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Surfrider Cafe

429 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4503
+1 831-713-5258
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“avocado fries” (17 reviews)
“sliders” (15 reviews)
“burger” (68 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
429 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4503
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Santa Cruz is really cool place at all and this place looks for me like a typical Santa Cruz place. I love places where waiters dont have to hide their tattoos like everywhere in USA. Anyway it was my last dinner in the US. We...More

Thank Milan Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hats off to this place, huge tasty burgers, good service but really good value, family of 3 ate for $37 Couldn't recommend highly enough

Thank mtwnix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is nice compared to other places in Santa Cruz, although could be better. We had a Jalapeño Poppers that were great, a burger quite good, but the mac and cheese was quite bad.

Thank Rocio M
Reviewed August 15, 2017

For garlic lovers, a bruschetta salad will be just that, too garlicky. I had a garlicky breath for 2 days after my lunch. A burger was average, nothing special, did not stand out. Service was very good, but the 3 starts due to no toilet...More

Thank L0ve2travle
Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

This is a bit of a walk from the beachfront and the main drag of restaurants but well worth it. It doesn't look much from the outside but the staff are very friendly. They have a list of guest beers from local breweries. The kids...More

Thank Kate W
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is a modern day "Burger Joint." There is the traditional burger as well as a variety specialty house burgers to choose from. You can order good old fashioned french fries and/or french fries with creative twists, avocado fries, as well as sweet potato fries...More

Thank angelaj361
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here with friends. Service was good and the food was good too. Fun little place. Our boys love this place.

Thank Mamjensen
Reviewed May 7, 2017

One of the best burgers I have ever had. The big homemade sourdough buns you can get here with your burger are nothing short of amazing.

Thank Jdb49
Reviewed May 6, 2017

FOOD: Lots of comfort pub food here, from burgers to hot wings to fish tacos, salads, and mac & cheese. Nice kids menu with cheap eats that includes a drink, fries, and dessert. Nothing fancy, but cooked nicely. DRINKS: Very low cost and good quality...More

Thank ZMMom
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Three of us came here for a light dinner. The beer menu is adequate, ice tea is brewed on house which is always a plus for me. I ordered a turkey burger on the homemade fun, but the bun was a little too thick for...More

Thank AmyJune H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
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: 429 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4503 (Formerly San Pablo Taqueria)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-713-5258
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