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Taqueria Vallarta

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608 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2311
+1 831-457-8226
09:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This place has delicious Mexican food for a great price and a awesome selection of salsa and pickled veggies. Friendly staff, too!

Thank RLM B
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went in a group of 6 and am only reviewing for my husband and I. We got chicken tostados and both liked them very much. Others in our group were not as happy with their food.

Thank hlmh201
Capitola, California
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142 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

A long-time local place. Fat burritos, great fish tacos, great toastadas. Fresh salsas. Horchatas, and much more.

Thank RonCentralCA
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2016

vallarta is a great place for tacos and a lot of other mexican food. the prices are low and the food is great. the service is a little slow

Thank petervagenas
1 review
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Used to go 2-3 x/week Best burritos anywhere Moved to Austin. Don't call It Tex-Mex. no comparison. Miss it more than anything

Thank Adam S
Santa Cruz, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I eat at this restaurant frequently. I love their chili rellenos with rice and beans. Their salsas are fresh. It is not an expensive place but it is clean and the service is fast. They also serve breakfast dishes.

Thank Lee G
Santa Cruz, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Wonderful Tex Mex food. Tacos burritos ect. Several locations in Santa Cruz. Fast and inexpensive and delicious

Thank ronisrael
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Clean, friendly, and fun. The ingredients in everything were fresh and wonderful. Anything you could think of to order including lengua (beef tongue). Very good salsa added to all of our dishes.

Thank Twld2000
Santa Cruz, California
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123 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2016

When in Capitola, this is my go-to Mexian restaurant of choice. Love the chicken tacos, the guacamole, burritos and just about everything else I've ordered. Always served hot and fresh, my only complaint is I can't refill my drink without a charge. Love the salsa bar, a reason in itself to give the food a try. Could be a little... More 

Thank ymceight
Santa Cruz, California
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

Between Tacos Moreno at the top and ... is a few steps above Taco Bell. The food is good though and the service is too.

Thank CBeattie14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 608 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062-2311
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-457-8226

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?