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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 - 9:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty, Fresh Mexican in Carlsbad Village close to the beach

We had a great experience eating at Las Olas after a busy day at Legoland. We were fortunate to get in before Happy Hour ended (@6) and sampled a Pineapple-Chili Margarita, which was fantastic! They also have some great appetizer specials like a fish taco for $2.95. The chips were served hot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Scott N
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We had a great experience eating at Las Olas after a busy day at Legoland. We were fortunate to get in before Happy Hour ended (@6) and sampled a Pineapple-Chili Margarita, which was fantastic! They also have some great appetizer specials like a fish taco for $2.95. The chips were served hot and fresh and the salsa was outstanding -... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Terrible food and servers with an attitude! Don't bother, way , way, overrated! We returned the nachos on kids menu because it was a big glob that all stuck together. When we told the server, he said " well, I told you it was just cheese and tortilla chips". A bad attitude....

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Carlsbad, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Fun local place for tourists and those that live here. Been going for over 15 years. Margaritas are fair, food is good but Las Olas in their original restaurant( Cardiff by the Sea) is far better with an ocean view. All dishes seem juicier at the Cardiff location and cocktails made to a real recipe. BUT this is close by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Food is ok... Nothing amazing than other Mexican restaurants. But service and drinks were excellent. AND PET FRIENDLY!!!!

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New Rochelle, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Good food good service. We sat outside and the night was a little cool. Fortunately the place has those giant heaters and it was comfortable and very relaxing. Good for a nice meal at the end of a busy day.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The regulars that live here that we were visiting eat here often so they wanted to make sure we were able to try one of their favorite restaurants and it was good, the selection was great and it was very good Mexican food and the margaritas were very good as well it was a fun evening out.

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Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Wonderful salsa! We shared the taco combination plate-excellent :) We have never had anything thing here that wasn't good. Service is exceptional.

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The service was fast and friendly. The margaritas are good (they are strong)! Good was all excellent. As a group we tried baja and carne asado tacos, bacon wrapped shrimp and scallop, tacos and several enchiladas. Everything was great.

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Harrisburg, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Had margaritas, tap beers, and fish tacos! All were excellent along with price!! Service was prompt, friendly and very attentive.

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Odenton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

While visiting in town, my family and I had a craving for Mexican food. This was the first place to pop up on our phones so we decided to try it. We loved the food and the service was great too. I would definitely go back the next time I am in Carlsbad!

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Additional Information about Las Olas Mexican Restaurant

Address: 2939 Carlsbad Boulevard, On the 101, Just North of Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Phone Number: +1 760-434-5850
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
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
Cuisine: Mexican

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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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