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Las Olas Mexican Restaurant

2939 Carlsbad Blvd, On the 101, Just North of Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2904
+1 760-434-5850
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chips and salsa” (25 reviews)
“cabbage salad” (12 reviews)
“tacos” (22 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2939 Carlsbad Blvd, On the 101, Just North of Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2904
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We asked the concierege at our hotel where we could get the best Mexican food and Margaritas, she said Las Olas was her favorite place. I can see why! The service was personal and personable. The Margaritas were the best we've ever had. And the...More

Thank RMP456
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, 4 year old and I went here on a Wednesday night. Great service! Our server was EXTREMELY kind and attentive - can't remember her name but remember she had a small speech impediment. She deserves a raise! I had the grilled shrimp tacos...More

Thank L G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location was good from where I was staying at the Inn, just down the street. It turned out to be Very Good. Enough so that I returned another day during my stay. The wait staff was efficient and friendly. The Happy Hour fare was...More

Thank bernicone
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We just had lunch, warm greeting and seated quickly The food was ok / average Not in a hurry to return. Pricing average

Thank JFish72
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This is my go to place for delicious cheese enchiladas. I live in Rancho Bernardo but drive 35 minutes usually every other week to eat here. The chips and salsa are fantastic as well! Atmosphere is relaxing and service is always very friendly and prompt.

Thank hlynn85
Reviewed 12 March 2018

The atmosphere and food are great. Can get busy, but worth the wait. They also have another restaurant, by the same name, down the road in Cardiff by the Sea with beach views.

Thank Squirt77
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Cheese crisps done right and a great margarita to round out the day. Family favorite for many years,never a disappointment and sandy toes and wet hair are allowed! Enjoy this little piece of deliciousness before or after your day at the beach!

Thank Bridget O
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Not sure why folks line up to go to Los Olas. Food is very OK, nothing special. Not a great value either. Every time I go I wonder why I return with so many other Mexican options nearby.

Thank JSKazoo
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We LOVE Las Olas and don't let anyone tell you any different! Great food, ambience, and customer service! Highly recommend going here next time you are in Carlsbad! Margaritas tasty too! 👍

Thank bling15
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Coming from a Florida, I am not exposed to the variety of Mexican restaurants that are abundant in San Diego; however, I feel confident that Las Olas is definitely up there as far as taste goes. I was particularly impressed with the quality of the...More

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Marlys K
30 August 2017|
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Response from jennsantel | Reviewed this property |
This is NOT a chain restaurant. The Carlsbad and Cardiff locations are owned and operated by the two owners who started it back in 1981. Locally owned and operated. The ambience is different between the two locations, each... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2939 Carlsbad Blvd, On the 101, Just North of Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2904
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-434-5850
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