We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903 (Cooper Street)
+1 831-427-9900
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 107: English reviews
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Ate here with my mom, husband and 3 year old daughter. We went early in the night since we had a little one with us. The food was average and service was spotty. The restaurant was definitely not kid friendly. I'd say the highlight was dessert. I'd recommend this place for couples on a romantic date, particularly if they are... More 

Thank nicmazin
Level Contributor
133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

CHOCOLATE wins my vote every time because they serve excellent full dinners until late, and it's always quite delicious! The signature chicken mole and the chocolate-tinged pork roast are favorites, but what beats them all are the artisanal chocolate sausage — the chocolate comes across as a mysterious tinge rather than a blatant note, so you might not guess the... More 

Thank Linda B
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of my favorites. Sit outside if you can. Delicious Mole. Good mushroom soup. The BEST hot chocolate.

Thank Khutton56
Greenville, South Carolina
Level Contributor
111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Stopped in for dinner and decided to try their pasta rosettes--WOW! Now I want to figure out how to make some as I won't be able to get them anywhere else! Staff is friendly and efficient. Homemade chicken soup was wonderful also! Beautiful setting right on Pacific Av perfect for people watching outside--almost a garden-like setting! I've already been there... More 

Thank BorisMurchant
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We've previously been to this very nice little restaurant for deserts after a show but decided to try it for lunch. Two of us had the roast chicken pie which was absolutely delcious and very unique. Perfect for a cool winter day! Left with fully satisfied and bought truffles (to die for) to go. Service was very good and the... More 

Thank Particia C
Fort Myers, Florida
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ate here for lunch. The staff was very helpful and the outside cafe was beautiful. Almost every entree had some chocolate in it. The food was very good and you hardly tasted the chocolate.

Thank Edward S
Taunton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
145 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We took a bit of a gamble with this one by just walking in and giving it a try. All 6 of us were delighted that we did. Such an interesting menu. I have to admit that having chocolate mixed with a chicken dish sounded quite wrong but wow, what a pleasant surprise. The starter mushrooms with Gorgonzola were amazing,... More 

Thank Simon F
Santa Cruz, California
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had swordfish, it was delightful. My spouse had BBQ chicken with chocolate sauce. Dessert was decadent chocolate torte with ice cream and a sample of hot chocolate which is their specialty!

Thank Bill99831
los angeles
Level Contributor
366 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Wow what a great meal. Eclectic and amazing $25 meal. Of course the chocolate dessert a winner 3 golden chocolate tastes. Beyond the best ever.

Thank Judith A
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Had a superb, delightful lunch today @ Chocolate. Excellent service, wonderful outside seating. The pulled pork appetizer was excellent, just a taste of sweetness & chocolate. The pasta speciality was unique, nicely complemented by the artichoke pesto sauce. And of course, the desserts were fabulous. We'll be back!

Thank Jeffery R

Travellers who viewed Chocolate also viewed


Been to Chocolate? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
    (Cooper Street)
  • Public Transportation: Metro bus station with links to San Jose, three blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-427-9900

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chocolate staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?