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Tortilla Flats Restaurant Santa Cruz

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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4616 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073-2125
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing like a dinner at Tortilla Flats! We've been a dozen times, at least! Several delightfully flavored molés are always available, but owner Cheryl Marquez makes sure to add even more kinds of molé during her periodic molé festivals. I love the Original Margarita (special ordered with tequila to your taste, no salt and a float of Cointreau), and the... More 

Thank Linda B
Santa Cruz, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

I had been to Tortilla Flats many times since moving to the area in 1977. It has always been a higher quality Mexican eatery. However the last few times my friends and I frequented Tortilla Flats we found the food just average. Perhaps we hit an off night but everything seemed overcooked. I regret giving a local restaurant a negative... More 

Thank gourdman585
Los Gatos, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Love to meet friends for lunch and try their latest specialties. Great Margaritas and very friendly staff make it an enjoyable time. The decor is particularly interesting, too.

Thank 5-25-kc
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

The Flats is known for it mole' dishes and unique sauces. Tapas is also a favorite. This is a small restaurant with a decor from the owner collection of plates. The original Margarita is the real deal with fresh lime and plenty of tequila.

1 Thank Sean H
Soquel, Ca
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I dine at Tortilla Flats at least once a month with our friends. We always come back for the outstanding (strong!) margarita's...and the food is equally as good, especially during the frequent Tapas nights. Highly recommend any of the flatland dishes!!

Thank Tripp4045
Central Point, Oregon
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

This was my first visit although my son has been going here for years. Great service, great food, and a nice quiet atmosphere to relax and enjoy the experience. the refried beans were some of the best i have ever tasted and the enchiladas were to die for. After tromping around the flea market most of Saturday morning it was... More 

Thank Ray T
Soquel, California
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016

We are always served quickly and the food is always delicious. Had a tostada salad this time with black beans and chicken and it was more than I could eat. They have a very nice vegetarian section and can even make some items vegan.

Thank gotkona
pacific northwest
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

We are so glad that we took the advice of so many reviewers and were able to eat here tonight! Our server was so helpful and attentive. My husband ordered the pork ribs special and I had the chile relleno and taco combo after starting off with quite possibly the best margaritas ever. Everything was so delicious. We both opted... More 

1 Thank late4thesky
San Jose, California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2016

This is one of our favorite places to eat in the Santa Cruz area; and eat here bi-weekly. We can always count on good food, quick and prompt service, and great margaritas.

Thank stravel146
Soquel, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

Tortilla Flats has the best mole sauce every and every other chili sauce for their enchiladas, great margarita, salsa is wonderful, staff is great fun place to meet with friends. Highly recommend

1 Thank EvelynHall

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4616 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073-2125
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Soquel
  • Phone Number: 831-476-1754

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