Traditional. Authentic. Handmade.

Yelp's Top 5 Restaurants in Santa Barbara

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Bold Flavors of Mexico

The bold flavors of Mexico, an authentic dining experience, high-quality ingredients.  Los Agaves, an award-winning Mexican restaurant, offers inventive and innovative dishes in a warm, friendly environment.  


contemporary Mexican dining

authentic cuisine with an innovative twist

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Simple and Bold Flavors

Our dishes are always prepared with simple, yet sophisticated presentation, using only the best ingredients available. We believe in classic dishes with a creative twist, which is reflected in our signature dishes such as our Los Agaves Enchiladas—filled with fresh halibut and shrimp, red pepper, onions, and topped with our smoky chipotle sauce - or our Chiles Nortenos - stuffed with shrimp and Oaxaca cheese and topped with chipotle dressing. Our many variations of our famous Ceviches are also a fresh, crowd-favorite menu item. 

Family owned and operated, Carlos Luna opened his first location on Milpas Street on Santa Barbara's Eastside in 2008. Los Agaves very quickly gained a following, taking the title of "Best Mexican Restaurant” and “Best Salsa” in 2013, 2014 and 2015 from the Santa Barbara News-Press and Santa Barbara Independent, and was also listed at No. 64 on Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat in 2015 and No. 16 in 2016 for the United States.

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