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Restaurants in Watsonville

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Cowboys Corner Cafe 946 Main St, Watsonville
Cowboys Corner Cafe
Salad • $$

Cowboys Corner Cafe

946 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Excellent ☺️ service and food...great breakfast and lunch choices... daily specials to close from. You can't go wrong here and it's a locals hot...

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  • Superb234 Reviews4.7
The Beach Street Cafe 435 W Beach St, Watsonville
The Beach Street Cafe
Diner • $$

The Beach Street Cafe

435 W Beach St, Watsonville, CA 95076

The food is SO DELICIOUS. I keep ordering the chilaquiles scramble every time because it's so good I can't turn away, but my family & friends...

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  • Superb262 Reviews4.6
Cilantros 1934 Main St, Watsonville
Cilantros
Mexican • $$

Cilantros

1934 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Cilantros has a great atmosphere! The best sopes and always yummy margaritas! The sopes are so fluffy filled with the perfect amount of toppings! The...

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  • Good335 Reviews4.2
Imura Japanese Restaurant 1994 Main St, Watsonville
Imura Japanese Restaurant
Sushi • $$

Imura Japanese Restaurant

1994 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

A little heavy on the sauce but extremely tasty and it's a place I always visit when I'm in the area. I make a point to swing by just to get the Lion...

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  • Superb211 Reviews4.5
La Perla Del Pacifico 458 Main St, Watsonville
La Perla Del Pacifico
Seafood • $$

La Perla Del Pacifico

458 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

This 5 star rating is for one dish: Camarones a la diabla. It was spicy and delicious. I can't speak for the other items on the menu but I have gone to...

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  • Superb183 Reviews4.5
Olivia's Cafe 1047 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
Olivia's Cafe
Mexican • $$

Olivia's Cafe

1047 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95076

Clean facilities, friendly attentive staff. The food was delicious and the portions were generous. I had not eaten here in years. It has since changed hands...

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  • Superb154 Reviews4.6
Sukho Thai Restaurant 1433 Main St, Watsonville
Sukho Thai Restaurant
Thai • $$

Sukho Thai Restaurant

1433 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Such good food, kind service, and amazing lunch specials. You’ll get the bill and walk up to the register to pay. Highly recommended!! I got the Pad Kee Mao...

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  • Superb147 Reviews4.6
Cadillac Cafe 2906 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
Cadillac Cafe
Breakfast • $$

Cadillac Cafe

2906 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95076

What a special place to have breakfast and a great stop on a small local adventure! The drive to Freedom, the friendly and (very!) small town vibe, and the...

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  • Superb146 Reviews4.6
Beer Mule Bottle Shop + Pour House 45 Aviation Way, Watsonville
Beer Mule Bottle Shop + Pour House
Beer Bar • $$

Beer Mule Bottle Shop + Pour House

45 Aviation Way, Watsonville, CA 95076

First time here and was super impressed with the beer selection...over 35 on tap from all over CA...many of which I haven't seen anywhere else in the 831...

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  • Superb185 Reviews4.4
Cafe Ella 734 E Lake Ave # 1, Watsonville
Cafe Ella
Italian • $$

Cafe Ella

734 E Lake Ave # 1, Watsonville, CA 95076

I always enjoy my experience at Cafe Ella. The staff is very friendly and kind. The atmosphere is very inviting and comfortable, with lots of seating, warm...

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  • Superb157 Reviews4.5
Jalisco Restaurant 618 Main St, Watsonville
Jalisco Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Jalisco Restaurant

618 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

It was a great restaurant! It was nice to go to a " Mexican restaurant" instead of a taqueria. I couldn't decide what to get so I ordered three...

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  • Good224 Reviews4.2
The Fish House Bar & Grill 972 Main St, Watsonville
The Fish House Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill • $$

The Fish House Bar & Grill

972 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Great food and service! The menu didn't have a dish my partner wanted. When we asked the waiter for recommendations he created the dish that my partner...

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  • Superb188 Reviews4.3
California Grill and Bar 40 Penny Ln, Watsonville
California Grill and Bar
American • $$

California Grill and Bar

40 Penny Ln, Watsonville, CA 95076

We randomly stopped in to the California grill on our way back to San Jose from Monterey. We were pleasantly surprised by fresh produce and a wonderful brunch...

