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“Disappointed. ..” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Las Olas Mexican Restaurant

Las Olas Mexican Restaurant
2939 Carlsbad Boulevard, On the 101, Just North of Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-434-5850
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Ranked #46 of 282 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Disappointed. ..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

After reading all the reviews we decided to try las olas .. big disappointment. Food was ok just OK I was expecting more ... if u enjoy GREAT mexican food this is not the place and let them keep there cabbage salad. Yuk

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Tasty Meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We had a great authentic Mexican meal. The restaurant is casual and noisy. The food is tasty. The service was a little slow - but the restaurant got very busy very quickly and the server apologized.

Visited June 2013
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Carlsbad, California
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70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Go for drinks not food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We looked at Trip Advisor for ratings and saw that for the most part they were favorable....I have to disagree. The food was distinctly average sort of like an Old El Paso meal kit with lots of guac and cheese to make it look nicer. If you like REAL Mexican food then this is not the place for you. I will have to rate the drinks here though, Margharitas and Mohitos were very good. There is also a good vibe to the place very upbeat and friendly, The type of place I would go for happy hour with some chips and a very fresh tasting salsa....too bad the food is not good.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Delish Oceanside Mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Quick stop while driving hwy 101. Great food and service. Had the pineapple and chile margarita - divine!!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Texas
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330 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
339 helpful votes 339 helpful votes
“Waiter: want fajita, go to chili's”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Worse restaurant experience in this region ever. Had to hurry up and order, closed the kitchen at 9, and had to eat while they were cleaning up around us. Felt rushed, and insulted. I've eaten in a million Mexican restaurants of all levels....how arrogant to think your above a fajita. I won't go to Chilli's, but I won't be back here. Regardless of the attitude, I've had better. If you want. Grown up Mexican meal, drive past here.

Visited May 2013
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