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Tortilla Flats Restaurant Santa Cruz

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4616 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073-2125
+1 831-476-1754
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Santa Cruz, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Tortilla Flats was my favorite Mexican Restaurant for the longest time. I met my cousin in early December for dinner and I had raved and raved about the food, the Tapas, the owner, just how much I liked it. I was so disappointed. I can't say that I'll never go back, but it will be a while. I am in... More 

Thank candelariasj
Seattle, Washington
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

If you want great southwest Mexican food you have found your spot! The Green Chile corn tamales were amazing and the mole was good as well. Your lunch won't be cheap but it will be good. The margarita was actually too strong for me, so be careful if you are a lightweight drinker like I am.

Thank MaggieS2360878
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

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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5 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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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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

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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, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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: +1 831-476-1754

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?