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El Cholo

Half autentico + half trendico = all fantastico!

I've been to El Cholo twice - once on a date, and once for after work drinks with a big crowd. What I remember about the date...

Roll House Sushi

Um.... yikes.

Sushi places are a dime a dozen in Santa Monica. This one was new, so a friend and I thought we'd take a chance on Roll House...

Urth Caffe

My ideal brunch spot

Urth Caffe is one of my favorite self-indulgent weekend brunch spots. UC is a little zen-kissed haven in the middle of Venice,...

Omelette Parlor

Refreshingly un-trendy breakfast place

Having lived in Santa Monica for less than a year, I've already become somewhat of a connoisseur of brunch places in the area....

Panera Bread

Pan = "Bread" in Spanish. Era = "was" in Spanish.

Bread was..... what.....? Anyway, for a chain restaurant, I kinda dig this place. The good: - Never all that crowded, even...

Musha

Mushaboosha

I'm giving Musha - a very enjoyable, reasonably-priced neighborhood Izakaya-style Japanese restaurant - three stars, only...

Lares

Decline in quality over the past few years

In 2006, this was my favorite Mexican restaurant. Everything I tried was delicious, especially the tamales, a personal...

Lazy Daisy Cafe

My favorite breakfast

What's not to love about the Lazy Daisy? Organic, flavorful food at reasonable prices, good service, patio seating, adjacent to...

Rae's Restaurant

Come for the ambience

Rae's is a classic greasy spoon, a staple of Santa Monica, and a popular filming location. If you've seen a 50's style diner in...

Bread & Porridge

Blueberry Pancakes Rrock!

Well, I don’t know much but I do know my pancakes or hot cakes as we called them. The blueberries are what make those...

BOA Steakhouse

Great Steak and Oceanview

This place has a great ribeye cut along with some awesome butters and sauces. The inside dining area is very chic and the bar...

Busby's

Surprisingly good food. Place to watch Cal games.

2 things keep us coming back here: *Surprisingly good bar food.* The burgers and sandwiches come with a large helping of fries...

Riva

disappointed

i suppose the night just didn't start off well seeing as how we dropped $70 at the bar for 4 drinks, then ended up waiting 20...

Fukui Sushi

Please avoid this restaurant!!!

I have never had the Owner of any restaurant Lie to me. But this place took my cherry. I asked for a salmon, avocado, cucumber...

Le Pain Du Jour

Chef Chamussy is the BEST!!!!

Wow! That all that needs to be said. Le Pain Du Jour has an amazing assortment of French Pastries to die for. Made on site and...

Shoop's Delicatessen

Shoop's Stinks...

I have no idea how Shoop's could have gotten 3 x five star ratings. It makes me wonder if we're all going to the same place and...

Lares

Man.. this place is good! I love the...

Man.. this place is good! I love the atmosphere! The 2nd floor dining area does not look like it got burnt down! The remodeling...

17th Street Cafe

I went here for brunch with over 10 people,...

I went here for brunch with over 10 people, and we all loved our food! First, they actually have a Brunch menu. I got the...

Capo

Outstanding in every respect... food, service,...

Outstanding in every respect... food, service, wine list... One of the best LA has to offer.

Lighthouse Buffet

It's no Todai

As far as Japanese seafood buffets, Todai still takes the cake. I've heard that Lighthouse was the "original Todai" way back...

Nawab of India

Lunch buffet

Located right on wilshire and 16th in Santa Monica, Nawab has a very nice interior and huge glass window walls to let in all...

Finn McCool's

Great restaurant and great pub

I absolutely LOVE this place and have to have dinner at the Santa Monica McCool's every time I fly out to LA. The food,...

Gaucho Grill

Hmm, I guess because the only other Argentine...

Hmm, I guess because the only other Argentine food I have had is empanadas and chimichurri, I don't have much to go on, but I...

Thai Dishes

quick, casual, cheap

if you're looking for thai that's quick, casual/no-frills, and cheap, then thai dishes is your place. the food is homestyle...

Cha Cha Chicken

delicious beach shack

it's up the hill from the beach, but it's worth the climb. having heard many good things about cha cha, i was happy to have...

