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Local DINING Favorites

99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall,
restaurant & PuB
www.99bottles.com
110 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz
831.459.9999 LD

Family	Friendly	Pub	voted	Best	Beer	Selection	2013.	1/2	
lb.	Burgers,	Fresh	Pasta	&	Salads,	Fish	&	Chips,	Vegetarian	Dishes,	Kids	Menu,	Outdoor	Pet	Friendly	Patio,	Full	
Menu	until	midnight	Fri.	&	Sat.		$-$$		See	ad	pg.	65.

aquarius

www.aquariussantacruz.com
175 West Cliff Dr. (in the Santa Cruz
Dream Inn), Santa Cruz
831.460.5012 BLDBr

A	casual	but	sophisticated	modern	American	bistro	
featuring	sustainable	seafood,	local	organic	produce	&	
local	wines.		Open	daily,	7am	-		10:30pm.		$$-$$$		See	
ad	pg.	14.

assemBly/PoP uP

www.assembleforfood.com or
www.heypopup.com BrLD
1108 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

Assembly	is	a	gathering	place	for	the	celebration	of	
food	and	community.	The	menu	is	rustic	California	
cuisine	presented	in	a	style	unique	to	Santa	Cruz	and	
its	local	agricultural	abundance.		Next	door	is	Pop	Up,	a	
dynamic	exhibition	space	where	chefs,	brewers,	winemakers,	and	food	artisans	showcase	their	skills.	You	can	
always	find	something	new	and	exciting	happening!		
$-$$$	See	ad	pg.	26.

the Buttery

www.butterybakery.com
702 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz
831.458.3020 BLBr

The	Buttery	is	an	award-winning	bakery	cafe	located	in	
East	Santa	Cruz.	Enjoy	our	new	deli	offering	wonderful	
sandwiches	and	delightful	fresh	salads.		Open	daily,	7am	
-	7pm.		$-$$		See	ad	pg.	24.

Cafe Cruz

www.cafecruz.com
2621 41st Avenue, Soquel
831.476.3801 LD

Popular	local	restaurant	featuring	sustainable	seafood,	
natural	meats	&	fresh	organic	produce.	Enjoy	our	open	
copper-backed	kitchen,	full	bar	with	fireplace	and	inviting	heated	patio.		Open	Mon.	-	Sat.	11:30am	-	5pm,	
Dinner	from	5:30pm.		Sunday	dinner	from	5pm.		Bar	
and	afternoon	menu	open	between	lunch	and	dinner.		
$$-$$$		See	ad	pg.	22.

Cafe rio on the BeaCh
www.caferioaptos.com
131 Esplanade, Aptos
831.688.8917 LD

Popular	local	restaurant	on	the	Beach	in	Rio	Del	Mar,	
featuring	sustainable	seafood,	mouthwatering	nightly	
specials	and	innovative	cocktails	with	a	heated	dog	
friendly	patio	overlooking	the	beach.		Mon.	-	Thurs.	3	
pm	-	9pm;	Fri.	&	Sat.	12pm	-	10pm;	Lunch	available	Fri.,	
Sat.,	&	Sun.	12	pm	-	3	pm.		$$-$$$		See	ad	pg.	24

CarPo's restaurant

www.carposrestaurant.com
2400 Porter Street, Soquel
831.476.6260 LD

DINING KEY
B BREAKFAST
L LUNCH
D DINNER
Br BRUNCH
FULL	BAR
OCEAN	VIEW
PETS	OKAY
OUTDOOR	
SEATING

$ - Less than $10
$$ - $10 to $20
$$$ - Over $20

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Local	favorite	for	32	years.		Carpo's	features	fresh	
seafood,	large	salad	bar	and	great	sandwiches.		Casual	
atmosphere.		Open	daily,	11	am	-	9	pm,	Closed	on	
major	holidays.		$-$$		See	ad	pg.	44.

Charlie hong Kong

www.charliehongkong.com
1141 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz
831.471.2609 LD

DavenPort roaDhouse
restaurant & inn

www.davenportroadhouse.com
1 Davenport Ave., Davenport
831.426.8801 x101 B LD

We	believe	in	the	good	of	local	organic	ingredients	
harvested	within	a	few	miles	of	our	restaurant.	Sample	
local	food	and	local	wines	from	our	seasonal	selection.		
Open	Mon	8:30am	-	3pm,	Tues	-	Sun	8am	-	9pm,	
seasonal.		$-$$$		See	ad	pg.	60.

DolPhin restaurant

71-A Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz
831.426.5830 B LD

Dine	where	the	locals	dine!	Since	1963.	Come	see	our	
new	patio!	Great	food,	great	prices!	The	panoramic	
ocean	views	are	free!		Open	daily,	8am	-	9pm.		$-$$		
See	ad	pg.	15.

el Palomar restaurant

www.elpalomarsantacruz.com
1336 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz
831.425.7575 or 831.423.3023
LDBr

A	new	standard	in	Mexican	cuisine	-	combining	recipies	
from	Michoacan	with	local	produce	&	fresh	fish	in	
unique	dishes.		Open	daily,	11am	-	10pm.		$-$$$		See	
ad	pg.	10.

fire fish grill

www.firefishgrill.net
25 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz
831.423.5200 LD

Ocean	view	dining	on	the	Santa	Cruz	Wharf.	Seafood,	
pasta	&	steaks.	Chef's	fresh	fish	specials	daily.		Open	
daily,	from	11:30am.		$$-$$$		See	ad	pg.	15.

gayle's BaKery & rostiCCeria
www.gaylesbakery.com
504 Bay Avenue, Capitola
831.462.1200 B LDBr

Pastas,	roasted	chicken,	vegetarian	dishes,	soups,	
specialty	salads,	award-winning	breads	&	pastries,	wine	
and	espresso.		Open	daily	6:30am	-	8:30pm.		$-$$		See	
ad	pg.	42.

