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Best Mexican Restaurants & Taquerias in Santa Cruz, CA

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker - Santa Cruz BRE 01455690

BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANTS AND TAQUERIAS IN SANTA CRUZ, CA


Everyone has their own opinion about where to find the best Mexican Restaurants in Santa Cruz County and being a life long resident of Santa Cruz I certainly have my opinion!  Here are my pics for some of the top Mexican food restaurants and taquerias in Santa Cruz.  Check out the map to view them all:

 

Manuel's Restaurant:
Right by Seacliff State Beach you will find Manuel's Restaurant which has been a beloved fixture in the local dining scene for over five decades. This family-owned establishment prides itself on serving traditional Mexican fare made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. My daughter loves the carne asada tacos and I am a big fan of the chile relleno and Margaritas.  The restaurant's cozy ambiance and great service make it the perfect spot for a casual lunch or a festive dinner with friends and family.

Palapas:

Located in the Seascape Village in Aptos with ocean views and a great bar, Palapas is a long time favorite with both locals and tourists.  My favorite meal at Palapas is the ceviche tostada.  They have great chips & salsa and stong Margaritas.  Very festive and fun vibe that makes you feel like you are on vacation.

Tacos Morenos:


No exploration of Mexican cuisine in Santa Cruz would be complete without a visit to Tacos Morenos. This beloved taqueria has been a favorite locals and visitors alike with its authentic street-style tacos and burritos since 1992.  This is a casual taqueria in Santa Cruz that won't break the bank.

Must-Try Dish: Super Burrito – A hearty burrito stuffed with your choice of meat, rice, beans, cheese, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream, all wrapped in a warm flour tortilla.


There are soooooo many Taquerias in Santa Cruz county and good Mexican Restaurants, these are just a few of my favorites.  Check out the map to see all of the best Mexican Restaurants and Taquerias in Santa Cruz, CA

Comments(3)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jessica Wallace Mexican food is what my wife and I are having tonight for dinner.  ☺️

Feb 16, 2024 01:43 PM
Jessica Wallace

My favorite for sure :)

Feb 16, 2024 05:21 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jessica, nothing better than knowing where the best Mexican food can be found!

Feb 16, 2024 06:14 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Welcome to the Rain. Enjoyed your blog page, and I added you as a follower. I would love the follow back. Also, then we both get 50 points. Bill

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Feb 17, 2024 04:57 AM