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Surfrider Cafe

429 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly San Pablo Taqueria)
831-713-5258
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  • English first
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English first
Santa Cruz, Ca
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

In 5 years coming here we've had good & bad. Good: local beers and groovy ambience. Bad: I was once served (and bit into) a meat burger instead of the veg I ordered -which after 30 yrs as vegetarian was pretty gross. We come back because mistakes are human and my 'tween veg daughter likes it. She always gets the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We happen to stop here for lunch and it was delicious! They have a good selections of burgers and different kinds of French fries (have to order separately). We will be back!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Surfrider Cafe is amazing. The food is out of this world, especially the chicken wings and avocado fries. The service is quick, though the staff are a little bit unfriendly. There's a great atmosphere and often there is some sport on the TV. Well worth a trip if you're I'm town!

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Orlando, Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We had a great lunch here. The avocado fries are a must have. We also had the pulled pork sliders & one of the taco specials. There is a great selection of micro brews.

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We loved this place - the three of us each had a different burger: veggie, fish and meat. All three were great - cooked perfectly with great fries. The salad was totally delicious. Service was friendly and swift. Will be back next visit.

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San Jose, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Such a cute little place! We had delicious avocado fries (!), a burger, and carribbean pork. the food was all pretty good, the prices were completely reasonable. Would go back.

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OKLAHOMA CITY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Enjoyed "the hook" burger -it was awesome. The onion rings and sweet potato fries were delicious. Good music too.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

Even the miserable waitresses can't keep me from surf riders burgers. Waiters have always been fine. Love the skippy burger - the house made sourdough buns make allll the difference.. Thick cut juicy bacon and the fries are great too.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Stopped for a burger,root beer float and bowl of clam chowder. All were excellent. The chowder wouldn't pass in New England because of the vegatables but it is very creamy and clam filled. The plain burger was almost perfection. I wish I could have had a beer because the list was excellent. Off the beach and downtown routes but worth... More 

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Santa Cruz, CA
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

They always have the most delicious burgers! They also have the best service: I once came with a group of about ten people and our waiter gave us a whole extra bag of onion rings to take home! The only issue is that it's somewhat expensive, but because of the quality burgers you get, I can't really complain.

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Additional Information about Surfrider Cafe

Address: 429 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly San Pablo Taqueria)
Phone Number: 831-713-5258
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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