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“Fish Tacos!”

Las Olas Mexican Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood, Bar
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Since 1981, Las Olas Mexican Restaurant has served the best authentic fresh Mexican food near the beach!Please join us for margaritas, lunch and dinner specials, full bar and craft beers, Taco Tuesdays, Happy Hour Monday thru Friday till 6 pm, group parties, dog friendly patio dining, great service, and an amazing atmosphere!The menu allows customers a wide variety of options: Build your own seafood, chicken, pork, or carne asada tacos, enjoy delicious favorites like roasted chili relleños stuffed with fall-off-the-bone-tender carnitas, or delight in our seasonal grilled vegetable enchiladas. It's honest food, prepared fresh daily from scratch with wholesome ingredients - never powdered or granulated spice mixes like others tend to use - and their customers appreciate it.Want a Margarita or an ice cold beer? Las Olas Margaritas are famous, and many of our draft beer selections are from San Diego's own incredible breweries. Try the house infused roasted pineapple and jalapeño tequila in a Pineapple n' Chile Margarita some time. It's unique and delicious.Thanks for coming in we really appreciate your business!Visit us online or call any of our three locations for additional information.
Reviewed August 13, 2012

My favorite spot for fish tacos. Grilled or Baja style. This is the spot for the best Cali-Mex food. Their ceviche and chicken enchiladas are yummy! Great Happy hour!!

Thank AzaleaM_23
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Excellent fish tacos here. The place is a very short walk from the beach. My kids loved their food. Decent prices.

Thank nygnyr
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Well after 35 cities and 49 reviews, finally hit number 50 with a hometown great.

Las Olas Cardiff is a real find of a place and its wonderful for SD locals and tourists, you always get treated well. The restaurant is small, packing tight, and there can be a wait but the food, location, and margaritas make up for any "stress". I cant recommend this place enough for a summer stop. I have been coming randomly for about 15 years, as a kid with the parents on road trips and now as a post college happy hour seeker.

The location is amazing with million dollar views and always a nice breeze. The bar area has a full menu, a great happy hour, and a super friendly staff. The food is really good and even if it wasn't, with a margarita in my hand and an ocean view I would still come here, the food is just a bonus. I really enjoy the laid back atmosphere, it lacks the fake rich vibe that some coastal places have.

If you want to kill a summer Saturday or spend some post Del Mar Races time at a nice local spot swing by you wont regret it. Sign up for the Las Olas club on their website and you get random monthly 1/2 off margaritas

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Thank PadresDiego
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Always a favorite with our out of town guests. Drinking margs and eating appetizers on the sea-breeze buffeted outdoor patio is hard to beat.

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Thank Tom R
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

I love the location of Las Olas and keep going back just to be in the casual, close-to-the-beach environment. The food is pretty good...margaritas are great.. service is fair, at best.

Thank Blue44-LV
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