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1209 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3914
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Salinas, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Stopped in on New Year's Day. It was a little early but we wanted to watch some college football and ended up chatting with the bartender and having some drinks. Great people watching from the bar as you can see out onto the busy sidewalk. Casual, relaxed atmosphere. Live music every night.

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santa cruz, ca
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

I'm so sad, they have stopped serving food. It's been quite awhile since they closed the kitchen. It used to be the hot tip to go to Happy Hour there for the great burgers, salads and tacos. I know another restaurant is using their kitchen and just opened this week. I will check out Soif's food in the next couple... More 

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santa cruz, ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

The hot tip is to go to Happy Hour. It lasts until 7:30. The Burgers are to die for and they're only $6 with fries during happy hour. The salad is excellent and the tacos are very good also. Great drink prices. They are still figuring out their menu (it's changed a couple of times) but check out Motiv, you'll... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

I've met friends here a few times for a drink and didn't really care for the atmosphere or the crowd that hangs here. Seems like it's more for the 20ish college crowd looking to hook up with someone for the evening. Very loud. .

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3914
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz

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