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Tampico Kitchen & Lounge LNG

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822 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4412
(831) 458-2821
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 6
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Yummy choice in Santa Cruz

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2014
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Santa Rosa, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Love the goat cheese nachos and margaritas! Service was wonderful as well. I would highly recommend this place.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Istanbul, Turkey
Senior Reviewer
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

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
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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
14 helpful votes 14 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, Michigan
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278 reviews 278 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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
1 review
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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 822 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4412
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: (831) 458-2821

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?