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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 - 9:00 pm
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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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Watsonville, California
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140 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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211 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 

Thank Cat_en_voyage
Santa Cruz, California
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116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Great food and friendly staff. Eat outside or order to go and hit the beach if you can to avoid the grease coated walls and photos.

Thank Alida S
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We go to Vasiili's in between the local Greek Festivals, when you can buy it on the street, because Vasilis in conveniently located on Mission Street, not far from evening events at the University. The standard items come out pretty well in our experience, and the starter spreads with bread and the desserts taste like they should.

Thank Linda B
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The lamb gyro was actual lamb meat rather than ground and it was so good!! Also the garlic fries were amazing! We happened by it on accident but were pleasantly surprised. Recommend

Thank gabtron

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?