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Las Olas Mexican Restaurant

2655 S. Coast Highway 101, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
1(760) 942-1860
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Since 1981, Las Olas Mexican Restaurant has served the best authentic fresh Mexican food near the beach!Please join us for margaritas, lunch and dinner specials, full bar and craft beers, Taco Tuesdays, Happy Hour Monday thru Friday till 6 pm, group parties, dog friendly patio dining, great service, and an amazing atmosphere!The menu allows customers a wide variety of options: Build your own seafood, chicken, pork, or carne asada tacos, enjoy delicious favorites like roasted chili relleños stuffed with fall-off-the-bone-tender carnitas, or delight in our seasonal grilled vegetable enchiladas. It's honest food, prepared fresh daily from scratch with wholesome ingredients - never powdered or granulated spice mixes like others tend to use - and their customers appreciate it.Want a Margarita or an ice cold beer? Las Olas Margaritas are famous, and many of our draft beer selections are from San Diego's own incredible breweries. Try the house infused roasted pineapple and jalapeño tequila in a Pineapple n' Chile Margarita some time. It's unique and delicious.Thanks for coming in we really appreciate your business!Visit us online or call any of our three locations for additional information.
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English first
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Came here since we happened to be traveling through town and had an urge for Mexican food. Happy hour wasn't bad at all for drink prices. I had a combo meal with two sides and my business partner had grilled fish burrito that was amazing. Sun felt great since we just came from NYC and love the west coast heat.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

Just left there. Arrived at 150pm. Got seated with menus and waited. After about 10 min, the bus boy got us drinks. Then we waited. And waited. Not once did we have a server come say hi or say be right with you. After 20 more minutes we got up and just left. Beautiful location. Too bad service sucks. Highly... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Food and service were excellent. Great little stop after swimming at the beach to relax and take in the view.

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Park City, Utah
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110 reviews 110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went here for lunch with friends who have been to Las Olas many times and raved about the food. There were 13 in our party, so we split into two tables. It was a Saturday, so the place was packed...and therefor the service was slow. It's a great location across the PCH from the ocean, and it seemed to... More

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Encinitas, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Took my girlfriend here for dinner to catch some of the glorious Pacific sunset just across the highway from Las Olas. She's used to fine dining and I wasn't sure how'd she react to the low key atmosphere. After a margarita and some chips & salsa, she was loving it. When our entrees arrived, we were both raving about how... More

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San Diego, California, USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Stopped by on a Sat. evening with another couple. Place was packed but the wait wasn't more than 20 minutes or so. Food was very tasty and authentic Mex. Good service. Will definitely return!

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New York City, New York
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124 reviews 124 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We dined for lunch and enjoyed it very much. We ordered guac ($7.50 for a full size that is very small when you are used to Mexican restaurant abundance), chille rellano a la carte ($7) (the best I had during my week in the San Diego area- with a delicious filling and fried exterior) and grilled shrimp tacos ($12.50, nice... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We come here fairly often and always love it. Last weekend, however, we ordered the vegetarian tostadas, and were really disappointed. No more than a couple of tablespoons of grilled veggies, almost no beans, mostly iceberg lettuce. Worse yet, there was a pool of water under the taco shell - whether from not draining the beans properly, or not draining... More

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Carlsbad, CA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place has it all. Great bartenders good food that is always fresh, hot and juicy. with a view of the ocean across the street. This is one of the best Tex-Mex place I have ever been and love going back. This is a do not miss place. Go between 2-3 pm on weekends. What a blast.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This time the hostess was kind of snotty, our waitress however was fabulous. I've only eaten the fried fish taco platter here with the slaw and rice, and corn tortillas. It's soooo good. Their salsa has a bit of a bite, I love it. Beers are cold and my dining partners seemed to enjoy their specialty margaritas were great as... More

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Additional Information about Las Olas Mexican Restaurant

Address: 2655 S. Coast Highway 101, Cardiff by the Sea, CA 92007
Phone Number: 1(760) 942-1860
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Cardiff by the Sea
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, Bar

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