Los Agaves - Santa Barbara
Can anyone recommend or shed some light on Los Agaves restaurant in Santa Barbara? We are staying here for one night on a California road trip and want to make every meal count!! It seems to get good reviews...
It has its fans. I personally am not one of them, but I still like my Mexican food that is not afraid of lard because that is one thing Los Agaves brags they never use. So Los Agaves appeals to the fresh, healthy and organic crowd and has recently opened a new branch on the other side of town so it is very popular. You will certainly not have a bad meal there at all. I just prefer other choices for Mexican in this town like La Super Rica and Super-Cucas - a little more down home and a little more flavor.
I love the sea and earth molcajete at Los Agaves-it's so big that my husband and I share it with extra tortillas and their delicious avo-cilantro salsa. The new one on De La Vina seems a bit more peaceful and also has outdoor seating. it's our second favorite Mexican after La Superica and it is a little more of a dining experience than Superica.