Locations

in the Tsunami zone along historic hwy 101

Two Beach Locations

In Spanish Las Olas means “The Waves”, but it has another meaning once you’ve been here, great food and drinks served by friendly people. Since our humble beginnings in 1981 at Cardiff State Beach, and then a second spot right up Hwy 101 in Carlsbad, Las Olas has always stood for the best in serving fresco comida Mexicano. Along the way, we’ve had the good fortune to make friends, toast the Pacific sunsets and have a good time reinventing our menu.

Our pursuit of fresh started with the Baja fish taco. And early on, we opted to bring out more vegetarian and even vegan menu options. Our farm to table approach also found favor with organically grown produce including avocados from Ramona, Valley Center and Fallbrook. We source locally grown tomatoes from the Oceanside community.

Customers also liked our dedication to caring for our ocean and the environment expressed by developing, participating and committing early on to recycling everything possible. Late in 2019 we proudly became the first full service restaurant in North County to partner with a commercial composting service with great success and appreciation from our loyal customers.

So while our name Las Olas means ‘the wave” in Spanish, we’ve always believed in speaking through some of the best Mexican food made from scratch daily, served by generations of friendly people who are part of the Las Olas family, a stone’s throw from the blue Pacific.

Welcome to Las Olas, your wave.

las olas mexican restaurant sign at entrance
man holding a fish he caught at cardiff beach
collage with a painting of las olas cardiff and a photo looking out towards the lagoon with 3 margaritas on a ledge

Las Olas Cardiff

Location numero Uno opened March of ’81 as a take-out Mexican deli on the beach of Cardiff-by-the-Sea. We focused on fresh authentic Mexican food, served by a friendly crew, and this focus has not changed in over 3 decades. Situated on old Highway 101, across from the grand Pacific ocean, and backed by the San Elijo lagoon, sits this North County favorite.

Las Olas Cardiff
(760) 942-1860
2655 South Coast Highway 101
Cardiff by-the-Sea
CA 92007

las olas carlsbad out front image of restaurant
tiled mural on wall of Zacatitos in Mexico
las olas carlsbad bar view with chairs and view of beer tabs

Las Olas Carlsbad

Our Carlsbad location, established in 2004 is in the heart of old Carlsbad, has convenient and ample parking directly behind the restaurant. Tasty margaritas and fresh authentic Mexican food, all within an easy walk to the beach or downtown shops and the Carlsbad train station, help make this a really great destination. Additional parking lot available off Garfield Street between Carlsbad Village Drive and Grand Avenue. Parking is always free for Las Olas Guests – see inside restaurant for coupon code.

Las Olas Carlsbad
(760) 434-5850
2939 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad
CA 92008

Las Olas Cardiff

Situated on old Highway 101, across from the grand Pacific ocean, and backed by the San Elijo lagoon, sits this North County favorite.

PHONE

EMAIL

ADDRESS

(760) 942-1860

2655 S. Coast Highway 101
Cardiff, CA 92007

Las Olas Carlsbad

Located in the heart of old Carlsbad with convenient and ample parking directly behind the restaurant, always free for Las Olas Guests. See inside restaurant for coupon code.

PHONE

EMAIL

ADDRESS

(760) 434-5850

2939 Carlsbad Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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