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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (232 reviews)
“guacamole” (110 reviews)
“beans and rice” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1515 Ocean Ave, Shore Hotel, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2118
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thursday night. Very very crowded. Right on Ocean Blvd. had the quesadillas and grilled corn. My darling had chicken tacos. It was mostly good. The beans weren’t much. Good prices for Santa Monica.

Thank Mwmvar
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Waited about 30 minutes for a table for two but it was worth the wait. I think they do take reservations. The menu is smaller but well rounded. The service was friendly and fast. I would recommend the chicken tacos- the were AMAZING! I would...More

Thank DubStub
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in a hotel close by & popped in for dinner. It was very busy ,we had to put our names down & wait about 20 mins for a table. We started with the ceviche mixto which was delicious. We also had chicken...More

Thank KIMJ808
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped at Blue Plate Taco for lunch on my way to the beach. This place has outstanding chicken tacos, a decent drink selection, and patio seating across the street from walkways to the beach. It was perfect for getting charged up for an afternoon...More

Thank kyleclayton2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was great last time we came. Over a year ago. They no longer serve black beans. Pinto only. The chicken enchiladas came in three. No beans or rice. Silly... The chicken tacos came in three, with rice n beans. Small tacos. Not tiny.. just...More

Thank MarshallGulch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had two hours to spend at Santa Monica and wisely chose the Blue Plate Taco for lunch. Of course we had taco’s and we weren’t disappointed. Our server, Jessica was great. Not only her service but her sense of humor! We...More

Thank ShaybaShayba
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last night on vacation, did a quick search for restaurants around us and this came up. Called ahead to see how long the wait was. They use Open Table, but also accept walk ins. When we arrived, we could be seated right away, but had...More

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, must be why people go there. Fish tacos were OK. lobster tacos were pretty gross. Kids steak plate looked great but my daughter said it was cold. Bathrooms are disgusting. NOT WORTH IT

Thank Nicole K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I shared the guacamole special, a small plate and tacos, and it was all delicious! Setting is great, and service is friendly.

Thank Suzanne H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the food. My daughter said they were the best tacos she’s ever eaten. I had the steak stir fry and it was also excellent. Outdoor patio was a plus.

Thank Joeyriz
Santa Monica
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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
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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 😉😉
1 May 2017|
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Response from Mersey869 | 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
Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
We will be closing for renovations from Monday April 23rd - April 26th. We do apologize for the inconvenience. We will reopen doors on Friday April 27th.
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