Downtown Santa Cruz Tuesday Food and Wine Specials include Pacific Thai, Vinocruz, Hula’s

Restaurant Hula's in Downtown Santa Cruz

The Downtown Association of Santa Cruz has been coordinating a “Tuesday specials” promotion for some time now with many restaurants and food and wine vendors participating.

Selected Tuesday specials each week:

Pacific Thai offers $1 off Thai teas and $1-2 off entrees that are “Thai-titled” (dine in only). If you haven’t tried this restaurant, I highly recommend it – Pacific Thai offers friendly service plus fresh, delicious food including first-rate Tom Kah (Coconut Milk) soup available with your choice of tofu, chicken, prawns, or mixed seafood. Note: the soup doesn’t have “Thai” in its title so it’s not discounted on Tuesdays, but it’s well worth the investment (and reasonably priced). Another bonus of this restaurant:  you can see beautiful fruit carvings by employee Petcharee Tamawong; read about her carvings.

Location: 1319 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, (831) 420-1700

If you’re a wine lover, you’re in luck: On Tuesdays, the popular, well-stocked wine shop and wine bar Vinocruz offers two wines for $5 per glass from 4-6:30pm. Since 2005, Vinocruz has showcased wine from the Santa Cruz Mountains. It offers more than 200 wines from 70 local wineries. Daily tasting flights are available and the selections change weekly. Vinocruz is also right next to the Museum of Art and History www.santacruzmah.org., which offers 2-for-1 admission on Tuesdays.

Location: Vinocruz —Abbott Square off of Cooper Street between Pacific and Front, (831) 426-VINO (8466)

Museum of Art and History—705 Front Street, (831) 429-1964

In a tropical mood? Hula’s Island Grill and Tiki Room has two Tuesday specials: kids eat free all night long, and adults can purchase $3 Longboard beers. I have enjoyed Hula’s several times; the food is flavorful, and hearty and refreshing at the same time.

Location: 221 Cathcart Street, (831) 426-4852 (HULA)

For those with a sweet tooth, the family-owned Pacific Cookie Company offers $1 off every 1/2 dozen cookies purchased after 5pm.

Location: 1203 Pacific Avenue, (831) 429-6905

See full list of Downtown Santa Cruz Tuesday specials – find discounts on other food and drinks plus books, toys, and more.

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