Funnel Mill Rare Coffee & Tea

Wide selection of coffee and nice ambience

Funnel Mill isn't your typical coffee shop. There's a small book of all the coffees they have, along with nice descriptions...

Jack n' Jill's

All day breakfast - huge breakfast burrito

I love breakfast and I love breakfast burritos. Jack n Jill's serves both all day long - fantastic! It's both a cafe/restaurant...

Buffalo Club

Inappropriate behavior from bouncer and manager

"I was there for a private party that's regularly held there by a fitness instructor. The bouncer at the door insulted both my...

Bread & Porridge

disappointed

after reading mostly positive reviews about this place, i was disappointed to find myself not very much impressed by the food...

violet (CLOSED)

Great neighbourhood restaurant and some. Baked...

Great neighbourhood restaurant and some. Baked Mac & Cheese is the best I've found around LA; an all-time favourite. Grilled...

Lares

Simply the Best

I have eaten food at Lares Restaurant and also CATERED by Lares for TWO L.A. Westside private events, one in a fancy Brentwood...

Cha Cha Chicken

Hands down best Caribbean!

The best jamaican jerk chicken, dirty rice & beans, and fried plantains I've ever had. Anytime I'm in LA, I have to eat there....

Wilshire

One of my favorite patios in LA--gorgeous &...

One of my favorite patios in LA--gorgeous & comfortable. Excellent service and seasonal cooking (try it on Wednesday market day...

The OP Cafe

Nice cafe

I really have nothing bad to say about it. I found good quality food being offered in lesser price here in this cafe.

The OP Cafe

excellent food

The OP Café provides the best food in santa-monica, I can bet anyone. One should go at least once and give a try to their...

The OP Cafe

Love to come here again and again

I want to go in OP cafe again and again. I could not believe that such a good food can be so much less in price. And i love to...

The OP Cafe

The best cafe of santa monica

I love this cafe very much . Each time any of my friends comes to me , I just take them to this cafe and have nice time pass...

The OP Cafe

OP cafe is the best.

I somehow ended up at the OP Café on a blind date (do people still do that?) and had a great time. I can’t give all the...

Krispy Kreme

Fresh Original Glazed is the best!

If you're craving a donut, Krispy Kreme is the place to go. My favorite and only donut I eat there is the Original Glazed. It's...

Johnny Rockets

Didn't know they do breakfast

It was one of those rainy days and we saw that Johnny Rockets was open and had a breakfast menu. The menu was simple. Only a...

Acadie French Crepes

Average crepes

I found this place a bit over priced for their crepes. It wasn't anything special. Their coffee tasted better. The service was...

Yummy Cupcakes

cute, but expensive treats

the variety at yummy cupcakes is huge. the numerous flavors of the cupcakes themselves as well as the different toppings combos...

Babalu

I work across the street so I choose Babalu...

I work across the street so I choose Babalu whenever I want yam fries, veggie tacos (the pineapple rice is so fulfilling) or a...

Brass-Cap (CLOSED)

One of my favourite restaurants in LA. Great...

One of my favourite restaurants in LA. Great menu, which changes frequently... Great wine list and cocktails... And wonderful...

Caffe Delfini

I can't believe it took me a few years to...

I can't believe it took me a few years to finally try this place.... Every dish had fresh, simple ingredients - flawly...

Izzy's Deli

My daughter was craving some Matzo Ball Soup...

And I didn't feel like making any, so I looked up a deli online and came across Izzy's Deli in Santa Monica. I was pleasantly...

Yangtze Restaurant

You would think with their extensive menu of...

You would think with their extensive menu of different types of Asian food, it would be bad, but it's generally decent food...

Gate of India

Searching for some wonderful butter chicken

My husband and I were craving some Indian food. He told me about this place, Gate of India in Santa Monica and that we should...

Yummy Cupcakes

Best price for good cupcakes

Yummy Cupcakes has a great selection of cupcakes. All fresh and good quality ingredients. And so far it has the best prices for...

Vanilla Bake Shop

Pretty cupcake bake shop

The small bake shop is cute. I especially love the way their "cupcake babies", and "icebox dessert shots" look. Very pretty,...

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