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Nuevo - CLOSED

21490 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 475-2233
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Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

25 reviews from our community

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English first
Seattle, Washington, United States
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Really great modern Southwest food. Very friendly staff. Pleasant relaxing atmosphere. The sangria is very good, but I would like a marguerita with food like this.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Drove way out of our way to find a sign on the door. Closed except for special parties and catering.

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Deptford, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

We had brunch here on Sunday morning and by 10 am the restaurant was filling up quickly. Our waitress was a sweetheart and the service was great throughout our meal. I had the crab omelette which was divine. They offer you potatoes or a house salad on the side, I opted for the salad and it was delicious as well.... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Stopped by this restaurant for a late lunch while visiting the Santa Cruz area. I have never been here before and was pleasantly surprised! The staff was extremely polite and attentive and I couldn't have asked for better service! I had the chicken enchiladas and they were prepared to perfection! Their salsa was original and very good! I will definitely... More 

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Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012 via mobile

Stopped for a late lunch since this was close to our hotel. Intended to order snacks, so we started with guacamole. It was a large dip on top of a bowl of fresh salsa with a serving of chips. Delicious! We followed with veggie quesadillas and skewers of shrimp, chicken & pork served with different sauces. Not traditional Mexican food... More 

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Aptos, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

I love the bread pudding dessert. It is moist and consistently delicious. That alone would draw be back over and over but the food is always good. I've met friends and family there and they had nothing but good things to say about the quality of food and the service.

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Most of the reviewers consider this a Mexican restaurant, It is not, however, the typical burrito and enchilada fare found at most Mexican places. While they do offer Mexican dishes, I would consider their speciality to be Southwestern (US) cuisine. Think Sante Fe, New Mexico and you'll have a better picture of what this restaurant is like. You have to... More 

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Oakley, California
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011 via mobile

Loved the food. The menu was different from your typical mexican food. Would definitely recommend.

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Santa Cruz, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2011

Best-est, yummiest place! I love their potato enchiladas!

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

This is a friendly, relaxed Mexican-Californian place – not exactly swish or sophisticated but attractive in a simple way. We arrived five minutes before closing but they were very welcoming. There was a nice cosy family feel. The tasty home cooking was unpretentious but creative. We had fresh guacamole, chicken fajitas, white beans, flour tortilla, skewers of scallops and swordfish,... More 

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Additional Information about Nuevo

Address: 21490 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone Number: (831) 475-2233
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Californian

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