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) #88 of 530 Restaurants in Santa Monica $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Latin
2720 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4008
+1 310-392-5711
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2720 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4008
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

It was pretty bad. They claimed (not in writing) that they use non gmo corn, but sure did get a belly ache. Moles and other sauces were made with flour so were not suitable for gluten free folks. The cochinita pibil was dry and stringy...More

Thank maracujagirl
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Food is always hot and the service is great. Get a reservation if you can. It can get busy. I've been coming here for years and I'm never disappointed. The Margarita's are outstanding. I was pleased that the manager remembered us and got us right...More

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Good food isn't worth the long wait to be served. Recently - servers have forgotten orders, delivered wrong food, redelivered the previously delivered food and and have mixed-up the checks. Maybe there has been a management change. I really like the place, yet hope they...More

Thank SMOgal
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Good basic Mexican food - nothing exotic. Good portions at reasonable prices. Consistent on two recent visits. If you go on a weekend, it gets crowded and they will sit a party of 4 at a table barely suitable in size for 2 - make...More

Thank 78chevy
Reviewed 14 February 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 6 February 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
Reviewed 2 February 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 23 January 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 13 January 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 2 January 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
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
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4008
    (hill & ashland)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: 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.
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