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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 - 9:00 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: Reservations

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The Fish Tacos Are Outstanding

We head to Las Olas in Carlsbad or Cardiff-By-The Sea when we are in the San Diego Area. Try their fried fish tacos and guacamole. The chips and salsa are also a great compliment to good Mexican Food fare.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We head to Las Olas in Carlsbad or Cardiff-By-The Sea when we are in the San Diego Area. Try their fried fish tacos and guacamole. The chips and salsa are also a great compliment to good Mexican Food fare.

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Chandler, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

2 blocks off the beach, we got in late and the service was still great. We had dinner and a drink and walked back to our hotel. Great place

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Greenville, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

You MUST have a margarita here! They might be the best I've ever had at a Mexican restaurant. Their flame-roasted Chile relleno was delicious and the spices were balanced perfectly. My significant other had a seafood soup which was flavorful and filled with large pieces of seafood. So, skip the Mexican restaurant next to a resort and walk one block... More 

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Carlsbad, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

GREAT FOOD! right in the heart of Carlsbad.. parking can be a bit of a challenge, however, there's parking in the back.. Nice patio setting.. good for groups also!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The simple cheese crisp is a delicious starter, the tortilla soup yummy, spicy margarita was refreshing and good. The service was excellent and the server super nice. We will definitely go back to Las Olas when we return to Carlsbad.

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

After a long fight from Boston to San Diego, Las Olas is where we go to eat!!! Every time the guacamole and chips and salsa are a welcomed sight at the table along with cold beer or margaritas while we wait for our entrees. We have been doing this for years when we come out to visit family several times... More 

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Oceanside
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Las Olas is always a favorite place...I love the margaritas and the chips and salsa are the best! The location makes it ideal for dinner after a day at the beach. Make sure to ask about the Margarita of the Month.

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Burbank, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Love this place when we travel to San Diego. It is always a "must stop by". The bartenders are the best and so are the margaritas.

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Elk Grove, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Close to the B&B and recommended by Nancy. Authentic mexican food, great service and very helpful sta.ff

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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129 reviews 129 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Very nice spot for dinning had inside casual - inside more formal and outside areas. Lots of locals in the place and close by was cold stone ice cream.. Had a 3 year old and 9 year old -- both were paid attention to and the kids menu was good. Large bar and drinks were well prepared. Parking right on... More 

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?