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Taqueria Santa Cruz

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2215 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5221
+1 831-423-0606
09:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:50
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Watsonville, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Excellent food, small no frills restaraunt but prices are reasonable. Burritos, tacos, combination plates, good value

Thank tootropic
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Quick, cheap, filling, tasty and satisfying!!! Employees are nice and generous and always smiling. Love the veggie burrito, nachos and cheese quesadilla.

Thank Dannie H
Raleigh, North Carolina
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255 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Had one carnita and one Arne asada taco. Both. Rey good and both with a lot of meat. These days you're lucky to get a 1/4 cup of protein on a taco. This place easily 1/2 cup. So good and flavorful. Staff were nice as well.

Thank tjeason
Hilo, Hawaii
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is the spot if you want some good down home food. We could not believe the low cost of almost every menu item! We had the tacos, grilled chicken and vegetarian, and both were awesome. I would eat here 3 times a week at least if I lived in SC, go check it out!!

Thank LivinGreat808
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Good food. The tacos El pastor are very good. Food is spicy, but not burn your mouth off, just tasty. Tacos have a lot of meat on them, you won't leave hungry.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ellijay, Georgia
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112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch on our way to Monterey. Small hole in the wall with really good food and service. We tried quesadilla and tacos.

Thank CbnintheMtn
Boise, Idaho
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Tacos de cabeza, camerone, al pastor and fish!! So exceptionally good!! Very fresh and perfectly seasoned ingredients. Good prices and great food!!

Thank Victoria D
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

I sometimes take for granted my favorite Taqeria in Santa Cruz, but when I go to one of the many others in the area, I am often reminded how good they are by what I am missing..... And almost always, I say to myself, this place doesn't have anything to compare to the El Pastor at Taqueria Santa Cruz. This... More 

Thank Paul B
San Francisco, California
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143 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

After three times at this taqueria I am still happy to go there but don't expect exciting food. The tacos are very nice, with a large selection of meats, and the green salsa is terrific with chips or placed in the tacos. The fresh salsa is OK and the "hot" salsa is just terrible. The posole was to terrific. Definitely... More 

Thank Randall B
St Croix Virgin Islands
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165 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

the place shares a parking lot on the side of the road with a subway shop! walk in and there is a large room and off to the left is a taqueria to die for. you can get anything you want on a pair of perfect soft corn tortillas. there are fountains of local drinks in addition to american and... More 

Thank virginislander_10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 12
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:50
09:00 - 23:50
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2215 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5221
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-0606

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