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Blue Plate Taco

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
1515 Ocean Ave, Shore Hotel, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2118
+1 310-458-2985
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (228 reviews)
“guacamole” (100 reviews)
“beans and rice” (12 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1515 Ocean Ave, Shore Hotel, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2118
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1 - 10 of 806 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love this place and have enjoyed every visit...just make sure you get there early if you’re thinking this is your dinner spot! Ceviche is great, love the chips, and food is always good!

Thank Kristen F
Reviewed yesterday

The chips and salsa to start were very good! I was a little bit of a long wait until our meals arrived, however, it was definitely worth it! I got the Chicken Enchiladas, which were the best that I have ever had! And my sister...More

Thank Monica P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Guacamole and chips to start, Ceviche mixto as a site, chicken tacos with slaw and a few Cocktails what a treat. The service and view were great what more do you need on holiday in LA, Santa Monica at its best

Thank PHunter17
Reviewed 5 days ago

Needed a late lunch on an oddly foggy and cool day in Santa Monica. There was a wait for a table so we sat at the bar over looking the kitchen - which is very fun to do. The wait staff was very friendly and...More

Thank Andy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for dinner around 6pm it does get busy. The food was delicious, the service was lovely, I highly recommend you give it a try if your in the area.

Thank hubby2boys
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst I know purists would argue as to the authenticity of the Mex cuisine, we could not find fault with the standard either. We ate a mixture of tacos and Fajitas, which was all a lovely. Couldn’t get over the friendliness of the waiting staff....More

Thank Melbscoop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I dined here the night we arrived in LA and really enjoyed it. The staff were lovely and the food was delicious, not to mention the cocktails! Easy to find from the pier and reasonably priced - loved the guac!

Thank Kylie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our second visit to Blue Taco. The food didn't fail to please. The soft taco shells lacked a bit of integrity and tore while eating but the ingredients were drag zesty and tender. The guacamole and salsa was a great way to kick off the...More

Thank PandCSki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The quesadillas and taccos were deliciuos, while service was kind of rude - drinks arrived much later than food, the bill was brought without asking if we wanted anything more, to force us leave fast.

Thank Mari A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant is part of a new hotel located on the Promenade. We’ve been seated quickly and the service was fast. Food was very salty and it did not feel fresh at all. The overall cleanliness was not impressive Given its location this restaurant will always...More

Thank Traveler2009
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1 August 2017|
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Response from Chip17 | Reviewed this property |
Awesome we had the Spicy Margaritas - if you are in the mood for a few try the pitchers of margaritas 😉😉
2 May 2017|
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Response from MalcolmChisholm | Reviewed this property |
There is expensive valet parking close by, but look for street parking in the evenings.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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 - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1515 Ocean Ave, Shore Hotel, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2118
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-458-2985
  • This restaurant is at Shore Hotel
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