. They have a number of house specialties and the classic burrito/flautas/fajitas assortment. This isn't a sit down and be served restaurant - you order at the counter and the helpful staff finds you a table to sit. I had...More

Thank BrianneMM
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Excellent food with almost to many options on the menu. Great salsa bar with from mild to flaming hot and everything in between. All of the staff was checking to make sure your food was perfect and were enjoying your meal.

Thank danielj9706
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Nice decor Excellent food; some of the best we've had anywhere. Good service. Quiet atmosphere. Might want to dress up a little here.

Thank William D
Reviewed 9 November 2017

And that's just the owner, Carlos! He's as spicy and delicious as the food! Simple Mexican favorites with some healthy alternatives. Great salsa bar. Good value. Good eats. Great with a big group or just the family. Wish they could serve tequila.

Thank maryanne c
Reviewed 9 November 2017

My wife is Mexican, and grew up enjoying her Mom's homemade food. She & I rate this excellent, tasty, and authentic. Food is fresh, portions are generous, and service is fast.

Thank Todd W
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We were very impressed with Los Agaves on Milpas. It seems a bit hectic to a newcomer when you first walk in, but the staff was quick to give us menus and let us know how their ordering system works. The food was fresh and...More

Thank GregBrady1000
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Most everyone in Santa Barbara has gone to one or another Los Agaves. I like the one on Milpas the best because it feels like the flagship. And the Milpas setting gives it a sense of the neighborhood. There is a great variety of kinds...More

Thank expectquality1942
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Questions & Answers
19 November 2017|
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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.
13 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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