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“A calm place to have a dinner” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Loteria Grill

Loteria Grill
Ranked #212 of 672 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Cross street: Arizona
Description: have been there twice.
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“A calm place to have a dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

Lovely place to go if you are walking in Promenade. I tried the camaron soup with shrimp and my husband the Pork taco and ceviche. Tasty! As for the price wouldn't really say it was pricy. The quality was just to the price. We paid $37 for the above and a cup of hot tea :) ( WITH the tip). RECOMENDED

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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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“yummy shrimp tacos”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

I love Loteria! I've eaten at their original Farmer's Market outpost as well as their Hollywood branch but this was the first time at Santa Monica. I am obsessed with their shrimp tacos and was not disappointed at all at their newest location. Obviously, the shrimp tacos are my favorite but a close second are the papas and chorizo tacos.

Visited November 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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“Brilliant Happy Hour Value on the Promenade”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Highly recommended for strightforward very good mexican food and drink right on the 3rd street promenade. The chicken nachos were a superb value at $6 during happy hour, teamed with $3 imported Mexican beers and the street theatre of Santa Monica in front of you make for a great early evening experience. Very helpful staff.

  • Visited September 2012
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Vada, Italy
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73 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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“Good mexican food on the Promenade”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

Loteria is a mexican grill located right in the Promenade walking area. The décor is very interesting, as the name of the restaurant suggests: pictures associated to particular numbers of the Loteria (I really like the borracho, the drunk!). I had a margarita, a chile relleno and a cake. The service and the food were pretty good, although I think a little bit pricey.

  • Visited August 2012
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“From the heart of Mexico - yuppie style!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

I was walking by and saw the authentic-style Mexican tacos and had to try some. These are far pricier than they would ever be in Mexico or even my native Detroit, but for the Santa Monica Promenade, it's reasonable. They have a variety of meats and cooking styles from different parts of Mexico - certainly more than I've ever seem in one place and I can vouch for the authenticity. Service was excellent and I had a nice chat with the server about some of the styles and the regions in which they originated. If you don't know a lot about Mexico and the fact that these are authentic styles from different regions doesn't seem important, you may not appreciate it like I did. My only request is that they include a lime and a choice of salsas like in Mexico. That would be perfection.

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