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Surfrider Cafe

429 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4503
+1 831-713-5258
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“avocado fries” (18 reviews)
“sliders” (16 reviews)
“burger” (41 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
429 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4503
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The skinny dip was delicious, as for extra napkins. Friend had the Lamb burger and was very good. another had the pesto chicken and it was delicious! Highly recommended and will be back! Also good service!

Thank Paraskevi B
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I enjoyed my meal at Surfrider. Ample portions and good service. I had the Cowells Burger and it was cooked well done per my request and they also added the onion that I ask for. Check out their menu on line. Decor is just average,...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 14 January 2017

If your looking for that 'beachy' casual inexpensive burger n' beer - typical of many beach towns (Ft. Lauderdale comes to mind) - head here. Nice variety of specialty burgers, and other menu items if you are not in the mood for cow. (They have...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were here with some friends for dinner. Our waiter was very nice and friendly, prices were reasonable. I just had a Caesar salad and some chicken wings. Both were decent. My husband had the indicator burger and liked it. But it's...More

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We have walked by for years and on our way to a Warriors Game decided to pop in. The menu had something for everyone. The service was quite good. Drinks were service quickly and help with the menu offered. I tried the Ahi Salad and...More

Thank JeriLG
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This inexpensive restaurant has an interesting menu and is close to downtown Santa Cruz. I had a big salad with sliced steak and carmelized apple slices. Lettuce was fresh. Chicken wings were unimpressive. Sauces served in disposable plastic cups. Service was OK; took a little...More

Thank Nina P
Reviewed 18 September 2016

My husband, teenager, and I tried this restaurant based on Trip Advisor and Yelp reviews. We were pleasantly surprised. We loved the avocado fries and the burgers (our server said these were most popular) were divine. They make their own sourdough buns, which were delicious....More

Thank Steamboat323
Reviewed 15 September 2016

On a personal recommendation, I visited the Surfrider Café. The building has clearly been around for a while, the décor is eclectic and the vinyl booths are reminiscent of a well-loved local diner, and once you get past all that, open the menu and prepare...More

Thank NessieLeilani
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Good location, close to main shopping street. Nice selection of food on menu...deep fried avocado was actually quite delicious. Fisch tacos are very good. Friendly and welcoming staff.

Thank tahirs
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This wonderful restaurant has all the feel of a neighborhood joint. My family and I were made to feel very welcome. Great specialty sandwiches and fantastic burgers at price. Lots of food per meal at a great price. I am not a drinker, however, we...More

Thank 651chrish651
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4503 (Formerly San Pablo Taqueria)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-713-5258
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