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

Cowboys Corner Cafe

946 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

The food here never disappoints. My husband and I are well known by the employees because of how often we go. The skirt steaks are our #1 and always cooked to...

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  • Superb262 Reviews4.7
Slice Project 300 Main St, Watsonville
Slice Project
Pizza

Slice Project

300 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

This Pizza is sooo good that we have foresaken our local venues here in Santa Cruz and drive down at least 2 times a month just to pick up our take out on a...

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  • Superb106 Reviews4.9
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

First off, let me give the biggest 5 star to Rebecca. She's amazing, charismatic and a great waitress, always attentive despite the diner being so busy...

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  • Superb283 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

Tried the Kong burger, fries, and yam fries. Meat was great. The bread was slightly toasted and the secret sauce was sooo tasty! I would definitely this.A bit...

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  • Superb150 Reviews4.7
Olivia's Cafe 1047 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
Olivia's Cafe
Mexican • $$

Olivia's Cafe

1047 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95076

Amazing service! The waitress was so sweet and made sure everything was okay, brought tortillas out when we never asked, but that was great! The best...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.6
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

What a great experience coming back to the ville las tortas (4) they tasted good , will be back again the reason why I didn't have five stars that's...

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  • Superb162 Reviews4.6
Sukho Thai Restaurant 1433 Main St, Watsonville
Sukho Thai Restaurant
Thai • $$

Sukho Thai Restaurant

1433 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

My husband and I discovered this place through doordash. Watsonville doesn't have that many options, so we thought we'd give it a try. So often, Thai...

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  • Superb161 Reviews4.6
Cadillac Cafe 2906 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
Cadillac Cafe
Breakfast • $$

Cadillac Cafe

2906 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95076

Every time I’m in California, I make a point of visiting this cafe for their strawberry waffles (they’re the best!). I love the atmosphere and all the...

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  • Superb159 Reviews4.6
Imura Japanese Restaurant 1994 Main St, Watsonville
Imura Japanese Restaurant
Sushi • $$

Imura Japanese Restaurant

1994 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

We have been coming to Imura for years and it is hands down the best sushi in the county. The quality of the nigiri and rolls is always consistent. They hire...

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  • Superb229 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

Per my grandsons "this place is delicious as heck and the best place I've been to in Watsonville!" My other grandson said"this is the best...

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  • Superb200 Reviews4.5
Strawberry Patch Cafe 734 E Lake Ave # 1, Watsonville
Strawberry Patch Cafe
Italian • $$

Strawberry Patch Cafe

734 E Lake Ave # 1, Watsonville, CA 95076

Definitely recommend.✅✅✅Friendly service.Outdoor seatingLots of indoor seating.Relaxing AtmosphereDelicious FoodI'm glad I found this place!...

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  • Superb161 Reviews4.5
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

I love this craft brewery in Watsonville! The bartender was awesome. He was very patient and very knowledgeable. We got the Alvaredo Mai Tai IPA (excellent,...

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  • Superb203 Reviews4.4
El Frijolito Restaurant 11 Alexander St # B, Watsonville
El Frijolito Restaurant
Mexican • $

El Frijolito Restaurant

11 Alexander St # B, Watsonville, CA 95076

Everyone loves "Frijolito" as we call it! Always delicious, efficient and our specific orders are always spot on. Easy to order online, call in or...

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  • Superb197 Reviews4.4
Miyuki Restaurant 452 E Lake Ave, Watsonville
Miyuki Restaurant
Sushi Bar • $$

Miyuki Restaurant

452 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

Went to Miyuki's today for lunch - first time back in a long time due to Covid. Our lunch was incredible!! We shared an order of edaname and both had...

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  • Superb181 Reviews4.4
Mi Rancho 300 Walker St, Watsonville
Mi Rancho
Mexican • $

Mi Rancho

300 Walker St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Costumer service is top notch at this restaurant . The owner's treat you with respect . Super friendly . My beef soup was delicious . Cubana torta very...

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  • Superb72 Reviews4.6
Straw Hat Pizza 2026 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
Straw Hat Pizza
Pizza • $$

Straw Hat Pizza

2026 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95019

I'm sad that they closed the Straw Hat in Palo Alto but I'm glad that they still have one in Watsonville. I used to have a lot of soccer parties at...

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  • Superb159 Reviews4.4
Pacific Golf Centers 101 Ranport Rd, Watsonville
Pacific Golf Centers
Sports Bar • $

Pacific Golf Centers

101 Ranport Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076

Great place to swing em. Never been to Pasatiempo's driving range but in my opinion this track is probably the best in the area. They have turf mats and...

