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Las Olas Mexican Restaurant

2939 Carlsbad Boulevard, near calrsbad village dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
(760) 434-5850
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Ranked #39 of 271 restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 23, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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98 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
Glendale, Arizona
Top Contributor
504 reviews 504 reviews
469 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Very casual. The chips and salsa are very good but no fresh hot sause. Drinks and food are good. Service is spotty depending on the crowd. The bar is a nice place to kill time.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Really like the Chile Rellenos that were not breaded. They have a nice wine selection too for a Mexican Restaurant.

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Riverside, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Get the fish tacos. Wash them down with Ballast Point Sculpin IPA. Enjoy the great service while indulging in people watching. Good times!

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Johnstown, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Really good food and waiter James took good care of us! Could expand the kids menu with a few American items for picky kids... but great food and service!!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Getting a table and quick service is more of a problem. The food is good solid Mexican food with all the regular dishes you'd expect. They seem understaffed when we were there.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Our visit to this restaurant was pleasant. The food was tasty and plentiful, the wait staff efficient, attentive and friendly. We prefer a quieter setting but it's a good place for families with children.

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So. Cal.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant may not show up near the top of Tripadvisor's list but I thought it was excellent. My seafood enchiladas were fresh and tasty and my wife's flautas were also very good. The wait staff was very friendly and quite attentive. I would not hesitate to eat here again.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The cabbage salad was outstanding which was the result of a great dressing. The rest of the meal was not bad, but not great either.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

I think we visited 3 times during a week in carlsbad. Quickly became our favourite. Fast and friendly service, huge portions and very tasty food. Also enjoyed the local beer which is served here.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The guy who helped us went out of his way to get me a meal that fits my lactose intolerance. He knew of all the ingredients and went to ask the kitchen staff just make sure. Food is good and service is fast. Be early, it can be a busy place.

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