Jaguar​ Restaurant


One thing we've learned in running our restaurant is that no two guests are the same. We can customize the dining experience for  anyone who walks through our doors.


Mission, Vision, Values

You're the reason we put forth our best each and every day. But we don't stop there. We also value local and organic farms, choosing to purchase everything from produce, meats, and cheeses from our ever-expanding network of family-owned farms. These fine folks are committed to sustainable methods of raising food and animals. Our vision for the future is one that realizes the shortest distance between the farm and the wholesome food we serve on your plate. To that end, our mission is simple: Disdain the expeditious in favor of the delicious. We think it's a winning formula, and we hope you agree.

Jaguar was born out of a childhood dream of Dina Torres. Born in Queretaro, Mexico, she brings more than 30 years of experience creating spice blends that are appetizing to a wide range of palates. She prides herself in offering hand made tortillas, all made to order, salsas and sauces are also all made in house. Chef Dina has perfected the delicate nuance of balance and flavor from old style family regional recipes. 

Our biggest challenge was finding the right high quality ingredients for the dishes we want to serve. We are dedicated to offering only organic and the freshest foods that are offered here locally in Santa Cruz. Most of the wines we offer are from local wineries. 

​Come and taste the experience for yourself!