When it comes to Greek food in Manhattan Beach, Petros is king and everyone knows it. The formal spot is located in a pleasant outdoor mall with a courtyard, where people wait around for hours on weekends to get a table. Much like a panda video or a large supply of bubble wrap, the lamb chops with fries at Petros never fail to please us. They're filling enough to share with at least one other person. You should also order the grilled octopus and juice-bursting beets dish drizzled in olive oil—we like to pair it with a glass of sparkling rosé on their wraparound patio just before sunset. Come by for lunch, dinner, or a laid-back brunch before walking happily along the beach with a stomach full of tzatziki.

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