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1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
+1 831-427-9900
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“mole” (9 reviews)
“truffle” (13 reviews)
“quiche” (8 reviews)
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1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a lovely though brief late lunch here. Sat on the patio & listened to their nearby waterfall. Chicken soup & salad - both yummy. Waitress served us quickly as we were on a time crunch. Thoroughly enjoyed this afternoon respite. LOVED THEIR FRESH GLUTEN...More

Thank Gloria L
ChocolateSantaCruz, Owner at Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Gloria, thank you for coming to Chocolate, and especially for trying out our gluten-free bread.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going there for Mother's Day, my wife, mother-in-law and sister-in-law thought it was great. The entrees are varied and reasonably priced but the three ladies were "all about the desserts".

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This little place in downtown Cruz is charmingly different. I'd advise going on a nice day to enjoy the small outdoor patio which is separated from the sidewalk/street by gorgeous plants & flowers. It feels a bit European: peaceful, yet you're able to watch the...More

Thank JamaisVu
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We stopped here today for a late lunch. It was a nice day so we sat outside. Service was spot on. Food fresh and tasty. I had the quiche and salad. My husband had the pork shoulder with an amazing bbq sauce. We finished everything...More

Thank Jackie L
ChocolateSantaCruz, Owner at Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thank you for your observations and kind words. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Good food in this restaurant that's become an institution in Santa Cruz.. The flavors are homey and the outside patio is pleasant but save room for desert because the name says it all. Best chocolate food and drink anywhere

Thank Celia S
ChocolateSantaCruz, Owner at Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you so much for coming. We appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 17 January 2018

This restaurant is very eclectic and small, a few tables inside and outside. We came for dinner and had two salads, which were nothing special, too much cheese and dressing. However, when we order a sample plater of dessert, the Desert Orgy, we had a...More

Thank L0ve2travle
Reviewed 26 December 2017

ity just isn't worth the time i left fast the food is not worth the time to even go there. no onr i know ever goes in to that place, no one i know/

Thank Will S
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Nice place, not too clean, attentive staff, large dishes. The food is of average quality but satisfying.

Thank couple59060
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Have only eaten here once but would definitely go back based on that experience. I ate on the patio, which was enjoyable to people watch on the nearby sidewalk. The mole might have been the best I have ever tasted. A perfect balance of sweet...More

Thank RestlessFeet
ChocolateSantaCruz, Owner at Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for trying us out. Your comment about the mole is so appreciated!!

Reviewed 11 September 2017

I've eaten here before and hadn't been overly impressed, but yesterdays food was amazing. It came quickly, and the food was great. We had a pork dish, salad, and a fried cheese appetizer. What is great is that they make fresh gluten free bread on...More

Thank CaroleeBlake
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 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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