Cafe Cruz Rosticceria & Bar
Overall great dinner. It is unfortunate, when your customers arrive upon your opening, that they literally pile up, like a line up of cars, to be seated. It really takes the "personal" out of being greeted.
Our server was great, extra great and the food was very, very good.
We had a great meal and great service.
It was very, very noisy! All 4 of us had trouble talking in a normal tone or volume.
Some sound proofing would be a good investment.
I love Cafe Cruz! I’ve never had a bad meal there. I only scored 4 stars for ambiance cuz we were in the bar area, loud but fun! I was with my love. But I knew what I was getting into! LOL! Great drinks and our server was the best!!!
Always consistently good. Funky layout for a restaurant but it creates lots of small space.
Great service with a satisfying meal.
The food was tasty and the portions were good size.
Can't wait to go back-
Consistently wonderful, we always enjoy our experience at Cafe Cruz. Staff is cheerful, food is always delicious, ambiance is cozy.
Yes, the food and service was great. We were promptly seated and really enjoyed our meal.
Pork chops were quite tasty, perfectly smoked and roasted, accompanied by a generous serving of housemade apple sauce. Excellent creamy polenta. Service was top notch!
Calamari appetizer is always delicious. Generous portions, sandwiches are very large.
It was our first time dining @ Cafe Cruz. It was better than expected, overall experience was superb! Not a single complaint! Definitely a 5 star experience. Portions are on the generous side. My husband & I split appetizer, salad & main course and it was plenty of food. We'll be back.
The food and service is always amazing!
Awesome service. Loved being by the fireplace
Made our reservation on Open Table. I thought we were getting a nice table. Instead we ended up having to sit on a high bar table in the bar! Very uncomfortable for two 70year olds. The steak was good but the pasta was bland and over sauced. Yes it was Xmas Eve but the standard just wasn’t there tonight. We have been many times but was disappointed tonight.
I live close by and can afford to eat anywhere. Cafe Cruz is my favorite. Fresh, fast and friendly.
We truly adore cafe cruz for the food and service but I hope that something can be done to decrease the noise level. We can’t hear each other talk! Add sound buffers in ceiling?
Energetic local restaurant. Food average. Service above average. No parking.
Special lunch with old friends well spent with good food and drink!
Cafe Cruz is our go to restaurant. We love the ambiance and the food. Our server Nancy is the best. She’s experienced and friendly. Never disappoints.
Great food and great service. We had a big group and they took good care of us!
Cafe acruz never disappoints. The food was excellent, as was the service. However the one caveat we would offer is that it was extremely chilly. Fortunately, the staff was kind enough to eventually seat us directly under a heater, which allowed us to enjoy our meal.
We were sat quickly, service was excellent, food was delicious. Definitely a nice dining experience!
We go to Cafe Cruz at least once a week. The food is consistently good and the service is excellent. Order the specials!
Since our reservation was on Sunday evening, most guests were already back home from this hip beach town restaurant
We just moved to Santa Cruz and after visiting Cafe Cruz, it will easily become one of our favorites. The service, the food, the ambience were top notch. They helped make my granddaughters 3rd birthday memorable and special. Looking forward to returning soon!
Celebrating our 33rd anniversary with family meme era. They acknowledged our celebration with champagne! And the service and food were excellent- a go to for us as restaurants go - and good for special occasions too!
Food is always great. Nice vibe, but just always so loud that it is difficult to hear your dinner partner's comments. We had to ask each other to repeat things several times!
We celebrated my son’s birthday at cafe Cruz. It was perfect, the atmosphere was cozy and the food was delicious.
Sat us in the main dining room in the corner. It was hot with the rotisserie going. Service was a little slow on the drinks & too fast with the main course. Food was good.
I have been here for lunch but this was the first dinner. Great atmosphere and the same varied and tasty menu. Great value and service. One of the top options for a great meal in the Santa Cruz area. Love this place!
The food was excellent and service was great. Disappointed with the ambience, too loud and felt really crowded.
Always enjoy the food. Wish they served their wine and cocktails in nicer glasses.
Waitress in our section was very rude and snarky.
I went two days ago with my daughter for my birthday. We went for her birthday months earlier. I always order the same thing: the Monterey salad with calamari and guacamole. When it arrived it thought it was topped with a lot of croutons and I didn’t recall there being croutons on the salad. I attempted removing them to place them on a plate, but they weren’t croutons. They were squares of calamari. I actually did not prefer this change to the way it always came previously.
Cafe Cruz is always a great venue, but last night's dinner service on the patio was simply divine. Our waitress was simply the best!
A great evening with a good ambiance outside.
The food is always high quality. The ambience and serve are wonderful. Great wine list. Enjoyed lunch on the back patio. Highly recommended and a lovely local restaurant that combines Santa Cruz casual with elegance.
Very average, nothing you cannot do at home. Plates sometimes are not cohesive. Food taste good just a bit disappointed. Service is just okay lots of talk just not able to accurately describe menu.
The outdoor area was outstanding. Ivy covered walls, fireplace and patio heaters made for a beautiful
Anniversary dinner. Food was also wonderful! Thank you for a memorable evening!!
We went here to celebrate a birthday and was blown away by the quality of the meal. Their beer taps were down due to renovations and the beer was from bottles but the seafood was ocean fresh and expertly prepared.