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Campos Mexican Foods

Santa Monica
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2008 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1716
+1 310-450-4477
07:00 - 21:30
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Newbury Park, California
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I have been a fan of Campos chicken tacos for over 25 years. They always come out right. the Campos special w/out beans burrito is also a favorite here.

Thank Scott M
Los Angeles, California
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1,809 reviews
588 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Have driven past this institution for years but Friday was my first visit. Husband and I shared three rolled tacos and a carne asada burrito. Delicious! Order at the counter and pay, you'll get a number and you pick up your food when it's ready. Not romantic by any means, but homemade and delicious! I will return.

Thank Saranger
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Have been coming here for years since who knows when and it is always consistent, always neat and clean. It has a loyal following similar to Tommy's on Beverly and Pinks had before they became long lines of tourists destinations. But Campos deserves success so I won't mind if you all show up. YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED.

Thank Maurice D
Bangkok, Thailand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

OK, so when you are in LA, there are a bunch of options for Mexican food. There are food trucks and Mexican restaurants nearly everywhere. I make it to LA about once a year, but EVERY year, I plan a stop at Campos Mexican Food. It has kind of become a highlight of my LA journey. Please don't be mistaken,... More 

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Malibu, California
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1,033 reviews
532 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

Campos has been here forever. I've eaten here every now and then for decades. Range of customers from blue-collar to college to mercedes. Standard Mexican food. Above average but nothing special. BTW, the bad review--from jersey--clearly clueless

Thank SanMo
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

We visited Campos based on the recommendation of a local. We were thrilled with the low prices and tasty food! We also enjoyed the salsa bar. My friend from LA thought it was one of the best value meals she has had since moving to LA. The atmosphere is nothing special, but I would recommend this restaurant nonetheless!

Thank map32
New Jersey
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60 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014 via mobile

I can't even call it Mexican food because that would be doing the cuisine a disservice. Never ever go here! We ordered chicken enchilada, fish tacos, shrimp tacos, rice & beans. All I can say is I hope I won't get sick. Guacamole was put in a blender and was bland. Beans def out of a can. Nothing but chopped... More 

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North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

The owner has had this restaurant for over 42 years. Many family members stand behind the counter ready to take your order. Yep, you order at the counter and soon they call your number and you grab your full tray. Two main reasons it is always full with folks from all walks of life, tremendous value and great tasting food.... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

I moved to Santa Monica in 1956 and lived 6 blocks from here until I moved in 1993. There used to be an ice cream store in the 60s, then several other fast food restaurants gave it a try. Sometime around the 80s (I think), Campos came and made a success of the location. I continue to this day to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2008

I've been going here since the 80's. The avocado (veggie) burrito is my favorite, and I love huevos rancheros for breakfast.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2008 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1716
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-450-4477

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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