Food & Drink in Santa Cruz

Casual American Food at Davenport Roadhouse (40% Off). Four Options Available.

Davenport Roadhouse

Davenport

Restaurant inside an eco-friendly inn serves burgers, local wine and beer, and sustainably sourced seafood

$30 $18

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Burritos and Sodas for Two at Vivas Organic Mexican Food (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Vivas Organic Mexican Food

Eastside

Burritos stuffed with guacamole and other fixings, or eggs and potatoes; other breakfast plates include huevos rancheros and scrambled eggs

$24.90 $12.50

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Three, Six, or Nine Bottles of Cold-Pressed Juice at Jamba Juice (Up to 43% Off)

Jamba Juice RTD

Multiple Locations

Ready-to-drink packs of Jamba’s new cold-pressed juices make it easy to enjoy a healthy and delicious snack at home or at work

$16.47 $9.99

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Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers and Beer or Wine at The Point Chophouse & Lounge (Up to 48% Off)

The Point Chophouse & Lounge

Pleasure Point

Contemporary seafood appetizers precede meals of juicy steak and grilled salmon

$79 $42

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Food, Drinks, and Pool at Surf City Billiards & Cafe (Up to 45% Off)

Surf City Billiards & Cafe

Downtown Santa Cruz

Fifteen professional-grade tables, upscale pub food, full bar, and tasty beer selection spread out beneath 22 ft. vaulted ceilings

$20 $11

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$10 for $20 Worth of Organic Sri Lankan Fare and Drinks at Pearl of the Ocean

Pearl of the Ocean

Eastside

Menus for vegans, vegetarians, meat and seafood eaters, with locally sourced organic ingredients, spices in curries, and exotic drinks

$20 $10

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Seafood and Drinks for Two or Four at Miramar Fish Grotto (40% Off)

Miramar Fish Grotto

Westside

Wall-sized windows open to views of the Pacific as diners try tuna poke, clams and linguini, broiled snapper, steaks, and lobster tail

$30 $18

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$11 for $22 Worth of Italian and Argentine Cuisine, Valid Sunday Through Thursday at Star Bene

Star Bene

Twin Lakes

Homemade pastas, seafood, and empanadas with local, organic meats and vegetables

$22 $11

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$11 for $20 Worth of California Beach Cuisine and Microbrews at Surfrider Cafe

Surfrider Cafe

Downtown Santa Cruz

Home-style comfort food, including 1/3 lb. Black Angus burgers on freshly baked sourdough buns paired with ales from Boulder Creek Brewery

$20 $11

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Organic Breakfast or Lunch Fare for One or Two at River Cafe (Up to 40% Off)

River Cafe

Central Santa Cruz

House-made granola, Old Creek Ranch grass-fed beef burgers, grilled chicken paninis, frittatas, pastries & cookies keep patrons noshing

$14 $9

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$12 for $20 Worth of Wine and Food at Vino Prima

Vino Prima

Santa Cruz

Surrounded by 360-degree views of Monterey Bay, the bar features more than 150 botique wines from California in the bottle

$20 $12

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Laili: A User's Guide

Modern Afghan Cuisine | Farm-to-Table Recipes | Communal Dining Space | Open Kitchen | Idyllic Courtyard

Sample Menu

  • Starter: maush-awa, a three-bean soup with lentils, split peas, and qurut yogurt that Ann Parker of the Santa Cruz Sentinel called "one of the most delicious soups I've ever tasted"
  • Entree: lamb kebab with kabuli rice, mixed vegetables, and three chutneys
  • Vegetarian entree: pomegranate eggplant with saffron-infused basmati rice, chard, caramelized onion, and yogurt
  • Dessert: cardamom crème brûlée

    The Focus: Wafi Amin came to the United States in 1975 to study and learn about the world, but while he was here, the Soviet Union invaded his native Afghanistan. So Amin decided to stay. Years later he opened Laili as both an homage to his homeland's culture and as an exploration of the flavors of the Silk Road—a 5,000-mile trade route between the Mediterranean and China.



