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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” (101 reviews)
“guacamole” (55 reviews)
“rice” (59 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3027
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

As you will read in many of the reviews of this place, it's not your "run of the mill" Mexican food! Their guacamole was outstanding! I had the enchiladas mole and they were superb!! We went in a Sunday for lunch and the line was...More

Thank Sid k
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Los Agaves is or go to Place for authentic, fresh, delicious Mexican food. Delicious! We eat there regularly. We enjoy the outdoors seating and casual atmosphere.

Thank imalori
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant would have received a very good rating based on food but one first orders food at the counter and this server named Alan was so rude when I merely asked him to confirm that an entree on the menu was vegetarian ( since...More

Thank travel2findoneself
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I was in Santa Barbara for only 3 days and would have eaten here all 3 days if I could. I had the seafood enchiladas. They were delicious...the seafood was fresh and the sauce was so good. I also loved the rice, but didn't care...More

Thank OCMaMa05
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This isn't your normal commercial tasting Mexican food restaurant, food is fresh, fresh, and excellently spiced. This is where we take friends and family. All 3 Los Agavos restaurants are packed, so be ready for a line and a search for a table. You order...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

All are good, but I like the Milpas location of Carlos Lunas' family's restaurant best. Their enclilada verde - either cheese or chicken - is especially fine, but don't be afraid to try any of the daily specials. The mole could be a little spicier...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you want quick, amazing upscale Mexican food without the cost of wait service, then this is your place! They have an outlet at the Camino Real Marketplace in Goleta if you are up that way, also semi self-serve.

Thank FloatSB
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love coming here! Last time we ordered the "Tampiquena" grilled steak accompanied with a red enchilada, taquito, pinto beans, yellow mild pepper, avocado and sour cream. Served with crispy cebollitas and (3) homemade corn tortillas! It was AMAZING the grilled steak...More

Thank Lu M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Generous portions and always a delight. Big menu. A lively range of salas. And reasonable. Anyof the locations are good!

Thank lrolens
Reviewed 8 August 2017

After seven years in Santa Barbara, Los Agaves has emerged as my go-to for Mexican cuisine. It's the restaurant I take visitors to, the knee-jerk suggestion for celebratory dinners, and the fail-safe option for when you don't want to waste time arguing over where to...More

Thank Elysia M
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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, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, 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 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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