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Las Olas Mexican Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Latin
2939 Carlsbad Blvd, On the 101, Just North of Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2904
+1 760-434-5850
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cabbage salad” (12 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (24 reviews)
“tacos” (22 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2939 Carlsbad Blvd, On the 101, Just North of Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2904
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is my go to place for delicious cheese enchiladas. I live in Rancho Bernardo but drive 35 minutes usually every other week to eat here. The chips and salsa are fantastic as well! Atmosphere is relaxing and service is always very friendly and prompt.

Thank hlynn85
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere and food are great. Can get busy, but worth the wait. They also have another restaurant, by the same name, down the road in Cardiff by the Sea with beach views.

Thank Squirt77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cheese crisps done right and a great margarita to round out the day. Family favorite for many years,never a disappointment and sandy toes and wet hair are allowed! Enjoy this little piece of deliciousness before or after your day at the beach!

Thank Bridget O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure why folks line up to go to Los Olas. Food is very OK, nothing special. Not a great value either. Every time I go I wonder why I return with so many other Mexican options nearby.

Thank JSKazoo
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We LOVE Las Olas and don't let anyone tell you any different! Great food, ambience, and customer service! Highly recommend going here next time you are in Carlsbad! Margaritas tasty too! 👍

Thank bling15
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Coming from a Florida, I am not exposed to the variety of Mexican restaurants that are abundant in San Diego; however, I feel confident that Las Olas is definitely up there as far as taste goes. I was particularly impressed with the quality of the...More

Thank jenbzthings
Reviewed 21 January 2018

We stopped in just on a whim. Sat on patio. Enjoyed the atmosphere. Service was excellent. Fun place

Thank hollykp1
Reviewed 19 January 2018

$9 margaritas isn't too bad. Food came quickly and was decently priced. Oil for the chips was a bit old and they weren't salty enough. Nothing special about the food or place, but prices were reasonable so I'd probably go back.

Thank cburnsesq
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We've been coming to Las Olas for years, it's right downtown. Their drink menu is great, service and food is always very good. You can sit inside, but it's always nicer on their patio.

1  Thank William H
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Good spot right near the beach. Margaritas are tight with decent seafood. Scallops were bay and just ok but the shrimp and fish was delightful.

Thank EclecticTastes
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Marlys K
30 August 2017|
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Response from jennsantel | Reviewed this property |
This is NOT a chain restaurant. The Carlsbad and Cardiff locations are owned and operated by the two owners who started it back in 1981. Locally owned and operated. The ambience is different between the two locations, each... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2939 Carlsbad Blvd, On the 101, Just North of Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2904
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-434-5850
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