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Las Olas Mexican Restaurant

2655 S. Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
1(760) 942-1860
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Hours:
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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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Ok, I'm bummed and marked them down a point but only because they sold out of Puerto Nuevo lobster just after I arrived! I had to watch the guy next to me demolishing the last bug and they didn't care! This place has good Mexican food and an awesome view but lobster season is to die for! They hang out... More 

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Encinitas, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great location, meh food, good drinks...if you're looking for great food, go elsewhere but if you want to eat at the beach, it's fine

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Encinitas, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are tired of seafood by the sea, Las Olas is ideal for a change. Located in restaurant row of Cardiff, across the street from the white waters of the beach, Las Olas offers up an open air atmosphere and friendly staff. Their menu is typical California Mexican cuisine which includes Marguaritas, enchiladas, chimichangas and fresh guacamole. Do expect... More 

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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Best Mexican food on beach.. Cardiff's hometown jewel. The beach waves crash.. Always a wait, but who cares.. The chips, salsa and margaritas are perfection.. A very happy place to visit with company.. Colorful, noisy and a wonderful experience.. Good job Peter.

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California
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1,534 reviews 1,534 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
386 helpful votes 386 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a classic California-style Mexican restaurant, with a great view. The cuisine is not what I would call 100% authentic, but it is delicious. Great service. Fun atmosphere.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I highly recommend eating here if you like good Mexican food at reasonable prices in a great location with a fun atmosphere!

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Top Contributor
602 reviews 602 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Classic Mexican joint in Cardiff! The Mexican food, by U.S. standards, is pretty nice and the the price is right! The seaside location is very nice as well ... it is next to San Elijo Lagoon which gives it even more character.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great margaritas. Wonderful food for a good price. I'm a native San Diegan who craves good Mexican. Prices are good. Service is good. Will definitely go back.

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Casual environment and atmosphere suitable for families with children for early evening dining. Kids were given coloring pages. Children's menu available. Server was very accommodating and plus personality. Food was excellent. The evening we went, there was a grilled lobster special served with a unique coleslaw which was very tasty. Portions were generous. We arrived late afternoon on a Saturday... More 

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Cardiff By The Sea, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Las Olas in Cardiff is our go-to restaurant. Always great food, great service and awesome atmosphere. Whether it's for date night, taking the whole family or showing off beach dining to out-of-town visitors you can't go wrong here.

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Additional Information about Las Olas Mexican Restaurant

Address: 2655 S. Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007
Phone Number: 1(760) 942-1860
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  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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