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La Monarca Bakery

1300 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5411
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Ranked #211 of 565 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- May 22, 2014
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English first
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I've noticed La Monarca before but never really bothered to walk in. I almost didn't this time as I was trying to find the Starbucks that Google said was nearby (I never made it to Starbucks, I think it's in the Vons across the street). I was in front of La Monarca and hesitated to go in because it was... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

La Monarca Bakery celebrates Mexico's baking tradition to its best. If you are in Santa Monica stop by in the morning get a mexican style hot chocolate and a "concha" dip it and sip it slowly it will confort you like a hug from your mother!!! If you a more hungry make time for Molletes... their's are delicious, a lovely... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This place is really lovely. They have a large selection of delicious pastries that they make in-house. Their coffee was really good, but definitely made me feel a little cracked out. Too strong for me. There isn't too much seating, but there's some.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

La Monarca is new to me and was I impressed by the selection and freshness of their stuff. They also serve soups, salads and sandwiches which also looked delicious.

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Santa Monica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Friendly Staff, great coffee (cafe d oja is my favorite, but is only served in the morning). Love the conchas and wedding cookies too.

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Los Angeles, California
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65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The majority of the customers come here for a decent cup of coffee and to use the free wireless internet. Staff is friendly and helpful. Their strawberry shortcake slice was too sweet for my taste. But the box of wedding cookies were excellent. It's a departure from Starbucks and in my neighborhood. Better and less expensive mexican pastries are available... More

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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Got my daughters birthday cake here. Strawberry organic cake ... Delish. Fresh, light, whipped cream like frosting--i dont usually like frosting but this was great. Other pastries are also super. Highly recommend.

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Santa Monica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

It's nice to go some place other than a typical Starbucks or Coffee Bean for a coffee break and a snack. You self serve yourself from cabinets displaying a variety of choices; something sweeter to a basic fresh roll. They also have a few hot bakery related items that can be ordered and would be considered a light meal. Good... More

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