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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 278 Restaurants in Carlsbad
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
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I've been going to Las Olas for many years. I recommend the chic tostado! Tortilla is crisp and all the fixings are fresh! Goes great with a Cadillac margarita!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

2 times a week I take my Engineering staff to lunch here. Service is prompt, lunch selection is diverse, price is just right.

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San Marcos, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Las Olas is an institution in north San Diego County. They have two restaurants, one is Solana Beach and one in Carlsbad. We go to there at least once a month. They specialize in Mexican sea food but have a pretty wide array of items. Here is their menu. http://www.lasolasmex.com/menus/dining.html The motif is kind of a palapa beach bar but... More

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Menifee, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We've been going here for years (their Cardiff restaurant as well) and have never been disappointed. They serve all the traditional Mexican restaurant standards (combo plates, burritos, etc.) but if you really want something special, try one of their seafood specialties. They also have some great drinks....like a margarita with a hint of hot chili...YUM! I think they even flavor/infuse... More

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Millersburg, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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