El Jardin Restaurant, Santa Cruz CA | Merchant Profile

Owners Zeph, Kayla and Mary and George Delgado, along with Manager Manuel Rangel would like to welcome you to the award winning El Jardin Restaurant located at 655 Capitola Road in Santa Cruz. El Jardin which means ìThe Garden,î is one of multiple locations owned by the family. The original El Jardin was opened in 1985 and the Santa Cruz location opened in 2009. Zeph tells us that restaurants are the family business and he has been working in them his whole life. What sets El Jardin Restaurant apart is superior customer service and attention to detail. Youíll notice it right away, whether it’s the hand crafted tile, the cozy fireplace, or the complimentary bean dip with special flour tortilla chips, the Delgado family really cares about its customers. What differentiates the cuisine at El Jardin is the spices used to flavor the food. The proprietary spice blends are a closely held family secret, known to but a few. It gives the dishes a unique taste found only at the restaurant. Popular favorites include Camarones Diablo and Also, Pollo al la Mexicana. The restaurant’s award winning mole sauce is a tantalizing combination of spicy and sweet. Two options are the Chicken Mole Poblano or the Enchiladas de Mole, which are two corn tortillas filled with chicken breast sauteed in a rich, dark sauce, with a hint of peanut butter and chocolate, and topped with melted cheese.    Happy hour runs daily from 3PM to 6PM in the bar and on the dog friendly patio. There are appetizer and drink specials rotating daily. Try one of their specialty drinks like the Millionaire Margarita with Don Julio 1942 tequila, Grand Marnier 100-year, and lime juice. Be sure to ask about the special ìBirthday Shot.î El Jardin has a private room for parties and other functions. Saturday and Sunday they offer a brunch and feature endless Mimosas! If you are looking for a great meal with exceptional service in Santa Cruz, stop in at El Jardin. They will welcome you and ensure you have a great dining experience! 

655 Capitola Rd
Santa Cruz, CA 95062