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Vasili's Greek Food & Barbque

1501 Mission St Ste A, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4740
+1 831-458-9808
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“souvlaki” (6 reviews)
“lamb” (13 reviews)
“greek salad” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Mediterranean, Greek
$$ - $$$
1501 Mission St Ste A, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4740
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were quickly seated,the waitress very friendly and the place was clean. The salad was amazing,Greek olives,feta cheese,onions and peppers.One of the better Greek salads that I've had. The moussaka was not as good.Not terrible but lacked the flavor that I've liked at other restaurants.My...More

Thank Yosemitesteve
Reviewed 20 July 2017

While visiting Santa Cruz we decided to try this restaurant and we do not regret it! Although we were short in time, the restaurant served us really quick. We ordered 2 different lamb dishes and they were both great! Lots of food, too much for...More

Thank Ilya D
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I really had a craving for a gyros sandwich. You know, the sandwich served on pita, with meat sliced from the vertical rotisserie. Typically lamb. With tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, some lettuce. Not here. No vertical rotisserie, no lamb. Nothing like what every other Greek restaurant...More

Thank Randall B
Reviewed 23 April 2017

To be honest this is probably one of the worst meals i've had in a long time! I eat out a lot and even when I don't have a great meal it doesn't bother me, but this was noticeably bad and what made it even...More

Thank EvanGillis_
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I usually order lamb because I love it and just can't find good lamb where I live. Also we always order taramosalata. The staff kindly accommodates gluten free and brings us veggies to dip instead of pita. Owner Julie White is almost always around to...More

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I try to eat at Vasili's whenever I am in Santa Cruz. Their Lamb is always great whether you get Arno Pisito, Lamb Kebobs, Souvlaki, or a Pita Sandwich real roasted lamb not processed Gyro meat. Greek Chicken and Fish entrees are also available on...More

Thank RonCo893
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I ordered the lamb Souvlaki plate and I wasn't all that impressed with it. There was a good portion of lamb meat that was somewhat tender but not very moist and it did not seem to have any seasoning on it. Maybe that's the way...More

Thank Luv W
Reviewed 30 December 2016

After driving south from Half Moon Bay, we stumbled on Vasili's. Small restaurant. Not fancy but nice. Cook and wait staff efficient and friendly. By hearing conversations, many of the diners are regulars. Parking on this main thoroughfare is at a premium. We parked at...More

Thank svjanis
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch after visiting Natural Bridges State Park. We enjoyed our food and tasted some great new items. The appetizers were delicious! We had spanikopita, lamb gyros, and taramosalata the red caviar. We were traveling with 2 preschoolers so we were pretty hard...More

Thank Lorleila B
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Visited this restaurant on a weekday. Ordered the lamb kabob plate which came with a large fresh salad, which was very tasty, a small amount of rice ( just right for a lunchtime plate) and a type of flatbread which was soft and flavorful. The...More

Thank loradan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 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
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 Mission St Ste A, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4740
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-458-9808
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