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West LA Dining Guide

Check out some of West LA’s best dining establishments – from the creative Mercado to simple Tacos Por Favor.

Milo and Olive

Address: 2723 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: (310) 453-6776
Yelp link: (4 stars with 1100+ reviews)
Website

  • Epic garlic knot – huge and delicious
  • Everything from their knot, salad, pastas and pizzas is well executed

Mercado

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Address: 1416 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 526-7121
Yelp link: (4 stars with 900+ reviews)
Website

  • We love their chile relleno and street corn
  • They are really strict about their no substitution policy

Tar & Roses

Cheers to @kelllz_p

Cheers to @kelllz_p

Address: 602 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 587-0700
Yelp link: (4.5 stars with 1500+ reviews)
Website

  • Everything here rocks – from the service to the ambiance to the food.  A true gem.
  • We love: Roasted corn, candied sweet potatoes, lemon ricotta gnocchi and their absolutely divine Strawberry Ricotta Crostata

The Misfit Restaurant + Bar

Cheers to the charming Matteo Milione & Q

Cheers to the charming Matteo Milione & Q

Address: 225 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 656-9800
Yelp link: (4 stars with 2700+ reviews)
Website

  • Love the atmosphere here – perfect way to start off a fun night in Santa Monica
  • The cauliflower fried rice is an interesting, potentially healthy option that was surprisingly good

Fritto Misto Italian Café

Address: 601 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90407
Phone: (310) 458-2829
Yelp link: (4 stars with 1800+ reviews)
Website

  • One of the best restaurants, Italian or otherwise in LA – there is always a bit of a wait because it’s just that good
  • All of their pastas are amazing, we love their Cajun cream sauce and they are one of the most vegetarian friendly spots we’ve dined at

True Food Kitchen

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Address: 395 Santa Monica Pl, Ste 172, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 593-8300
Yelp link: (4 stars with 1500+ reviews)
Website

  • Try the Medicine Man and Teriyaki Quinoa Bowl
  • The Kale Aid is pretty popular and oh so LA

Tacos Por Favor

Address: 1408 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 392-5768
Yelp link: (4 stars with 1200+ reviews)
Website

  • Great for some good, cheap, tasty tacos before heading to the beach

The Veggie Grill

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Address: 2025 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Phone: (310) 829-1155
Yelp link: (4 stars with 600+ reviews)
Website

  • Two words: Banh Mi
  • Veggie grill is an awesome, well known, popular vegan joint.  Live and let live, friends.

Gilbert’s El Indio Restaurant

Cheers to the super fun Grace Gates

Cheers to the super fun Grace Gates

Address: 2526 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: (310) 450-8057
Yelp link: (4 stars with 600+ reviews)
Website

  • Solid spot for enchiladas and other traditional Mexican options
  • We’d recommend starting with nachos unless you hate cheese (in which case we don’t know why you’d even be here)

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