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1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
+1 831-427-9900
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here today for a late lunch. It was a nice day so we sat outside. Service was spot on. Food fresh and tasty. I had the quiche and salad. My husband had the pork shoulder with an amazing bbq sauce. We finished everything...More

Thank Jackie L
ChocolateSantaCruz, Owner at Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your observations and kind words. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food in this restaurant that's become an institution in Santa Cruz.. The flavors are homey and the outside patio is pleasant but save room for desert because the name says it all. Best chocolate food and drink anywhere

Thank Celia S
ChocolateSantaCruz, Owner at Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for coming. We appreciate your kind words.

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This restaurant is very eclectic and small, a few tables inside and outside. We came for dinner and had two salads, which were nothing special, too much cheese and dressing. However, when we order a sample plater of dessert, the Desert Orgy, we had a...More

Thank L0ve2travle
Reviewed 27 December 2017

ity just isn't worth the time i left fast the food is not worth the time to even go there. no onr i know ever goes in to that place, no one i know/

Thank Will S
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Nice place, not too clean, attentive staff, large dishes. The food is of average quality but satisfying.

Thank couple59060
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Have only eaten here once but would definitely go back based on that experience. I ate on the patio, which was enjoyable to people watch on the nearby sidewalk. The mole might have been the best I have ever tasted. A perfect balance of sweet...More

Thank RestlessFeet
ChocolateSantaCruz, Owner at Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for trying us out. Your comment about the mole is so appreciated!!

Reviewed 12 September 2017

I've eaten here before and hadn't been overly impressed, but yesterdays food was amazing. It came quickly, and the food was great. We had a pork dish, salad, and a fried cheese appetizer. What is great is that they make fresh gluten free bread on...More

Thank CaroleeBlake
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Ordered 3 hot chocolates, for a total of over $15, one with whipped cream and two without. When the order arrived, two had whipped cream and one without. We told the waitress there was a mistake and she said we could have the second one...More

Thank sioux230
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Amazing desserts! A friend and I shared the small Desert Orgy. It's an amazing sampler platter! I feel like I should have been charged a lot more for how tasty it all was! ONLY $13.50 and we couldn't even finished it!

Thank Sportygrlusa
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Two of us had a wonderful lunch here recently. We got tables outside on a shady patio next to a fountain. The service was excellent. Very casual and friendly. My friend had the polenta and I had the salmon with miso. Mine came with "potato...More

Thank ellenmac
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1522 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3903
    (Cooper Street)
  • Public Transportation: Metro bus station with links to San Jose, three blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-427-9900
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