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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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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
very nice food and place

fast and friendly service, good food, nice facility. The only problem was the taco shell was much thicker and tougher than I am used to.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Wally T
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere -- we sat outside on the patio. Absolutely excellent service. Mediocre food -- wasn't impressed at all.

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Vista, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite Mexican food places. They have a grilled chili relleno (yes not deep fried) that is excellent. You can get it with seafood on top, carnitas or chicken. Then you pick two sides which my fav is the cabbage salad. They have a tequila and beer special each month that is priced lower. Great time... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

fast and friendly service, good food, nice facility. The only problem was the taco shell was much thicker and tougher than I am used to.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The food here is very good. I had pork tacos and enchiladas. Service was great even though they were pretty busy. I will be back whenever I'm downtown. Plus the beach is a block away.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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49 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is a little gem of a restaurant...pleasant service, tasty food and great atmosphere. Everything we ordered was excellent and it was the first time we had seen a flight of margaritas on offer. The food had a very fresh taste and our grandson loved his fish tacos. Our burritos were packed with delicious meat and did not get soggy.... More 

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The staff was friendly, helpful andthe food was very good! The atmosphere was charming. There were lots of families but it wasn't to loud!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We chose to eat at this place based on the advice of two different local shop owners. It was a Tuesday...Taco Tuesday which meant that they were very busy. We had to wait a long time for a table because we didn't not understand at first which tables were

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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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.

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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.

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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?