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Santino's

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Neighbourhood:
Santa Monica
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3021 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5734
+1 310-392-5920
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles
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78 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you want some great tapas, this is your place. On the weekends they often have entertainment. That made us stay longer, and try some tapas to go with the next set of music. Glad we did. We began with traditional Italian fare. But the extra time made us go for some small plates, which were excellent, and varied.

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Thank AliLosAngeles
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

A family owner Argentinian restaurant with excellent food and personal service. Their wines are as rico as their food. Our party highly recommends this cozy place for pizzas, Paella, and other favorites.

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Thank Darien H
Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Not! a neighborhood gem. Cant make up its mind whether its Italian or Argentinian. No matter which nationality they side with its just plain bad. Sangria like Kool Aid. Thick, heavy, doughy empanadas filled (sparingly) with minced mystery meat. Over dressed salad with bottled cafeteria dressing. Uninspired pizza. Never going back.

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Thank budfood
Minnesota
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

We lucked upon this restaurant on Wednesday night, which is their $5 seafood tapas night. We shared grilled shrimp, ceviche and calamari and each has a salad. We thought the food was very good, and the service was friendly.

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Thank varipaul
Bronx
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199 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2013

I was at Santino's the other night and boy was I lucky. First off the chef made me a paella that was one of the best I ever had loaded with fresh seafood that was juicy and tender not overcooked. Secondly I got to listen to Carlinos Pandeiro De Ouro one of the best Brazilian Drum players of all time... More 

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Thank MichaelBronx
los angeles
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

My wife and I LOVE this place. Feels like a 2nd home. The staff is super friendly and the food is terrific. we love the basa fillet. the fish is so tender and flaky. they also have a great selection of vino. great place to go either with a big group or for date night.

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Thank gocubbies1984
Santa Monica, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

Great food reasonable prices , try the garlic fries and a steak that covers your plate for under 20 bucks, check it out woohoo

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Thank chesterdraws1
Agoura Hills, California
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457 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

This is not a big restaurant, with part of it a sports bar, but it is capable of having a party, It is right around the border of Venice and Santa Monica. We have been here twice, once back in 11/2011 and have been very impressed with the food as well as the friendly great service, and decent prices both... More 

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Thank dragon789wv
Santa Monica, CA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2011

Although there is no sign posted regarding this policy, or any written information on their menu, Santinos charges extra for take out orders. Yup, that's right, if you want to order your food to go (rather than eat in) you have to pay $3 extra. I encountered this policy when I tried to order their sandwich combo to go. The... More 

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West Hollywood, California
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2011

Wow I always thought this place had good food but not worth having to deal with the owner Sergio. He was so rude to all of us and made my wife very uncomfortable. Take it from me pass on this place

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
Spanish, Delicatessen
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3021 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-5734
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-392-5920

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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