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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%
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-3027
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Santa Barbara staple. Everything on the menu is authentic and tastes great. Just be prepared for crowds—they don’t take reservations. Tip: order ahead for takeout. You can skip to the front of the line!

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Los Agaves (all locations!) is wonderful! They have a lot of choices - all of which have been really tasty. The salsa bar is also great! The service is friendly and prompt. Whether lunch or dinner - we've always had a delicious meal.

Thank JulieSB2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is great,,. a bit of american twist but does not lose the mexican flare...I know them when they only have one restaurant and they the food i amazing. Now they have four that I know...same great taste.

Thank Rems-SB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tacos at a super price. They have an exceptional salsa offering and unlimited chips. There is always a line up to get in but the lines move fast. The service is wonderful and the owners and staff come around to ask if everything is...More

Thank Balzac51
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Review based on food. The atmosphere is ok but you order at the counter and currently no liquor besides wine and beer. Multiple locations around the Santa Barbara area. If you want fancier try Santos Mezcal which is run by same family.

Thank edinsb2018
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We did a 5 weeks trip around the USA and this place had the best Mexican food we ate on the whole trip. We stayed in Santa Barbera for two nights and the food was so good on the first night we ate there again...More

Thank Campbell M
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Inexpensive fresh Mexican flavors. We had the charred stuffed poblano peepers with beautiful large shrimp and Monterey Jack cheese and the Fish & Scrip fajitas. Friendly dedicated staff.

Thank Jon K
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Not your traditional California Mexican fare, the food is great and delivery prompt. You can experience some great meals and always good.

Thank Anabel-2013
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped here to get some Mexican food. The place was packed and I can understand why. The food is excellent with great portions at a very reasonable price.

Thank thumps727
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Thouroughly enjoyed then ambiance and food. It was a major success to eat with friends at this establishment.

Thank SusanC92849
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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