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1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903 (Cooper Street)
+1 831-427-9900
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Fort Myers, Florida
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We ate here for lunch. The staff was very helpful and the outside cafe was beautiful. Almost every entree had some chocolate in it. The food was very good and you hardly tasted the chocolate.

Thank Edward S
Taunton, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We took a bit of a gamble with this one by just walking in and giving it a try. All 6 of us were delighted that we did. Such an interesting menu. I have to admit that having chocolate mixed with a chicken dish sounded quite wrong but wow, what a pleasant surprise. The starter mushrooms with Gorgonzola were amazing,... More 

Thank Simon F
Santa Cruz, California
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I had swordfish, it was delightful. My spouse had BBQ chicken with chocolate sauce. Dessert was decadent chocolate torte with ice cream and a sample of hot chocolate which is their specialty!

Thank Bill99831
los angeles
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322 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Wow what a great meal. Eclectic and amazing $25 meal. Of course the chocolate dessert a winner 3 golden chocolate tastes. Beyond the best ever.

Thank judyjetson
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Had a superb, delightful lunch today @ Chocolate. Excellent service, wonderful outside seating. The pulled pork appetizer was excellent, just a taste of sweetness & chocolate. The pasta speciality was unique, nicely complemented by the artichoke pesto sauce. And of course, the desserts were fabulous. We'll be back!

Thank Jeffery R
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Ate here with friends. Service was slow despite it not being crowed. Took a long time for our drink order and for appetizer . However both were great. all meals were excellent, but again they took a long time to be served. Overall experience was good. I would go back. We had a table of 6 and they added gratuity.... More 

Thank usroyalty
Brattleboro, Vermont
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I love eating here! The food is always tasty and interesting. The salads are so good - love them! They have a yummy mole chicken dish...and the CHOCOLATE truffles and hot chocolate is DELISH!!!!

Thank LoLo B
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215 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We decided it was finally time to eat here!! Glad we did. Started with the cheese and roasted garlic appetizer. My husband had the special fruit sangria (yummy) and I had a glass of Sauvignon blanc. Paired perfect with our appetizer. For lunch I had the chicken mole Oaxachin - excellent!!! My husband had the cocoa nib sausage. Also had... More 

Thank PattiCNS
Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

This is a small place, close to downtown shopping and entertainment venues. The food is quite good, the service reliable and courteous, the prices reasonable. The strong suit, in my view, is the sidewalk cafe ambiance, where the diner can enjoy pleasant weather, do a little people-watching, and on occasion listen to a street musician. (A violinist just out of... More 

Thank TK_SantaCruz
San Francisco, CA
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217 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

We stopped in here for lunch on a whim as we passed by. What a great menu with so many dishes created with chocolate. We shared the BBQ pulled pork appetizer served on a pastry dough bed which had a hint of chocolate in the sauce. It added a great flavor to the sauce without making it similar to a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
    (Cooper Street)
  • Public Transportation: Metro bus station with links to San Jose, three blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-427-9900

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