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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 277 Restaurants in Carlsbad
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Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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- Aug 19, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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Carlsbad, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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