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$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
2720 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4008
+1 310-392-5711
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
“tamales” (5 reviews)
“burrito” (5 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2720 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4008
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

We had supper with friends at Lulas Mexican Restaurant on Thurs., 21 Sept., 2017. The chips and salsa were OK. The menu is quite extensive and includes several seafood offerings. We split the house specialty Plato de Botano appetizer platter and ordered Margaritas which were...More

Thank JohnAnnColumbia_MD
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

It started fine, but after an hour wait and repeated pleading with arrogant host (multiple tables open) we finally sat. After another 45 minutes and the cleaning of most tables we continued to wait. The on line reservation system had openings every 15 minutes, but...More

Thank pcg123
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Mole was fantastic. Chicken was not so good. A little rubbery. Great beans. Wheat tortillas were a little greasy. I would go though.

Thank Tim J
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We love this place- food, service- everthing perfect! We even bought the cookbook so we can try our luck at making some of our favorites. Very friendly place to enjoy wonderful, authentic Food!

Thank rickj515
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Stop for lunch while shopping earlier this week. Was very hard to get the waiters' attention to get water, and even harder to get his attention to order our meal. Finally got up after 10 minutes and went and found him and asked him for...More

Thank lillywillis
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We dined at lunch and late night. Excellent service both times, sit in the bar if you don't have the kids with you. Fresh hot chips and medium spicy salsa were on our table gratis as soon as we sat down. Killer margaritas (they are...More

Thank Going_with_Teen
Reviewed 7 April 2017

It was pretty bad. They claimed (not in writing) that they use non gmo corn, but sure did get a belly ache. Moles and other sauces were made with flour so were not suitable for gluten free folks. The cochinita pibil was dry and stringy...More

Thank maracujagirl
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Food is always hot and the service is great. Get a reservation if you can. It can get busy. I've been coming here for years and I'm never disappointed. The Margarita's are outstanding. I was pleased that the manager remembered us and got us right...More

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Good food isn't worth the long wait to be served. Recently - servers have forgotten orders, delivered wrong food, redelivered the previously delivered food and and have mixed-up the checks. Maybe there has been a management change. I really like the place, yet hope they...More

Thank SMOgal
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Good basic Mexican food - nothing exotic. Good portions at reasonable prices. Consistent on two recent visits. If you go on a weekend, it gets crowded and they will sit a party of 4 at a table barely suitable in size for 2 - make...More

Thank 78chevy
Santa Monica
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4008
    (hill & ashland)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-392-5711
  • E-mail
From the moment you walk into Lula, you are greeted with festive artwork from such respected chicano artists as Eloy Torrez, George Yepes, Carlos Almaras & Frank Romero. The cuisine is truly traditional Mexican with recipes from every corner of Mexico. Tamales & tortillas are made everyday in our kitchen. With over 500 Tequilas, Lula Cocina Mexicana is the largest Tequila bar in Los Angeles.
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