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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
Watsonville, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Boerne, Texas
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Soquel, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great place for lunch or dinner. Food is always excellent and there are lots of things to choose from The patio is the best place to sit as it's a bit quieter than inside the restaurant. That said, this is a local favorite so make reservations - especially on weekends. You won't be sorry you tried Cafe Cruz.

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Soquel, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Tasty food. Can be $$$ depending on what you pick. Busy esp on weekends. Have expanded their serving area with a porch extension and heaters. If you want a small very quiet atmosphere this is not the restaurant for you. Just to make sure you get in, would make a reservation.

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Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I ate at Cafe Cruz because my niece lives in Santa Cruz and eats here frequently. Delicious, fresh food. Salad big enough to split. Good portions, good service, excellent ambiance. Eat inside in modern, sophisticated decor or outside on patio. My niece brings guests here often. Enjoy and Bon Appetit!!!

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Berkeley, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I looked literally ALL OVER Santa Cruz for the perfect nice, romantic restaraunt that had a good selection of food (good seafood options and decent portions) without breaking the bank, but was coming up empty until I stumbled across Cafe Cruz. It's a bit pricey but not shockingly or unreasonably so, and we were able to have a really, really... More

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