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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 #43 of 276 restaurants in Carlsbad
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 29, 2014
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Millersburg, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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90 reviews 90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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93 reviews 93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a great Mexican dinner here. The bacon wrapped shrimp and scallop dish is delicious! Margaritas are super!

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Carlsbad, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

One of our favorite places to eat Mexican food in Carlsbad. Good menu selections and your favorite beverages. Sit in the enclosed front patio and people watch all those going by on the street.

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

It started on the airplane ride from Toronto to San Diego. Seated in front of me, this Californian native recommended Las Olas "hands down". As I stepped past the hostess stand, I could see why. The entire restaurant looked like a scene outdoors! Past the front patio, there was a walkway with tables and plants on one side and what... More

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Billings, Montana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My husband and I eat here every time we go to Carlsbad! The food is fresh and delicious! The margaritas are great as well! We love to start out with the guacamole!

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essex ct
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Negative experience: they could not do separate checks for our group of seniors. The waiter offered guacamole as if it were complimentary, which it is NOT. I ordered one taquito but got charged for and served a whole taco lunch. The waiter argued about these errors rather than apologizing,. Definitely will never return.

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