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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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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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  • 34
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
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    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
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  • Romantic
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English first
Santa Cruz, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Vilnius, Lithuania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

We visited La Posta during our visit to Santa Cruz - as we traveled along the California coastline. Our friend recommended this restaurant to us. It was within walking distance of where we were staying, near the harbor. The restaurant interior reminded us of Italian restaurants which we had visited in Italy. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Our... More 

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Santa Cruz, CA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We live a few blocks from La Posta, and used to go there every two weeks or so. We loved the Local's Night and the service was very good. I liked it so much that I gave my brother and sister $75 gift certificates for Christmas. Unfortunately, my brother misplaced his GC probably due to too much holiday cheer. When... More 

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Santa Cruz
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I've been consistently going to La Posta since it opened in Seabright years ago. As a local, I was excited about a top-notch restaurant in walking distance but I shortly realized La Posta is most likely the best restaurant in town. Everything is crafted with absolute excellence: from the carefully selected and uber fresh ingredients from local sources - the... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I've eaten here many times over the past few years. Great salads. Ever evolving list of entrees using local ingredients. good wine list

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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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