Organic	Asian	inspired	street	food.	Vegan	noodles	&	rice	
bowls	-	chicken,	seafood,	tofu	&	savory	meat	options.	
"Healthiest	Restaurant	in	Santa	Cruz	County"	Voted	
Best	Cheap	Eats.	Eat-in	or	take-out.		Open	daily	11am	-	
11pm.		$		See	ad	pg.	24.

gilDa's restaurant

CroW's nest

Where	the	locals	eat!	The	original	Stagnaro	family	
restaurant.	Serving	fresh	seafood,	steaks,	pastas,	salads.		
Open	Mon.	-	Fri.	from	7:30am,	Sat.	&	Sun.	from	7am.		
$-$$$		See	ad	pg.	15.

www.crowsnest-santacruz.com
2218 E. Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
831.476.4560 BLDBr

On	the	beach	with	sweeping	views	of	Monterey	Bay.	
Fresh	seafood,	aged	steaks,	pasta	and	salad	bar.	Upstairs	
cocktails,	live	entertainment,	dancing	&	comedy.	Check	
out	our	new	Beach	Market	&	gift	store.		Open	daily	
7:30am	-	11pm.		$-$$$		See	ad	pg.	6.

2014 official santa cruz county traveler's guide

www.gildas-restaurant.com
37 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz
831.423.2010 B L D

hollins house restaurant
www.thehollinshouse.com
20 Clubhouse Road, Santa Cruz
831.459.9177 D

The	Hollins	House	Restaurant	presides	over	the	historic	
Pasatiempo	Golf	Club	with	panoramic	views	of	Mon-

terey	Bay.		Open	Tues.	-	Sat.	5	-	9pm,	Tap	Room	open	
Tues.	-	Sat.	4	-	9pm.		$$-$$$		See	ad	pg.	48.

hula's islanD grill & tiKi room
www.hulastiki.com
221 Cathcart Street, Santa Cruz
831.426.HULA (4852) L D

1960's	Vegas	meets	1950's	Waikiki.	Fun	&	friendly	
service,	and	a	tiki	bar	that	will	knock	your	flip	flops	
off!		Lunch:	Tues.	-	Sun.	11:30	-	4:00;	Dinner:	7	nights	
a	week	4:00	-	Close;	Happy	Hour:	7	days	a	week	2:00	
-	6:00,	Tiki	Tuesdays	Happy	Hour	all	night	long.		$-$$$		
See	ad	pg.	11.

iDeal Bar & grill

www.idealbarandgrill.com
106 Beach Street, Santa Cruz
831.423.5271 BL DBr

Located	on	Main	Beach,	with	a	spectacular	deck	
overlooking	the	Monterey	Bay.	Featuring	fresh	California	
cuisine.		Open	daily,	8am	-	10:30pm.		$-$$$		See	ad	
pg.	14.

la Posta

www.lapostarestaurant.com
538 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz
831.457.2782 D

Features	a	traditional	Italian	menu	with	local	products	
-	fresh	pastas,	desserts,	bread	&	pizza	directly	from	our	
brick	oven.		Open	Tues.	-	Thurs.	5:30	-	9:30pm,	Fri.	&	
Sat.	5:30	-	10pm,	Sun.	5	-	8pm.		$$-$$$		See	ad	pg.	22.

laili restaurant

www.lailirestaurant.com
101-B Cooper Street, Santa Cruz
831.423.4545 L D

Our	inspiration	is	the	Silk	Road,	the	trade	route	that	
connected	Asia	to	the	Mediterranean.	Our	heart	is	in	
Afghanistan.		Lunch:	11:30am	-	3pm,	Happy	Hour	4:30	
-	5:30pm,	Dinner	5	-	10pm.		$$-$$$		See	ad	pg.	11.

linWooD's Bar & grill
at ChaminaDe

www.chaminade.com
One Chaminade Lane, Santa Cruz
831.475.5600 BL D

Featuring	contemporary	California	cuisine	capturing	
the	rich	flavors	of	the	Central	Coast.	Menu	features	
local	products.		Open	daily,	11am	-	11pm.		$$-$$$		See	
ad	pg.	1.

miramar fish grotto

www.miramarfishgrotto.com
45 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz
831.423.4441 L D

New	tiki	bar	on	outside	patio,	spectacular	ocean	view	
from	every	table,	full	indoor	bar,	Internet	juke	box,	
Thursday	lobster	special.		Open	daily	11:30am	-	10pm.		
$-$$$		See	ad	pg.	15.



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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014
Contents
Welcome to Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz
Whale Watching and More
Playing Around
Every Dog Has Its Day
Santa Cruz County Has Taste
2014 Events Calendar
Maps
Raise a Glass to County Wine
Monterey Bay
Capitola and Soquel
Make a Play Date
Scotts Valley
San Lorenzo Valley
From the Mountains to the Sea
Pleasure Point
Live Creatively
Aptos
Davenport
Watsonville and Pajaro Valley
Dining Guide
Lodging Guide
Visitor Activites
Find Your Perfect Beach
Advertisers Index
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Santa Cruz County Has Taste
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Monterey Bay
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - Capitola and Soquel
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2014 - San Lorenzo Valley
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