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Las Olitas Cantina & Grill

650 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
+1 831-458-9393
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (14 reviews)
“taco special” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
650 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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1 - 10 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We came here for lunch & drinks on a weekday. There was plenty of space and we were welcomed with a smile. Ordering happened fast but we needed to wait for both our drinks and the food and getting a contact with the waiters during...More

Thank JiiBird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Lobster dish in Santa Cruz! Lobster and cheese with great side sauce.... Or for the big appetite - Lobster and Steak Quesadillas! My wife's and my biggest favorite for a great meal on the wharf. Fantastic views of the Beach Boardwalk and the surfers...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Driving down the coast and we stopped at the wharf in Santa Cruz for some shopping and lunch. Las Olitas did not disappoint in any area of our desire .... the atmosphere and views were incredible; service was fast (though not rushed) and friendly; food...More

Thank JustOne99
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This place has an excellent view. Staff and services were pleasant and relaxed. The food was just ok, with several vegetarian options. I wasn't too excited by the taste of my meal of vegetarian tacos. Not bad, just nothing to write home about. Notes- there...More

Thank waterangel21
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Great choice for something different on the Wharf. Taco Tuesday and Thursday are a great value but we were there on Friday and were not disappointed. So close to the water, seafood is a great choice here but all of the "usual" choices are great...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017

Great tuesday margarita/taco special ($3.50). Just a heads up that every other margarita is full price. We didn't order food, our large party of 10(ish) just stopped in for a drink. Staff was friendly, drinks were strong. Apparently the salsa was pretty tasty, although I...More

Thank Tanmansmom
Reviewed 30 April 2017 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...More

Thank Diana Z
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...More

Thank Tim L
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...More

Thank Careermanzz
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...More

1  Thank CookGang
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
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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