MB has always had a solid offering of low-key Mexican joints, but for us, nothing beats El Sombrero. Only a five minute walk from the beach, this 40-year-old staple has cheap prices, a nice little dining room, and the kind of old-school Cali/Mexican food you want after throwing your body against waves all afternoon. We’re talking enchiladas, chile rellenos, and all the burritos your surfer soul can handle.
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Fishing With Dynamite
We don’t use the term “destination restaurant” lightly. But the seafood at Manhattan Beach’s Fishing With Dynamite more than fits the bill.
FishBar is a bar/seafood shack on the Northern edge of Manhattan Beach and one of the last truly local spots in the area.
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Tallula’s is a casual, modern Mexican spot in Santa Monica that comes from a very good restaurant family. But it doesn’t live up to it’s potential.
Los Tacos in West Hollywood is open 24-hours and is an ideal pit stop after a long night of drinking.
Papi Tacos & Churros
Papi Tacos & Churros in Jefferson Park is excellent at both of the things in its name.
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