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Mexican Restaurant


6 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·
About this place
Tallula’s is a neighborhood Mexican restaurant from Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan's Rustic Canyon Family, located by the beach and just off the Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. We're a fun, vibrant, and delicious place to gather friends over nachos and pitchers of margaritas on the patio and colorful bar, or family dinner over a variety of tacos and grilled carne asada in the airy dining room. We offer all-night Happy Hour on Mondays and 4-6 pm Tuesdays-Fridays. Weekend brunch starts at 11am, so come on by for Breakfast Burritos, Chilaquiles and Micheladas! The kitchen is overseen by Executive Chef Saw Naing and award-winning Chef/Partner Jeremy Fox (Rustic Canyon, Birdie G's), whose shared love for great ingredients and passion for Mexican cuisine shines through in the rustic and soulful menu. We utilize sustainably-sourced seafood and meat, heirloom grains, and seasonal, organic produce from the nearby Santa Monica Farmers’ Market, with all the masa for our fresh tortillas, chile pastes, and moles made in-house. In addition to a selection of craft beers, our cocktails range from traditional Mexican drinks to beach-friendly thirst-quenchers, with a focus on housemade syrups and fresh ingredients from the farmers’ market. We also have a huge selection of small-batch tequilas, mezcales and more rare agave spirits. Rustic Canyon Family Wine Director Kathryn Coker also crafts a fun and eclectic menu of 30 wines from boutique producers around the world.

Tips from locals

October 18, 2019
Tallula's is an ingredient-driven, neighborhood Mexican restaurant located in Santa Monica Canyon, just a few hundred feet from the beach. The seasonal menu sources ingredients from the Santa Monica Farmers' Market and other local purveyors they know and trust. Fully embracing the home-cooked style,…
June 14, 2019
Beachy Mexican cantina that is ingredient driven. Also has an excellent bar focused on agave-based spirits & fresh market produce and well-curated wine and beer lists paired to match the flavors of the food
August 20, 2018
Walking distance, mexican restaurant. Yummy nachos!!
June 16, 2018
Happy hour 4-6 on weekdays. I like to sit on the patio and order $5 tacos, guacamole and chips and a hibiscus agua fresca. You might prefer a margarita. If you can't sit on the patio, request seating in the nest. Best restaurant within walking distance of the Pied-a-Terre. Highly recommended for…
May 2, 2018
Outstanding modern Mexican cuisine emphasizing fresh produce from our local farmers markets

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118 Entrada Dr
Santa Monica, CA 90402
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 4:00 PM
Credit cards
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor seating
Beer, wine, cocktails
Dining options
Private Lot, valet
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