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1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
+1 831-427-9900
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“mole” (10 reviews)
“quiche” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
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Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

There is mole and mole and in serious restaurants they can be quite daunting. This casual spot has two versions - one spicy and one less so (the Oaxacan). Two of our 3-person party had the latter and it was very good indeed with a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Nina S
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Whenever I visit my friend in Santa Cruz from the UK I ask to come here. Lovely attentive staff, great warm atmosphere, and the food......mmmm. This time we shared 2 starters, the special of the day which was baked sprouts, crispy with a hot spice...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GinOla7
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I are gluten free. Loved everything from soup to desert. We were impressed with the taste and everything came with it.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 1goodtraveller2
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Early dinner with friends, Their daughter had been wanting to eat here for a while so as I was taking them out there was an opportunity. Menu is mostly cheese, chocolate, chocolate and cheese. Lots of cheese in every dish. Between us we had the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Davebwiseman
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for dessert post after dinner walk. Everyone ordered something different so we could all try a variety......EVERYTHING WAS SCRUMPTIOUS!!!!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 2oldkidz
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We went for the Chicken with Mole Poblano and the Spiced Chocolate Roasted Pork: so tasty, so good, we,ll never forget it: only in Mexico did we eat such a good mole poblano! Wine is excellent, with a selection of local wines and Italian ones...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AnonimaViennese
ChocolateSantaCruz, Owner at Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. It means so much to have our work appreciated that way.

Reviewed August 12, 2018

This is tucked in next to Book Shop Santa Cruz. You could easily walk right by. There are beautiful plants that help keep it private. Lunch was excellent. Salads and sandwiches were fresh and flavorful. We only regretted not saving room for Chocolate!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JeriLG
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Our first night of a 12 day NorCal, Oregon, Wash road trip had us in Santa Cruz (kids 20, 18, and 15). I hoped that the Boardwalk and a trip to Chocolate would be a fab kickstart. They loved it! Meals were all good but...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Angela H
Reviewed June 19, 2018

This restaurant focuses on chocolate, and they hung my moon with their Poblano version of Chicken Mole. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank bruce w
ChocolateSantaCruz, Owner at Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Thank you for coming and especially for your kind words about our Mole Poblano!

Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

The outside seating is pretty great. Lost a of plants and flowers and the atmosphere is pleasant The good was just okay. In the effort to appear fancy they forget the flavor. It was terrible but it was fantastic either. I had a pretty flavorless...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank AmyJune H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
    (Cooper Street)
  • Public Transportation: Metro bus station with links to San Jose, three blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-427-9900
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