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“The Fish Tacos Are Outstanding” 4 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 #42 of 286 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Tucson, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“The Fish Tacos Are Outstanding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We head to Las Olas in Carlsbad or Cardiff-By-The Sea when we are in the San Diego Area. Try their fried fish tacos and guacamole. The chips and salsa are also a great compliment to good Mexican Food fare.

Visited December 2014
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Chandler, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Quick Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

2 blocks off the beach, we got in late and the service was still great. We had dinner and a drink and walked back to our hotel. Great place

Visited February 2015
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Greenville, South Carolina
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Margaritas and delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

You MUST have a margarita here! They might be the best I've ever had at a Mexican restaurant. Their flame-roasted Chile relleno was delicious and the spices were balanced perfectly. My significant other had a seafood soup which was flavorful and filled with large pieces of seafood.
So, skip the Mexican restaurant next to a resort and walk one block to get something with great taste! Highly recommend this and will be going back before we leave!

  • Visited February 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carlsbad, California, United States
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“Food is really good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

GREAT FOOD!
right in the heart of Carlsbad.. parking can be a bit of a challenge, however, there's parking in the back..
Nice patio setting.. good for groups also!

  • Visited December 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Asheville, North Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Who wouldn't like this place?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The simple cheese crisp is a delicious starter, the tortilla soup yummy, spicy margarita was refreshing and good. The service was excellent and the server super nice.
We will definitely go back to Las Olas when we return to Carlsbad.

  • Visited February 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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