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Restaurants in Santa Cruz

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Santa Cruz restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Santa Cruz restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Santa Cruz to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Santa Cruz restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Santa Cruz.

  • Asador del Valle

    For dinner, head to the nearby Asador del Valle, a rustic restaurant where three chef brothers roast Patagonia lamb whole on the spit. More

Explore restaurants in The Central Wine Country for more options.

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