    Where to Sit: If the weather is accommodating, head outside. Laili is home to a courtyard so secluded that it can only be seen while riding in a helicopter or on Godzilla's shoulder. Amid its white tablecloths, ivy climbs toward light-draped beams, and palm fronds share space with flickering heaters. On rainy days, plant yourself indoors at one of the communal dining tables, where you can brush elbows with a cross-section of downtown.



    While You're Waiting

    • Turn your eyes toward the open kitchen to watch the chef roll out naan dough with a giant rolling pin.
    • Appraise the precious Afghan jewelry that's the subject of a 16-panel photograph in the dining room.

      While You're in the Neighborhood
      Before: Read up on the Silk Road at Bookshop Santa Cruz, an independent staple since 1966 (1520 Pacific Avenue).
      After: Settle in for a nightcap at 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall (110 Walnut Avenue), which has amassed an impressive collection of craft brews and strong Belgian ales.

101B Cooper St
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

Property Location
With a stay at Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, you'll be in the mountains and convenient to DeLaveaga Golf Course and Mystery Spot. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Pasatiempo Golf Course and Capitola Historical Museum.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 156 air-conditioned guestrooms. Cable programming along with video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as direct-dial phones with voice mail.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a health club, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub. Additional amenities include a concierge desk, an arcade/game room, and gift shops/newsstands.

Dining
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the resort's room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Free parking is available onsite.

1 Chaminade Ln
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

During the annual Fall Wine Festival, Villa Rosa Ristorante Italiano hosts exclusive dinners paired with offerings from top Okanagan wineries. Luckily, Villa Rosa's Italian feasts aren't just available at these autumn events?the eatery's cooks use Okanagan Valley ingredients in their Italian-inspired dishes year-round.

Garlicky lemon-cream sauce coats tiger prawn appetizers, while marsala wine reductions flavour cuts of Villa Rosa's signature grilled lamb chops. Pasta-wise, cooks toss baby Caribbean lobster with linguini and saut? fusilli with blends of basil pesto and white wine; they even whip up gluten-free versions of every pasta dish. To complement meals, bartenders supply a steady stream of reds and whites sourced from Italy and local wineries.

555 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

From the pinto beans plucked from the field to the whole wheat rolled into tortillas, every ingredient at Vivas Organic Mexican Food is organic and free of preservatives. The all-natural feast starts during breakfast, with plates of huevos rancheros and burritos packed with chorizo and cage-free eggs. Later in the day, chefs ladle mango sauce atop tilapia tacos and roast pasilla chiles stuffed with cheese.

Each meal is highly customizable?guests choose the meat that goes into their burritos, tacos, and quesadillas, as well as the type of tortilla they want: flour, whole wheat, spinach, or wrapping paper brought from home. They enjoy these dishes in a dining room that evokes a sunny courtyard, complete with faux shutters and a burbling fountain.

1201 Soquel Ave.
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

The El Jardin Restaurant story opens more than two decades ago, when the Delgado family first began serving authentic Mexican dishes at its festive, color-soaked restaurant. Today, Delgado family members continue to run the kitchen, folding locally grown produce, fresh seafood, and homemade salsas into dishes that have been lauded by Santa Cruz Good Times. Owner George Delgado's own mosaic artwork adorns the floors of the dining room, where vibrant paintings act as eye candy to accompany house margaritas, enchiladas, fajitas, and specialty dishes. Outdoor heaters warm diners seated on the expansive patio, which sits amidst a garden of plant life and songbirds that croon the lyrics to popular mariachi numbers.

655 Capitola Rd
Santa Cruz,
CA
US

The chefs at Surfrider Cafe don't need to look far for inspiration. Beyond a menu of entrees made from local, sustainably grown ingredients, the restaurant also serves craft beers from its own Santa Cruz microbrewery, Boulder Creek Brewery. Veggies such as panko-breaded artichoke hearts find their way into appetizers, sandwiches, and burgers. Desserts range from housemade brownies to organic peanut-butter chocolate pie. Furthering its commitment to the community, Surfrider Cafe contributed more than $25,000 to local schools and nonprofits from 2011?2013.

429 Front St.
Santa Cruz,
CA
US