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El Texate

316 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1108
+1 310-399-1115
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“mole” (9 reviews)
“burrito” (7 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
316 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1108
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to skip the chains more touristy restaurants and tried El Texate. We were ver happy we did. This seems to be a neighborhood place, so relaxed and fun. The waiter was a lot of fun and gave us great explanations. The Margaritas were...More

Thank Dick D
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Nice relaxed atmosphere, friendly service and tasty food. The servings are huge. I had the salmon burrito which was delicious and the biggest burrito I have ever had! A big menu with a huge range of mole to choose from. Very close to Le Meridien...More

Thank Lisa_WLG
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We happened upon El Texate and weren’t disappointed. We had tacos, fajitas and chili rellenos. All the drinks are hand made and also very good. If we lived here, this would be a normal stop! As usual, Yelp gets this one wrong, It’s worth 5...More

Thank Experiencedtrav07
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We were staying in the Le Meridien and wanted a quick meal near the hotel. The food is very nice hear - solid Mexican food - and the service is great. The prices are also reasonable. My son had tacos and my daughter had tortilla...More

Thank travelkat2570
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This restaurant is quite different from all other Mexican that I have visited. We stopped at an odd time (3:30 PM) and were given a dinner menu. The menu said moles with several pictures. So we order one not knowing exactly what we ordered with...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Great food and services!! We visited in our vacation. We really enjoyed the food and margaritas. Our server explained very well the menu. We will come back next year!!

Thank johme75
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
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
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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