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Los Agaves

600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3027
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (109 reviews)
“rice” (76 reviews)
“guacamole” (62 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 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 days ago via mobile

The restaurant has been improved since we were here last, the food is still amazing! And the people who work here are wonderful Try the soft tacos with shrimp and fish, the mango dressing and pineapple slaw are to die for!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MartiR205
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had lunch at this restaurant and it was great. You line up to place your order, they give you a number and they bring the food to you. They have a bar with all you can choose salsas and hot sauces....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Crunchy47
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m from Bakersfield and we have several excellent Mexican food restaurants. We ate at los agaves with family members for lunch well on a family trip to Santa Barbara. This restaurant not only had great service and the waitresses were very accommodating but the food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jhemp1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped in for lunch with my new client (his recommendation). I didn't know they were a order from the cashier and then sit kind of place, so I felt a bit awkward. I ordered the Los Agave salad with shrimp. So tasty and filling....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank linn1061
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Loved the chicken cheese quasidiallas and Guacamole.Very helpful and courteous servers and quick service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank VivekS3123
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Not crowded at 1130am. Fast services. We ordered from the counter and within 5mins we had our food. The beef Enchiladas was good. We also had a mango salad. That was very refreshing. The right amount of sweet and sour. Delicious.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davepT9444RV
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

We went here based upon great trip advisor and high star ratings on yelp. Showed up at 5 PM with 11 people and only had to wait 10 minutes for table set up. You need yo order at the kitchen/register, they give you a number...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gturay
Reviewed 19 November 2018

As longtime residents of Texas and New Mexico, we're picky about Mexican food and were skeptical about a place where customers order and pay at a counter; then take a number on a pole to their table, but this branch of a local chain exceeded...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 18 November 2018

If you're a resident of Santa Barbara or just visiting for the first time you have got to try Los Agaves. You my feel skeptical about some of the smaller, less lit up mexican joints around town even though you shouldn't be. However Los Agaves...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TravelBear990
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

We were craving Mexican and my husband found this hole in the wall restaurant. Very casual. You order from the counter and they deliver the food. They give you a basket of chips and you get your own salsa from the counter. The food was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Maria M
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Questions & Answers
lSheryl C
15 June 2018|
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Response from boccach13 | Reviewed this property |
No reservations
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.
14 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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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