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Cafe Cruz

2621 41st Ave, Soquel, CA 95073-2136
+1 831-476-3801
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2621 41st Ave, Soquel, CA 95073-2136
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner with our dear friends here. The Atmosphere is great ,service was right on and our dinners were delicious. I had the Blackened Fish BBQ Ranch Salad my husband had the Grilled Skirt Steak & Fettuccine. Our friends had the Pork Chops and the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CindyLee48
Reviewed 25 October 2018

While the service was great, the food was extremely salty. I was looking forward to actually tasting the food that is supposed to be more healthy because of the grass-fed beef, etc... Very disappointing.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ldwmom29
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Four of us dined last Wednesday night. it was crowded but we had reservations. We did not have a good experience. My skirt steak salad was ok. But the shrimp fettucine dish was not so good, bland and few shrimp. Our husbands both had the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank krbPalmDesert_CA
Reviewed 7 October 2018

I Love Cafe Cruz. The food is consistently excellent as well as the service. The bar staff are great and always happy. I highly recommend Cafe Cruz.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

My husband and I have eaten here many times. The food is always good and the service is awesome. Sometimes we sit in the bar area or outside on the lovely patio. Parking has always been a challenge so we try to get there early....More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 3oakranch
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Crunch chrunch oh the Calamari is wow good. Cocktails too if you have to wait. Deep fried artichokes are excellent, gnocchi with basil and roasted chicken oh so yummy. Deep dish mud pie, topped it all off. Wine list is good too ‘

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Edward G
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Food is good and varied enough so most people can find something to order. Services is lacking in timelyness. Inside is quite loud however the patio is pleasant, as is the garden room.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank robincourt
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We were heading up to Santa Cruz to have surfer's ear surgery and had to get to a pre-op appointment with a 2.5-hour drive ahead of us when our 15-year-old lab who had been sick took a sudden downturn. We rushed to the vet and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Al F
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Deceiving from the street. outside. Once inside the atmosphere is upscale casual with a nice small bar and great patio. Food was great, martini was great, service was great. Rotisserie Chicken is their speciality...my husband had a steak that surpassed expectations. Make reservations for the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank juliacphelps
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Although we couldn’t eat al fresco, it looked very pretty. Next time we’ll make a reservation! But inside the setting was very nice. Service was prompt and friendly. There were 4 adults and 2 children. We had appetizers of olives, fried artichokes and Caesar salad....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Lois L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2621 41st Ave, Soquel, CA 95073-2136
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Soquel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-476-3801
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