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La Posta Restaurant

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538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421 (Murray)
831-457-2782
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and service

Tuesday night local specials are outstanding. Located in Seabright area, this place has great pizza and Italian cuisine. Definately worth checking out

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
Steve B
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Santa Cruz, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here more than a dozen times in my 5 years living in SC. You cannot go wrong at La Posta. No other restaurant in Santa Cruz can compare in quality of food... La Posta can compete with some of the best places in Carmel or San Francisco. The wonderful dishes feature local organic produce and meats. HIGHLY... More 

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United States
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has the look of some place you really want to try. This was our first time in the area and we were really looking forward to an Italian meal. From the familiarity between the staff and diners, it's obviously a neighborhood favorite and in a good location. That's were the pros end for me. The pretentious atmosphere was... More 

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Palo Alto, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We happened upon this restaurant recommendation just before visiting Santa Cruz. Our dinner was so excellent that I want people to know what a treat it is to eat where food is fresh, choices of meals are interesting, atmosphere is simple but clever. It was really a delightful surprise.

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Corralitos, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Excellent fare, very good service, good wines, but don't think you're going to walk in and get a table! They are very popular and very busy, even on odd nights. If you go early or eat late, they might be able to squeeze you in, but they're on Italian time, so it isn't going to be speedy either, which means... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Tuesday night local specials are outstanding. Located in Seabright area, this place has great pizza and Italian cuisine. Definately worth checking out

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CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My husband and I have dined at LA Posta a number of times over the past 6-7 years. We love that the menu changes based on what is in season. This is no ordinary "chain type" restaurant. The type of food we have enjoyed here is not something that just gets thrown together. We are "those people" who enjoy and... More 

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California
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We are lucky to eat here often and have never had a bad experience. Only 2-3 times have we had a less than stellar meal. Daily specials are almost always superb. Highly recommended.

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Santa Cruz, CA
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Great food and atmosphere... We went soon after returning from Italy, and it was like going back. The chef trained in italy. Great wines. Upscale for Santa Cruz, so we only go when having a fancy night out.

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Santa Cruz
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This place has very nice ambiance which is why I guess they feel they can charge as much as they do for their food. $25 for maybe 6 ounces of steak with some cooked veggies, while tasty, I felt was $7 over priced.

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Northern CA
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Having been satisfied with our previous visits here many times and finding our last visit disappointing, we tried La Posta again to make sure our last visit was an off-night. Two of us are vegetarians, and two of us are meat eaters and all of us were very happy with our meals and the service. The waiter was very helpful... More 

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Additional Information about La Posta Restaurant

Address: 538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421
Phone Number: 831-457-2782
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 538 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-3421
    (Murray)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-457-2782

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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