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921 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 372-6080
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Consistent, Good Food

This place doesn't try anything creative with the menu, but covers all of the basics very well. Portions are large and chips are always fresh. Fish tacos are great as is the solchi soup.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
James G
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Manhattan Beach, California
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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The service was great, fast and efficient. The food just left a lot to be desired. The chips were okay, not restaurant tortilla chips though. The salsa wasn't bad and they give you lots. The guacamole was cut with something and had little to no flavor. The beans and cheese were dry and not flavorful. The fried fish taco was... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This place doesn't try anything creative with the menu, but covers all of the basics very well. Portions are large and chips are always fresh. Fish tacos are great as is the solchi soup.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It's a little hole in the wall, but the place is always packed. The food is terrific, but very spicy and hot. Service is quick. There's only about 10 tables in the place, and they're usually full in the evenings. I visit most times I travel out to Manhattan Beach CA on business. Food is reasonably priced, and they serve... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This place looks like a tiny hole in the wall, and even has a take-out window in the front but don't be fooled by the tiny interior. The bowling alley kitchen these folks work out of cranks out some of the best Mexican you've ever had. It's fast, inexpensive, and worth the wait in the usually long line outside the... More 

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Los Angeles
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Terrific folks here, and they really care, from the cooks to the servers. Some of the best salsa in town, and really good food. Good value for the money. Big portions. Killer burritos, too! Wish they had a full liquor license. Try to go in off hours if you don't want the hassle of sitting next to families of over-indulged,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Excellent tortilla soup with unique ingredients. Carnitas and chicken are best quality. Burritos are enormous.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This wonderful "walk to" neighborhood place is our favorite casual Mexican spot. Great food and super service make for a great "combo"!

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

The lunch specials are a good value. I especially like the chicken tacos and the chile rellanos. The refried beans are not made with lard! Healthier.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This is small, local Mexican restaurant with hints of New Mexico and Chihuahua cooking. The staff is very perky and efficient. Most everything on the menu is good and slightly spicy. Chips and salsa are very good and the beer nice and cold. Go early as you make reservations at the door and this is a popular local place. Note... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Since I haven't been here for quite a while, the food might have been better than my ratig. I do plan to go back with my family members sometime soon, and will modify my rating after I've tried it again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 921 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: (310) 372-6080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?