Playa Amor sits in the middle of a never-ending shopping center in the Marina Pacifica neighborhood and, from the outside, looks like a knockoff On The Border. But Playa Amor is much more than that. This modern spot serves fantastic Mexican/Southwestern food in a low-key party atmosphere that’s great for anything from a low-key date to one-too-many margaritas with your friends. There’s a wrap-around patio facing a not-sad pond, live music on the weekends, and mole tater tots you’re going to want to get involved with.
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Michael’s On Naples
Michael’s On Naples is a fancy Italian restaurant in Long Beach, and still the standard for special occasion dining in the area.
Portuguese Bend Distillery
Portuguese Bend Distillery in Long Beach has a lot going for it, but you’re here for the amazing cocktails.
James Republic is one the more reliable brunch spots in downtown Long Beach and a great place to catch the game too.
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It’s not that we’re against taking meat out of food. It’s that taking the meat and cheese out of Mexican food leaves you with a whole lot of nothing.
If you want goat birria, Birrieria Gonzalez should absolutely be your number one choice.
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The Attic is one of the most popular brunch spots in Long Beach, and home to the Mac N’ Cheetos, a dish that tastes much better than it sounds.
Sophy’s is a fantastic Cambodian restaurant in Long Beach and your first stop in the city’s Cambodia Town.
Enrique’s is an old-school Mexican restaurant in Long Beach, and home to a pork shank that will temporarily solve all of your life’s problems.
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