When I think of ocean towns and boardwalks, very distinct and nostalgic aromas come to mind. Salt air, cotton candy and the unforgettable scent of deep-fried fish. You know exactly the kind of fish I mean, don’t you? Fresh from the sea, juicy and tender, and oh so darn good with its crunchy, delicious crust.
Riva Fish House on the Santa Cruz Wharf knows how to please. With outstanding sunset water views from nearly every table, the stage is set for conversation and good eating. Try the crispy calamari (perfectly cooked) and fried fish combination plate with a side of cole slaw.
Portions are generous, prices are reasonable, ambience is casual and family-friendly. A great place to experience the seafood and locals of Santa Cruz.
Riva Fish House
31 Santa Cruz Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060