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Cafe Cruz

2621 41st Ave, Soquel, CA 95073-2136
831-476-3801
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Ranked #1 of 29 restaurants in Soquel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Continental
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Sacramento
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Very popular for a reason. Inside was noisy but very nice. Outside seating is amazing , fireplace, fire pit and overhead heaters made it comfortable. Service was great. Food was cooked very well , good flavors and good portions for the price point. I will definitely go again. Note: when bread is served the little dish you think is butter... More

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Carmichael, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We went to Cafe Cruz while visiting Santa Cruz for our anniversary. We arrived in Santa Cruz in mid-afternoon so we went for a late-lunch/early-dinner around 3:30pm. The Cafe Cruz has an abbreviated menu until 5:00 but it was terrific! The main dining room is closed until five but the bar room and the outside patio are open. This is... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We enjoyed a good, tender steak meal - (veggies extra and in very small portions) - and savoured a reasonable wine list. The roasted chicken dishes are sweetened with various sauces - if sugar is your thing. We found the indoor ambience uncomfortably loud. Avoid the "podium tables" near the bar if you want to converse without shouting. Very crowded... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a nice restaurant with good quality food, maybe a bit expensive for the quality. You need to know the restaurant, because it is not in the centre and it doesn't look great from the outside

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Watsonville, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was able to get a last minute reservation. As always the food was excellent, service was superior. probably the best place in town.

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Fresno, California
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the interior decor and the patio area are very nice. The cocktails are very good and the baby back rib special is excellent.

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stumbled upon this place as we were looking for someplace to have lunch before going to Discretion Brewing. It happens to be almost next door! We enjoyed the outdoor seating, the extensive lunch menu, and the attentive wait staff. The food was well prepared as they try to use local produce as much as possible. Indoor and outdoor seating,... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This restaurant is doing it's best the served real food, that tasts as it should be. Together with a nice staff and the manager who is doing it's best to inform you when you have qustions like we had. People take your question serious and do their best to answer.

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santa cruz,ca
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

today was a very warm day in the area- came for an early dinner to experience the happy hour bar menu- we arrived around 4:50- hostess was seating us- another party came in-- she left for awhile- so we seated ourself in the outside patio- after a time - she came up to us and made us move- to a... More

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Soquel, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I've been going to Cafe Cruz for at least 14 years and it's truly a gem! Their menu is beautiful and full of the new "sustainable" faire. The chef creates some very beautiful and unusual dishes. The menu includes seafood, fish, meats, vegetarian dishes and the whole gambit of items. Prices are in the medium to upper ranges and the... More

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