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Cafe Cruz

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2621 41st Ave, Soquel, CA 95073-2136
831-476-3801
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and lively atmosphere

Have been here before and been a bit disapponted in lunch, but dinner here this time was very good. Friday night in summer is so busy, but we were able to get a reservation ( a must) and were seated in good time. 3 beet salad with goat cheese & toasted walnuts was delicious. Portabello mushroom on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Kerryloves2travel
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Watsonville, California
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Watsonville, California
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146 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Have been here before and been a bit disapponted in lunch, but dinner here this time was very good. Friday night in summer is so busy, but we were able to get a reservation ( a must) and were seated in good time. 3 beet salad with goat cheese & toasted walnuts was delicious. Portabello mushroom on polenta was great... More 

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Vista
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a little spot that will surprise you. This restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating and is very pleasant. There truly is not an item on the menu that I would steer you away from. I dined with a couple that dines there frequently. I highly recommend the ravioli, truffle fries, salmon. They also have a nice wine list... More 

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Fillmore, California
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Came here while staying a few days in Santa Cruz. The waitress seemed like she was just going through the motions. You will not get bread at the table unless you ask for it. She didn't offer it to us. Everything is alacarte. Was going to order ravioli but it didn't come with anything so I had the Tuscan Salad... More 

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Soquel
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Cafe Cruz is a must stop if you are in town. It's a great local place and the food/wine/desserts are amazing. Seating inside or outside is wonderful and the vibe is relaxed but you can also go there for a special event and dress up. Highly recommend.

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Santa Cruz, California
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Cafe Cruz just celebrated their 20 year anniversary, and it has been 20 very good years. Located on busy 41st Ave. it is a short drive from nearly anywhere in Santa Cruz County. Food is excellent, with ever changing daily specials to augment the varied items available on the menu. They have several huge mouth watering salads, great appetizers and... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My family took me here for my birthday - first visit despite living in town for over a decade. We'll definitely be back. The food was very good: excellent tomato appetizer, and main courses of steak and hamburgers were delicious. The server apologized for the overly oily cheese bisque she brought it (she said it didn't come out right) and... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A happen place. Lots of people and quite noisy but fun. The outside casual area is very nice while waiting for a table. Had a large group for dinner but service was excellent.

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Scotts Valley, California
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The food was good but we'll never go there again for dinner. It was SO LOUD that you can't talk to anyone. The ladies 4 tables over were practically screaming or the acoustics are so awful that I actually had to put in air plugs to enjoy dinner. The food was good enough but not to warrant a miserable experience.

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California
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a very nice restaurant, with excellent food and lots of food choices. Ask to be seated in the patio if the weather permits. The noise level inside the restaurant can be very high. We were there on a prom night and were glad we chose outside. They do have heaters, and it was quite comfortable. Service was excellent... More 

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Merced
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This place is a wonderful restaurant with a great outdoor patio and very nice bar and dining area. The food is outstanding. The service a little slow, but I think our waiter was new.

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Additional Information about Cafe Cruz

Address: 2621 41st Ave, Soquel, CA 95073-2136
Phone Number: 831-476-3801
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Soquel
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2621 41st Ave, Soquel, CA 95073-2136
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Soquel
  • Phone Number: 831-476-3801

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, International
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?