We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Las Olas Mexican Restaurant

Mexican
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
2939 Carlsbad Boulevard, On the 101, Just North of Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-434-5850
Website
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 130 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 47
    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
Great food!

We dined here at the end of our trip to Carlsbad and had a great experience! The Fried Cheese Crisp was AMAZING and the Jalapeno Margarita was the perfect drink to complete a great meal. I have recommended this restaurant to numerous friends and clients and we actually drove an additional three... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
ADAMSNV
,
Las Vegas, Nevada
Good for:
  • Reservations
Add Photo Write a Review

130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We dined here at the end of our trip to Carlsbad and had a great experience! The Fried Cheese Crisp was AMAZING and the Jalapeno Margarita was the perfect drink to complete a great meal. I have recommended this restaurant to numerous friends and clients and we actually drove an additional three hours during our last trip to CA. Will... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The marqaritas were amazing...atmosphere was adorable...chips and salsa were yummy...stopped in for drinks and had great service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vancouver, Canada
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We sat down to have a drink and ordered our food to go. The margaritas were excellent. They packed the food perfectly. We had burritos and all 7 toppings/sides/sauces were packed individually. The food was good and the service was great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chandler, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greenville, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carlsbad, California, United States
Reviewer
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbia, South Carolina
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Braintree, Massachusetts
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oceanside
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Las Olas Mexican Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Las Olas Mexican Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Las Olas Mexican Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?