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Fantastic Cafe

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24211 Narbonne Ave, Lomita, CA 90717-1130
310-325-0850
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Stopped here after hiking Abalone Shoreline State Park and we were starving. It's basically a burger, hot dog, gyros place but the food was good and inexpensive. Hit the spot!

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Lomita
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Ive been there for Breakfast & very much enjoyed it. Everything from Bacon & eggs to a list of Mexican favorites. At luch time they serve a big delious taco but many other things on the menu were just as good. My only negative there will be a extra charge if you use a credit card.

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Thank Leland W
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

I really love their burgers. The price for a hamburger special is just under $7. I've also had their chicken salad on multiple occasions, and enjoy that also. Service is usually pretty quick. This place serves breakfast and is always busy around that time

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Thank RPVTravelmore
Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

They'll definitely have something you like if you like breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The gyro was messy but good, next time I'll ask for less sauce. This place is hopping. Not full service, but good and efficient service at the counter.

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Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

My whole family loves the food from this fantastic cafe. We get breakfast burritos from there every week when we are in town. Haven't rain anything bad there.

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Thank Adam M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Small town cafe. Great burgers & fat fries, hearty breakfast, lots of menu choices. Reminiscent of a 1960s diner. Popular with the locals.

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Thank 773angeli
Lomita, California
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58 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Fantastic Cafe is a nice char broiler burger place typical of the area. They have limited seating with a standard burger joint menu selection. The pastrami sandwich is better than average but nothing to rave about. The place is always clean and usually busy. You order at the counter and pick up your order at the counter when it is... More 

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Thank 707clayg
Lomita,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great local family run business. Good food, fast service, fair prices. Good family fair for sit down or when on the go breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Thank patrick r
San Diego
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

This little fast food joint was busy....i was curious....ordered an avo bacon burger.....it was california good.....not a wanna be burger, but a good mix of beef/pork cooked perfectly.....great fries....huge portions....thanks for a great lunch....see you soon

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Thank bigwave11
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

They have been around forever, its the third generations now serving the counter. Basic burger and mexican dishes are my all time favorite.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24211 Narbonne Ave, Lomita, CA 90717-1130
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lomita
  • Phone Number: 310-325-0850

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?