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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Mexican Food!

Stopped by Las Olas for a family luncheon while staying at the Four Seasons in Carlsbad. We were greeted promptly and seated at a table of our choice. Complimentary chips and salsa were served. Chips were warm and fresh. Salsa is the best I've had in a long time. We ordered a round of margaritas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
NcogNito1
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San Francisco, California
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Washington DC
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369 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were thrilled to find that our favorite Cardiff beach restaurant had a branch in Carlsbad. We had a lot of good times with the family at the former and the Carlsbad restaurant is up to the standard of the mother ship and closer for us. Las Olas offers a fairly standard California/Mexican menu, but there are a lot of... More 

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Thank BlueNWashington
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service and people watching. Loved what we had which was shrimp & fish tacos and chili verde. Good flavor, pleased with portions and left happy.

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Thank GavinHenry
Moses Lake, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waiters were on the ball and fast to serve us, The food and Margaritta's were just absolutely fabulous!

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Thank urnmywy
Lincolnton, Georgia
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Gary the bartender makes a great Margarita and according to cousin a great Martini. Other than that the food was average- nothing special.

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Thank bigdog575_75
Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We went to Las Olas for diner on a Sunday evening after strolling La Jolla and Carlsbad beaches. It was a wonderful completion to a great day with friends. The food was marvelous. The service excellent. A great evening!

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Thank Marty S
San Francisco, California
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135 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by Las Olas for a family luncheon while staying at the Four Seasons in Carlsbad. We were greeted promptly and seated at a table of our choice. Complimentary chips and salsa were served. Chips were warm and fresh. Salsa is the best I've had in a long time. We ordered a round of margaritas. Margaritas were excellent. For lunch... More 

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Thank NcogNito1
Fort Worth, Texas
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84 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

had dinner here on a weeknight .. this place was extremely crowded but we were seated within 10 minutes .. took a while before our waiter came by but his friendliness and helpfulness made up for it ... I had the combo ( chili relleno and the taco) .. my taco was the chargrilled fish ... the refried beans were... More 

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Thank lovetotravel1236
Chicago suburbs
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

I don't know what to recommend more; the food, the staff or the margaritas. ALL were wonderful!! My husband and I both had the lunch special chili verde burrito; carnitas in verde sauce - OMG.

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Thank Gail R
Port Hueneme, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

This place is been recommended to me prior to our trip to Carlsbad. We went earlier on a Friday night and it was quite crowded. Despite the crowd, we were able to find a seat in the bar area while waiting for our table. The house Margarita was good and the kids were provided with chips and an activity book... More 

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Thank Cheri F
Plano, Texas
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The service was friendly and efficient, the food was tasty, the atmosphere was relaxed and the drinks were cold. We had a great mid afternoon lunch! The staff seemed to enjoy working there and worked together as a team. Food was very tasty and fresh. We stopped in without any expectations and were pleasantly surprised! Would recommend in a heartbeat!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?