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Las Palmas Taco Bar

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55 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5427
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the closest place to eat to our hotel. My wife disappeared for a few minutes and came back with burrito's. She brought me a tongue one, as I like the taste and texture. It was pretty good. So stop by and grab a bite if it is close by.

Thank r0rschach
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

My family and I had just made it to Santa Cruz and we were hungry..Decided to eat at Las Palmas taco bar..We had carnitas quesadillas a burrito and enchiladas..BEST flavor the meat was tender salsa was delicious too plus yummy Horchata! 5 thumbs up 👍👍👍👍👍

Thank mendozaisone
Campbell, California
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This place doesn't look like much but the food is great here. Staff is friendly and we could eat outside with the dog.

Thank Judie447
Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Got a yummy take-out burrito. You have to pay for parking as this place is located down by the wharf.

Thank sandyldavis
Lakewood, Colorado
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Stopped in on our walk back from the Wharf & Boardwalk to our motel,Ocean Pacific Lodge, and had some good fast service Mexican food fare & an ice cold Pacifico cerveza. If you're in the area stop by. The owner was was very friendly and helpful recommending different plates.

Thank SgtMikeUSAF
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Great, affordable place that fries their own tortillas. Food is good and often visited by locals and workers on their lunch breaks. It's small but you can find seating in the front and on both sides of the building. Not tons of healthy options here, but I opted for pulled pork tacos on a corn tortilla and was satisfied. The... More 

Thank karencuevas
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We were on a quick late afternoon visit to Santa Cruz and were getting hungry. Looking around right by the beach, we couldn't decide what to get so we decided to give it a try. It was a small place and the food was okay. It that- fine- I wouldn't say anything unique stood out to me. I don't know... More 

Thank dionysia5
Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Being from Canada it is a rare treat to have good Mexican food. Our goal was to find some while on our West Coast road trip, and this place did not disappoint. After ordering a taco plate each, we ordered extra crunchy tacos to take back to our hotel to munch on later. A great little place!

Thank JulieEhrmantraut
Sacramento, California
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85 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

The food was good, but it's constantly busy. The inside is small, so if you don't grab a table as soon as someone gets up, you are sitting outside. They charge for refills, but otherwise, the prices were pretty average.

Thank Tina C
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Good food for a very good price and within walking distance of any Hotel/Motel. The crunchy shredded beef taco was killer

Thank Mark F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5427
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: 831-429-1220

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