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Las Olas pioneered the Fish Taco and serves authentic Mexican Food, local craft beers, and the best margaritas at three beach locations in San Diego.

Dining

About the Menu

The menu allows customers a wide variety of options: Build your own Taco Platter with choices like sautéed fish, shrimp or scallops, char broiled chicken, carnitas, grilled fresh local vegitables or carne asada. You can also enjoy delicious favorites like flame roasted Poblano chilies stuffed with fall-off-the-bone-tender carnitas, or filled with sautéed shrimp, scallop and Mahi Mahi. The menu also offers many traditional delights like seasonal grilled vegetable enchiladas topped with low-fat yogurt, char broiled carne asada burritos, crispy fried beef or chicken tacos and of course the famous fish taco. It's honest food, prepared fresh daily and only from scratch using wholesome ingredients – fresh herbs and spices, never powdered or granulated spice mixes like most and our customers appreciate it. Vegetarian, gluten free and vegan choices are also readily available. 

Want a Margarita or an ice cold beer? Las Olas Margaritas are famous, and many of our draft beer selections are from San Diego's own incredible breweries. For something out of the box and incredibly delicious, try our house infused roasted pineapple and jalapeno tequila in a Pineapple n' Chile Margarita some time.

Staying committed to freshness, quality and value through the years has made Las Olas the popular landmark it is today. We look forward to seeing you either in Carlsbad, Cardiff or our new southern hemisphere location in Point Loma some time soon.



STARTERS

Chips 
Complimentary bowl of chips

Fresh Guacamole

Cheese Crisp 
Crisp flour tortilla, melted cheese, flame roasted chile.
Options: carnitas / char-broiled chicken / carne asada /guacamole

Nachos De Salva 
Jack & Cheddar, refried beans, sour cream, salsa fresca, guacamole on fresh tortilla chips. 
Options: carnitas / char-broiled chicken / carne asada

Calamari Fritas 
Crispy ringlets with yogurt salsa

Chilitos
Batter-fried jalapeños, Jack & Cheddar, yogurt salsa

Ceviche
Market select fish marinated raw in fresh lime juice with cilantro, tomatoes, cucumber, chilies

Smokin’ Quesadilla 
Jack & Cheddar, chipotle chilies, guacamole, mango salsa, sour cream. 
Options: carnitas / char-broiled chicken / carne asada

Spicy Bean n’ Cheese Dip

Soft Cheese Quesadilla
Salsa fresca, guacamole

Taquitos/Flautas
Crispy corn/flour tortillas, shredded beef or chicken, guacamole, salsa tomaté


SOUP & SALADS

House Salad
Seasonal greens with house-made avocado-Dijon vinaigrette or house-made Caesar dressing

Chicken and Rice Tortilla Soup
Finished with cheese, cilantro and crispy tortilla strips

House Salad and Tortilla Soup

Caesar Salad with char-broiled chicken or grilled shrimp

Las Olas Chicken Salad
Char-broiled chicken, roasted chile, seasonal greens, mandarin oranges, roasted pumpkin seeds, avocado-Dijon vinaigrette



LOCAL FAVORITES

Choose two of three sides: Cabbage salad, rice or beans. 

Classic Combo
Shredded beef or chicken taco and choice of enchilada

Cardiff Combo
Two chicken or beef taquitos with guacamole, salsa tomaté and choice of enchilada

Carlsbad Combo
Chile relleño and choice of Baja-style fish taco or char-broiled fish taco

Surf and Turf
Carne asada taco and choice of Baja-style fish taco or char-broiled fish taco

El Ranchero
Carne asada taco, carnitas taco and choice of enchilada

Shrimp Tacos
Two Baja-style shrimp tacos with guacamole, salsa fresca, yogurt salsa and cabbage

Azteca Tacos
Two char-broiled chicken or steak tacos, caramelized onions, cilantro, sour cream, house hot sauce

Char-broiled Chicken and Sour Cream Enchiladas
Salsa verde, melted Jack & Cheddar, sour cream

Plato De La Casa
Flame-roasted poblano chile stuffed with Jack & Muenster cheese, served on a float of red or green sauce and a char-broiled chicken and sour cream enchilada



CHILES

Choose two of three sides: Cabbage salad, rice or beans. 

Chile Relleño Burrito
Flame-roasted green chile with Jack & Muenster cheese in a flour tortilla, topped  with sauce n’ cheese
Options: carnitas / char-broiled chicken / carne asada / shrimp

Flame-Roasted Chile Relleño (no batter) OR 

Traditional Chile Relleño (fried in light egg batter)

Either style is stuffed with Jack & Muenster cheese, topped with red or green sauce / carnitas / char-broiled chicken / carne asada / sautéed shrimp, scallops and market select fish



TACO PLATTERS

Build your own with salsa fresca, guacamole, cilantro, cabbage, wheat, flour or corn tortillas.
Choose two of three sides: Cabbage salad, rice or beans. Seafood taco platters served with yogurt salsa.

