Las Palmas Taco Bar in Santa Cruz has built an excellent reputation for authentic Mexican cooking, friendly service and very reasonable prices.

We’re a family-owned restaurant in business since 1955. We welcome you to dine in, take advantage of our outdoor seating, or order take-out.

Take a minute to see what some of our hundreds of loyal customers say about us. Then stop in or call us at 831-429-1220 to place an order. We’ll be happy to serve you!

“The bomb – best I ever had!” “Best Mexican food In Santa Cruz! Their fried tacos are the bomb – best I ever had!” Melissa U., San Martin, CA

“Feel your worries melt away …” “I have declared this place my favorite spot for tacos. Crunchy shredded beef or chicken and lengua soft tacos made up a substantial portion of my diet while I resided in Santa Cruz.
“Get off the beach, walk in and order up the "3 Amigos" plate ( with the three before-mentioned tacos ), a Modelo and feel your worries melt away. And don't forget to grab a bottle of their hot sauce. Seriously makes a great taco into something special!” Bryan N., San Jose, CA

“Highly recommend coming here …” “My best friend and I eat here during our summer trips to the beach boardwalk. I get the Super Burrito fried with shredded chicken. Highly recommend coming here, getting that burrito and a cold beer. Seriously, you won’t regret the sunshine, awesome people watching and delicious food.” Jesse J., Mountain View, CA

“The food is consistently great …” “Been coming here for 21 years now, with good reason -- the food is consistently great and the staff is super nice. Favorites are #10 chicken taquitos and their super burritos. Perfect place to grab a quick bite before the Friday night free concerts on the beach.” Grant G., Santa Cruz, CA

“Man, this place hit the spot!” “This place is awesome! We were all tuckered out after a day at the wharf / boardwalk and … we wanted something nice and filling that tasted like real food before we hit the road for the long drive back. Man, this place hit the spot! Tacos, quesadillas and a monster burrito that were packed with flavor and left us feeling nice and happy, AND didn't empty our wallets…” Liz I., Modesto, CA

“It’s all about the tacos!” “It’s all about the tacos (carne asada soft tacos for me)! Love them! And their hot sauce, I swear I could devour the whole bottle of it – it’s so good!” Denise C., Campbell, CA

“My wife and I first ate here nearly 20 years ago…” “Not only are the chicken tacos the best EVER! The cheese enchiladas are the BEST! Great place. My wife and I first ate here nearly 20 years ago. Decided to grab a couple tacos and a cheese enchilada to tie us over until we got to Monterey. We have been stopping here whenever we come this way ever since. A few crispy chicken tacos and a cervesa is all I need.” T.B., San Leandro, CA

“Truly a Santa Cruz classic.” “Truly a Santa Cruz classic. Totally casual atmosphere right across from the entrance to the wharf. Mendez family provides super friendly service, killer Mexican food at a great price. Crispy Three Amigos chicken tacos are my favorite.” Ashlee J., Castro Valley, CA