  • Superb180 Reviews4.3
Straw Hat Pizza 2026 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
Straw Hat Pizza
Pizza • $$

Straw Hat Pizza

2026 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95019

So thankful for the kindness shown our family (of 8!) tonight when we had car trouble and were stranded there (from out of town). Great pizza, but even more...

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  • Superb150 Reviews4.4
Miyuki Restaurant 452 E Lake Ave, Watsonville
Miyuki Restaurant
Sushi Bar • $$

Miyuki Restaurant

452 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

Went here with our family of 4 adults and one toddler. The service was great, the food was all really good (foundational stuff, all executed very well) and...

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  • Superb168 Reviews4.3
El Frijolito Restaurant 11 Alexander St # B, Watsonville
El Frijolito Restaurant
Mexican • $

El Frijolito Restaurant

11 Alexander St # B, Watsonville, CA 95076

Had their carniasada burrito and it was very good and only 5 dollars. The perfect mix of beans, rice, meat and pico. Tortilla seemed home made ? Great salsa...

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  • Superb183 Reviews4.4
Ella's At The Airport - Watsonville 100 Aviation Way, Watsonville
Ella's At The Airport - Watsonville
Italian • $$

Ella's At The Airport - Watsonville

100 Aviation Way, Watsonville, CA 95076

I've been eating at Ella's for years! I absolutely love the locally sourced homemade food. You can tell they go the extra mile to make sure it's...

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  • Good225 Reviews3.9
D'La Colmena Market & Catering 129 W Lake Ave, Watsonville
D'La Colmena Market & Catering
Mexican • $

D'La Colmena Market & Catering

129 W Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

We got a party pack for a small party and it easily fed more than the 25 they stated at order. The food was ready on time, carefully packed in a box for easy...

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  • Superb137 Reviews4.6
Kong's Burger & Cafe 15 E Beach St #101, Watsonville
Kong's Burger & Cafe
Asian Fusion • $

Kong's Burger & Cafe

15 E Beach St #101, Watsonville, CA 95076

We drive from Santa Cruz to Watsonville just for Kong's. The spicy pork burger and their onion rings are incredible. Beats most American burger places....

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.6
Cassidy's Pizza 1400 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
Cassidy's Pizza
Pizza • $$

Cassidy's Pizza

1400 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95076

Cassidy's pizza is the best the pizza has a distinctive teeth it's so yummy all the other pizza places are trash in this town chicken chicken wings...

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  • Good154 Reviews4.2
Slice Project 300 Main St, Watsonville
Slice Project
Pizza

Slice Project

300 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

The people who run the Slice Project put a lot of effort into quality ingredients and great customer service. We feel very welcomed as soon as we come in. It...

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  • Superb89 Reviews4.9
La Fogata 109 Union St, Watsonville
La Fogata
Mexican • $$

La Fogata

109 Union St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Just like my momma makes it!Total down home comfort food for anyone who grew up in a Hispanic household. When I don't have the energy to make it myself I...

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  • Superb67 Reviews4.6
Round Table Pizza 1975 Main St, Watsonville
Round Table Pizza
Pizza • $$

Round Table Pizza

1975 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

It was a spontaneous idea to get take out at Roundtable Pizza. I got a personal cheese pizza with a large salad from the salad bar. And I loved it all!! I...

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  • Good165 Reviews3.8
Turkey Boat 7 San Juan Rd, Watsonville
Turkey Boat
American • $

Turkey Boat

7 San Juan Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076

In the area and looking around on Yelp for places to eat and lo and behold Turkey Boat called out to me. I can have Turkey anytime if the year. I've never...

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  • Superb90 Reviews4.6
La Fondita Restaurante 30 E 5th St # D, Watsonville
La Fondita Restaurante
Mexican • $$

La Fondita Restaurante

30 E 5th St # D, Watsonville, CA 95076

I didn't have a sweet Mexican Mom making me homemade meals of chili relleno growing up. That's why I come La Fondita. It's like eating at...

