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El Texate

316 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1108
+1 310-399-1115
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“mole” (15 reviews)
“burrito” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
316 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1108
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I drove out to Venice Beach (first time for me) while on our honeymoon. After walking the beach we were famished. By recommendation we went to El Texate and were more than satisfied with the food. Very friendly staff and unique decor....More

Thank Tamayj
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Admittedly it was a quite early Tuesday evening but boy was it quiet. The happy hour offering hadn't inspired many people to visit. And unless you liked gallons of tequila cocktails it wasn't that happy. Large menu with selection of meat. I chose a speciality...More

Thank RichNewt
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Very good, a bit out of the way so only locals come here. Worth your trip. They are known for their authentic 'moles', but for me - the freshly grilled tilapia was the highlight.

Thank Eugene T
Reviewed 18 January 2018

We noticed El Texate on the way to a favorite Mexican restaurant, which had an hour wait, so we circled back to try this one and are SO GLAD we did. Atmosphere is friendly, casual, ecIectic with a 50's feel, and has parking in the...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Being new to the area, we did a search of Mexican foods in the area and this was a great local find. We had two that ordered the Carne Asada burrito and you have the option of picking your sauce. Their specialty is the Mole...More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

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 A
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

Santa Monica
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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