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Las Olas Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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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
Closed now
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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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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food and loved the atmosphere here. Service was good too. They don't have ground beef though which was what I like on Tacos

Thank Tamlbrook
Inland Empire, California, United States
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this medium-sized Mexican food place in Carlsbad Village!! Chips and salsa are great and plentiful! Servers are friendly and attentive! Everyone in our party ordered something different and all felt their meal was delicious! I'd definitely return here again!

Thank Mom23Cs
Carlsbad, California
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not the best Mexican restaurant. Very Americanized in my estimation. Location is good with ample parking in dirt lot.

Thank Richard A
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere - medium sized open air restaurant for families. You get a choice of two sides which includes their delicious vegetarian boiled beans, smoky black beans, refried beans, rice, or the best cabbage salad around! It is slightly overpriced, but it is such a fun atmosphere and feels so beachy that it is worth it. Definitely stop here when... More 

Thank Melinda P
Oceanside, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

The best pineapple jalapeño margarita around. We go there for lunch a lot the carnitas chili rellenos are really good. It looks little from the front but it's a lot bigger once inside. There is more parking in the back of the restaurant.

Thank smunizza
Bastrop, Texas
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We had started out at another restaurant...but, the salsa was so bad that we didn't stay! Walked down the street to Las Olas and it was very good!! The food and the service were both good and the salsa was excellent!

Thank Mimi493
New York, New York, United States
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175 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

THis restaurant is across from the ocean. I timed my dinner to be seated at the patio so I could watch the sunset. They have a good happy hour with great drinks and appetizers. Service however was not up to speed. I had passed this restaurant many times and finally stopped in. it was perfect! Low key and decent food.

Thank Kaijk
Steamboat Springs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

The food was good. No queso dip. The shrimp taco was wonderful! The enchilada sauce was fantastic, steak burrito was just ok. The house margaritas were great!

Thank Jcopeland11
San Diego, California, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

I ordered a beef tostada, cold meat. Big turn off. You would hope the meat could be hot on your plate.

Thank Dale B
Carlsbad, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

We were craving Mexican food, so we went here as the rating were good. It was very crowded when we went and had to wait for a table. I ordered a vegetarian meal and it was not good. The temperature of the food was lukewarm. Our server, never checked on us and it took a long time to get our... More 

Thank atllisa

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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, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?