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La Posta Restaurant

538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421
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Ranked #37 of 324 restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Murray
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89% Recommend
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English first
Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Last night took out of town, well-traveled friend to La Posta. We wanted to dinner and "catch-up" time to be "marvelous" and it was. LP has bistro flavor - neighborhood atmosphere. I had pasta, she and my husband had sole = perfection re: presentation and flavors; not a drop left on 3 dishes! I could eat a full plate of... More

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Los Gatos
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Santa Cruz County does not have many good restaurants; I can count the really good ones on one hand. I am a terrible cook and when I go to most SC restaurants I always think their chefs are almost as bad as I am. La Posta is the one restaurant I really want to return to these days. The food... More

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Santa Cruz, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food. Can't say they handle wine very well. It shows the servers are not trained in how to decant wine. Especially, older wines you bring in. For food, they might be one of the better restaurants in Santa Cruz and value.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We had never been here and made reservations for Valentine's about a month ahead of time. We were looking forward to trying things on the menu but about 4 days before we left we received a message that the menu had been changed to a prix fix. That was a little disappointing and quite a bit more expensive than what... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We tried La Posta again last year after a bad experience a few years ago and had several reasonably good meals there before this evening. Our experience there tonight, however, has turned us away for good. This is a shame, as we live quite close by and eat out enough that we are bored with most restaurants that we like... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We had no expectation for a good dining experience, let alone a gourmet one - however, this exceeded our expectations. We shared a Brussels sprout salad (a recent common offering at many restaurants) which was delicious and followed that with a "Amatriciana" wood fired pizza. Both were well prepared, unique and tasty. Home made bread with a "good" (yes, Ina... More

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Northern CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We've enjoyed dining at this Seabright neighborhood restaurant in Santa Cruz before and like many of the reviews state, the restaurant is generally very good, but this time our male waiter (id #1) was a bit lacking in service. Specifically, he neglected to ask if anyone at the table wanted drinks and when one person ordered a drink, he didn't... More

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Great Lakes
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

A great place, warm and inviting on a rainy night. Live music is cheerful and not obtrusive. There is a small bar which aids the ambiance. Interior design is simple, with warm colors, high ceilings. Not too noisy, just the right level. Service is prompt and friendly. I will definitely come back.

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Top Contributor
293 reviews 293 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is a popular local spot. You need a reservation. We travel often to the area and quite enjoyed our meal here. The menu has some creativity in it, which was nice. Food was tasty and timed well. Service friendly. It is a casual spot full of noise and energy.

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Santa Cruz, California, USA
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been fans of La Posta since it opened and really liked the original chef and the Sunday night specials. We have missed the original chef--but our last few visits have been outstanding! Great service--creative italian meals--scrumptious! Can't beat the homemade breads--especially brown bread. House red wine makes a more affordable meal. One of our favorite Santa Cruz restaurants.

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