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Tampico Kitchen & Lounge LNG

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

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
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
Riveropolis
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San Francisco
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Sacramento, California
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Every Time we visit Santa Cruz we have to come here!! They are open late, which we love! We love to stroll around town and then have a late night delicious dinner. The kitchen stays open till midnight at least! I am a nachos girl, but this place has killer enchilada sauce, so I always end up getting enchiladas or... More 

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Thank Mperez4
Picton, Canada
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We arrived to Santa Cruz, looking for some other restaurants, which were closed. Picked Tampico, and we were quite happy. Good service, very friendly, very good food, recommended.

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Thank Neno S
Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank Amanda K
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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Thank Ronne M
San Francisco
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Thank Riveropolis
Istanbul, Turkey
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank senorbrx
tarzana ca
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank BRTStark22
Santa Cruz, California
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank d g
Santa Cruz, California
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank d g
Traverse City, Michigan
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343 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 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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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?