Restaurants in Santa Cruz


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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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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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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Linwood's Bar & Grill: $20 for Pizzetta and Local Wine for Two at Linwood's Bar & Grill ($38 Value)

$20 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 $20

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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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Dharma's Restaurant: Vegetarian Cuisine and Drinks at Dharma's Restaurant (40% Off)

Vegetarian Cuisine and Drinks at Dharma's Restaurant (40% Off)

Dharma's Restaurant

Capitola

Classic diner fare and international dishes crafted for vegetarian diets, with vegan and gluten-free options available

$20 $12

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Wharf House Restaurant: Seafood for Two or Four at Wharf House Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Seafood for Two or Four at Wharf House Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Wharf House Restaurant

Capitola

Views of Monterey Bay and Capitola Village add a visual component to meals of fresh seafood enjoyed in the dining room or on a roof deck

$32 $18

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Ella’s At The Airport: Italian and New American Fare for Dinner at Ella's at the Airport (Up to 43% Off)

Italian and New American Fare for Dinner at Ella's at the Airport (Up to 43% Off)

Ella’s At The Airport

Watsonville

While dining inside or on the patio, guests dig into wood-fired pizzas, steaks, organic options, and sustainable seafood fare

$30 $17

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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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Appleton Grill: Sandwiches, Pizzas, and Comfort Foods at Appleton Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Sandwiches, Pizzas, and Comfort Foods at Appleton Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Appleton Grill

Watsonville

Classic American comfort foods ranging from burgers and wings to tuna melts and club sandwiches in a Watsonville landmark

$20 $12

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Roger's Diner: American Diner Food for Two or Four at Roger's Diner (Up to 50% Off)

American Diner Food for Two or Four at Roger's Diner (Up to 50% Off)

Roger's Diner

Watsonville

Family-friendly diner serves up hearty plates of denver skillets with eggs and onions, juicy burgers, and fried chicken and T-bone steaks

$25 $13

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Dona Esther Restaurant: Mexican Food at Dona Esther Restaurant (Up to 44% Off).

Mexican Food at Dona Esther Restaurant (Up to 44% Off).

Dona Esther Restaurant

San Juan Bautista

Traditional Mexican dishes, such as carne asada and steaming menudo, warm stomachs

$25 $14

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Britannia Arms: Pub Food and Drinks at Britannia Arms (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Pub Food and Drinks at Britannia Arms (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Britannia Arms

Monterey

British-owned pub with offers British and American favorites alongside drinks and live music

$30 $18

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400 Degrees Gourmet Burgers & Fries: Gourmet Burgers, Fries, and Drinks at 400 Degrees Gourmet Burgers & Fries (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Gourmet Burgers, Fries, and Drinks at 400 Degrees Gourmet Burgers & Fries (50% Off). Two Options Available.

400 Degrees Gourmet Burgers & Fries

Carmel-by-the-Sea

American wagyu beef burgers, veggie burgers, and turkey burgers with toppings such as smoked bacon or crispy onions

$20 $10

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Matxain Etxea Basque Restaurant: $26 for $40 at Basque Matxain Etxea Restaurant

$26 for $40 at Basque Matxain Etxea Restaurant

Matxain Etxea Basque Restaurant

San Juan Bautista

Restaurant serves up tapas and entrees inspired by northern Spain’s Basque Country, such as sautéed shrimp, mussels, and oxtail stew

$40 $26

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Los Amigos: Mexican Cuisine for Dine-In or Take-Out at Los Amigos (Up to 36% Off)

Mexican Cuisine for Dine-In or Take-Out at Los Amigos (Up to 36% Off)

Los Amigos

Pacific Grove

Mexican restaurant offers a blend of classic Southwest-style dishes and selections from Oaxacan heritage

$22 $14

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Alvarado Fish & Steak House: Italian and American Cuisine or a Prix-Fixe Dinner for Two at Alvarado Fish & Steak House (Up to 50% Off)

Italian and American Cuisine or a Prix-Fixe Dinner for Two at Alvarado Fish & Steak House (Up to 50% Off)

Alvarado Fish & Steak House

Old Monterey Business District

Italian and Japanese flavors infuse a menu of seasonal fish, grilled steaks, and housemade linguine

$30 $16

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Flaherty's: One-Dozen Oysters with Drinks or Seafood Dinner for Two with Wine at Flaherty's (Up to 45% Off)

One-Dozen Oysters with Drinks or Seafood Dinner for Two with Wine at Flaherty's (Up to 45% Off)

