Johnny's Harborside is a fun, inviting slice of the Santa Cruz dining scene, that offers lovely, scenic views of the…More Pacific Ocean, right outside its windows. </p>
<p>The services of the chefs and bartenders here help to keep its loyal clientele base coming back. There is a wide selection of seafood specialties and drinks offered at Johnny's, which is a certified Clean Ocean Business. A popular feature is the Fresh Catch Made Your Way: choose your fish, tell the server how you want it cooked, and pick a side to go with it all. Guests can also select the Daily Trio for Two, here, the chef picks three of the fresh catch options, and prepares it in his or her own style.</p>
<p>The Gourmet on Mondays special offers patrons a three-course meal with a glass of wine. Drink and appetizer specials are served up on weekdays in the late afternoon. Various local wineries are well represented on Johnny's diverse wine list. Other promotions include Wednesday Skyy Madness specials, and Tuesdays and Thursdays are "taco & tequila" nights. </p>
El Jardin Restaurant 655 Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz, CA95062 This is the newest in a small chain of upscale Mexican restaurants and cantinas. With a beautiful and relaxed…More dining area and a full selection of fine wines and Mexican specialties, this place makes for an ideal lunch or dinner date. The large cantina and outdoor patio dining add to the nightlife. From fresh Mexican pizza, made in a traditional wood-fired oven, to daily specials, there is a food to please anyone here. Featuring live music with Spanish guitar every Wednesday, and unique art in every room, your dining experience here will be fun and enjoyable.