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Las Olitas Cantina & Grill

650 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
+1 831-458-9393
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (14 reviews)
“taco special” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
650 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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Reviewed 4 days 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 1 May 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 10 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
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Views..Cadillac Margaritas...Waiter Rich was the best part....and my husband during a sunset dinner Fajitas were delicious...rice and beans average...salsa was like a mole...but the seals frolicking and surfers catching waves made up for it. Great stop for drinks and an appetizer.

Thank athath
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Great tacos and margaritas. The view is to die for as well. It was a fun place to eat and drink for an out of towner!!!

1  Thank erinmhicks
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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
Kids, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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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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