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Santa Cruz Mexican Cuisine

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4587 Telephone Rd Ste 102, Ventura, CA 93003-5655
+1 805-644-4115
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Ventura, CA
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87 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Such a random location in a little strip mall, but nice size inside. Went with my family, we ordered a chimi, relleno burrito, a taco and a sope. We all enjoyed the food, the warm chips and the salsa bar. Everything was tasty and fresh, the place was clean and wheelchair friendly.

Thank Rachel S
Port Hueneme, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I've gone to my fair share of Mexican taqueros in the area. With so many different flavors and specialties it can be fairly tough to rank them. In my view, a general overview can be boiled down to two key criteria: how good are their chops, and how good are their burritos. A decent place will nail one of those... More 

Thank mreford
Oxnard, California
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155 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This restaurant is situated in a small parking lot with a few stores flanking it. You would miss it every time but if you are lucky to stop you will have great food that is fresh, perfectly made and incredibly flavorful. The Carnitas is moist with the perfect searing crunch. The simple Burrito is full of every thing that should... More 

Thank Alan S
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Love these homemade chips. They really are the best. You will eat too many!! They make excellent soups but the pozole is the best. Yummy beans so their burritos are excellent. One of our favorite Mexican food places. Decor is not anything but it is clean and can accommodate a larger group. Staff is friendly.

Thank Circaretro
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

I visited here a month ago and was pleasantly surprised. The service is good, food is very good and prices are fair. Portions are pretty big so come with an appetite! The only negative is the parking situation; it's pretty bad at lunch time.

Thank Robert C
Ventura County Coast, California
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I really like this restaurant. They have great breakfast as well as lunch. For breakfast I get the Huevos Mexicana - scrambled eggs with onion, bell pepper, tomato, peppers. It also come with refried beans. I am picky about refried beans but I definitely like them here. Very creamy. For lunch i like the pozole, carne asada tacos and fish... More 

Thank Bobbi G
Oxnard, California
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Friends took me here to celebrate two weeks ago and I've been back 4 times since then with family and to pick up food to bring home. Generous servings and the meat is tender and flavorful. Food always comes out hot because they make it to order. Free chips and salsa bar. Call in your order during busy times so... More 

Thank rachel_deCarlos
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

This restaurant had good authentic style Mexican food. Moderately priced. Great place for lunch!! Location is less than a mile from Highway 101 and easy to find. Located in a small business area at the corner of Telephone Road and Market Street. One of the better Mexican restaurants in the immediate area.

Thank Schwidawg
Ventura, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

A while back this lovely cafe was closed . . . some kind of problem with the whole building. We would drive by daily checking if it had reopened . . . and now that's a distant memory. We probably drop in here at least twice a week for fresh, authentic Mexican food. Beside the staff being very warm and... More 

Thank kathykinnear
Las Vegas, Nevada
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Service was excellent, Chips were excellent! Got the Nachos and the Crispy Taco plate. Loved the Beans an Rice. While the shredded beef was good, the seasoning was not what I prefer. I would try the chicken next visit. We are always on the hunt for great Mexican food when visiting other cities.

Thank mwgf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4587 Telephone Rd Ste 102, Ventura, CA 93003-5655
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-644-4115

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