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Surfrider Cafe

429 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4503
+1 831-713-5258
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“avocado fries” (18 reviews)
“sliders” (15 reviews)
“burger” (43 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
429 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-4503
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1 - 10 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped here on a recommendation from a friend who said you can't go wrong with this cafe. It was definitely delicious and I enjoyed the deep fried artichoke fritters. The milkshake with fruit loops was bomb! I will be back!

Thank Nikkie S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place does have some of the best burgers in town. They have some other tasty dishes and specials some dats but if you come here the burgers might definitely be worth a try!

Thank Misss_T_24
Reviewed 4 November 2017

My brother has been wanting to eat at this restaurant and after wandering around town with the phone directions flipped and finding out the first restaurant was no longer in business, we came across this place. I'm glad we did! We all enjoyed our burgers...More

Thank Jinnyus
Reviewed 2 November 2017

You read that right...the Sriacha Brussel Sprouts are out of this world. I have "converted" several people who didn't like brussel sprouts with them.

Thank Mamma_Monkey45
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The avocado fries are my favorite. This is a cool little place in my favorite city. Can get VERY cramped and tight but well worth the wait. The staff is awesome!!! I always joke about going to Surfrider for dinner.........It's 4 hours away!!!!!!!!! Maybe one...More

Thank melissacU1575SS
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Dont really understand the rave reviews. This place is mediocre at best. Chicken wings were unimpressive (deepfried instead of grilled). Sauces come in plastic disposable cups. Vegetables and greens not freshly cut. Seared Tuna was a little overcooked and burned. All was just at the...More

Thank Marc M
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Last week my son and I were at the Cox store in Irvine while waiting, we sat and watched one of the food network station and they were showing one of the Surfrider Cafe menu (4 miler? Tri-tip sandwich), I love Tri-tip! So coincidently we...More

1  Thank Paul L
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Santa Cruz is really cool place at all and this place looks for me like a typical Santa Cruz place. I love places where waiters dont have to hide their tattoos like everywhere in USA. Anyway it was my last dinner in the US. We...More

Thank Milan Z
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Hats off to this place, huge tasty burgers, good service but really good value, family of 3 ate for $37 Couldn't recommend highly enough

Thank mtwnix
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The place is nice compared to other places in Santa Cruz, although could be better. We had a Jalapeño Poppers that were great, a burger quite good, but the mac and cheese was quite bad.

Thank Rocio M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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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