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  • Superb64 Reviews4.6
Trejos Carnitas 370 E Lake Ave, Watsonville
Trejos Carnitas
Mexican • $

Trejos Carnitas

370 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

Best carnitas you'll find ,very worth it usually I get 3lbs of carnitas the salsa and tortillas and sit in my car and gorge on the deliciousness even if I...

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  • Superb113 Reviews4.4
Red Apple Café 589 Auto Center Dr, Watsonville
Red Apple Café
Burgers • $$

Red Apple Café

589 Auto Center Dr, Watsonville, CA 95076

Amazing hidden Gem in Watsonville. Had Crab Cakes Benedict with a side of home fried potatoes. It was uniquely delicious!I'll be back to this little place...

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  • Good143 Reviews3.8
The Tamal Factory 611 Main St, Watsonville
The Tamal Factory
Mexican • $

The Tamal Factory

611 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Delicious tamales, hot and fresh! The pollo con salsa verde was my favorite, but the puerco, pollo, and rajas (cheese and jalapeño) ones were good too....

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  • Superb117 Reviews4.3
Carmona's 1040 E Lake Ave, Watsonville
Carmona's
Barbecue • $$

Carmona's

1040 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

Oh. My. God. I got their porky pig spicy BBQ sandwich and it did not disappoint. This has got to be some of the best BBQ I've had since I moved out of...

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  • Good128 Reviews3.9
Sushi QU 952 E Lake Ave, Watsonville
Sushi QU
Sushi • $$

Sushi QU

952 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

Love this restaurant such a nice spot to have a great meal! Service is amazing and fast! The food was great and meals were good portions. The owner of the...

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  • Good106 Reviews4

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Watsonville
Big J's Pizza 531 Corralitos Rd B, Watsonville
Big J's Pizza
Pizza • $

Big J's Pizza

531 Corralitos Rd B, Watsonville, CA 95076

This was far the best pizza. The pizza dough was perfect, the large salad we ordered was perfect for two. Also the menu is varied. We had the "Pete's...

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  • Superb102 Reviews4.3
Pizzamia 30 E 5th St, Watsonville
Pizzamia
Pizza • $

Pizzamia

30 E 5th St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Best Pizza in Watsonville. I remember going to this place back when I was in middle school heading back home from E.A hall and grabbing a slice. Great service...

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  • Good114 Reviews4.1
Hugo's Pizzeria 1984 Main St, Watsonville
Hugo's Pizzeria
Pizza • $

Hugo's Pizzeria

1984 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Hugo's Pizzeria you are truly exceptional, I had an incredible experience here today. Yummy menu items at good prices, terrific atmosphere to unwind at....

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  • Good104 Reviews3.8

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Watsonville
Mi Rancho 300 Walker St, Watsonville
Mi Rancho
Mexican • $

Mi Rancho

300 Walker St, Watsonville, CA 95076

I told my Mexican friend this is the best Mexican food north of the boarder. He said there is no real Mexican food north of the boarder. I took him there. He...

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  • Superb71 Reviews4.6
Delicias Taqueria 130 E Lake Ave, Watsonville
Delicias Taqueria
Mexican • $

Delicias Taqueria

130 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

Cheap and decent burritos here. Got a no meat burrito and it wasn't bad. The cheese in the burrito was good and somewhat unique. Other than that, it...

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  • Good105 Reviews4.2
Taqueria La Fuente 15 E Beach St, Watsonville
Taqueria La Fuente
Mexican • $

Taqueria La Fuente

15 E Beach St, Watsonville, CA 95076

I've worked next to this place for about 2 years and am so thankful to their friendly customer service and great food! I'm very embarrassed at my...

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  • Superb82 Reviews4.4

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Watsonville
Golden China Restaurant 1866 Main St, Watsonville
Golden China Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Golden China Restaurant

1866 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Been coming here since I was little and make it a point to come back anytime I’m back in town. BEST CHINESE RESTAURANT!! You have to order the chow fun...

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  • Good121 Reviews3.3
Hong Kong Garden II 1012 E Lake Ave, Watsonville
Hong Kong Garden II
Chinese • $

Hong Kong Garden II

1012 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

I admire this restaurant a lot. there is a very special ambiance. The meals are splendid. the service is efficient and the stuff is courteous. The price is...

