Lucy’s Hot Dog Stand in Aptos

Lucy’s Hot Dog Stand in Aptos serves the best hot dogs in Santa Cruz county. They are truly gourmet! They also sell soup and fresh tamales as well, and offer a gluten free bun! They also have catering services available for private parties and groups. See also: Lucy’s Hot Dog Stand Web Site Lucy’s Hot […]

Sofia’s Taqueria – Aptos

We interviewed Roberto Córdoba, owner of Sofia’s Taqueria, about the business. View the YouTube video below! Sofia’s Taqueria, located in the Rancho del Mar shopping center, is owned by Roberto Córdoba. Sofia’s is the oldest taqueria in Aptos, going way back to 1987. They pride themselves on a distinct, unique type of Mexican food you […]

GG Restaurant and Bar

The GG Restaurant and Bar is located inside the historic Bayview Hotel in Aptos Village. Tip: on Thursdays nights they have a $12 special dinner. GG Restaurant and Bar

Cafe Rio

A perennial favorite in Aptos is Cafe Rio, located adjacent to Rio del Mar Beach. They feature a great outdoor patio and a wall of windows overlooking the bay. They have an extensive wine list and a full bar, and use local, farm-fresh ingredients whenever possible. Cafe Rio Cafe Rio on Facebook

Au Midi

Au Midi Restaurant and Bistro is considered by many to be some of the finest dining in all of Santa Cruz county. They received a 2014 “OpenTabler” Diner’s Choice award, and are ranked #2 out of 56 restaurants in Aptos by TripAdvisor. [open-table-widget display_option=”0″ restaurant_id=”93889″ title=”Make a Reservation at Au Midi”] Au Midi Restaurant & […]

Bittersweet Bistro

When it comes to fine dining in Aptos, Bittersweet Bistro has to be near the top of the list. Located near the Deer Park Marketplace Shopping Center, Bittersweet Bistro specializes in what they call American Bistro cuisine with Mediterranean influences. They have a full bar, and also have an extensive wine list and a rich […]

Golden Buddha

[venue id = 5334f4c5498e86d2b8ecab4a] Long an icon of Soquel Village, the Golden Buddha Chinese Restaurant moved to its new Aptos location in April 2014, taking over the site of the Lucky Dragon restaurant, which closed a few months before. They have a large menu with a range of traditional Chinese dishes, with something for everyone. […]

Burger – Aptos

Burger is another welcome addition to the Aptos restaurant scene. Burger has a prime location, right across the street from the Rancho del Mar Shopping Center on Soquel Drive. From the day they opened, the restaurant has been popular among Aptosians, for a number of reasons. You might think the reason would be their burgers […]

Aptos Street BBQ

Aptos may be miles from Kansas City, but when it comes to getting some good barbecue in town, folks from all over Santa Cruz county flock to Aptos Village and our own Aptos Street BBQ. The place is easy to spot, just look for the smoke streaming up from their BBQ outside the restaurant. They […]

Sushi on the Run (Closed)

Sushi on the Run closed in December 2015 Sushi on the Run is located just across the street from the Rancho del Mar Shopping Center. This “mom and pop” eatery is not a full-fledged sushi bar/restaurant – they have very limited seating, and most patrons do indeed take their sushi and run. It’s hallmarks are […]