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Las Olas Mexican Restaurant

2939 Carlsbad Boulevard, On the 101, Just North of Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-434-5850
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Ranked #46 of 279 Restaurants in Carlsbad
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
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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San Diego, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We were here over the weekend just by chance. Lady Luck was smiling on us apparently! This comfortable and inviting restaurant is located right on the main street a block from the beach and the heart of the shopping and entertainment area. The have covered in/outdoor seating as well as fully indoor seating as well. We were there for an... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I've been going to Las Olas for many years. I recommend the chic tostado! Tortilla is crisp and all the fixings are fresh! Goes great with a Cadillac margarita!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

2 times a week I take my Engineering staff to lunch here. Service is prompt, lunch selection is diverse, price is just right.

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San Marcos, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Las Olas is an institution in north San Diego County. They have two restaurants, one is Solana Beach and one in Carlsbad. We go to there at least once a month. They specialize in Mexican sea food but have a pretty wide array of items. Here is their menu. http://www.lasolasmex.com/menus/dining.html The motif is kind of a palapa beach bar but... More

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Menifee, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We've been going here for years (their Cardiff restaurant as well) and have never been disappointed. They serve all the traditional Mexican restaurant standards (combo plates, burritos, etc.) but if you really want something special, try one of their seafood specialties. They also have some great drinks....like a margarita with a hint of hot chili...YUM! I think they even flavor/infuse... More

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Millersburg, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We ate twice at Las Olas while we stayed in Carlsbad. We enjoyed our meals and the chicken and rice tortilla soup was very good. My husband really liked the Mexican Margarita. Jake was our server during our last visit and he was excellent. My husband and I both commented that he was the best server we had during our... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great food, fun decor and vibe. Family friendly and my husband and I wished we could come back without kids and just hang out, eating chips and tasty salsa and sampling the delicious looking margarita varieties. A great stop after the beach.

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Parker, Colorado
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106 reviews 106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We enjoyed Las Olas but they have a very different version of Chile Relleno that wasn't great. Everything else was good there and they did have a lot of options, healthy options too. Service was good as well.

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Glendale, Arizona
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We visited here the first night of our stay in Carlsbad. Even though we were a large party of eight, we were seated in record time. Our service was great and everyone enjoyed their meals.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews. And we were sorely disappointed. It started out with the wait being much longer than we were told (50 minutes rather than 20-30 minutes). The food was so-so. The service was not impressive. When our food came out, the server had the dishes reversed; and my husband got my food and... More

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