Restaurants in Santa Cruz


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  • Hula's Island Grill And Tiki Room
    Hawaiian art and vintage surf paraphernalia deck the walls of Hula's Island Grill And Tiki Room, adding to the restaurant's island ambience. In the kitchen, cooks draw on the flavors of the Pacific Rim to craft raw ahi poke, luau pork sandwiches, and spring rolls alongside burgers, steaks, and tacos. More than 30 types of rum wait behind the bar to be poured into a mai tai or dark and stormy.
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    221 Cathcart St
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Tampico Kitchen and Lounge
    Yelpers and TripAdvisors give Tampico Kitchen and Lounge a 3.5-star average. Though reviews are mixed about the food, they praise the drink selection and food portion size.
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    822 Pacific Ave
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting
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    1330 Pacific Ave
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Cafetal
    Cafetal's menu is fully stocked with plates of breakfast and lunch fare, spun like vinyl with distinct Latin flare. Taste buds are tickled awake with the veggie breakfast burrito, an amalgam of eggs, cheese, hash browns, bell peppers, spinach, and onion rolled into a food tube with creamy avocado and spicy salsa ($5.25). Lunchers can soak up rays on the outdoor patio while enjoying a Mexican torta, a toasted Mexican sweet roll housing ham, queso fresco, onions, tomatoes, jalapeños, and avocado ($5.50). The café's food is coupled with an array of potables, including the Mexicano, a steamy blend of espresso and Mexican hot chocolate ($3.50+), also available iced ($3.75+), blended ($4.25+), or in a doubled-strawed beer helmet. Typists can practice one-handed surfing on the eatery's free Wi-Fi, occupying their leftover digits with a scoop of Marianne’s ice cream ($2.25).
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    2525 Soquel Dr
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Coffeetopia
    Since 1994, Coffeetopia’s rich aromas have welcomed espresso seekers, cappuccino connoisseurs, and Internet impresarios alike, grinding fresh Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Company coffee ($2.45/16 oz.) to perk up patrons. In addition to its certified-organic coffees, Coffeetopia whips up italian-style espressos and steeps Silk Road loose-leaf teas. Liquid enjoyment is only half of Coffeetopia’s edible equation, as the shop compiles a menu of belly-pleasing bites, including New York–style boiled bagels that are paired with house-made cream-cheese spreads such as spicy jalapeno ($2.75 on a toasted bagel). The shop’s homemade hummus ($3.25 on a bagel) makes a garlic-packed treat, ideal for smearing on bready surfaces or as a precautionary measure for appearing on Dracula’s new late-night talk show.
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    1723 Mission St
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Alfresco
    To dish downtown office lunchers with an alternative to fast foods, Alfresco's walk-up eatery proffers a generous selection of hot dishes, wraps, and salads served in two minutes or less. A bed of brown rice rests below peanut sauced shiitake mushrooms and teriyaki baked tofu in the Asian rice bowl ($4.95). Meanwhile, discerning wrappers can freestyle the contents of their own tortilla with a variety of flavorful spreads, boom-bap greens, and lightly salted hype men ($4.25+). Alfresco's extensive menu also lists customizable salads (starting at $4.95) and Mediterranean small plates (starting at $2). Owner and electric car driver Marilyn Strayer prides her 2010 Golden Carrot-winning and Monterey Bay Green Business-associated food stand for using exclusively biodegradable cups, cutlery, serve ware, and servers.
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    1520 Pacific Avenue
    Santa Cruz, CA US
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