Flaherty's

Carmel

Locally stocked seafood grill serves up oysters alongside master mint juleps or spicy bloody marys, or pairs shellfish risotto with wine

$53 $29

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The Melting Pot: Fondue Dinner for Two or Four at The Melting Pot (Up to 42% Off)

Fondue Dinner for Two or Four at The Melting Pot (Up to 42% Off)

The Melting Pot

San Mateo

Diners enjoy each other’s company while they munch on fresh salads before cooking entrees fondue-style at the table

$66 $39

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La Casa Rosa: Three-Course Luncheon for Two or Four at La Casa Rosa (Up to 54% Off)

Three-Course Luncheon for Two or Four at La Casa Rosa (Up to 54% Off)

La Casa Rosa

San Juan Bautista

In a 156-year-old hotel, chefs serve Mexican-inspired casseroles and soufflés with cream sauce alongside local greens

$53.70 $25

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Crabaholic: $12 for $20 Worth of Cajun Seafood and Drinks at Crabaholic in San Jose

$12 for $20 Worth of Cajun Seafood and Drinks at Crabaholic in San Jose

Crabaholic

San Jose

Creole-style crawfish boils, oysters, crab legs, and an international drink list of beers, wines, and sakes

$20 $12

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La Dolce Vita Ristorante-Carmel: Italian Food at La Dolce Vita Ristorante-Carmel (Up to 41%Off)

Italian Food at La Dolce Vita Ristorante-Carmel (Up to 41%Off)

La Dolce Vita Ristorante-Carmel

La Dolce Vita

Italian fine-dining done right, crafted from family recipes presented with flair in intimate restaurant

$25 $17

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Buca di Beppo: $10 for $20 Worth of Family-Style Italian Cuisine at Buca di Beppo

$10 for $20 Worth of Family-Style Italian Cuisine at Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo

Multiple Locations

Family-sized dishes from Italy combine into a uniquely American cuisine including Cheesy Bread Florentine, Veal Parmigiana, and Baked Ziti

$20 $10

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Cafe Ella: $13 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food and Drink ($20 Total Value)

$13 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Food and Drink ($20 Total Value)

Cafe Ella

Watsonville

Get a hot filling breakfast like a morning wrap or waffle, or opt for all-day items like panini sandwiches, organic salads or home made soup

$10 $6.50

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Old Mountain Inn Cafe: American Comfort Food for Two or Four at Old Mountain Inn Cafe (Up to 50% Off)

American Comfort Food for Two or Four at Old Mountain Inn Cafe (Up to 50% Off)

Old Mountain Inn Cafe

Boulder Creek

Homestyle breakfast and lunch dishes such as biscuits and sausage gravy, waffles with bacon jam, chicken pot pie, and baked mac and cheese

$20 $12

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Avatar Indian Grill: $15 for $25 Worth of Indian Food at Avatar Indian Grill

$15 for $25 Worth of Indian Food at Avatar Indian Grill

Avatar Indian Grill

Creekbridge Plaza

Enjoy the same quality, authentic food that Chef Singh has served to heads of state

$25 $15

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Grill 'Em Steakhouse and Bar: Grill-It-Yourself Steak Dinner for Two or Breakfast or Lunch at Grill 'Em Steakhouse and Bar (Up to 40% Off)

Grill-It-Yourself Steak Dinner for Two or Breakfast or Lunch at Grill 'Em Steakhouse and Bar (Up to 40% Off)

Grill 'Em Steakhouse and Bar

Dry Creek

Cook your own tender new york strip steaks to perfection on a 6’x2.5’ communal grill; breakfast options include omelets and steak and eggs

$34 $25

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New York Pizza - San Jose: $12.50 for $25 Worth of Pizza, Sandwiches, and Salads at New York Pizza

$12.50 for $25 Worth of Pizza, Sandwiches, and Salads at New York Pizza

New York Pizza - San Jose

South San Jose

More than a dozen gourmet pies, with toppings such as shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, and feta, complement an array of salads and sandwiches

$25 $12.50

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Spinello's East Coast Eatery: Italian Food at Spinello's East Coast Eatery (Up to 40% Off). Four Options Available.

Italian Food at Spinello's East Coast Eatery (Up to 40% Off). Four Options Available.

