Cafe Cruz Rosticceria & Bar
Spit-Roasted meats are featured each night, cooked on a french Rotisol rotisserie. The lush garden room can seat larger parties of up to 35. Guests enjoy our warm friendly service, our many seating options, and exceptionally delicious food.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
3 Beet Salad
roasted beets, raw beets, beet chips, wild arugula, glazed walnuts, Laura Chenel goat cheese, champagne vinaigrette
Blackened Fish BBQ Ranch Salad
sustainable fish of the day Napa cabbage, romaine, smoked black bean & roasted corn salsa Vermont sharp cheddar cheese, house made flour tortilla chips, avocado, BBQ ranch dressing
house made francesi garlic crostini, fresh grated parmesan
Good food and excellent service. This is more of a local spot. Nice decor and comfortable vibe. I enjoyed the fish tacos. The berry crisp ala mode for dessert was excellent!
Good food, nice ambience outdoors. Will go again!
We had a pleasurable time! Thank you
Always a treat to dine on the patio!
We had a 6 pm reservation for the patio outside. One member of the group arrived a few minutes early and was told there was no reservation. We had called to tell them we were running a few minutes late. When we arrived less than 10 minutes late we were told we had to leave the table by 7:45 because it was committed to another person. This announcement was abrupt, harsh, and confrontative. It sounded like a scolding, in front of other patrons, and made us feel uncomfortable. And it was also pointless. When we left around 8 pm there were 4 empty tables. The waiters and the food were very good. Too bad for a start like that for us and our guest on his birthday evening.
I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner at Cafe Cruz last night. The waitperson was friendly and knowledgeable with the wines offered. She was upbeat, and easy to chat with. I am sorry I don't remember her name, but she did say that she had worked there for 32 years and coincidentally was friends with an old friend of mine who used to work there. The food was delicious ! One of the things that I appreciated the very most was we were not rushed. In Europe when dining you ae never asked "If you were still working on it!?" I don't know how such an inane phrase became common in the Us?
Anyway I look forward to dining at Cafe Cruz again.
Nice place, really enjoyed the food!
Specials were excellent, salmon and boneless short rib. Our server David was a great addition to our meal.
POSITIVE: For a 1st visit, we enjoyed it. We were seated in the bar, at first which was naturally noise. Host accommodated us by seating us in the dining room. We had excellent service & food. NEGATIVE: A bit nervous about parking. Restaurant parking was full and we took a chance by parking in next door (business was closed).
Excellent food and service, wonderful ambiance. Its a premier destination on our annual vacation. Tried and loved the 3-beet salad.
All Aces, as always, at Cafe Cruz!
Had a very pleasant dinner and would recommend this place for when
you want to have an above average experience
Even during the pandemic Cafe Cruz is really good. We were seated immediately outdoors, at our preference. Nice table, great atmosphere and relatively low noise. There were a few short delays during our meal, but otherwise service was great. We ordered soups and salads for lunch and all w4ere excellent.
Always consistently good quality service, food and value. Can’t beat their fresh fish dishes
We had the lunch special
Rockfish and potatoe sun grautin.
Great food! Limited parking and a little bit of an “old school” vibe but all of our entrees were wonderful!
Wonderful as always!
Came on a recommendation from a friend and it did not dissapoint. We were looking at our calendars as to when we can get back to Santa Cruz to dine at Cafe Cruz once again!
Great food/cocktails and our server was amazing !!
We have been going here for years! The food never disappoints!
2nd time here. Both have been excellent. Food is wonderful and the staff have been friendly and attentive
Consistently good food, pleasant patio, and an excellent, well informed server. A lovely place for an outside lunch
The food was pretty nice. We enjoyed the ambiance but they seemed understaffed and we had to wait despite having a reservation. Our server wasn't really making eye contact and nobody cleared our dirty dishes until we asked. The drinks were okay, I would have gone somewhere else.
Consistently good! I all the years I have been going to Café Cruz, I can honestly say I have never been disappointed. I am still not comfortable eating indoors, so the lovely outdoor patio is a go to choice for dining. Staff are professional and welcoming the food was great.
Wonderful lunch with a dear friend. The outside patio is perfect, and the reservation system was easy. The service was impeccable.
Love Cafe Cruz! It is my go-to for special occasions and date nights. The ambiance is spot on and the service impeccable. I would highly recommend it!
Love this place and its outstanding staff and food!
Consistently good food and great service. We always enjoy dining at Cafe Cruz.
Appetizers were so tasty and good; artichoke hearts were zesty!! Highly recommend those & the brussel sprouts. The cocktails were also very delicious too! The ladies really liked the cucumber martini & I liked the blood orange mule. Rock fish tacos were perfect! I was worried about the papaya salsa being sweet and it wasn’t. Our waiter nailed all of the flavor profiles for each of our palates!!
We eat here almost every time we are in Soquel. The food is always good and so is the service! The only issue is parking. Give yourself a little extra time to find parking if you have a reservation.
Made a 7pm reservation around noon, no issues. Arrived and we were seated promptly. The restaurant was full. Smelled great. Service was prompt and efficient. Food was spectacular! We will be back.
It was our first visit. The bar drinks were not skimpy. the bread with crushed garlic was served as we were seated. Our serve was helpful and knew the foods well. Our peppered Flat iron steak with bourbon sauce was cooked to perfection and was most tender.
Love the food here, a d flexibility to add something to a dish. Service is always excellent.
Excellent food, great staff, lovely evening. We enjoyed it.
I would have rather been on the patio than inside, my fault, should have reserved earlier. That said, the noise level inside can get to the point where it's difficult to hear people at your own table (5 people).
Outstanding! We had a wonderful dinner. Had not been to Cafe Cruz in years, remembered why we love this place.
Great outdoor area - inside dining is good but a different experience than outside.
Great date night, great meal and superb service!! Cafe Cruz never disappoints! A+ experience!
Lovely environment secluded from the street. I liked the salad and deep fried artichokes. My hamburger, not quite so much.
Great food, very enjoyable ambiance. Will definitely return!
Cafe Cruz Rosticceria & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 476-3801.
Cafe Cruz Rosticceria & Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1136 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.