We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
2720 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4008
+1 310-392-5711
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
“tamales” (5 reviews)
“burrito” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2720 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4008
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (130)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 116 reviews

Reviewed February 13, 2017

Stopped by, late on a Saturday afternoon. My friend and I shared a pitcher of skinny margaritas, shrimp ceviche tostada, and lobster taquitos. We left full and satisfied. The shrimp ceviche was really fresh and flavorful and our margaritas were delicious too. I really enjoyed...More

Thank SkiBunnyintheTropics
Reviewed February 5, 2017

In the mood for Mexican cuisine after a few days in Santa Monica, and Lula had decent reviews and was close by so we decided to give it a try. What a pleasant surprise awaited us with the outstanding service we received, accompanied by terrific...More

Thank Steve D
Looking for a great restaurant?Our global travel community is ready to help.
Join TripAdvisor
Reviewed February 1, 2017

You walk into this restaurant for the first time, and suddenly it's as if you've been there for lunch every day for the past year. No frills. Quiet but not empty. And the wait staff smiles right at you and at your request, steps in...More

Thank Primo54
Reviewed January 22, 2017

We stopped by for lunch while touring the city and enjoyed the wonderful Margaritas and good food. While some of the menu is no doubt authentic, I was disappointed that the tortillas were advertised on the menu as freshly made but were obviously not when...More

Thank Patti P
Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

We had dinner last 1st january and everything was excellent and really good! Service food and local athmosphere...we invite to taste the genuine mexican cuisine served in a warm and familiar way!

Thank Alessandro M
Reviewed January 1, 2017

The moment I entered Lula's I was blown away by the amazing, imaginative decor. What a treat and totally unexpected. The Cal-Mex food was quite good and the wait staff was very helpful. Beware! The yummy margaritas are deceptively potent. Next time I'll opt for...More

Thank innfan2013
Reviewed November 13, 2016

Great food and great service. Very kind staff and reasonably priced food which tasted amazing. A lot of culture at this location and very interesting art work. Highly recommend it.

Thank sherynem2016
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Just wanted something non-American food and this one was the closest to where we were. How lucky we were! The chicken fajitas are to die for!

Thank Anna G
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Met a friend here for a Friday night dinner and had a fun time! The complementary chips and salsa were good... the salsa had a nice little kick to it. We tried the stuffed jalapeno appetizer and those were a tasty choice. I ordered the...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Perfect service suggested choice of food by the waitress was mainly good The menu was very elaborate As the price it was just as expected not to expensive for what we ate.

Thank Michel M
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 36 hotels in Santa Monica
Sea Shore Motel
678 reviews
.13 miles away
Cadillac Hotel
710 reviews
.46 miles away
Ocean Park Inn
263 reviews
.58 miles away
Bayside Hotel
569 reviews
.59 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
165 reviews
.11 miles away
La Vecchia Cucina
392 reviews
.08 miles away
The Library Alehouse
162 reviews
.11 miles away
Chinois on Main
203 reviews
.03 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Dial Jones Tennis Academy
23 reviews
.13 miles away
South Beach Park
15 reviews
.21 miles away
Dorothy Green Park
14 reviews
.22 miles away
California Heritage Museum
11 reviews
.15 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Lula staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4008
    (hill & ashland)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-392-5711
  • E-mail
From the moment you walk into Lula, you are greeted with festive artwork from such respected chicano artists as Eloy Torrez, George Yepes, Carlos Almaras & Frank Romero. The cuisine is truly traditional Mexican with recipes from every corner of Mexico. Tamales & tortillas are made everyday in our kitchen. With over 500 Tequilas, Lula Cocina Mexicana is the largest Tequila bar in Los Angeles.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing