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“Don't Waste Your Money”
Review of Agave Maria's

Agave Maria's
Ranked #11 of 96 Restaurants in Ojai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: We have a great outdoor patio shaded with colorful umbrellas, as well as covered patio and indoor seating. Call us to book your next event
Ventura, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Don't Waste Your Money”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

My husband and I returned to this restaurant since we use to love their hearty salads and delicious salsas. This was the third time that we visited Agave Maria's. However, three days ago, we were both unhappy with the freshness and portion of our meals. The chicken chipotle salad consisted of primarily the white portion of the romaine lettuce with very little chicken. The chicken strips were few and sliced very thin. The salad came with a small amount of dressing that's not enough for the meal. The salsa was "watered down" and since I make them on a weekly basis, I have a good idea as to the ingredients used--their homemade salsa primarily had small green onions. The margarita was good, but felt it was overpriced since it was mainly ice. Additionally, the chips were dry and stale. I can buy better tortilla chips at Walmart. Overall, it was over priced for what we ordered. I suppose we were paying for sitting outside on the patio. Needless to say, we will not be returning to this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2014
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Aztec, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great night.”
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

Loved the food and margaritas. The food wasn't too spicy while the drink had a major kick (made with fresh ingredients). The price of the food wasn't too bad; the drinks were a bit pricey.

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Thank Shannon L
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ojai, ca
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best patio in Ojai”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Agave Maria's is a nice inexpensive place for lunch or dinner. The outdoor patio is wonderful with plenty of heaters & a fireplace on chilly nights. The food is consistently great and the service is always speedy. Try the Pixie Margarita!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Ojairunner
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Palm Desert, California
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Wonderful Mexican Cuisine”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Our first day in Ojai we had lunch at this restaurant. The food was excellent and service good. Each serving was more than ample. Located just off Ojai Ave., the main street through town.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Edward C
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Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the outdoor dining area”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

We went to Agave Maria's twice during our time in Ojai. Enjoyed sitting in the spacious patio area under umbrellas on a hot day drinking margaritas (highly recommend the pixie margarita). We split the fajitas, chips and guacamole and were full. Enjoyed the music on Sunday afternoon.

Visited May 2014
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