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Sofia's Taqueria

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140 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos, CA 95003-3913
+1 831-688-1417
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Rio del Mar, California
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Sofia's -- hard to find. You've got to want to get there, tucked way back in a lower corner of the Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center in Aptos. But THE FOOD: A very close second to my mom's. Honestly, it's THAT good and, obviously, I grew up with a kitchen smelling of seared chile skins and Caldo. And THE VARIETY:... More 

1 Thank Richard D
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

I have been going to Sofia's for years. The food in this little out of the way restaurant is authentic and affordable. I'm a big fan of the regular fish taco, $2.95, which comes with beans and a whole grilled fish filet--best dinner deal in town. The sopes and menudo are good. They recently added soft street ( carne asada,... More 

1 Thank WilsonCaineP
Santa Cruz, California
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

As a mostly vegetarian, I am always looking for good taquierias so that I can have a delicious, healthful vegetarian lunch or light dinner. My pet peeve are places who skimp on the beans and rice and load the taco with mostly lettuce or cabbage. Sofia's is NOT one of those places, and the bean tacos I had were excellent!... More 

1 Thank Rachell S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Very nice people, reliably good, fresh Mexican taqueria food and service. Mexican sodas and beers. Our local standby. What more to ask?

Thank Michael M
San Jose, California
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Wonderful sauces and seasonings here, but I've pretty much found the beef selections to be dry and tough. Have tried several times, but almost always get a chewy dish when it's beef. Stick with the chicken. Fairly quick service, friendly staff (usually just one or two people behind the counter), and good value for the money. Ability to sit outside... More 

Thank Kari D
Strasbourg, France
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2012

I can't make comments on all of the menu items..but the burritos...are great. I usually can only finish about half of one, so they're a good size to split, especially if you get some chips on the side. Good salsa, good atmosphere and super friendly staff. Also, you can sit in the little courtyard area - there's also pizza around... More 

Thank SneakyCreekan
Aptos, California
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314 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2012

Since I am local, this is a decent little hole in the wall, but....terrible margaritas. Tamales so-so. When craving a quick Mex food dish, this sometimes works---sometimes, not always....

1 Thank soifdawg
Oakdale, California
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2012

As a taqueria, it has great authentic taste. We went on Wednesday night and had a wide range of their regular plates. Portions were enough for a "left overs" meal. The little flags decor, mexican tile tables, and banda music make it the full experience. We shall return!

1 Thank hawk898
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 June 2012

The carnitas super taco is a monster. I usually have room for an enchilada or a temale. Free chips and great fresh salsa.

1 Thank MrPink28
Aptos, California
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142 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2012

This place has not changed in years. Same good food,same low prices. Very casual.

1 Thank Seacliff23

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  • Address: 140 Rancho Del Mar, Aptos, CA 95003-3913
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-688-1417

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