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Las Palmas Taco Bar

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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
Not fancy but really tasty Mexican food

Good chile verde, friendly staff. This is a very small place with limited seating inside and a bit more outside. No waitstaff - you order at the counter and they call you but it's good food and served quickly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Salinas, California, United States
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Orlando, Florida
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130 reviews 130 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

There are better places by far. The chips were thick and minimal flavor. The guacamole needs help and the rest of the meal could have been surpassed by most taco places. We must be missing something as there were plenty of local patrons.

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Oakley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We ate here on our way to the boardwalk and all I have to say is the food was awful. The beans were bland and the enchilada sauce tasted as if it was out of a can. Besides the convenient location there was really nothing else good about it.

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Salinas, California, United States
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95 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Good chile verde, friendly staff. This is a very small place with limited seating inside and a bit more outside. No waitstaff - you order at the counter and they call you but it's good food and served quickly.

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GREEN BAY
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478 reviews 478 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Was traveling back to San Francisco from Monterey via CA-1 and decided to let TA pick lunch. Went to the highest rated Mexican restaurant in Santa Cruz - Las Palmas. Had chips with salsa and guacamole - the chips were okay and the dips lacked good flavor and texture. We both had burritos - one conventional and one fried -... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Only go here if you are in the mood for the best authentic Mexican food! Just the right portions also. You will never through any food away! It is so reasonable that even the ones that are not working can afford it! Must be on your list to visit as it has to be a Santa Cruz Wharf icon of... More 

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Benicia, California
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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