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Las Olas Mexican Restaurant

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2939 Carlsbad Boulevard, On the 101, Just North of Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-434-5850
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good food but restaurant loud!

The food was very good - guacamole was fresh, carne asada taco was delicious. Restaurant was packed so although server was awesome she was a bit overwhelmed at times. Noise level was very loud.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Craig Y
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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The food was very good - guacamole was fresh, carne asada taco was delicious. Restaurant was packed so although server was awesome she was a bit overwhelmed at times. Noise level was very loud.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

First off the food was great, place is kinda small and gets packed but they did try their best to keep families with kids all in one room which didn't bother us, waiters were nice the only part we didn't like was the girl that seats you was rude. But there food was just like other reviews said very good.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stopped on 2 different days as it is very close to beach access and they'll validate your parking. The margarita flight was delicious and the wait staff excellent on both visits.

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Carlsbad, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Mostly you are paying for the location. For about the same price, you can get much better Mexican food inland.

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Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The atmosphere is bustling and the service is fast. We were a group of 3 and seated promptly. The waitress was quick to as for our drink order and inform us of the evening's specials. The guacamole was chunky and delicious. The food was quick and hot. Plenty of delicious food for everyone at our table. We will return to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We had a great experience eating at Las Olas after a busy day at Legoland. We were fortunate to get in before Happy Hour ended (@6) and sampled a Pineapple-Chili Margarita, which was fantastic! They also have some great appetizer specials like a fish taco for $2.95. The chips were served hot and fresh and the salsa was outstanding -... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Terrible food and servers with an attitude! Don't bother, way , way, overrated! We returned the nachos on kids menu because it was a big glob that all stuck together. When we told the server, he said " well, I told you it was just cheese and tortilla chips". A bad attitude....

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Carlsbad, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fun local place for tourists and those that live here. Been going for over 15 years. Margaritas are fair, food is good but Las Olas in their original restaurant( Cardiff by the Sea) is far better with an ocean view. All dishes seem juicier at the Cardiff location and cocktails made to a real recipe. BUT this is close by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Food is ok... Nothing amazing than other Mexican restaurants. But service and drinks were excellent. AND PET FRIENDLY!!!!

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New Rochelle, New York, United States
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Good food good service. We sat outside and the night was a little cool. Fortunately the place has those giant heaters and it was comfortable and very relaxing. Good for a nice meal at the end of a busy day.

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Additional Information about Las Olas Mexican Restaurant

Address: 2939 Carlsbad Boulevard, On the 101, Just North of Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: +1 760-434-5850
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2939 Carlsbad Boulevard, On the 101, Just North of Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-434-5850

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm

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