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  • Superb71 Reviews4.6
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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  • Superb68 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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  • Superb67 Reviews4.6
Monterey Bay Caterers 152 W Lake Ave, Watsonville
Monterey Bay Caterers
Caterers

Monterey Bay Caterers

152 W Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

I ordered the take and bake family meal for our family beach weekend trip. I was able to customize the order (beef ravioli with meat sauce, barbecue chicken,...

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  • Superb62 Reviews4.6
Five Star Catering 909 E Lake Ave, Watsonville
Five Star Catering
Caterers

Five Star Catering

909 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

Well they sure lived up to there name of 5 star! We had my daughters wedding last week and five star did such a beautiful and delicious job of catering the...

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  • Superb40 Reviews4.8
Trejos Carnitas 370 E Lake Ave, Watsonville
Trejos Carnitas
Mexican • $

Trejos Carnitas

370 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

Pretty crip carnitas. Had a burrito the other day and it was rather tasty. Not gonna lie, I like D'La Colmena a little better, but this spots definitely...

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  • Superb121 Reviews4.4
Tacos El Jerry 35 E Lake Ave, Watsonville
Tacos El Jerry
Mexican

Tacos El Jerry

35 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

Seriously the BEST TACO TRUCK IN TOWN! Everyone working is very professional and fast. The food is really good and the quality is fresh! Definitely recommend...

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  • Superb58 Reviews4.6
Del Valle Restaurant 710 E Lake Ave, Watsonville
Del Valle Restaurant
Salvadoran • $$

Del Valle Restaurant

710 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

I ordered nopales pupusas, shrimp taco, and yucca fries with chicharones. Everything was fresh and soooo good! Salsa was amazing. Some of the best Salvadoran...

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  • Superb74 Reviews4.5
California Grill and Bar 40 Penny Ln, Watsonville
California Grill and Bar
American • $$

California Grill and Bar

40 Penny Ln, Watsonville, CA 95076

So good!! The food was so fresh, such great flavors. The ahi salad is hands down the best. We also got the fried artichokes and onion rings which were so good....

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  • Superb209 Reviews4.3
Tacos El Jerry (Corralitos) 2418 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
Tacos El Jerry (Corralitos)
Mexican

Tacos El Jerry (Corralitos)

2418 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95076

Seriously the BEST TACO TRUCK IN TOWN! Everyone working is very professional and fast. The food is really good and the quality is fresh! Definitely recommend...

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  • Superb43 Reviews4.7
Zameen At The Hangar 45 Aviation Way Suite 3, Watsonville
Zameen At The Hangar
Mediterranean

Zameen At The Hangar

45 Aviation Way Suite 3, Watsonville, CA 95076

Best Zameen location for one reason: the cook. My friend and I can't eat tomatoes and most places don't really take that seriously and just...

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  • Superb42 Reviews4.7
Fruition Brewing 918 E Lake Ave, Watsonville
Fruition Brewing
Brewpubs

Fruition Brewing

918 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

Tons of beer choices. Good swag. Cans to go. Food for purchase. Lots of space indoors and out. I’d come back to keep trying it out.for beer folks, this place...

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  • Superb52 Reviews4.6
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

Chicken tacos were excellent, small but super cheap and delicious. Definitely will be returning here. The chips were slightly stale but they were free so no...

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  • Superb97 Reviews4.4
Taqueria La Fuente 15 E Beach St, Watsonville
Taqueria La Fuente
Mexican • $

Taqueria La Fuente

15 E Beach St, Watsonville, CA 95076

This hole in the wall Mexican eatery is fantastic. Really great flavors. Might not look much from the outside but the service is fast and the food is...

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  • Superb87 Reviews4.4

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Watsonville
Slice Project 300 Main St, Watsonville
Slice Project
Pizza

Slice Project

300 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

This Pizza is sooo good that we have foresaken our local venues here in Santa Cruz and drive down at least 2 times a month just to pick up our take out on a...

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  • Superb106 Reviews4.9
Straw Hat Pizza 2026 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
Straw Hat Pizza
Pizza • $$

Straw Hat Pizza

2026 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95019

I'm sad that they closed the Straw Hat in Palo Alto but I'm glad that they still have one in Watsonville. I used to have a lot of soccer parties at...

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  • Superb159 Reviews4.4
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

Damn, just realized I have been eating here for over 20 years. Getting seasoned at life haha Big J's is classic. Have eaten at hundreds of pizza spots...

