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Tampico Kitchen & Lounge LNG

822 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4412
(831) 458-2821
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English first
Santa Cruz, California, United States
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I Still go to the Tampico once in awhile, this Restaurant has been a staple in Santa Cruz since the 70's, It is Family Owned and most of the family work here, the staff is friendly ,make a point to remember your name, the food is Good, the Bar is fun and the Drinks are Good , you get your... More 

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San Francisco
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Stopped off here after a day at the boardwalk (have to drive) to get away from the crowds before heading home to SF. The inside is a total time warp - nothing trendy about this place and the food was great. Yummy Enchilada sauce, excellent beans, super nice service. My husband wasn't sure about the spiciness of the enchilada sauce... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

order chicken enchilada, beef taco, rice & beans combination plate & a side of flour tortilla. don't overdo the tortilla chips or you'll be stuffed.

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tarzana ca
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Doris is the owner and remembers EVERYONE'S order. She's amazing, the place is tons of fun, the value is Paramount, and the food will make everyone happy like there local pizza joint. Not fancy totally real and fun.

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Santa Cruz, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Wow, this place is really one of my favorties. i really love it here. they have really really good margaritas here. the strawberry ones are my favorite. and there chimichangas are killer!! and rice and beans and guamole!! Yummy! I usually come here every single year on my birthday religiously!!

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Santa Cruz, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This place rocks!! I come here every year for my birthday dinner. this place is awesome. killer food. great drinks. i recommend the strawberry margaritas or daquis.

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traverse city, mi
Top Contributor
235 reviews 235 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Very good location, menu, food quality and service. Took left overs back to room for a snack later. Found on Living Social. Will go back.

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San Diego, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

I loved this restaurant, I had the enchilada verde with rice and beans and it was delicious. Also, the agave margarita was the best I had. I sat in the lounge and they had karaoke night. All of the guest seemed to enjoy all the fun. I love yummy food and entertainment all in one place.

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California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

We recently had a delicious dinner at Tampico. Our waitress has worked there 31 years and was extremely helpful in helping us decide what to order. We were not disappointed in her guidance, although, there was way too much food! Chips and salsa were great! I had a winderful chili relleno and chicken enchilda combo. Another guest rated the shrimp... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I am a California, South Bay native, and lived in Santa Cruz for 5 years. I absolutely LOVE Tampico. Doris, Debra and Rob have been running this jewel for as long as I've known, and I am never disappointed. Yes, it is located near the bus stop, yes it is at the "shady" end of Pacific Ave., and yes it's... More 

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Additional Information about Tampico Kitchen & Lounge LNG

Address: 822 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4412
Phone Number: (831) 458-2821
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican

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