El Jardin Restaurant

655 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz
(831) 477-9384

Recent Reviews

Priscilla S

For the food only: not good several people in my party did not barely touch there plates greasy soggy hot mess chicken is not cooked fresh this is 1 of those kitchen nightmare places beware

Pearl Mendes

Had lunch at 2:00 today, no one at door, said wait to be seated, finally went inside and they said "Oh we did not know you were there". Got menu and waited waited waited, ordered a steak flour taco and taquito soup. The taco came with stake full of fat on meat, nothing was eatable. The soup was a weak broth. Worst lunch I have ever had. Don't waste you time and money. UGH!!!

Virgena Weed

We had dinner. The waiter said he a mistake charging us. So the owner did. He came back and said I have bad news and gave us a new bill.?

Haggard Reviews

This was my first time visiting El Jardin and I was very impressed. The food was great, I love the fact that they don't just give you chips and salsa, they also bring you beans to dip your chips in. The staff was excellent. Will definitely be coming back.

danielle chelman

Great food, excellent service. Had a fun family dinner for my sons 21st bday, they were so cool! Made it a great experience

Kat Paine

We really love their food and the outside patio is very nice and has good shade. For cooler days they have heat mushrooms so very comfortable.It is dog friendly and has a puppy menu for your best friend.Highly recommend.

Katherine Franklin

The food and service was great! I grew up on authentic home made Mexican food and was not disappointed. Definitely plan to go back when in the area. The staff were all kind and attentive. The place was super clean and just all around we had a very nice evening.

Vita H.

This morning was our first time eating here.
Sat outside , was nice ). Service was very good as well as our food. We both enjoyed our Sunday brunch and I really enjoyed the bottomless mimosas)))
We go back )))

charles west

Wow 3 times I have ordered here, ordered the same thing each time and each time the food has came out different and worse each time. And for the price I'm paying it definitely is not worth it.

Zahar Remmo

Food doesn't worth the money, completely overpriced! Ordered tortilla soup and a chicken burrito through uber it came without any utensils or even napkins. Soup didn't have any meat, mostly rice and very greasy. A burrito had almost no chicken.Do not recommend!


Worst food ever. Food was cold, server got order wrong, slow service, yet the beans and chips were good. Would never recommend or go there again.

Anna Wood

Excellent food and service! My waitress was so helpful and considerate. Everything brought to our table had a special touch. Everything is homemade and delicious. Ambiance is casual but elegant. Heated lamps outdoor with beautiful flowers everywhere. Inside authentic colors and drawings with wood burning fireplace. Everytime I come to this area, I will for sure be back!

Hanna Ulbrich

I couldn't wait to get here! We walked in the door, sat down at the bar and waited. And waited. Annnnd waited. And 20 minutes later someone said hello and asked us what we would like to drink. Another 20 minutes later we got our drinks.I have been here enough times to know that this is not uncommon, but the food is good, the drinks are good, and for some reason, I really feel positive and happy when I come here. I recommend it highly but they need to pick up their service game!

Dawn Torkelson Ralston

Great staff, service was excellent!

Debbie Pieracci

The food is ok, little blan. Kinda expensive. Service is great though.

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