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“Great food, drinks and specials” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Las Olas Mexican Restaurant

Las Olas Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #15 of 326 Restaurants in Carlsbad
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food, drinks and specials”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is the best Mexican food in the area! The food is flavorful and comes in adequate proportions. There is a large variety of tasty margaritas. Great happy hour specials on margaritas, fish tacos and appetizers. Be sure to check out Las Olas if you are in the area!

Visited February 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Greenville, South Carolina
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215 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

We always went to the beach location. This was our first time here. It was quiet and cute. Great food as always!
Our service was good but not great, he seemed busy.
Yes we will go back.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Good Food & Fast Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This was our first supper in California after landing there that morning. We were looking for some decent Mexican food, versus the food court stuff we get at restaurants back home, and las olas did not disappoint. The extensive menu was also inexpensive - this was not Mexican fine dining, but it was tasty with generous portions.

The décor is a bit rustic, with lots of surf boards on the walls, and it looks like they get large crowds. We had an early supper, but were amazed by how fast the service was. There was no shortage of friendly staff, perhaps in anticipation of the larger crowd to follow, but even the turnaround of getting our meals was very quick. It was about 60% full when we left, but our waitress did not slow down one bit.

I`m not sure how our experience might have been had we eaten later in the evening, but we would definitely come back.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Philly suburbs
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Really?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Went for dinner wanted good Mexican food. So someone recommended this place. Why , I am not sure. Thought there would be better food here then back home...NOT! The menu is not what I consider Real Mexican food. Very disappointed to see nothing that was not cheesy and over cooked and slathered in some sauce. My husband ordered soup and they brought it out with the meal so we sent it back and they forgot to take it off the check. But that is not the problem, the menu you should check out before you go. If you want the traditional burritos, tacos and enchiladas this is for you but if you want fine Mexican food, steak, shrimp or chicken look elsewhere

Visited January 2013
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Littleton, Colorado
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“This is an excellent place to eat.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We visited on a Tuesday and the crowd was light. The food was fantastic. I gas the relent and enchilada plate. My wife has the char grilled chicken tacos. We had the appetizer of deep fried peppers. The appetizer was good, although it arrived after the main dishes. They should have told us it took a long time. We had 2 children with us and the staff was very accommodating. Tis is a family friendly place. I will go back and try another dish!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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