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Las Olas Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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2939 Carlsbad Blvd, On the 101, Just North of Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2904
+1 760-434-5850
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place to take the kids for a good time and good food. Servers can handle the kids plus serve the rest of the family as needed. Fun time.

Thank Janice R
Sacramento, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted a place to get a quick seat... this was perfect. Our waiter was outstanding, food came quick and was excellent. Had a kids menu which was an added bonus.

Thank loriann1130
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great vibe especially at week end. Atmosphere is really good and service is good. Decent food and drinks priced reasonably. Worth a visit.

Thank Philippe M
Alta Loma, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere at Las Olas! Food was served hot and was very tasty. We ordered a carne asada steak with an enchilada on top and the taco plate was delicious too! Other locations nearby in local beach towns.

Thank paulsgroup
reno, nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't let anyone tell you any other Mexican in Carlsbad is better. Best Margaritas, great staff and great food! We eat here all of the time when visiting, everyday! Great people watching too!

Thank bling15
Temecula, California
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50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food and most times fast. Locals and tourist eat here. There are windows on street so you can people watch as you eat. Happy hour has good deals.

Thank CaliHawaii
Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We have tried Las Olas several times and have decided that this was our last. Every time one of us has a less than satisfactory meal if not both. This time I was the one. I had the chicken enchiladas under local favorites. I thought that was a good sign. Nope, the chicken was very dry. The good thing was... More 

Thank boraboralaura1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I'm usually not a fan of Mexican food outside of Texas. Can't beat good ole TexMex, but was in town on business with coworkers and we decided to give Las Olas a try. I will say it was very good and reasonable priced. Food was good and didn't take long to get to the table at all. Wait staff very... More 

Thank Kirk C
San Diego, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This was not a good dining experience. Our soup was poor, my friend's quesadilla was marginal,the place was loud, and the service was iffy. I don't understand the popularity of this restaurant.

Thank baltoro
Oceanside, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Food was okay (had shredded carnitas) beans, rice and it was all okay but the carnitas just a little dry. I also ordered a Cadillac Margarita and I too strong so my waiter was great to make it a little less tequila.

Thank N6880DHdavid

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2939 Carlsbad Blvd, On the 101, Just North of Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2904
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-434-5850

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?