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Las Palmas Taco Bar

55 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5427
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Ranked #20 of 329 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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84% Recommend
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English first
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Good prices, nice staff. Very inexpensive. Burrito was huge and sharable. This place is walking distance from wharf and boardwalk. It serves beer and sodas.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I have to say these tacos were just yummy. And cashier was very friendly! He made you feel very welcome!

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Houston, Texas
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110 reviews 110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A good size group of us were visiting the boardwalk and decided to grab a bite for lunch. We split up and I'm glad I came with this group! The restaurant might seem small but it still fits a good number of people inside and outside. The food was what you might expect from a Taco Bar, but the chips... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The place is a hole in the wall. The kind you LIKE/LOVE! They have a great menu of tasty tacos, burritos, nachos, etc... Priced well. Very friendly. Cold beer that they will keep in the fridge while you finish your first. They close EARLY so get there before 8PM.

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Atascadero, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were visiting Santa Cruz for the first time in forty years and stumbled upon this throw back to our college years of the best Mexican places ever! It did not disappoint and in fact we had to go back again the next day after taking the West Cliff Walk for more. The chili relleno reminded me of why I... More

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Portland, Maine
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place was a great surprise. We were just looking for a local place to eat lunch, preferably Mexican, and stopped here. The food was excellent, inexpensive and we couldn't stop talking about how good it was. The menu is big enough to probably serve what you're looking for (if it's Mexican food) the prices can't be beat, and it... More

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Vacaville, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

It was me and four kids ages 13-8, we stopped in on our way to the beach. We ordered bean burritos. They were delish and inexpensive. The kids want to go back before we leave. Staff was super friendly and they have a vegetarian section to their menu. Nice surprise!

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Berkeley, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Prices are very reasonable and the people are nice. Great location near the Boardwalk & Dream Inn etc. Not "amazing" Mexican food but very good, daily type Mexican fare and a go-to for me whenever I'm here.

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Santa Cruz, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Awesome food, very fast service!! only problem is there is no public restroom, i mean even for customers. but there is a good side, the food is great, and the location is beautiful, right in front of cowells beach.

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New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I went to Las Palmas with a bunch of friends after enjoying the sunset on the beach. We wanted something quick and not too expensive. And we certainly got that. They weren't the best tacos I ever had. Not a lot of seasoning. But they weren't bad either.

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