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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
The mushroom soup was soooooo yummy and served hot!
The service was great!
Consistently good food, wait staff. atmosphere and value, keep me coming back time after time.
Great wait staff and ambiance.
Comfortable and warm with heat lamps while dining on a cold December night.
A plus in every way.
Food & service was great. Nice cover and heaters well spaced tables on the outdoor area. We will come back for sure.
Always a great dining experience 👌
Super friendly and attentive staff, great local restaurant
Food and service were both perfect.
Always do a great job. Attentive and lack for nothing.
Water glasses filled, plates cleared, asks how everything is and if we needed anything.
My favorite place in Santa Cruz!!! Every birthday. Some New Years'
Polenta Bolognese and local fish were both great. We loved the artichoke appetizer. They have lots of heat lamps and a covered tent. There were only a few other tables filled on a Sat night, it felt very safe.
Everything was great! The birthday boy enjoyed the evening.
Great service, great food, great outdoor patio!
We recently moved back to the coast and were looking for a place to have a special lunch for a birthday event. We chose Cafe Cruz because it was a favorite and because it has a patio. I had the Blackened prawn and three beet salad, and my husband had the calamari caesar salad. I had the Soquel chardonnay & my husband had the Corralitos Red Ale microbrew. We shared a bread pudding. It was a perfect lunch and made us feel special and forget about the restrictions.
Our favorite place in the area! Returns at least monthly!
Great meal as usual! Outdoor patio is very well spaced for COVID-19 considerations. Highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.
Great outdoor dining experience. Great food, great service !
Always great service and awesome meals!
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.
My go to place to eat in Santa Cruz.
Our waitress was outstanding. Her name is Michelle
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!
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!
Food and drinks were great. Gave us the specific table I requested
Cafe Cruz never disappoints! Always top notch service and food
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
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!
Always a good choice for dining. Good food and mostly good service. Recommended
Pork Chops are the best I've ever had.
Always good food and good atmosphere
Café Cruz never disappoints. Friendly service and great food. Perfect for everyday or a special occasion.
Dining at Cafe Cruz was a delightful break from COVID prison. Looking forward to our next visit.
Fewer choices than expected. High quality food. Was not given choices of sides. Rice and shredded Brussel sprouts not appreciated. Will return.
Food was very good, but very slow coming to the table
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
Absolutely amazing! Food was delicious and outdoor seating was perfect!
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.
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.
Consistantly good, awesome fish dishes, great friendly personal service and hardworking chefs! Love it
Great experience celebrating daughters birthday.
Food was so-so. Service
Was ok. It was much better the last few time we ate hear
Very good food and perfect for visiting with friends.
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 .
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 801 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.