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El Texate

316 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1108
+1 310-399-1115
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (7 reviews)
“moles” (3 reviews)
“goat meat” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
316 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1108
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1 - 10 of 52 reviews

Reviewed 21 February 2017

This was nice small Mexican restaurant. Food and service was good and there were nice looking bar. Quite big portions.

Thank Fairtourist
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

They use olive oil. Food is fresh and clean. Highly recommend this place for those that like a less cheesy platter.

Thank Khuyên P
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We opted for this Mexican because it was local to our hotel and the menu was different. The food was good and the service was very good with friendly staff.

Thank Paul H H
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I was going to take a few pictures of the plates but the children started gobbling it up before I managed to take any. The burritos were well stuffed and delicious! Fajita had a load of different veggies not just the basic pepper and onion....More

Thank Traveling-T-Show
Reviewed 13 July 2016

El Texate has the best selection and taste of moles I've had. For those who prefer more standard fare, they have tacos, fajitas, and burritos. If you prefer to take a leap and try out some of their mole dishes, I would definitely recommend it....More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 28 May 2016

Was looking for Mexican food and saw El Texate on the map. Walked up the two blocks form the beach path and found a decent restaurant. Happy hour was still on so I ordered from that menu. The El Texate Quesadilla was awesome. Also added...More

Thank Anton V
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Was very busy night, we sat outside and it took us 25 min and we had to end up asking before someone took our order another 15 before our drinks arrived and they forgot mine and another 15 min after that before our food came....More

Thank Annie C
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Ordered enchiladas that had a straight out of the can flavor, with bottled sauce. I was surprised, since the menu and decor led me to think authentic flavors.

Thank SMOgal
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Interesting place. Doesn't look like much in or outside, but the food was decent. Liked that it was a locally owned authentic restaurant. Five of us, each had different entrees. The chips were great. The salas was different. Had an oily texture. Service was alittle...More

Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

A person at the hotel recommended El Tecate and so glad they did. Great Mexican food, I loved the goat meat tacos. The service was very good and so where the margaritas. Good place for Mexican food done right.

Thank Jim M
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-399-1115
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