Guide to Downtown Watsonville

Things to Do in Downtown Watsonville

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Historic downtown Watsonville has an array of restaurants, shops and local businesses. Historical landmarks include St. Patrick's Church, the City Plaza, Lettunich Building, Mansion House and Resetar Hotel.

Watsonville is home to the Cabrillo College extension, including Solari Green Technology Center, the county superior court and city government building, a growing nightlife scene and a weekly farmers market.

The area was devastated by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, with many buildings being either lost to the trembler or the wrecking ball that followed it. In some ways the once bustling commercial district has not fully recovered.

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Mexican Restaurants

Taqueria Delicia's 2

130 East Lake Ave., Watsonville, CA 95076

It doesn’t even matter what you order at Delicias. You’ll always drive away happy. You can’t go wrong with the light and simple chicken burrito, which highlights the freshness of the burrito’s avocado, tomato and lettuce.

Mexican Restaurants

Super Taqueria

720 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

Mexican Restaurants

Jalisco Restaurant

618 Main St, Watsonville, CA 95076

American Restaurants

Appleton Grill & Event Lounge

410 Rodriquez St, Watsonville, CA 95076

The Appleton Grill in Watsonville, CA is a family favorite for pizzas, steaks, hot sandwiches, and farm-fresh salads.

Mexican Restaurants

El Frijolito Restaurant

11 Alexander St, Watsonville, CA 95076

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