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La Barrenada Sea Food & Taqueria

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313 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
+1 831-421-0590
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Redding, California
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

It took an 45 to get our to go order. Went back to hotel and woof down .. Couple of hours later we were all sick

Thank shawna p
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

See review for Hermosa Mer.this place seems like a fast food joint but the food surpassed all expectations. Fish was fresh and grilled just right.fried fish was crispy on the outside but delicious inside. Vegetables were fresh and crisp.

Thank Jim E
Lincoln, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

food and location service was great I especially liked listening to the seals and the waves great restaurant

Thank lovdogs
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

This was a pleasant surprise! We stopped by for a quick bite to eat as convenient to the boardwalk and our hotel. Food was fresh and piping hot on arrival. We all ordered different dishes and thoroughly enjoyed our food. The waitresses were friendly and attentive.

Thank Pinecones_hill
Murrieta, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

I've eaten food all over the world and I've only ever had something I couldn't chew up and swallow twice, this was one of those times. My body physically rejected the tainted bite before I could swallow followed by a 5 minute session of dry heaves. It had either hepatitis and or botulism written all over whatever was in the... More 

Thank Pete P
Bend, Oregon
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

The ice cream shop next door was closed, so we stopped in here for some ice cream, and my kids wanted to go back to this place all week! They only had a few flavors, but they were fresh and creamy. The waitress was very friendly too.

Thank ddh0514
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

The shrimp quesidella I had here was wonderful ~ the shrimp was very fresh and tasty. The service was delightful and it was pleasant to sit in the window with a surfboard converted to a table and watch dusk take over the beach. Recommended!

Thank Cara5
Durango, Colorado
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

We picked this place for dinner solely for its convenient location near the beach. We didn't expect a lot, and found it to be pretty typical Mexican food...neither exceptional, nor bad. We had three different kinds of burritos and fish tacos. The house margaritas were weak, but the beers were cold and refreshing. The salsa was tasty and seemed fresh.

Thank DurangoFam
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2012

Really good food with authentic flavor!! the ladies are very nice and friendly, their menu has a little of bit for everyone. Seafood, steak, chicken, salads. Good place

Thank kellynkendrasmom
Sacramento, CA
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012

This is a very good taqueria. The food is good but a bit pricey. Still our group of eight people had the least expensive dinner here of our eight day stay in Santa Cruz. If you come expecting a taqueria, you will not be disappointed. Excellent tongue and carnitas tacos!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 313 Beach St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-421-0590

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?