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“Great Location on the Beach!”
Review of Cafe El Palomar

Cafe El Palomar
Ranked #56 of 406 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

El Palomar has been around for years and once they go this location on the beach at the Santa Cruz Harbor it all changed. Strong drinks and amazing views with Mexican food. Can't really go wrong when you have all that. One of my favorite places to visit on the central coast.

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

We returned to Santa Cruz, (CA), the 2nd & 3rd weeks of February, 2018. My wife and I met with two good friends, and enjoyed a delicious breakfast at the Café El Palomar. The restaurant is located just steps away from the Santa Cruz Small Craft Harbor, with large windows viewing the attractive surf & sand of Twin Lakes Beach.

The restaurant host, who showed us to our table, couldn't have been more friendly or efficient. We were offered a wide selection of breakfast favorites, including eggs, (cooked to order), with country potatoes and your favorite meat, or a breakfast burrito, (I enjoyed the veggie burrito), which was very ample in size. A delicious hot beverage also complemented our meal.

Parking is available at the harbor parking lot, for a small fee, with easy access and exit. A kiosk allows you to pay for your parking stay on the way out. After breakfast ... you could also spend some time watching boats entering or leaving the harbor, or visit an interesting gift shop located near by.

Great location, don't miss this locally known spot. Highly recommended.

The food was delicious. This

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Great location, good food, nice full bar service.
While in Santa Cruz we ate at this restaurant twice. We love the location, you can order your food and eat outside in front of the ocean, weather permitting of course. The menu is typical Mexican fare but we enjoyed our entrees and I would definitely go back. There is a full bar but you cannot take your drinks outside.
There is a parking lot but it is not free and currently there is beach construction.
Still this is a good place to eat and sit and enjoy the site and sounds of the Pacific.

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

If you come here on a weekday before 10am, you can get free parking. The view alone is worth coming here. For breakfast, it's pretty good, but make sure you get the sausage. It's the famous Corralitos sausage. Their ham is big and thick. It was pretty good overall, but since it's right on the beach, it tastes even better.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

The food is great, large portions. Friendly staff. We enjoyed our lunch here very much. We had to pay for parking. And a warning, they are building a sea wall next to the restaurant, so things are a bit of a mess. That should be done in April 2018. Otherwise easiest to go on a weekday to find easy parking. Would eat here again, we enjoyed the lunch specials, and the price was very reasonable. And you can't beat the view.

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Thank Kelsey1976
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