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Los Agaves Restaurant
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600 N Milpas St Santa Barbara, CA 93103, United States
600 North Milpas StreetUSCaliforniaSanta Barbara93103
$$Mexican Restaurant, Latin American RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 9:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 9:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Los Agaves Restaurant in Santa Barbara serves fresh Mexican food with homemade recipes and friendly service.  In addition to our menu we offer patrons a selection of Daily Specials as well as domestic and imported beer and wine.  Famous for our large salsa bar and authentic dishes, Los Agaves has been voted Best Mexican Restaurant two years in a row by the Santa Barbara Independent Magazine.
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Mexican restaurant & bar for enchiladas, chile relleno & more in a casual, hacienda-style space.- Google
"I was very happy with the fish tacos and my wife enjoyed her Mole Poblano."
"Santa Barbara is known for its Mexican food, and it does not disappoint."
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Justin Levine
2 weeks ago
Santa Barbara is known for its Mexican food, and it does not disappoint. When I got into town this past summer, this was the first place I ate. I was initially put off as it looks a little polished for a casual Mexican place. I was thinking some a little more stereotypical I guess--smaller, less options, dirtier--but whatever! They have a good 8 different salsas to choose from, of which the salsa verde, pico de gallo, and one other spicy one I liked; the others weren't really my cup of tea, but I'm sure others appreciate them. There was a decent amount of dining space, but we just got our stuff to go. Although they have a large menu that looks great, I kept things basic. I got a pretty damn great chicken burrito here (burrito majado). Not perfect, but up there. The biggest fault was that there wasn't quite enough chicken, but what was there was tender and delclious. They also went a little overboard with the emlted cheese, but all of the ingredients were all of high quality and fresh--especially the guacamole. We also got some chips, which were freshly made and helped us try all of the different salsas. subsequent visits confirmed that burritos are the way to go, with the steak option being solid and the fish and shrimp option being amazing. This is the kind of great Mexican food I wish we had more of in NY: great tasting, reasonably priced (especially for the portion), and with fresh ingredients. It's not that hard people! And yet it is. I'll be back next time I'm in Santa Barbara!
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Aimee Berlier
3 months ago
A bit pricey for my budget, didn't care for the rice as it had a shrimp flavoring to it. It was a very busy place on a Saturday night. Great service! Overall good food. Large portions. No kids menue, didn't like that I had to pay for a full adult portion and get three times the amount of food my child needed. I would recomend half portions for kids. The soda and ice ran out while we were there. They changed the soda fairly quickly for how busy they were but the ice never got refilled. I would recommend you try them. Happy good feeling atmosphere.
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Joshua Schrock
6 months ago
Regardless of my following comments I gave this place a 5 because the food was Grade A and the price was reasonable for the servings and great quality. I was very happy with the fish tacos and my wife enjoyed her Mole Poblano. On a side note I *thought* this place was self seating. Since it was packed my wife went to order food and I grabbed a table. I was promptly kicked out of the table to stand in the hall because another party already had a # and I didn't. This does seem a bit fair but it was a little embarassing and uncomfortable.
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Nicholas DiGioia
4 months ago
The food is phenomenal, the decor is spot on, and I love the walk up order and seat yourself model. It alloesbthe service and turn around to be a lot faster. Keep it up guys
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Joseph Dowdy
2 weeks ago
Delicious food all around. Excellent attentive service. Can't go wrong in any way. The chips and salsa were free and really fantastic, too. Best in Santa Barbara.
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Sally Elbassir
5 months ago
Being from SoCal, it's really hard for Mexican food to impress me. And honestly, when my friend and I saw the line out the door for Los Agaves, we almost turned around and left. But I'm really glad we didn't. It was a hot day and it was even hotter inside the restaurant. I kept going back and forth about ordering the molcajete (I'd never had one before and it looked huge!) but my friend convinced me that I would regret it if I didn't, so I went all out and got the earth and sea version. Although seating seemed impossible, the hostess managed to find us a table, and I enthusiastically brought one of each salsa from the salsa bar to accompany our chips (both of which were DELICIOUS). My molcajete was huge as I predicted, but I was extra-surprised as to how generous they were the meats and seafood. I had plenty left to take home with me. The dish itself was delicious and flavorful - spiced but not spicy, served with a side of amazing corn tortillas (I usually don't like corn tortillas, but these were heavenly!) I would 100% without a doubt come back here (and I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone) and face all the waiting and heat that comes with it. Great job Los Agaves! Truly impressive.
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Bryan Xia
2 months ago
Went there twice, delicious food. Strongly recommend.
Diana Ramos
5 months ago
The place is busy all the time, but the wait is worth the quality of authentic food. Being hispanic, I`m quite picky with Mexican food ;however this place was awesome. The service is also great. I recommend the enchiladas.