Top 10 dinner spots in Santa Cruz, CA
Shadowbrook is one of Top 10 dinner spots in Santa Cruz, CA.

1. Shadowbrook

8.9
1750 Wharf Rd (Capitola Road), Capitola, CA
American Restaurant · 36 tips and reviews

Marc C.Marc Castro: Probably the best known restaurant in the SC area.High end but casual.

Cafe Cruz is one of Top 10 dinner spots in Santa Cruz, CA.

2. Cafe Cruz

7.9
2621 41st Ave, Soquel, CA
American Restaurant · 23 tips and reviews

Marc C.Marc Castro: I'm not sure why this restaurant is labeled as Italian?I thinks it more nouveau Calif., Good food, good atmosphere.

Ristorante Italiano is one of Top 10 dinner spots in Santa Cruz, CA.

3. Ristorante Italiano

7.9
555 Soquel Ave #150, Santa Cruz, CA
Italian Restaurant · Eastside · 6 tips and reviews

Marc C.Marc Castro: My favorite Italian restaurant.

El Jardin Restaurant is one of Top 10 dinner spots in Santa Cruz, CA.

4. El Jardin Restaurant

6.5
655 Capitola Rd #102, Santa Cruz, CA
Mexican Restaurant · 18 tips and reviews

Marc C.Marc Castro: Great dishes. Menu items you won't find at other Mexican restaurants.

Betty Burgers is one of Top 10 dinner spots in Santa Cruz, CA.

5. Betty Burgers

7.9
1000 41st Ave (at Bain Ave.), Santa Cruz, CA
Burger Joint · 18 tips and reviews

Marc C.Marc Castro: Great original burgers. Try the sweet potato fries or chicken sandwich.