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Las Olas Mexican Restaurant

€€ - €€€Mexican, , Latin
2939 Carlsbad Blvd, On the 101, Just North of Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2904
+1 760-434-5850
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cabbage salad” (12 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (24 reviews)
“tacos” (22 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2939 Carlsbad Blvd, On the 101, Just North of Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2904
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was was good. The food was served quickly & was tasty. Enjoyed the atmosphere & plenty of parking in the back. It can sometimes be hard to find parking in Downtown Carlsbad.

Thank grimshawsouth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for lunch, this is the second time we have been there. Great price on the lunch specials including drink. Not the best Mexican I have eaten but it is good.

Thank Wartfang
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for casual dining that would be relaxing and quick. We sat in the bar area and were quickly treated and served by the bartender who was not only doing drink service for the entire place but waiting tables around the bar. The...More

Thank souzagar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, we has the Shrimp Cortez which was a little too spicy for us and the bacon wrap was quite under done. The cadillac margaritas were very good as well as the chips and salsa, guacamole was very average. Our favorite was the...More

Thank Greg I
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Just go.. The food, the view, the service... its all good and absolutely worth the trip...you can take your kids too.. parking is watched and monitered by someone so you don't have to worry about your car in the parking lot. Make sure you get...More

Thank Gorduh
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Las Olas has 2 locations. My favorite is the original because it is across Hwy 1 from the ocean in Cardiff, Ca. It's a favorite with the locals, low key, beach wear compatible and fantastic food. Parking can sometimes be tough because they are always...More

Thank robihynn
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We were looking for something other than a burger for our Labor Day lunch. We were strolling thru Carlsbad and this light and airy place caught our eye. The hostess was extremely inviting, so happy and just all around pleasant. The waitress was genuinely friendly...More

Thank lmseber
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This restaurant offers very good Mexican-American food. Not the best I've had, but better than most. Would recommend this restaurant.

Thank BagpiperCraig
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Excellent Mexican restaurant located in the center of Carlsbad. Had Guacamole dip to start, Cadillac Margaritas and then the best Chili Relleno! Other entrees were Carnitas Burrito Grande. Service was good but not great. Atmosphere was loud but to be expected with the crowd.

Thank gtrjim
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We are resident of Carlsbad. Every time we have visitors at home for a few days, we always bring them to Las Olas. Sometimes at the one in Cardiff (by the beach, little more authentic) but most of the time here in Carlsbad. Food is...More

Thank Danny V
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Marlys K
30 August 2017|
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Response from jennsantel | Reviewed this property |
This is NOT a chain restaurant. The Carlsbad and Cardiff locations are owned and operated by the two owners who started it back in 1981. Locally owned and operated. The ambience is different between the two locations, each... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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