Spinello's East Coast Eatery

Los Gatos

Hearty rigatoni, chicken parmesan, and spicy prawn fra diavlo join other Italian favorites for bustling lunches and dinners

$25 $15

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Saaghi Restaurant House of Kabob: Persian Cuisine for Two or Four or More at Saaghi Restaurant House of Kabob (50% Off)

Persian Cuisine for Two or Four or More at Saaghi Restaurant House of Kabob (50% Off)

Saaghi Restaurant House of Kabob

Willow Glen

Beef stew with 16 different herbs; Persian yogurt with diced cucumbers and dried mint; saffron-and-lemon-flavored chicken

$40 $20

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Dishes Bistro & Grill: $25 for $40 Worth of Italian and Seafood Dinner for Two at Dishes Bistro & Grill

$25 for $40 Worth of Italian and Seafood Dinner for Two at Dishes Bistro & Grill

Dishes Bistro & Grill

Marina

Local and international wines and beers complement fresh wild seafood, such as Monterey Bay King Salmon, and grass-fed steaks

$40 $25

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Hult's Restaurant: Lunch for Two or Four at Hult's Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Lunch for Two or Four at Hult's Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Hult's Restaurant

Los Gatos

Chefs prepare ecologically-conscious dishes such as crusted seared tuna salads, Swedish meatballs, organic veggie wraps, or duck paninis

$20 $12

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Craw Station: Crab Plates for Two or Two Dozen Oysters and Two Drinks at Craw Station (Up to 41% Off)

Crab Plates for Two or Two Dozen Oysters and Two Drinks at Craw Station (Up to 41% Off)

Craw Station

Inner Sunset

Crab plates spiced with lemon butter, garlic, and/or Cajun seasonings with choice of spice level; feast of fresh oysters on the half shell

$75.98 $45

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Loving Hut - Oakridge Mall (SJ): Vegan Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Loving Hut Oakridge Mall(Up to 40% Off)

Vegan Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Loving Hut Oakridge Mall(Up to 40% Off)

Loving Hut - Oakridge Mall (SJ)

Blossom Valley

Chefs use homemade ingredients and sauces to make vegan, Asian-American fusion including veggie burgers, wonton soup, and rice entrees

$25 $15

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Magoo's Pizza: $13.99 for a Carryout Large One-Topping Pizza and Breadsticks at Magoo's Pizza ($25.98 Total Value)

$13.99 for a Carryout Large One-Topping Pizza and Breadsticks at Magoo's Pizza ($25.98 Total Value)

Magoo's Pizza

Dry Creek

Fresh pizzas topped with a choice from six different sauces and toppings ranging from pepperoni and mushrooms to chorizo and artichokes

$25.98 $13.99

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Chicago Steak & Fish: Prix Fixe Dinner with Bottle of Wine for Two, Four, or Six at Chicago Steak & Fish (Up to 28% Off)

Prix Fixe Dinner with Bottle of Wine for Two, Four, or Six at Chicago Steak & Fish (Up to 28% Off)

Chicago Steak & Fish

Los Gatos

Bottles of house wine compliment slow-braised short ribs or fresh-caught salmon during prix fixe dinner

$110 $79

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Saaghi Restaurant: Persian Cuisine for Two or Four or for Carryout at Saaghi (Up to 46% Off)

Persian Cuisine for Two or Four or for Carryout at Saaghi (Up to 46% Off)

Saaghi Restaurant

Willow Glen

Taditional meats cooked on an open flame and evening entertainment make this a go-to spot for Persian food with a fun atmosphere

$35 $19

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Mountain Mike's Pizza: Large Pizza Meals at Mountain Mike's Pizza (Up to 35% Off). Four Options Available.

Large Pizza Meals at Mountain Mike's Pizza (Up to 35% Off). Four Options Available.

Mountain Mike's Pizza

Multiple Locations

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

$30.98 $20

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Art Social: Social Painting Event for One or Two at Local Bar or Restaurant from Art Social (Up to 47% Off)

Social Painting Event for One or Two at Local Bar or Restaurant from Art Social (Up to 47% Off)

Art Social

Multiple Locations

Local artists unleash students’ creative sides during three-hour painting classes held in various local wine bars and restaurants

$45 $25

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Mono Hot Springs Resort: Hot-Spring Mineral Bath and Restaurant Credit for Two or Four at Mono Hot Springs Resort (Up to 54% Off)

Hot-Spring Mineral Bath and Restaurant Credit for Two or Four at Mono Hot Springs Resort (Up to 54% Off)

