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1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
+1 831-427-9900
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank couple59060
Reviewed 3 days ago

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
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
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Ordered 3 hot chocolates, for a total of over $15, one with whipped cream and two without. When the order arrived, two had whipped cream and one without. We told the waitress there was a mistake and she said we could have the second one...More

Thank sioux230
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Amazing desserts! A friend and I shared the small Desert Orgy. It's an amazing sampler platter! I feel like I should have been charged a lot more for how tasty it all was! ONLY $13.50 and we couldn't even finished it!

Thank Sportygrlusa
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Two of us had a wonderful lunch here recently. We got tables outside on a shady patio next to a fountain. The service was excellent. Very casual and friendly. My friend had the polenta and I had the salmon with miso. Mine came with "potato...More

Thank ellenmac
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I spent full day presenting a workshop in Santa Cruz, and my host described the best hot chocolate and a light dinner. I jumped at this as I was losing my voice. Right next to a wonderful indie book store on the promenade, this is...More

Thank Grace S
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We ordered the antipasto and the polenta cakes with sauces. Oh, and a tangerine soda. All absolutely delicious, with robust Italian flavors. We sat inside where it was a warm and woody atmosphere, and the servers were chatty and friendly. Would be happy to return.

Thank TCKtraveler8
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Ate here with my mom, husband and 3 year old daughter. We went early in the night since we had a little one with us. The food was average and service was spotty. The restaurant was definitely not kid friendly. I'd say the highlight was...More

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 16 February 2017

CHOCOLATE wins my vote every time because they serve excellent full dinners until late, and it's always quite delicious! The signature chicken mole and the chocolate-tinged pork roast are favorites, but what beats them all are the artisanal chocolate sausage — the chocolate comes across...More

Thank Linda B
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Restaurant Details

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