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Las Olas Mexican Restaurant

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2939 Carlsbad Blvd, On the 101, Just North of Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2904
+1 760-434-5850
10:00 - 21:30
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Orange County, CA
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mehhhh nothing great. Only the location and ambience can mayyybbbeeee bring me back but highly unlikely . The food was blah. Happy hour doesn't really have special prices (fish taco $4; taquitos with guac $7). Skip this place.

Thank OC_M_Lu
Parker, Arizona
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was recommended to us for breakfast from hotel staff. Breakfast menu was very small, was allright but wouldn't go back for breakfast, maybe for dinner.

Thank antegogo
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Iconic beach-mexican joint. Margs, fish tacos, etc. Fun for all mostly families and casual diners. Cool scene with plenty of menu options. Food was very good. Servers were young and it took some waving to get their attention at times but overall a great spot to chill and soak up the SoCal.

Thank horstvonmuiskaak
Vista, California
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a win and your out of town guests will love this place. Go and enjoy then walk the Village. Beautiful place.

Thank jennsantel
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to write home about. I had the Aztec tacos with a glass of 329 Lager which was light and refreshing. The tacos were a good size & filling.

Thank Neil S
Temecula, California
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in town at Carlsbad and glad we tried this place. Food was great. Cost wise about $13 a plate. Excellent sauces. Nicely decorated and clean. Good beach town vibe.

Thank John A
Olympia, Wa
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202 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first place to eat as when we got to Carlsbad. Walking distance from hotel, probably from many hotels as it is right in town. Cute atmosphere. We all had something different. Food was good, nothing really special. Service was nice and friendly. Our margaritas were good.

Thank teacher34
Kalamazoo, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought Las Olas was very average, however my wife really liked it. Dinners are large enough to share depending on your appetite. Staff was friendly. Flan dessert was worth the wait.

Thank JSKazoo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is pretty good and prices are reasonable. Lively atmosphere and the waiters are really nice and helpful.

Thank LeAnne J
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our hotel staff recommended this hotel and were we pleased! Right on the main drag in Carlsbad Village. Seating indoors and out. Wait staff were very pleasant. FYI, the refried black beans are terrific! Reasonably priced too.

Thank ps92

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2939 Carlsbad Blvd, On the 101, Just North of Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2904
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-434-5850

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?