Diners' Choice - Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

Best Overall Restaurants

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

Top ​10 Diners' Choice Winners in Santa Cruz / Capitola / Aptos

How are Featured results ranked
The default order for search results reflects a number of factors, including table availability, restaurant location, search criteria, and restaurant reviews and ratings. In addition, payment made by a restaurant to OpenTable is also a factor for the relative ordering of restaurants.
photo of cafe sparrow restaurant
Exceptional
(374)
98% 98% Recommend
$ $ $ $
French Aptos
photo of bittersweet bistro restaurant
Awesome
(11)
100% 100% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Aptos
photo of paradise beach grille restaurant
Exceptional
(140)
93% 93% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Capitola
Hurry, we only have 2 timeslots left!
photo of la posta restaurant
Exceptional
(1372)
94% 94% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Italian Santa Cruz
photo of soif wine bar restaurant restaurant
Exceptional
(730)
91% 91% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Santa Cruz
photo of east end gastropub restaurant
Exceptional
(38)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Contemporary American Capitola
photo of laili restaurant
Awesome
(1885)
97% 97% Recommend
$ $ $ $
Mediterranean Santa Cruz
photo of persephone restaurant restaurant
Exceptional
(281)
96% 96% Recommend
$ $ $ $
American Aptos
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