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Vasili's Greek Food & Barbque

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1501 Mission St Ste A, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4740
(831) 458-9808
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mendocino CA
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant on a weekday. Ordered the lamb kabob plate which came with a large fresh salad, which was very tasty, a small amount of rice ( just right for a lunchtime plate) and a type of flatbread which was soft and flavorful. The restaurant is unpretentious and casual. Quality of the kabob was good. I recommend as a... More 

Thank loradan
Palm Harbor, FL
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here while driving thru Santa Cruz. The food is very good, although the lamb was a little dry. So much food on my plate I couldn't eat it all. The staff was very nice and the prices were not bad. If I ever make it back to Santa Cruz, I definitely will eat here again.

Thank squirrellygirl
Sacramento, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, daughter, and I stopped here for lunch on our way to UCSC. The ambiance is simple, casual, clean, and with the appearance that it has been around for a long time. The food was exceptionally good, as compared to other Greek restaurants I have visited. We all had the lamb gyro, although my daughter and I had it... More 

Thank Mjde1229
Watsonville, California
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247 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

I am a big fan of Greek food as I always attend the Greek festival in Santa Cruz. I was getting hungry as I was about to leave Santa Cruz. I saw the sign for Vasili's so I gave it try. I ordered the lamb gyro. I did not have to wait long. Boy, the gyro was very good. I... More 

Thank 427BeatleBob
Redwood City
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54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

We needed to find a restaurant for lunch that was close to the UC Santa Clara campus and selected Vasili's because of its reviews. It's a very informal, family style restaurant. The servings were generous, the staff was friendly, and the food was good quality. The location isn't the best as parking is a bit difficult.

Thank DerekGittoes
Sacramento, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I have loved this place for years. I had not been in the last few... But nothing has changed (except for the decor). Food is still brilliant; plenty of OPA's to be had; servers are still very friendly. I just miss seeing all the family and customer photos that used to line the walls. If ordering fries; mix some Tabasco... More 

Thank Megan H
San Francisco, California
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016

We were here for lunch and all four of us enjoyed our meals. The staff was friendly and attentive. The selection of dishes was nice and the quality of the food was very good. There's not much in the way of atmosphere, but it's clean and comfortable. The prices were also reasonable. We all left saying that each of us... More 

Thank Traveling_Polymath
Morgan Hill, California
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232 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016

I've eaten here several times while in Santa Cruz for business or pleasure, and I never have any regrets. The décor is nothing special, so keep that in mind when you go there, and when it's busy, parking can be a problem. Friends often park across the street in the McDonald's lot, but I try not to do that. Also,... More 

Thank cabearcat
Woodland, CA
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

We spotted this place earlier in the day as we were driving through Santa Cruz heading to Ano Nuevo State Park and ended up trying it out for dinner later that evening. When we pulled up there was only one other couple dining and I was a bit worried that we might have made a bad choice. By the time... More 

Thank WeekendTraverer
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

The best thing about Vasili's is the staff. They are smiling and accommodating and eager to please. However, food was not to our expectations. The slouvakis were just ok but the roasted lamb was so dry it was difficult to eat it without tzatziki which was much too garlicky to our taste. The blue and white decoration is pretty .... More 

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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
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 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
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 Mission St Ste A, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4740
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: (831) 458-9808

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?