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Las Olas Restaurant Review: Serving beachside Mexican food for more than 30 years, Las Olas (The Waves) offers dishes such as shrimp and scallop enchiladas, flame-broiled chile relleno and chilitos (sliced and batter-fried jalapeños with melted cheese). Baja fare, like Puerto Nuevo-style lobster, beer-battered cod and shrimp go nicely with cold cervezas, while the infamous grilled mahi taco is a lighter way to go. Other healthy eats include a vegetarian plate with zucchini, bell peppers, onions, broccoli, rice, beans and tortillas. Many of the “healthy options” have been on the menu longer than most of the surfer customers have been alive. We suggest the lightly grilled vegetable quesadilla and pollo asado with mango salsa. This is the perfect spot for casual North County family dinners or a quick bite after a day at the beach. Locals like to warm up with the Cardiff Reef-aritas, Sausa Hornitos with a splash of orange juice. And sweet-tooths are satisfied with the caramel cheesecake flan.