Food & Drink in Santa Cruz


Davenport Roadhouse: Casual American Food and Drinks for Two or Four or More Guests at Davenport Roadhouse (36% Off)

Casual American Food and Drinks for Two or Four or More Guests at Davenport Roadhouse (36% Off)

Davenport Roadhouse

Davenport

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

$50 $32

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

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

River Cafe

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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Surf City Billiards & Cafe : Food, Drinks, and Pool at Surf City Billiards & Cafe (Up to 40% Off)

Food, Drinks, and Pool at Surf City Billiards & Cafe (Up to 40% 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 $12

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AWOLNATION: AWOLNATION at The Catalyst on Tuesday, June 2 at 8 p.m. (Up to 25% Off)

AWOLNATION at The Catalyst on Tuesday, June 2 at 8 p.m. (Up to 25% Off)

AWOLNATION

The Catalyst

The band explores the bounds of modern rock in hits such as “Sail” and on its most recent album, Run

$32 $24

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Miramar Fish Grotto: Seafood and Drinks for Two or Four at Miramar Fish Grotto (53% Off)

Seafood and Drinks for Two or Four at Miramar Fish Grotto (53% Off)

Miramar Fish Grotto

Santa Cruz

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

$30 $14

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Linwood's Bar & Grill: $16 for Pizzetta and Local Wine for Two at Linwood's Bar & Grill ($38 Value)

$16 for Pizzetta and Local Wine for Two at Linwood's Bar & Grill ($38 Value)

Linwood's Bar & Grill

Santa Cruz

California wine and freshly baked flatbreads in a restaurant with sweeping views of Monterey Bay

$38 $16

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Star Bene: $11 for $20 Toward Italian and Argentine Cuisine

$11 for $20 Toward Italian and Argentine Cuisine

Star Bene

Twin Lakes

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

$20 $11

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Mountain Mike's Pizza: One Large Two-Topping Pizza and Pitcher of Beer at Mountain Mike's Pizza (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

One Large Two-Topping Pizza and Pitcher of Beer at Mountain Mike's Pizza (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Mountain Mike's Pizza

Pleasure Point

Massive pizzas topped with ingredients such as Louisiana hot sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, and fresh green onions

$31.67 $19

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

$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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El Jardin Restaurant: Mexican Cuisine and Drinks for Two or More or Sunday Brunch at El Jardin (Up to 50% Off)

Mexican Cuisine and Drinks for Two or More or Sunday Brunch at El Jardin (Up to 50% Off)

El Jardin Restaurant

Live Oak

Authentic Mexican dishes made from local ingredients pair with margaritas amidst colorful dining room and heated outdoor garden

$30 $15

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Mission Hill Creamery: $13 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at Mission Hill Creamery ($20 Value)

$13 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream at Mission Hill Creamery ($20 Value)

Mission Hill Creamery

Santa Cruz

Every day the creamery spoons succulent servings of ice cream in 16 rotating flavors, including Salted Caramel and Mint Chocolate Confetti

$10 $6.50

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Tequila and Taco Music Festival's Mas Margaritas (Santa Cruz): $30for Entry, Margaritas, and Glasses for Two People at Tequila & Taco Music Festival ($60 Value)

$30for Entry, Margaritas, and Glasses for Two People at Tequila & Taco Music Festival ($60 Value)

Tequila and Taco Music Festival's Mas Margaritas (Santa Cruz)

Santa Cruz

Inaugural party includes award-winning margaritas, music, and craft show; proceeds go to Gen Giammanco Foundation for scholarships

$60 $30

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Pearl of the Ocean: $12 for $20 Worth of Organic Sri Lankan Fare and Drinks at Pearl of the Ocean

$12 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 $12

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Odonata Wines: Wine Tasting for Two or Four or a Library Wine-Tasting Event on October 17 at Odonata Wines (Up to 50% Off)

Wine Tasting for Two or Four or a Library Wine-Tasting Event on October 17 at Odonata Wines (Up to 50% Off)

Odonata Wines

Multiple Locations

Subtle, food-friendly wines from local, organic grapes are among the more than 25 wines available from the winemaker’s library

$20 $12

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  • Laili
    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.
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    101B Cooper St
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Samba Rock Acai Cafe
    When owners Vanessa and Ron Wilkerson were opening Samba Rock Acai Café, they encountered many roadblocks along the way. For instance, the city assessed there would be a $30,000 traffic-impact fee for their restaurant. So the duo improvised. They built an indoor bike parking area, reducing the fee while still providing customers a place to park their wheels. This is just one example in which Ron has defied what some might see as a career-ending set-back. In 1988, the former professional BMX Freestyle rider fell into a coma after failing to land a no-hander, no-footer trick on his bike. Though some might have given up after a life-threatening experience like that—he suffered short-term memory loss and even forgot some of the BMX tricks that he had pioneered—Ron got back on his bike. And if he hadn’t, he would never have traveled to Sao Paolo, Brazil, met Vanessa, married her, or opened Samba Rock Acai Café. The menu at Samba Rock Acai Café pays homage to the country where the Wilkersons met and where Vanessa grew up. Blended Brazilian berries and mix-ins, such as bananas and peanut butter, make up the base for their acai bowls. They crown this base with toppings such as fresh fruit, avocado, coconut cream, and granola. Their smoothies also feature acai, as well as organic ingredients, which have never been tainted by spray tanners to look more appealing to customers. To round out their South American-inspired menu, they serve yerba mate—steeped leaves of the mate plant—with acai to sweeten each sip.
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    291 Water Street
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Linwood's Bar & Grill
    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.
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    1 Chaminade Ln.
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Ristorante Italiano Santa Cruz
    During their bi-annual Wine Festivals, 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 exciting events—the eatery's cooks use Okanagan Valley ingredients in their Italian-inspired dishes year-round, including amazingly fresh produce and world-class quality wine. Since opening in 1996 at the same location they occupy today, Villa Rosa has built a strong reputation in the area by offering consistently great food. 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 sauté 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.
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    555 Soquel Ave.
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • New Leaf Community Markets
    If you haven't experienced New Leaf Community Markets, it's the perfect time to check out the hugely-popular deli. It's an ideal choice for those seeking outstanding food. There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. There really is something for everyone, with gluten-free options, as well as healthy and organic items on the robust menu. Plus, if you're on the lookout for the perfect spot for family or friends, it's been reviewed as a solid option for large groups and kids. If you need food provided for a local event, take advantage of its catering options. Located right in the heart of town, New Leaf Community Markets definitely won't leave you disappointed. Visitors to the restaurant have access to a private lot nearby or can park on the street. Should you prefer to pedal over there, bicycle parking's also provided.
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    1134 Pacific Ave
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Saturn Café
    facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: Saturn Cafe facet_type_id: a22fbb90-5f37-1032-b6df-a89b33c1e9d3 html_text: |- From a business started in 1979 inside a tiny house on Mission Street, Saturn Cafe has grown into a green-certified restaurant filled with decorated tables, colorful booths, and a retro feel. Every night chefs whip up local and organic ingredients into vegan and vegetarian versions of traditional American diner staples. In the kitchen, cooks prepare award-winning fries in trans-fat free oil that they recycle into bio-diesel fuel, and craft a BLT on sourdough with fakin' bacon. Skilled hands assemble omelets with organic eggs, red onions, and red chard, and whip up vegan and vegetarian milkshakes to wash down wheat- and gluten-free bites.
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    145 Laurel St.
    Santa Cruz, CA US

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