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Las Olitas Cantina & Grill

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650 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
+1 831-458-9393
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No waiting time to sit on a Saturday evening, clean restaurant, great service, friendly staff, good food, amazing view our view was facing the boardwalk depending what sides or time you can catch a sunset view too depending on available seating we got the boardwalk view. Very big portion of food plates

Thank Diana Z
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5 reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Las Olitas has the best HH and incredible views, not to mention the friendliest staff! Their "Taco Tuesday's and Thursday's" is a no-brainer. $7 for a delicious taco and beer, or margarita! But the real catch is their panoramic views of the bay and their helpful, friendly wait staff. Well worth the visit. We go there every time we come... More 

Thank Tim L
Sacramento, California
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90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Our host at a B&B told us to go to this restaurant and enjoy the lovely sunset. If you get one of the window seats you can look out at the surfers and see a small light house in the distance. The restaurant was loud at early dinner time. However service was quite good and the food was very good.... More 

Thank Careermanzz
Toronto, Canada
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84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We stopped in Santa Cruz because I am a Lost Boys fan and have always wanted to see the boardwalk etc where some scenes were filmed. We came across Las Olitas out near the end of the wharf and had a fantastic lunch! Taco Tuesday (and Thursdays) is a great deal - taco and a beer (or margharita) for $7-$9... More 

1 Thank CookGang
Oxnard, California
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Views..Cadillac Margaritas...Waiter Rich was the best part....and my husband during a sunset dinner Fajitas were delicious...rice and beans average...salsa was like a mole...but the seals frolicking and surfers catching waves made up for it. Great stop for drinks and an appetizer.

Thank athath
Albany, New York
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Great tacos and margaritas. The view is to die for as well. It was a fun place to eat and drink for an out of towner!!!

1 Thank erinmhicks
Waterloo, Wisconsin
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This restaurant is just about at the end of the Pier, and upstairs. The service was excellent, and the food even better. We shared the Nacho Platter, and it was enormous. Such a pretty setting too. Well worth walking or driving to.

Thank JulieFabris
Bismarck, North Dakota
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210 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Over a $100 for four of us. Food was good, but not that good. I don't have a problem paying for food, but I expect quality in return. They were not really busy and took forever to get our food. Views were awesome. I think we could have done better on the pier. The guacamole and chips were excellent though.

Thank arlopear
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I had the combo plate with a carnitas taco and chicken enchilada. Both were outstanding! The taco came on a corn tortilla with a generous portion of meat, melted cheese and topped with shredded cabbage and an amazing chipotle sauce. The enchilada sauce was almost a mole, very rich and spicy, loaded up with chicken and very good. Our table... More 

Thank Erin M
Fremont, CA
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We had eight people in our party and everyone loved their meal. We had the salads, enchiladas, fajitas and burritos and all had great flavor, well seasoned and huge portions. Service was wonderful and the restaurant has a good atmosphere. The views are outstanding. We will definitely go back!

Thank jugarde

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 650 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-458-9393

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?