The Blue Agave welcomes you to experience our menu of culinary delights of Oaxaca along with our exceptional California cuisine in Santa Barbara’s downtown district, just steps from State Street.  Our atmosphere is warm and alluring, amidst two stories, an open balcony and a sultry fireplace lounge upstairs. Enjoy the Blue agave tradition of music by local artists, a romantic vibe, and great spirits.

“I have been with the Blue Agave since 1995, developing a menu with Oaxacan specialties inspired by my mother’s recipes. Being at the Blue Agave is like being with family; you can find me and my brother in the kitchen making our sauces from scratch, including our traditional mole, and creating new dishes for your enjoyment.”Chef, Serefin Ruiz
“I want our guests to have an enjoyable time dining, sharing time with family and friends. I bring over 21 years of local restaurant experience to the table, and as a professional musician, I value the same traditions set by the Barysch-Crosbie family when the Blue Agave first opened; offering great food and a vibrant music scene for Santa Barbara. Visit the Blue Agave and Pause Blissfully, Partake Vastly and Hurry Slowly.”Owner, Brad Sherman

Join us weekdays and weekend nights at the Blue Agave to immerse yourself in the local music scene. From jazz to downtempo electronica, we curate live music and DJs. Check our events calendar for a full listing.

Upcoming Events at the Blue Agave

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Open Mic Poetry

Bring a poem by your favorite poet to read during our monthly poetry night at Blue Agave.

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The lower level of Blue Agave houses our famous bar most noted for its high quality tequila, mescal and other drinks. Order from an extensive list of spirits and cocktails, mixed fresh from natural ingredients by our dedicated bartenders. You are welcome to retreat upstairs to enjoy an intimate booth or lounge by the fireplace.

Enjoy our spirits and exotic cocktails.

Mezcal is a spirit popular in Oaxaca and throughout Mexico, distilled from the Agave plant. And tequila is a specific mezcal distilled from Agave tequiliana, or the Blue Agave that is our namesake. Tequilas and other mezcals is our specialty here, and we offer over 40 varieties. Taste them in a flight, or in one of our exotic cocktails with mixers made fresh in house.

See our full drink menus.