Mono Hot Springs Resort

Mono Hot Springs

Mineral baths fed by hot springs soothe arthritis and rheumatism; a mountain-view eatery slings steaks and burgers

$70 $35

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Paint Nite: Two-Hour Social Painting Event for One, Two, or Four from Paint Nite (Up to 46% Off)

Two-Hour Social Painting Event for One, Two, or Four from Paint Nite (Up to 46% Off)

Paint Nite

Santa Cruz / Monterey

At local bars and restaurants, painters of all skill levels enjoy cocktails as they create their own pieces guided by an experienced artist

$45 $25

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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
  • Tampico Kitchen and Lounge
    For tasty Mexican fare, Santa Cruz's Tampico Kitchen and Lounge is hard to top. Health nuts will be pleased with the menu at Tampico Kitchen and Lounge, which includes a number of fresh, nutritious items. With Tampico Kitchen and Lounge's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening. Tampico Kitchen and Lounge welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family. Enjoy wifi here free of cost. Skip long waits and head to Tampico Kitchen and Lounge with your large group for easy seating. Don't sacrifice comfort for style — Tampico Kitchen and Lounge's dress code is business casual, so guests can look and feel great. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Tampico Kitchen and Lounge to your next party or event. Want to enjoy Tampico Kitchen and Lounge without the wait? Get it to go. At Tampico Kitchen and Lounge, you can find nearby options for both street and lot parking. Bike parking is also available outside the restaurant. Meals at Tampico Kitchen and Lounge usually set you back about $30 per diner. Breakfast bites, light lunches, and delicious dinners are all offered at Tampico Kitchen and Lounge.
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    822 Pacific Ave
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Louie Linguini's
    If you read Louie’s story, you’ll note that his middle name is Martini and his ex-wives include Marilyn Monroe, Katharine Hepburn, and Elizabeth Taylor. You’ll also read about his modest childhood in Portofino, Italy, where he frequented the harbors, mingled with fishermen, and dreamed of serving fresh fish at his very own restaurant. This intersection of lightheartedness and a passion for seafood defines Louie Linguini’s—regardless of what’s fact and what’s fiction. The restaurant occupies a second-story building with a patio that overlooks the blue expanse of Monterey Bay. Fresh seafood pops up in many of the menu's descriptions, no more so than on the restaurant’s signature cioppino, which is a dungeness-crab, clam, mussel, snapper, calamari, and shrimp stew served with a choice of whole crab legs or crabmeat. The kitchen also yields Italian eats such as 12-inch pizzas, spaghetti and housemade meatballs, and linguini with shrimp, artichokes, veggies, and garlicky cream sauce. Fueling each meal is a selection of wines, draft beers, and specialty martinis and mixed drinks.
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    660 Cannery Row
    Monterey, CA US
  • Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting
    One of the top-rated restaurants in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting offers a familiar atmosphere with a delicious menu that features coffee. It's a culinary destination for guests that want awesome food. In addition to its outdoor seating, most fans will claim that the restaurant's also defined by its attentive baristas. It should be noted that casual attire is encouraged. Also, though the prices are considered low, you won't sacrifice any quality. In fact, you should be able to enjoy a good meal for $11 or $12, and can probably get in and out for $8 if you try. There really is something for everyone, with gluten-free options, as well as low-fat and vegetarian items on the robust menu. WiFi's available if you're trying to get some work done, and in addition to its convenient take-out menu, the restaurant even provides catering for events around town. A staple in the community for nearly four decades, Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting definitely won't leave you disappointed. Visitors to the restaurant have access to a parking garage, or can park on the street.
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    1330 Pacific Avenue
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Linwood's Bar & Grill
    Monterey Bay unfurls like a watercolor painting beneath the mountaintop grounds of Chaminade Resort & Spa. Bold white splashes adorn the blue water, and brushstrokes of green kelp tangle with the dark rocks. Nestled in the resort, Linwood's Bar & Grill offers sweeping views of it all from an outdoor patio with fire-pit tables and comfy seating around an indoor fireplace. In the kitchen, Chef Kirsten Ponza and her team prepare cuisine with ingredients native to California's central coast. Careful thought also goes into the drink selection at Linwood's Bar & Grill. Bartenders pour organic and sustainably produced wines, many of which are from the area, unlike the mysterious baron sitting with a map and harpoon at the end of the bar. They also mix signature drinks, drawing on a tropical palette that includes mango vodkas, pomegranate juice, and fresh herbs.
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    1 Chaminade Ln.
    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

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