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Vasili's Greek Food & Barbque

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1501 Mission St Ste A, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4740
+1 831-458-9808
11:00 am - 9:30 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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189 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered the lamb Souvlaki plate and I wasn't all that impressed with it. There was a good portion of lamb meat that was somewhat tender but not very moist and it did not seem to have any seasoning on it. Maybe that's the way it's supposed to be. I opted not to have the rice but asked for extra... More 

Thank Luv W
Beachwood, Ohio
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149 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

After driving south from Half Moon Bay, we stumbled on Vasili's. Small restaurant. Not fancy but nice. Cook and wait staff efficient and friendly. By hearing conversations, many of the diners are regulars. Parking on this main thoroughfare is at a premium. We parked at McDonald's next door and walked across the street. Wary to suggest a Greek restaurant to... More 

Thank svjanis
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

We stopped for lunch after visiting Natural Bridges State Park. We enjoyed our food and tasted some great new items. The appetizers were delicious! We had spanikopita, lamb gyros, and taramosalata the red caviar. We were traveling with 2 preschoolers so we were pretty hard to handle but the waitress did a great job.

Thank Lorleila B
San Jose, California
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

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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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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55 reviews
18 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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31 reviews
21 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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62 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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: +1 831-458-9808

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