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Taqueria Vallarta II

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893 41 st Ave., Capitola, CA
+1 831-464-7022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was there with some friends and everything was so tasty but special mention to super burrito... Delicious!!

Thank Gonzalo G
Santa Cruz, California
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245 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I took out a whole bunch of food from this place for a group of athletes. They have great salsa and their burrito's are very good.

Thank timteresa0
San Jose, California
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

This is a favorite to pick up lunch or dinner. Have tried about everything on the menu and it's always good. The staff/service is always helpful and courteous. You order at the counter - they bring it to your table, or you can take-out.

Thank stravel146
Capitola, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Have eaten here many times. They serve plate meals that are very generous. I mostly go for the Carne Asada soft taco's when i need something delicious to keep me gong. For a snack one is good, or I order more for a meal. they are delicious!! with your order they give you a basket of chips and you can... More 

Thank Nikki555257
Santa Cruz, California
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I've been going to Taqueria Vallarta for years and it's the kind of place you love to take friends from out of town to so they can experience real Fresh Mex. They have a vast and complete menu and we enjoy the carnitas and the carne asada as well as the shrimp cocktail. They have black beans , if you... More 

Thank showkit33048
Dallas, Texas
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I went to my auto dealer and asked the clerk what the best Mexican restaurant to grab a bite for lunch, and he said well it's all up to peoples opinion.., I said what's your opinion? So I went to this about three blocks from the ocean at Pleasant point Capitola, and if you get here for lunch or whatever... More 

Thank wwanderX
Santa Cruz, California
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

As a Santa Cruz local I have been dining at Taqueria Vallarta for 10 years and I have never been disappointed. Fresh Mexican and good value is what you get without fancy anything. But it's Santa Cruz where the Salsa Bar is valued more than the table cloths. Try the Platos Especiales with the Carnitas for a great lunch or... More 

Thank showkit33048
Temecula, California
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343 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Rough interior but the food was great. Chips and salsa were fantastic. Great rice and beans alongside Tacos. Service was good. Again a little rough around the edges but safe.

Thank businessmap1
planet earth
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

We stopped in here late one evening after almost everything else was closed and we'd managed to skip dinner on the road. Taqueria Vallarta had been a staple of ours when we lived in Santa Cruz 15 years ago, and decided to give this off-shoot a try. It was fine, nothing special, but tasty. Much better than the other fast-food... More 

Thank myscreenname
Ft. Dick
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Hubby loves their jumbo burrito! It really is big enough for two meals. Ditto the quesadilla for me! Always a choice of meat, or even without if you choose. Wonderful people who just want to serve you great food!

Thank DRaintree

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 893 41 st Ave., Capitola, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-464-7022

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