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Surfrider Cafe

429 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4503
+1 831-713-5258
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“avocado fries” (18 reviews)
“sliders” (16 reviews)
“burger” (69 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
429 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4503
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I were visiting Santa Cruz and stopped by Surfrider Cafe for lunch. We ordered a few different items on the menu and shared them all. Everything was DELISH! The salad was fresh with a really interesting combo of ingredients and the sliders...More

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very relaxed atmosphere with plenty of creative choices on the menu. The server was very attentive. Loved the fish tacos!

Thank Aoibheann L
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Lots of choice at reasonable prices and the portions are very generous so be careful how much you order

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Every so often my wife & I happen inside and enjoy a burger. Family style Americana food at reasonable prices.

Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 4 March 2018

I rarely give excellent as a rating, but it was. The service was great, really chatty and helpful server, without being over the top cheesy. Got their for happy hour and enjoyed $1 off our drinks. Hubby really enjoyec a draught beer or two as...More

Thank Snowdy7
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Stopped in for a family lunch. Enjoyed some fish tacos, and my wife had a very tasty burger! We also enjoyed some fried pickles as the appetizers. Great little local eatery

Thank markcR8228LG
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Had a yummy burger, GF had the tuna which had very spicy wasabi (or horseradish)... we wanted simple, not expensive, surfrider was all that! Friendly staff, lots of people enjoying a meal near the beach!

Thank myworkshed
Reviewed 7 February 2018

We googled restaurants and decided to go to this one. When we arrived, it was very busy with folks waiting. We got on the wait list at #5. Given the choice of standing around or sitting at the bar, we chose the latter. We were...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017

We got our dinner to go here- kids got sliders and I did the fish tacos. The food was pretty good- not bad, but not amazing either. I thought for the sliders we should have gotten 3 per order and only got 2, so I'm...More

Thank zeppgirl
Reviewed 20 December 2017

My wife and I were looking for a place to eat in Santa Cruz, one that served fish or veggie dishes. The Surfrider was well-rated by TripAdvisor, so we tried it. It is in the downtown area and an easy walk from our hotel. It...More

Thank Robert G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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: 429 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4503 (Formerly San Pablo Taqueria)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-713-5258
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