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El Rosal Bakery

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1513 E Cliff Dr Ste 2, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3763
+1 831-462-1308
07:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 20:30
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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

In this inconspicuous little bakery/shop, you will find what are arguably some of the best tamales in Northern California. Order at the counter (a few sauces to choose from) to go and find a spot to sit in the Farmer's Market - and enjoy the tender, succulent perfection. Recommended!

Thank brocdog
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

I regularly stop by El Rosal to pick up a bag of tamales. I prefer the cheese and chili version, but we also get the chicken ones, and everyone seems to love those, too. It's an easy, fast and delicious family meal on the go.

Thank MetteBR
Portland, Oregon, United States
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

After spending way too much money at restaurants this weekend I wanted some good cheap food. We happened to notice this place while looking for the Dollar Tree store. The tamales were so good we went back the next day and bought more. Beautiful baked goods too!

Thank Knolan0831
Watsonville, California
1 review
Reviewed 10 June 2014

I went to this little hidden place next to the dollar tree and wow, it was the best stop we made. The sign said "the best tamales in town" and they were RIGHT!. We had to take some for dinner. They have mexican pastries and great pinatas. going in there was a cool experience. It's a must top place to... More 

Thank yaret D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1513 E Cliff Dr Ste 2, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3763
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-462-1308

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