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  • Good69 Reviews3.9
Kings Garden Restaurant 412 Main St, Watsonville
Kings Garden Restaurant
Chinese • $

Kings Garden Restaurant

412 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

This place has AMAZING food and friendly staff. My go to for Chinese food! They have the best mongolian beef! And it's very affordable! I would recommend...

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  • Good57 Reviews4

Fast Food Restaurants

Fast Food in Watsonville
La Buena Taqueria and More 1425 Main St, Watsonville
La Buena Taqueria and More
Fast Food • $

La Buena Taqueria and More

1425 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

This place is great. I drive all the way from Santa Cruz just to come here knowing that I'll be eating the best tacos within the 25 mile radius. The...

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  • Superb91 Reviews4.4
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen 590 Auto Center Dr Unit 1A, Watsonville
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Fast Food • $

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

590 Auto Center Dr Unit 1A, Watsonville, CA 95076

Inside of the restaurant is small so it's better to pick up and eat at home, used the app to order but they forgot my biscuits and didn't notice...

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  • Average166 Reviews2.9
McDonald's 1459 Main St, Watsonville
McDonald's
Fast Food • $

McDonald's

1459 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Great customer service by the maneger I went around 12:45 really busy made my order wrong and with out hesitation made my order correct . I was hahing a hard...

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  • Average139 Reviews3.1

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Watsonville
Mariscos El Nayarita 1922 E Lake Ave, Watsonville
Mariscos El Nayarita
Seafood • $$

Mariscos El Nayarita

1922 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

I'm not sure why all these bad reviews are up, this place is BOMB!!!! fire michis, fire aguachiles, great atmosphere, very loud and fun place, very busy!!! All...

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  • Good92 Reviews3.8
Mariscos Los Compadres 410 Rodriguez St, Watsonville
Mariscos Los Compadres
Seafood

Mariscos Los Compadres

410 Rodriguez St, Watsonville, CA 95076

even thought bo margatitas where available, the Food was amazing!!!! loved the fish, Mojarra; the sauce the waiter suggested, so delicious. she was very kind,...

  • Superb36 Reviews4.5
Miches & Ceviches 45 Mariposa Ave, Watsonville
Miches & Ceviches
Seafood

Miches & Ceviches

45 Mariposa Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

  • Superb8 Reviews4.5

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Watsonville
Fat Boy Burgers And Grill 1467 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
Fat Boy Burgers And Grill
Hamburger

Fat Boy Burgers And Grill

1467 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95076

This place makes better burgers than in and out and five guys burgers, I said that loud and clear, the manager is always there to help you, he is very...

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  • Good134 Reviews4
Wendy's 1480 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
Wendy's
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Wendy's

1480 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95076

Wendy's Honestly when I think on burgers this my place, juice and tasty, thanks for taking care of freshness.The one on Salinas I drove by with an RV , so...

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  • Good105 Reviews3.3
Jack In The Box 1085 S Green Valley Rd, Watsonville
Jack In The Box
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Jack In The Box

1085 S Green Valley Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076

I love this Jack in the box open all night friendly service and the sourdough Jack is addicting not to mention their milkshakes or picture perfect I don't...

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  • Average125 Reviews3
Erik's DeliCafé 1074 S Green Valley Rd, Watsonville
Erik's DeliCafé
Sandwich Shop • $

Erik's DeliCafé

1074 S Green Valley Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076

Pilgrims are very progressive at this Deli. I was mighty impressed with their presentation. It's good to know that people care about your experience at...

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  • Good101 Reviews4.1
Subway 1063 S Green Valley Rd, Watsonville
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

1063 S Green Valley Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076

I have to say a huge THANK YOU! to the owner and management of the restaurant for showing compassion to a small harmless garter snake that was encourage on its...

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  • Good52 Reviews3.3
Subway 7 2nd St, Watsonville
Subway
Sandwich Shop • $

Subway

7 2nd St, Watsonville, CA 95076

I celebrated my graduation earlier this evening in this gorgeous place. Well we passed a fantastic evening and the restaurant was definitely one of the reasons...

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  • Good32 Reviews3.4