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Cafe Cruz Rosticceria & Bar, Soquel, CA

Cafe Cruz Rosticceria & Bar

4.7
4.7
1969 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
  • Great for outdoor dining
  • Good for special occasions
  • Neighbourhood gem
Cafe Cruz is a popular and lively local restaurant. We offer casual/fine dining with a full bar, indoor and heated patio dining. Guests enjoy watching the "magic" created in our open copper-backed kitchen each night by our talented team of chefs. Notable features include many locally sourced foods, nightly sustainable seafood specials, and many creative salad and vegetable options. Our innovative pastas and sandwiches are always a hit.
Spit-Roasted meats are featured each night, cooked on a french Rotisol rotisserie. The lush garden room can seat larger parties of up to 35. Guests enjoy our warm friendly service, our many seating options, and exceptionally delicious food.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 476-3801
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Steve Wilson
  • Neighbourhood
    Soquel
  • Cross Street
    Soquel
  • Parking Details
    We have a small lot next to the restaurant as well as a large private lot across the street.
  • Public Transit
    Bus stops very close
  • Entertainment
    Summer Music on the Patio (call for schedule)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,969 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Best Overall

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Best Food

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Best Service

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Best Ambience

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Best Value

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Great for brunch

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Good for business meals

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Good for groups

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Healthy

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Great for fine wines

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Romantic

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Good for special occasions

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Lively

  • Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

    Most Booked

1,969 Reviews
  1. sandydandy

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I guess you get what you pay for. This is one of the pricier restaurants we go to on a regular basis, but it is in the top tier in all respects! The food is quality and super fresh, the chef is a genius, the bread is from Gayle’s and accompanied by perfectly minced garlic and superb oil and vinagre, the service is amazing all around, and the setting is beautiful. We spend 1,1/2 hours pampering ourselves and basking in the gastronomical peak experience, and never mind the $78 ( per person) bill, worth every bit of it!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The filet mignon dinner and the chop salad were excellent

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  3. Marc

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints…. A gift to locals. had the Ahi sandwich, will order over and over

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  4. mTan

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a nice birthday dinner on Sunday early evening. The primerib was awesome, the swordfish was great, salad nicoise was a delight and everyone was very happy. They ran out of tiramisu.. apparently too many diners ordering the desserts the night before. We ended up just ordering a mudpie and it was wonderful. So if you wish to have tiramisu, perhaps tell your waiter(ress) ahead of time. :)

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate outside which was quiet and in pretty garden setting Service was Excellent from start to finish Had drinks, appetizers, main course and free Sundae for Birthday Calamari and Olive appetizers (with pits) good Main course special of Prime Rib perfect. Party enjoyed Filet Mignon, sides and bread Prices and choices were good

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect. Everything from food to service to wonderful outdoor patio. We will return again and again.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never have to worry about service or food quality. Best local spot, outdoor seating is my favorite.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our go to restaurant when we visit this area.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cafe Cruz has long been my favorite restaurant in Santa Cruz. That's a picture for almost 50 years, and I've always loved the food here. It has been many years since I've been here unfortunately. I must say that the staff is wonderful. I also must say that the food didn't quite have the flavor that it's had in the past. Still very good, but was missing that extra. That made it the best in town for me. They also really need to shut the front door even when it's warm so that you don't get the straight noise. I would still totally recommend this restaurant because it is still really good with a great menu and great stuff. But I just wish it had that extra kick that I was used to all the years I've been here.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a group of four adults and six rowdy kids ten and under, so pretty much every restauranteur’s nightmare. Everyone in staff was extremely gracious, we were seated in a table a little off the beaten path and well suited to our group, the food arrived quickly and was delicious. Basically dining perfection. Thank you so much!

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FAQs

Cafe Cruz Rosticceria & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 476-3801.

Cafe Cruz Rosticceria & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 1969 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cafe Cruz Rosticceria & Bar

2621 41st Ave, Soquel, CA 95073-2136

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Soquel
  • Neighbourhood
    Soquel
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    We have a small lot next to the restaurant as well as a large private lot across the street.
  • Public Transit
    Bus stops very close
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Steve Wilson
  • Entertainment
    Summer Music on the Patio (call for schedule)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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