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Las Palmas Taco Bar

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Mexican
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55 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5427
831-429-1220
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Ok food

We were staying nearby, and had a hankering for Mexican food. The reviews sounded awesome, so we thought we would walk over and give it a try. The staff was very playful and friendly, but the food was average. We must be spoiled, I guess. After the raves about the crispy chicken tacos, I had to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
maryf55
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Benicia, California
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Benicia, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were staying nearby, and had a hankering for Mexican food. The reviews sounded awesome, so we thought we would walk over and give it a try. The staff was very playful and friendly, but the food was average. We must be spoiled, I guess. After the raves about the crispy chicken tacos, I had to give them a try.... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is my third visit and I will always come back whenever I am in Santa Cruz. Parking can be a problem but it is worth the hassle. The best crispy tacos and very friendly people. Nothing fancy at all, order at the counter and take your food outside to a small table or eat inside in a crowded room.... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Not a lot of room to sit but great take-out! The food is yummy and not expensive! It's near Main Beach and the Wharf/Boardwalk.

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Sacramento, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had Las Palmas superior buritto and 2 soft tacos with chicken. We liked and taste and good price. I don't the presentation is good. When I saw pictures on line I was very discourage, but I gave them a chance. Very pleased with the food

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Longmont, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I don't think you can order something bad at this place. However, the crunch pork tacos with salsa verde were phenomenal. I also really enjoyed the tostado and rice/beans. Excellent food at a great price.

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Dallas, Oregon
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16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This place is a Santa Cruz tradition. It's been here over forty years. Loved their crispy tacos. Portions are large and the staff very friendly.

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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a nice clean place to grab some lunch .Good prices for some tasty Mexican cuisine. Good menu, fast friendly service.

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bay area, california
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110 reviews 110 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I took my granddaughter here for some quick tacos. Great service. The woman behind the counter greeted us with a huge smile and was very engaging! We got a taco plate. Good street tacos. It's nothing fancy but the food is good and the staff happily welcomes you and that is worth something in itself :) I will be back.

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Warsaw, Poland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very cheap food, but need to order much to fill my belly :) Nice staff, but not so clean inside, would recommend to use tables in open air. They do not accept cards, but there is an ATM inside.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Friendly staff, family owned for decades this is a great little place for mexican food in Santa Cruz. Authentic mexican food and extremely good value for money. You simply go and order your food and you can take away or eat on the premises. Well worth a visit for some tex mex if you are in SC!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5427
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-429-1220

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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