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  • Superb106 Reviews4.3

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Watsonville
Olivia's Cafe 1047 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
Olivia's Cafe
Mexican • $$

Olivia's Cafe

1047 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95076

Amazing service! The waitress was so sweet and made sure everything was okay, brought tortillas out when we never asked, but that was great! The best...

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  • Superb172 Reviews4.6
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

What a great experience coming back to the ville las tortas (4) they tasted good , will be back again the reason why I didn't have five stars that's...

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  • Superb162 Reviews4.6
El Frijolito Restaurant 11 Alexander St # B, Watsonville
El Frijolito Restaurant
Mexican • $

El Frijolito Restaurant

11 Alexander St # B, Watsonville, CA 95076

Everyone loves "Frijolito" as we call it! Always delicious, efficient and our specific orders are always spot on. Easy to order online, call in or...

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  • Superb197 Reviews4.4

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Watsonville
Kings Garden Restaurant 412 Main St, Watsonville
Kings Garden Restaurant
Chinese • $

Kings Garden Restaurant

412 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

I like this place. Food is good. In my opinion,, better than other local Chinese restaurants. My favorite, vegetable eggfooyung. If you spend $60, they give...

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  • Good60 Reviews3.9
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

They didn't have delivery when I called, but it was totally worth the drive. Delicious food, kind person answering the phone and running the register. I...

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  • Good73 Reviews3.8
Golden China Restaurant 1866 Main St, Watsonville
Golden China Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Golden China Restaurant

1866 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Very good food, not great. Dine in experience is a significant area for improvement. Owner / manager has staged his takeout business in the middle of the...

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  • Good125 Reviews3.4

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

Chicken tacos were excellent, small but super cheap and delicious. Definitely will be returning here. The chips were slightly stale but they were free so no...

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  • Superb97 Reviews4.4
Wendy's 1480 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
Wendy's
Fast Food • $

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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  • Good114 Reviews3.3
Fosters Freeze 1487 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
Fosters Freeze
Fast Food

Fosters Freeze

1487 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95076

New people, or a new person at drive thru. Nicer. But food exspensive. I got a hot dog, small fry and one twister, sm. Cost me 15.xxThats alot. The size of...

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  • Average107 Reviews3.1

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Watsonville
La Perla Del Pacifico 458 Main St, Watsonville
La Perla Del Pacifico
Seafood • $$

La Perla Del Pacifico

458 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Per my grandsons "this place is delicious as heck and the best place I've been to in Watsonville!" My other grandson said"this is the best...

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  • Superb200 Reviews4.5
Hindsight Seafood Cafe 918 E Lake Ave, Watsonville
Hindsight Seafood Cafe
Seafood

Hindsight Seafood Cafe

918 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076

Hindsight is a small spot located inside Fruition Brewing in the East Lake shopping center. They specialize in oysters, but have a few small bites that pair...

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  • Superb18 Reviews5
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,...

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  • Superb36 Reviews4.5
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

Yummy food for everyone one! Meat, veggies, vegan, gluten free options abound. For vegan, make sure you ask and they will help you navigate the sauces ( mostly...

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  • Good110 Reviews4.1
TOGO'S Sandwiches 445 Main St #104, Watsonville
TOGO'S Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop

TOGO'S Sandwiches

445 Main St #104, Watsonville, CA 95076

I love Togo's. I love this downtown Watsonvill location. I am a big fan of the number 26 which is turkey,ham and cheddar cheese.I got the regular size.I...

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  • Good8 Reviews3.8
TOGO'S Sandwiches 1985 Main St, Watsonville
TOGO'S Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop • $

TOGO'S Sandwiches

1985 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Ordered two large hot pastrami sandwiches to go. I asked the server is she could double wrap everything because I was traveling by airplane the next day and...

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  • Good100 Reviews3.8
KFC 1610 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville
KFC
Chicken • $

KFC

1610 Freedom Blvd, Watsonville, CA 95076

I ordered KFC for game night at a friend's house after a long day at work and the staff could not be any kinder or more professional. The food was exactly...

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  • Good78 Reviews3.3
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen 590 Auto Center Dr Unit 1A, Watsonville
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Chicken • $

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

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

My family and I came in tonight 12/10/2021. The night staff is amazing. The customer service was awesome. It was clean, food was great. Every single staff in...

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  • Average184 Reviews2.9
Wingstop 1483 Main St, Watsonville
Wingstop
Chicken Wings • $$

Wingstop

1483 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

This restaurant has excellent service as well as delightful food. My favourite place around town. The food served quickly and the prices were reasonable. Will...

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  • Poor123 Reviews2.4