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El Jardin Restaurant

655 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2769
+1 831-295-5987
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
655 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2769
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed the atmosphere, very artistic and friendly staff. They were helpful and attentive to our family of 5 including 3 kids. The food was pretty good, enchiladas, shrimp cocktail, steak burrito etc. Chips and bean dip were a real hit. Drinks have refills. The...More

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice happy hour with good drinks and eats. The nachos had lots of carnitas and were very good and cheesy.

Thank Lynne A
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We stopped here after our whale watching tour, and found this place a mixed bag. Our server was very nice, did a great job and was kind enough to bring our daughter some corn tortillas to have with salsa before her meal, since she wasn't...More

Thank wasukasa
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I'm half Hispanic and grew up Mexican food and these are some of the best Carnitas I've ever had. El Jardin makes them how they should be done with PORK! So many places use beef nowadays and call it Carnitas - not how I was...More

Thank Eric V
Reviewed 25 February 2017

My wife and I have been here several times in the last few months for lunch and brunch. Many Mexican restaurants fail in inventiveness and just serve "standard Mexican fare" without attempting something new and original. El Jardins serves Mexican food with originality and flavor....More

Thank Gaylen D
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This is a nice neighborhood Mexican restaurant with good food and drinks, and a charming atmosphere. The bar area is lively, and the outdoor heated patio is nice on warm days or for Sunday brunch. We like to sit in the main dining room, near...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This place was very packed for dinner so go a little early or a little later if you don't want to wait. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The bathrooms are very nice and very clean. The food is a bit pricey but the...More

Thank CPax99
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We were driving down to the beach and ran across El Jardin while looking for lunch. The meals were good. Quite a bit of food for the price. It is Mexican with a modern flair. We enjoyed our meals.

Thank joelwx39
Reviewed 21 November 2016

i hate to give any place a 2 star rating, but this place was so mediocre... margaritas were small and over priced... the food was also mediocre... i don't know if we hit it on an off night because my experience does not align with...More

Thank TallSH
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

First time coming to this place with a friend. She ended up getting a simple appetizer and I ended up getting one of the special burritos and boy they are pretty big not to mention very good! The food doesn't fill you up right away....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 655 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2769
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-295-5987
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