Fodor's Expert Review Laili Restaurant

$$ Santa Cruz Mediterranean Fodor's Choice

Exotic Mediterranean flavors with an Afghan twist take center stage at this artsy, stylish space with soaring ceilings. In the evening, locals come to relax over wine and soft jazz at the blue-concrete bar, on the heated patio with twinkly lights, or at a communal table near the open kitchen.

Mediterranean Business Lively Lunch Dinner Dessert $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

101–B Cooper St.
Santa Cruz, California  95060, USA


Known For:
  • House-made pastas and numerous vegetarian and vegan options
  • Fresh naan, chutneys and dips with every meal
  • Fresh naan, chutneys, and dips with every meal
  • Traditional dishes like pomegranate eggplant and maushawa soup

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