Baja-style Fish
Char-broiled Fish
Baja-style Shrimp
Grilled Shrim
Baja-style Mixed Seafood Shrimp, fish, scallops
Carnitas
Chile Verde
Char-broiled Chicken Served on caramelized onions
Char-broiled Carne Asada Served on caramelized onions
Seasonal Vegetable Grill Roasted seasonal vegetables 



BUILD YOUR OWN COMBINATION

GROUP 1 COMBINATIONS
Any 1 item with two sides

Any 2 items with two sides
Any 3 items with two sides

ITEMS
Shredded Beef or Chicken Crispy Taco 
Shredded Beef or Chicken Taquitos (2) 
Shredded Beef, Chicken, Carnitas, 
Cheese or Chile Verde Enchilada

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GROUP 2 COMBINATIONS
Any 1 item with two sides
Any 2 items with two sides
Any 3 items with two sides

ITEMS
Baja-style Fish Taco*
Char-broiled Chicken Taco
Carne Asada Taco
Carnitas Taco
Traditional Chile Relleño
Char-broiled Chicken and Sour Cream Enchilada
*Substitute char-broiled fish $1 per taco



SEAFOOD SPECIALTIES

Ricardo's Garlic Fish
Market select, sautéed with white wine, butter, garlic, cilantro, tomato, onion and chile

Garlic Shrimp Sauté
Sautéed with white wine, butter, garlic, cilantro, tomato, onion and chile

Mixed Seafood Sauté
Large shrimp, fish and scallops sautéed with white wine, butter, garlic, cilantro, tomato, onion and chile

Shrimp Cortez
Large shrimp and scallop wrapped in bacon, char-broiled and served on a float of salsa verde

Seafood Enchiladas
Sautéed shrimp, fish and scallops in two corn tortillas with salsa verde, Muenster & Jack cheese (side tortillas not included)

Sopa Del Mar
Shrimp, scallops and fish in a chicken stock base, vegetables, mint, cilantro, chopped avocados (no sides)

 

SEASONAL VEGETABLE PLATOS

Vegetable Quesadilla
Grilled seasonal vegetables, Jack & Cheddar  in a whole wheat tortilla topped with guacamole and salsa fresca (no sides)

Vegetable Tostada
Vegetarian pinto beans, grilled vegetables, topped with lettuce, salsa fresca and guacamole, served on a large crisp whole wheat tortilla (no sides)

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Choose two of three sides: Cabbage salad, rice or beans. 

Vegetable Enchiladas
Two corn tortillas filled with grilled vegetables topped with salsa verde

Vegetable Burrito
Grilled vegetables, vegetarian pinto beans, rice and cilantro in a large whole wheat tortilla, topped with salsa verde. Please specify with or without cheese.


 

TOSTADAS

Crispy flour tortilla topped with refried beans, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and salsa fresca. 

Shredded Beef or Chicken with stewed veggies
Carnitas
Char-broiled Chicken
Carne Asada
Grilled Shrimp



QUESADILLAS

Flour tortilla with Jack & Cheddar, served with sour cream, guacamole and salsa fresca.

Shredded Beef or Chicken with stewed veggies
Carnitas
Char-broiled Chicken
Carne Asada
Grilled Shrimp 



BURRITO PLATOS ESPECIAL

Choose two of three sides: Cabbage salad, rice or beans. Served with red or green sauce, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and salsa fresca.    

Bean & Cheese

Shredded Beef or Chicken 
With stewed vegetables

Baja-style Fish
Cabbage, yogurt salsa, guacamole and salsa fresca inside

Char-broiled Fish 
Cabbage, yogurt salsa, guacamole and salsa fresca inside

Carnitas 
Guacamole and salsa fresca inside

Char-broiled Chicken
Guacamole and salsa fresca inside

Carne Asada
Guacamole and salsa fresca inside

Baja-style Shrimp
Cabbage, yogurt salsa, guacamole and salsa fresca inside



CHIMICHANGA PLATOS

Crispy fried burrito topped with sour cream, guacamole, cheese and salsa fresca.
Choose two of three sides: Cabbage salad, rice or beans.

Shredded Beef or Chicken with stewed veggies
Carnitas with beans inside
Char-broiled Chicken with beans inside
Carne Asada with beans inside
Grilled Shrimp with sautéed vegetables



DESSERT

Caramel Cheesecake Flan 
Made fresh daily since 1981, much like traditional flan custard but with a cheese cake twist

Las Olas Sundae 
Two scoops of vanilla ice cream topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, caramelized walnuts and dusted with Ibarra chocolate



BREAKFAST

Dawn Patrol Burrito
Three scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon and cheese wrapped in a flour tortilla

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Choose two of the following side dishes and your choice of tortillas:
Home-fried potatoes, beans or rice and wheat, flour or corn tortillas.

Breakfast Americano 
Two eggs any style / add bacon

Huevos Rancheros
Two eggs over-easy on a soft corn tortilla topped with our fresh salsa tomaté and a sprinkle of queso

Machaca Con Huevos
Three scrambled eggs with sautéed onions, bell peppers and tomatoes. 
Choose shredded beef, shredded chicken OR carnitas

Chorizo & Eggs
Spicy pork sausage scrambled together with eggs

Huevos Mexicana (choose mild OR hot) 
Eggs scrambled with sautéed bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, fresh cilantro and topped with Jack & Cheddar
Add chorizo or crumbled bacon