Cafe Cruz Rosticceria & Bar

4.6
787 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Cafe Cruz is a popular and lively local restaurant. We offer casual/fine dining with a full bar, and heated patio dining. Guests enjoy watching the "magic" created in our open copper-backed kitchen each night by our talented team of chefs. Notable features include many locally sourced foods, nightly sustainable seafood specials, and many creative salad and vegetable options. Our innovative pastas and sandwiches are always a hit.
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 787 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMikeCurtis
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience. Great food, great service !

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great service and awesome meals!

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Café Cruz frequently because we are so well treated, the food is consistently fresh and extremely well prepared. We’re never disappointed.

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was outstanding. Her name is Michelle

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vippete
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Café Cruz! The food is always great and the waiters are incredibly friendly and kind. It's one of our favorite restaurants. We also love the charm and warmth of the outdoor seating area. This is a local gem!

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KarenD
New England
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service even though they were very busy (and short a buser). There was a good amount of outdoor dining and while it was a cool afternoon the outdoor heaters kept the area comfortably warm. The food tasted great and came out immediately after it was cooked so it was steaming hot. Thank you to all the servers that made sure we had everything we wanted. Next time I am having dessert!

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vipDebbyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great. Gave us the specific table I requested

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Cruz never disappoints! Always top notch service and food

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MargaretM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Consistently terrific food and service.

I sure wish that you would consider using a tray to bring drinks instead of holding them in your hand. Especially when it comes to shaken drinks that are supposed to be ice cold. It’s not just here but I see it in a lot of restaurants now. Especially during Covid I would love to see people start using a tray like they are supposed to. It’s a small thing but it’s a big deal to me. It not only warms your drink, but it’s kind of gross pit in your mouth or somebody’s hand just was

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vipNancyZ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I, so love Cafe Cruz for its delicious food, yummy and strong drinks, beautiful, homey, and intimate ambience, and service, and excellent and friendly service.
That is why I went this particular evening, for my birthday.

This particular evening, everything was as wonderful as I expected, except the food was only ok. And my dirty martini tasted like grain alcohol.

And I haven't lost my taste from Covid! LOL!

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Garbo43
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a good choice for dining. Good food and mostly good service. Recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork Chops are the best I've ever had.

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Diby
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and good atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Café Cruz never disappoints. Friendly service and great food. Perfect for everyday or a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Cafe Cruz was a delightful break from COVID prison. Looking forward to our next visit.

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ALATLAS
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Fewer choices than expected. High quality food. Was not given choices of sides. Rice and shredded Brussel sprouts not appreciated. Will return.

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Soqueler
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, but very slow coming to the table

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joannae
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic day! Celebrating a birthday luncheon. And it was wonderful as usual at cafe cruz! They know what they are doing correctly there! We did ask for bread and oil and they brought us out! Always a fantastic day

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DianeM
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Food was delicious and outdoor seating was perfect!

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BarryW
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Quality of food served has deteriorated during the pandemic from good to average/poor only. I realize these ar difficult times, but it is unfortunate that this is reflected in a restaurant that has traditionally had both good service and good quality food
At this time I cannot recommend Cafe Cruz.

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vipkadidiac
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was only my second time here and the last one was years ago but it was just as good as I remembered. The service was impeccable, and the food was great. MY husband ordered the Ahi Tuna sandwich which I was not sure is a good thing. The tuna was perfectly seared and against my expectations did make a good sandwich. The Polenta Bolognese I ordered was fabulous, the polenta vert creamy - I am not usually a fan of polenta.

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vipRobin
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistantly good, awesome fish dishes, great friendly personal service and hardworking chefs! Love it

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Newyork2014
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience celebrating daughters birthday.

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GaryC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was so-so. Service
Was ok. It was much better the last few time we ate hear

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and perfect for visiting with friends.

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MarkF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nice atmosphere, food was just average or below , nothing special, service was not great! They did try to make up for the experience so they do deserve credit for the effort .

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PatD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service our go to place. Never a bad experience recommend it to all.

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Amazing
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dad and fiancé’s birthday

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vipbobnbetty
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the standards done very well, with an eye toward unique presentation and preparation. From the filet mignon to the roast chicken, the shrimp and pot roast(?) It was all perfectly delivered and even tho we were sitting outside, you'd think we were in an atrium as it was away from the street and nicely enclosed. We'll be back!

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AnthonyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great.. waiter was amazing... drinks were great!

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AnneliesW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

When I made my reservation 5 Days in advance I asked for a warm table in a corner. I was disappointed to be placed in the parking lot.

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vipcandacer
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great dining experience at Cafe Cruz. It has been one of our family's favorite place to dine for many years.

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vipkaboolie
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cafe Cruz is great for an afternoon lunch on the patio. The weather cooperated and it was nice to sit outside and if it was chilly there were heaters. Lunch was delicious and there were sooo many choices so it was hard to decide. Reason to come back! The quality of the ahi tuna was great and it was cooked perfectly.

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vipTensor
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good

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William
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great meal at Cafe Cruz. Honestly it is just nice to be able to go again and have a nice meal with friends. Great Food, friendly staff, all good!

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Tonya
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Cafe Cruz never does us wrong- super good food- super consistent food & service. Great atmosphere- if you sit outside you can almost forget COVID is happening.

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ShelleyE
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was good although some dishes were very heavy with sauce. The server forgot to bring the salad that was ordered before the main course came out. I’ve had better experiences at this restaurant before.

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vipHappybirthdaytome
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was our two year anniversary, and we were happy to be able to dine outside.

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ToshaMonterey
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The outdoor patio was lovely, it felt safe. Out meals were great, all of us enjoyed them, one exception was that the brioche bun on the burger tasted stale. Our server was excellent, and the wines and beer selection great. We will return.

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PhilipJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed dinner on the patio. The servers were polite and attentive and the food was good. It was a great little get away.

FAQs

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 787 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.