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Kayndaves

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262 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90402-2571
+1 310-260-1355
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11:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 09:00 - 09:30
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Los Angeles, California
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337 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is a place you can go with kids. The food is good and the kids will enjoy it. They don't mind if the children are loud or messy. They have good things for adults too and some healthy options for adults.

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Thank travelingworkingmom
Santa Monica, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We have been going to Kay N' Dave's for 13 years. It was started in 1991 by a local attorney. The restaurant has 3 locations and is my favorite Mexican restaurant. I worked in a Mexican place as a youth and lived in El Paso, so I have eaten Mexican food all of my life. The place serves healthy food,... More 

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Thank Dougcspencer
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

OK lets get one thing out of the way... the food here isn't the absolute best in the world. It also isn't die hard authentic Mexican food. Lets talk about what it is: Consistently good food that is MUCH healthier than typical Mexican fair that is in one of the best locations in Brentwood in an environment where you can... More 

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Thank Nate L
San Clemente, California, United States
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

This place is the...worst! Service was slow and indifferent...food was below mediocre (black beans tasted the same as the cheese enchilada, which tasted the same as the rice---and the taste was sort of tangy/metallic. The waiter was slow, forgot one drink order (out of three people?) and actually sweated into our food. Yuuuuck!

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Thank David L
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77 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Location: Santa Monica Atmosphere: pleasantly themed, clean, friendly Staff: nice Menu: standard Mexican Meal: quesadilla Prices: average Visit Again: maybe Recommend To Friends: if they are in the neighborhood

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Thank Nicole P
Los Angeles, California
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1,946 reviews
671 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 607 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Kay & Dave's Cantina is on 26th just across from the Brentwood Mart and they serve up good Mexican food & healthy bits as well. Great tasting food and nice service. Had their combo w chile relleno & taco carne asada, plus rice & beans. Friend had the grilled Ahi salad - both orders were great with iced tea! Yum.... More 

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Thank David B L
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Right from the start, this is a cozy restaurant in the Santa Monica/Brentwood area. We had an early dinner here as we had spent all day at the Getty and were hungry for a great restaurant. The restaurant is quite cozy with small wood tables and a minimalist theme. On a blackboard, they have all the specials and also beers... More 

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Thank Ashish N
Los Angeles, California
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337 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

This place is delicious and we used to bring our very young children and no body minded if they were fussy or loud. That being said, it has very high quality food that I really enjoy. Love the soup, love the guac, love the salmon. My kids always like it and even my foodie husband likes it. I would never... More 

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Thank travelingworkingmom
Richmond, Virginia
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Really enjoyed the fish tacos as a light dinner. The margarita was made with agave wine since they didn't have tequila and it was still tasty.

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Thank Elizabeth R
Santa Monica, California
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2013

Kay n' Daves is a local Mexican restaurant with three locations. Local residents always go to and speak highly of this restaurant. The Santa Monica location on 26th street is in very chi chi Brentwood.....the very expensive part of town. This is an area where you may well run into a well know person. Yet, the restaurant is moderately priced.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
09:00 - 09:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 262 26th St, Santa Monica, CA 90402-2571
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-260-1355

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