Venice isn’t really known for its Mexican food, but a block behind Abbot Kinney you’ll find a location of the Santa Monica staple Tacos Por Favor. The gigantic, hard shell tacos here are delicious, and a lunch favorite of the phone app employees around here.
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Blue Star Donuts
Venice’s Blue Star Donuts serves delicious donuts in unique flavors that are worth the line.
Hinano Cafe is a Venice icon and the kind of place you go into for one drink and walk out plastered and maybe with a lower-back henna tattoo.
The Butcher’s Daughter
The New York health conscious-spot arrives in Venice. The food won’t blow you away, but it’s better than most other options in this part of town.
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Tacos Negros is a new spot run by the same people as My Two Cents, a tremendous Southern comfort food restaurant on Pico.
A modern space for excellent tacos on the Westside. Yes, you read that correctly - the Westside.
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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.
Both neighborhood hangout and special occasion spot, Charcoal is sometimes a bit confusing, but not when it comes to their very tasty food.
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