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2909 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2001
+1 310-829-4559
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“carnitas” (13 reviews)
“potato tacos” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
2909 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2001
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic mexican food, try the guacamole and the burritos! The margueritas are also delicious. Friendly service.

Thank Fabienne L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely Mexican food, very tasty and a good choice. Restaurant was noisy but with people chatting having a good evening out,

Thank Claire D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant for a family dinner but were very disappointed in the overall experience. To start, the restaurant was very noisy. It was impossible to carry on a conversation. When we were ordering, the server was incredibly unfriendly and unhelpful. He showed...More

Thank DavidJDI
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Mexican menu, you won't be disappointed. Great friendly service. I definitely recommend and will come back for sure

Thank Tim B
Reviewed June 29, 2017

We got to our hotel late, were hungry, and the people at the front desk told us there were three choices - Weinerschnitzel, McDonalds, or Lares Restaurant. The first two don't even count as a choice in my book so we headed to Lares. A...More

Thank Keilani L
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

First night in Santa Monica-recommended this restaurant by hotel staff. Excellent service, delicious food, reasonable prices-what more could we ask for?

Thank jkisherwood1
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

Recommended by hotel staff at pico travel lodge. It was all delicious. Complementary corn chips and dips followed by the best entrees. All served hot which we had found is not the norm in the U.S. we couldn't eat it all but it was so...More

Thank Alice326
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Only a 10 minute ride from the beach is Lares. An authentic Mexican restaurant, serving very traditional Mexican cuisine in a relax environment. Live music in the evenings which adds to the ambiance. highly recommend for all.

Thank HonestHornet
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

So good! Place is so cute. Musicians are so cute! Skinny Margaritas so good. Had potato tacos. Loved this place.

Thank amranja
Reviewed February 19, 2017

This is becoming an annual event when we visit Santa Monica. Great Mexican food as it was meant to be. Who could ask for anything more.

Thank Riskm
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
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 1:00 am
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8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2909 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-829-4559
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