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1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
+1 831-427-9900
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“mole” (9 reviews)
“truffle” (13 reviews)
“quiche” (8 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Davebwiseman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!!!!!

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

Thank Daniela B
ChocolateSantaCruz, Owner at Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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!

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

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.

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

Thank AmyJune H
Reviewed May 20, 2018

Had a lovely though brief late lunch here. Sat on the patio & listened to their nearby waterfall. Chicken soup & salad - both yummy. Waitress served us quickly as we were on a time crunch. Thoroughly enjoyed this afternoon respite. LOVED THEIR FRESH GLUTEN...More

Thank Gloria L
ChocolateSantaCruz, Owner at Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

Gloria, thank you for coming to Chocolate, and especially for trying out our gluten-free bread.

Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Going there for Mother's Day, my wife, mother-in-law and sister-in-law thought it was great. The entrees are varied and reasonably priced but the three ladies were "all about the desserts".

Thank Mike P
Reviewed May 13, 2018

This little place in downtown Cruz is charmingly different. I'd advise going on a nice day to enjoy the small outdoor patio which is separated from the sidewalk/street by gorgeous plants & flowers. It feels a bit European: peaceful, yet you're able to watch the...More

Thank JamaisVu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Families with children
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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