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El Texate

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316 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1108
+1 310-399-1115
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“moles” (10 reviews)
“burrito” (7 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
316 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1108
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Reviewed March 9, 2015

This was just what we were looking for! The drinks were good and the food was very tasty. This is the Mexican food I have been missing living in the Midwest. The service could be a bit speedier but it wasn't terrible.

Thank 5Boysrus5
Reviewed March 1, 2015

We enjoyed shrimp, fish, beef, and pork tacos! Fresh squeezed lemonade was a nice treat. Service was very polite and efficient. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hidden gem on Pico near Le Meridien, as you walk toward the beach. Great funky atmosphere with inviting porch/patio and friendly service. Had a wonderful mole sampler, featuring 7 different flavors of mole surrounding a sampler platter of pork, beef, and chicken. This, along with...More

Thank LauraES
Reviewed January 28, 2015

Never had mole... decided to try this restaurant.. the food here is unique - and the variety of mole sauces is incredible. If you want to try something different...I would recommend this place.

Thank Cooking_Hawaiian
Reviewed December 5, 2014

We have only ever eaten bad Mexican food in our own country & wanted to try some real Mexican food seeing SM is close to Mexico. We asked a Mexican waiter at our hotel to direct us to an authentic Mexican restaurant / one that...More

Thank timbertoby
Reviewed October 21, 2014

This is the most authentic Mexican restaurant I have tried in Los Angeles. The small place is owned and operated by a family from Oaxaca, Mexico, and thus the cuisine is from that region. If you are in to mole, they have a large selection...More

Thank Darwin F
Reviewed September 16, 2014

This wonderful restaurant serves authentic Mexican food. The service was good and everyone was very friendly. It's a great neighborhood restaurant.

Thank RWAJ08
Reviewed June 23, 2014

My friend, who’s a Santa Monica resident, had recommended we go to this restaurant – and we were not disappointed. The service was very friendly and attentive. The food is typical for the Oaxaca region of Mexico. The portions were ample and the price was...More

Thank Esty666
Reviewed June 8, 2014

Large menu, everything was great. Very relaxed, casual setting. Margaritas made with fresh ingredients. Friendly service.

Thank GAvisitor
Reviewed February 6, 2014

Staying at the doubletrees and we did not fancy the meals there and found this place when we were looking for somewhere different. There are booths in the main section along with a bar area and a patio section that we did not use as...More

Thank ecossetraveller1745
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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-399-1115
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