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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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10:00 am - 9:30 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Open Air Patio for Dinner and Cocktails

Super casual Mexican restaurant with open air seating to the coast highway. I've been here many times, and really you can not go wrong with their fish tacos. You can get them "baja style" which is typically a beer battered fried white fish served with cabbage slaw and some type of white sauce... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
sulphursister
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No. San Diego County
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No. San Diego County
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134 reviews 134 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Super casual Mexican restaurant with open air seating to the coast highway. I've been here many times, and really you can not go wrong with their fish tacos. You can get them "baja style" which is typically a beer battered fried white fish served with cabbage slaw and some type of white sauce. I prefer the healthier grilled fish taco... More 

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Oceanside, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Las Olas is always my first choice for Mexican food in Carlsbad. Love the chips and salsa. The grilled chili relleno with carnitas on top is the best.. The cabbage salad is also great. Plus they have a monthly tequila special. The staff are always friendly as well.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We ate at Las Olas while visiting Carlsbad recently. Normally, Mexican restaurants offer a basket of complimentary tortilla chips for a table. They brought a small wooden salad bowl full and the menu stated that you had to pay for more. (?) We ended up ordering more, but didn't get charged. I thought that was odd. I ordered a vegetable... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?