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608 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2311
+1 831-457-8226
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went in a group of 6 and am only reviewing for my husband and I. We got chicken tostados and both liked them very much. Others in our group were not as happy with their food.

Thank hlmh201
Capitola, California
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124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A long-time local place. Fat burritos, great fish tacos, great toastadas. Fresh salsas. Horchatas, and much more.

Thank RonCentralCA
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

vallarta is a great place for tacos and a lot of other mexican food. the prices are low and the food is great. the service is a little slow

Thank petervagenas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Used to go 2-3 x/week Best burritos anywhere Moved to Austin. Don't call It Tex-Mex. no comparison. Miss it more than anything

Thank Adam S
Santa Cruz, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I eat at this restaurant frequently. I love their chili rellenos with rice and beans. Their salsas are fresh. It is not an expensive place but it is clean and the service is fast. They also serve breakfast dishes.

Thank Lee G
Santa Cruz, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Wonderful Tex Mex food. Tacos burritos ect. Several locations in Santa Cruz. Fast and inexpensive and delicious

Thank ronisrael
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Clean, friendly, and fun. The ingredients in everything were fresh and wonderful. Anything you could think of to order including lengua (beef tongue). Very good salsa added to all of our dishes.

Thank Twld2000
Santa Cruz, California
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84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

When in Capitola, this is my go-to Mexian restaurant of choice. Love the chicken tacos, the guacamole, burritos and just about everything else I've ordered. Always served hot and fresh, my only complaint is I can't refill my drink without a charge. Love the salsa bar, a reason in itself to give the food a try. Could be a little... More 

Thank ymceight
Santa Cruz, California
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Between Tacos Moreno at the top and ... is a few steps above Taco Bell. The food is good though and the service is too.

Thank CBeattie14
St. Petersburg, Russia
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

That is nice place to have a taco, the food is tasty and not expensive, But especially in this place something is wrong with a smell, that is why I prefer take away

Thank 49Jane

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 608 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2311
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-457-8226

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