El Texate in Santa Monica

El Texate in Santa Monica
4.5 / 5
50 reviews

316 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1108, Santa Monica

Overview

Cuisine
  • Mexican
  • Latin
Features
  • Takeout
  • Seating
  • Waitstaff
  • Television
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Serves Alcohol
  • Full Bar
  • Reservations
Good for
  • Families witd children
  • Kids

Restaurant Hours

Monday

10:30 am

Wednesday

10:30 am

Friday

10:30 am

Sunday

10:30 am

Review

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El Texate
DG
Diana Gutierrez
google
11.02.2018
4/5

The tamarind mole and tostada de tinga are my favorite

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Jeremy Zelikovic
google
10.16.2018
4/5

Really good! I had crispy pork and wife had a humongo veggie burrito. A little pricey but we will be back!

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Infernus 25
google
09.06.2018
3/5

Had the tacos and a Mexican beer. Tacos weren't anything special beer was cool and unique tho

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Donna Sheffield-Greene
google
08.19.2018
5/5

Fabulous food, great service, prepared with great care

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Valentin Small
google
08.13.2018
5/5

This place obviously knows how to please their clients. Always with a super friendly approach. The food is affordably priced, regularly fresh and neat.

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Nolan Davis
google
08.03.2018
4/5

Like to come here for happy hour by the beach. Hefty Pork nachos + tequila soda = $19 before tip.

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Anthony Fisch
google
06.18.2018
4/5

Hole in the wall establishment serving decent food at a fair price. I'm in the neighborhood from time to time and drop by, but if you are looking to find a great deal this may not be the right place. Highly recommend the enchiladas.

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Allen H
google
06.04.2018
5/5

I am a cheap person. I don't like to pay more than $5 for a 1lb burrito. The steak burrito here was a good 1lb, was $15, and was so amazing I felt like I was ripping them off. The salsa is also so amazingly good. I could drink it from a bottle. My wife felt the same way. If you are looking for Mexican food in the area and you don't eat here you missed out.

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Parker E. Vaughey
google
06.04.2018
5/5

Mole made from scratch. Attentive owner. Highly recommended

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Matthew Conrad
google
05.17.2018
5/5

This place is awesome. A real diamond in the rough. Cocktails are awesome. The best selection of mescal and tequila on the west side. Really good food and a very fun kitschy atmosphere.

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CS
Candace Saunders
google
05.12.2018
5/5

Best skinny jalapeno margarita I've ever had. Fresh lime juice with chopped jalapenos and a little agave syrup with several thin slices of jalapeno over ice and chili salted rim. Down side, was credit card machine wasn't working so they could only take cash and we only had enough cash for drinks.

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kellee raymond
google
05.11.2018
3/5

Nice atmosphere. Good food. Neither Homemade chips or carnitas were greasy (!) Weak margaritas, however. I had three, at $9 a pop at happy hour, and had a one-beer buzz

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Brian Williams
google
05.09.2018
4/5

Food was delicious despite watching my to-go order sit there while the bartender went to go take another order. Not sure what that was about. None the less the food was amazing and have a good tequila selection.

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Dan Adams
google
04.04.2018
5/5

Great place with really good food! Not far off the beach and worth the walk!

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Cliff Galitz
google
01.16.2018
4/5

Hole in the wall place with quality food and super friendly and helpful service. Great value, too. Will definitely return.

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Marisa Ramirez
google
11.27.2017
5/5

Tons of veggie options in a beautiful location with gorgeous decor. Wonderful Oaxacan food, I can't wait to come back and try more!

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John Ueng
google
09.25.2017
5/5

Jalepeño Magueritas! 😋😋😋😋😋

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Kevin Island
google
08.05.2017
5/5

Great Service with excellent pricing. The Margaritas were good and it has a welcoming atmosphere. Family owned and close to Santa Monica Beach. I will definitely be back.

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samantha kennedy
google
08.02.2017
5/5

Loved this gem. A bit of a hole in the wall, but comfortable and welcoming. Had indoor and outdoor seating. Waiter asked if I had ever been, and as my answer was no, he offered suggestions. I had the civeche, was a pretty large serving, could have had that alone, but i also ordered oaxaquenos stew with carnitas... so flavorful. It was a great find in an area with so many high end options.

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Lilian de Oliveira
google
06.07.2017
5/5

The best tacos ever!!!

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Suzanne Park
google
06.04.2017
5/5

Found this gem on vacation. Friendly and competent staff and great food.

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KK
Kelly Klima
google
05.22.2017
5/5

Excellent and authentic. Also has one of my favorite porches in the area. We bring out of town visitors here first.

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Duncan Mciver
google
04.25.2017
5/5

Great food and great service. Superb range of mole. Highly recommended. Great value.

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John Thompson
google
03.19.2017
5/5

Some of the best food I've ever had. Incredible mole in varieties I've never seen before, great guacamole, and horchata. Friendly staff. Cozy atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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John Ashmore
google
03.17.2017
5/5

Family run Mexican Restaurant great food very welcoming wide range to suit everyone including Vegitarians. Visit if you can not a run of the mill big chain well worth a visit.

