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“Surfrider Yummm!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Surfrider Cafe

Surfrider Cafe
429 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Formerly San Pablo Taqueria)
831-713-5258
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Ranked #20 of 287 Restaurants in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Aptos, California, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Surfrider Yummm!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Surfrider is always a great inexpensive place to go before a movie or just for fun. I like all of their salads and their sandwiches are fine. Unfortunately, none of us were into the avocado fries. The texture and the taste were blah. We all love avo's but I guess we love 'em fresh. Otherwise, we give them a thumbs up! Also, their beers on tap are delightful.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
San Diego, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Double-barreled delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We were a party of seven at the dinner hour. Plenty of good choices on the menu, busy, lighthearted atmosphere. Servers were eager and pleasant, food was good and also plenty. Good place for eating and catching-up.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Cruz, California, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Beer .... and burgers too.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Boulder Creek Brewery's twin means excellent beers on tap. Great burgers and appetizers - fried pickles YUM. Lively atmosphere, friendly and fun.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fredericton, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Tasty Burgers - Lively atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on our honeymoon. The atmosphere was lively but relaxing, and our food was great. Too bad we couldn't try it all.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Mix feeling about this place :/”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

IT was not HORRIBLE and it was easy to find. NOT the cleanest by any means and they share the bathroom with other business (perhaps the reason why the cleaning schedule suffers). The food was eh... but would not go out of my way to find it. I ordered the Clam chowder soup thinking it will be fresh (being close to the ocean and all) but I was disappointed ...maybe because we got there 30 mins before closing? so the cook barely had time to open the can add tabasco (lots of it) sauce and placed it in the microwave for to long? but between the tabasco sauce and the chewy consistency the soup was nothing to write home about.... (good music tho)

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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