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JB
Jeralyn Biscocho
google
02.16.2017
4/5

Great place to stop by before or after bowling at Bowlmor. They have a really good platter of 16 (can't remember) tacos that's inexpensive and great to share with people. Also, their homemade micheladas are great but definitely on a spicer side.

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eric rush
google
01.10.2017
5/5

Great food, drinks and people.

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Jay Singh
google
01.06.2017
5/5

Really enjoyed my visit to El Texate - this venue is so welcoming, you will feel like one of the family! Michael (the owner) is a true connoisseur when it comes to tequila! Also, you will find a large variety of other spirits there too. If your in the area, check it out! PS - sorry we didn't pop in to say good bye, time got the better of us. You are much better than Wahacas in the UK 😁

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Christine E Gabrielse Lin
google
01.03.2017
5/5

Came around 11am on Sunday and got the eggs with chicken (not on the menu, but our server told us about it). I absolutely loved it!! Guacamole was good, chips were warm they were so fresh. Lots of space, no one else was really around that early. Friendly service.

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Michael Garza
google
11.18.2016
5/5

Excellent food, great atmosphere and friendly staff!

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Jeffrey Gilbert
google
11.16.2016
5/5

I love this place.. amazing food, atmosphere, margheritas and service

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Carl Nelson
google
11.14.2016
3/5

Chicken enchiladas weren't very good and very dry but queso was actually quite tasty and saved this restaurant from a 2 star review. Atmosphere was what you would expect from a hole in wall Mexican restaurant.

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EV
Eric Vargo
google
10.27.2016
5/5

Outstanding mole dishes! A hidden gem on the Westside few know about.

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Tom Owens
google
10.17.2016
5/5

This place was fantastic and the margaritas were too. We absolutely loved every dish they put in front of us and the service was super friendly and accommodating.

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TM
Terese Me
google
10.13.2016
5/5

Delicious cuisine that is only topped by the freshly made juice. Friendly service and authentic decor

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msolo
google
09.07.2016
5/5

Very good food. Good bar area.

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Ryan
google
09.05.2016
4/5

Drinks were expensive. Margaritas were sweet but not too strong. They redeemed themselves with their tacos, which were some of ther best I've had in the area.

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TM
Todd Myers
google
09.05.2016
5/5

Great mole enchiladas! Service also.

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Jamie Tozer
google
08.12.2016
5/5

Best nachos I ever had, nice mole & lots of really tasty beef on them

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Dulce
google
06.18.2016
5/5

This spot is cozy the food and service is good there is a really spicy red sauce, guacamole the homemade food & tortillas are bomb 👍

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Maurizio Danese
google
06.16.2016
5/5

Nice restaurant, family operated. Near the S. Monica pier with good fresh Mexican food. Not overpriced and great service.

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GM
Guillermo Maldonado
google
06.03.2016
5/5

Delicious food great service

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Eugene Terentjev
google
05.20.2016
5/5

I have to give it a rare 5-star. This is a family Mexican restaurant, where they care about food and also tradition. It is best known for their moles (and I recommend the South Mex version of taking it as a stew). They have great seafood selection too. But for me, their fresh tilapia, both grilled and steamed, is the highlight here. This place is a little out of the way, only locals come here - it's worth your trip!

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GF
Greg Fasig
google
05.06.2016
4/5

Flavor was excellent! A great find! Friendly staff. It was very late when I went and this not crowded. I'd give a 4.5 if possible or a 5 if the chicken was a bit higher quality. However it was done to perfection and tasted great (it had some gristle).

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BR
Brandon Ruiz
google
05.01.2016
5/5

Amazing food and wonderful service I recommend this place to everyone.

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Angel Leia
google
04.19.2016
5/5

I was greeted by the owner himself who gave me the Down Low on the history of the place and recommendations, I opted for the Caldo de Rez which turned to be the most flavorful with the most tender meat ever!...my mouth still waters when I think of it...yum!!

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Kathyana Santiago Mangual
google
03.09.2016
5/5

So glad we came. Service was superb. Food was very tasty!

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Robin Varney
google
03.08.2016
5/5

Dog friendly...is a plus....also there food is awsome dressed perfectly upon the hot plate. ...it was enough for two lovers except the dog ...but yes for Charlie and I it was a great day with charming settings and great food. 5 star for small places.

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Edward Anderson
google
01.21.2016
5/5

I've been eating at El Texate for approximately 7 years.Michael and the staff are great, the food is always fresh and they have a great variety of mole.

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Kyle
google
01.19.2016
5/5

A nice place. The atmosphere is great. Its a nice place for a family meal. They serve drinks at reasonable prices. The staff is there to get their jobs done and they do a good job, though not particularly friendly. I had a pretty decent carne fajita for a good price.

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