Tue 4:00 PM〜8:45 PMJoin us all day, every Tuesday for $4 tacos, $5 beer, and $8-$10 cocktails and wines from Mexico. Taco Tuesday menu is available from 11:30am to 9pm for dine-in only. Tacos include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options!
The cocktails were so yummy and the food was exquisite. That TJ Caesar Salad is the best salad I’ve ever had anywhere. Period. And the poblano chicken enchiladas were warm and rich with real depth of flavor. Such a thoughtful menu. We took home the Strawberry Tres Leches cake and enjoyed it for breakfast this morning. Just an incredible dining experience. Thank you!
Very good food with some unique tacos. Slightly overpriced. Service was solid. Will definitely return.
This place took me by surprise. SO GOOD!! The lamb was so delicious, I almost wanted to cry. And I wish I could remember the server's name, because she was not only super-cool, her advice was SPOT on. I can't wait to go back!
Wayyy too expensive. Spent 40 dollars on food and apts and was still starving afterwards. Definitely never going back.
The Guacamole and chips were delicious. Ordered steak & shrimp tacos.
Way too spicy for me. I should have sent back. Service excellent & ambience
quiet and friendly. My friend loved his lamb tacos and wanted to come back the next night as thought so delicious. Perhaps, my tacos were accidentally
over seasoned on this night, as I do not think anyone could eat. I will try again for other dishes. Overall clean, fresh food with reasonable prices and large proportions.
Best outdoor dining space I have seen!
Every taco is great and the shrimp appetizer is amazing.
The food and service are excellent.
Consistently great food and service.
The outside patio gets a lot of street noise.
Service was lacking especially at 9:00 at night and not busy
Socalo is one our go-to spots for breakfast , lunch or dinner. While the food is incredibly flavorful with just the right amount of heat and there are outstanding veg options, what keeps us coming back is their warm, attentive service.
We all loved everything we had. Will definitely return.
Great on all fronts. Fun menu. Great tequila selection.
Great service. Excellent Asada
We sat outside - nice atmosphere. Very friendly service. Food was good, although the sea bass was a bit dry. Good flavors, generally. I’d eat here again.
The food was amazing! Will definitely return. Fun place for a group!
Always love it here! Food is delicious and the Taco Tuesdays keep getting better!
Loved it! Will go back when I go to LA
Food was tasty but not always hot. Service is general was poor. Our second round of drinks arrived with the check.
A great way to spend a Tuesday night! Tacos! And the Guacamole and warm tortilla chips? Yum
Excellent food. Very pricey. Decent ambiance. Nice patio.
Great experience at Socalo! From the Margaritas right through food service, I look forward to returning. The Chicken Posole was so flavorful, and the roasted cauliflower was so tasty. Healthy eating was never so good! Great options for vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores! Look forward to making this a regular stop when I'm working in the area.
And, very hospitable and accommodating service made it an enjoyable dinner!
There was initially some confusion over my reservation. I firmly believed I had booked an outdoor table, and the host said I had not. Luckily, they were able to accomodate me. The food on my second visit was not as outstanding as I had remembered from my first visit, but my friend was happy with her birthday dinner, so I was happy.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Socalo and look forward to a return visit to try other items on the menu. Eat dish was artfully presented and succulent.
All the dishes tasted great ! Service attentive, welcoming host....
Only suggestion for improvement is the gentleman taking the reservations over the phone was not very hospitable and difficult to deal with. Ended up making the reservation on Open Table.
We had a wonderful time. The food was incredible and the service impeccable. Can't wait to go back.
Love this place! It has an amazing staff and amazing food.
I had birria tacos and vampiro tacos, and my girlfriend had the hanger steak. Fabulous. Our waiter was absolutely terrific. I wish I knew his name. Outdoors was comfortable.
Excellent dinner. The tacos were amazing as was the crispy shrimp. Both of us had delicious cocktails to start with and shared an awesome chocolate dessert. Really a great find.
The outdoor seating imaginative, properly distanced, everyone wore marks when appropriate.
I have already recommended it to friends.
First of all, the maitre d/host was amazing. He called me by my name several times, was so friendly and nice. He went out of his way! Our wait staff was also excellent! Food was fabulous and so was my drink, El Picante!
Love the patio, it feels well-spaced and very covid safe, with a great ambiance.
I will be back, with company, soon!
Great service, great food and drinks. Lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be back.
So glad I checked out this local restaurant. One of my favorite places in Santa Monica. Great outdoor space. Excellent food and service.
The staff was very friendly, attentive and professional. The food was fresh and enjoyable. The drink were excellent, though not very potent.
SOCAL DOBLADITA tacos and CRISPY BAJA SHRIMP
Ceviche was only about 20% seafood, and had lots of cucumber (which my wife is not a fan of)
Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. Food and drinks were delicious. Quality was up to par for both our dine-in and takeout orders, which is extra appreciated during covid-times.
Lovely and fun dinner. Wonderful in every dimension.
I always try to go every Tuesday because it Taco Tuesday and their chicharron taco is the best. Their drinks are also really good and specially priced for the day. Try their agua frescas as well. Very yummy concoctions.
It is a very nice restaurant, I recommend going there!
The staff was great, friendly and helpful. The food was good and the drinks were yummy.
Everything a bout this place is GREAT. They have a name plate...well, a pice of pap[er, they are very green and conscious, with each person's name printed on it, artfully. That is, if you made a reservation. The servers were all bright and smart and quick and helpful. And the food was delish!!!. I am going to use their catering truck for my party in a few weeks..Puts all covid concerns to rest, saves a lot of work, won't cost too much money and I know it will all work well and taste good because a friend has already experienced it and was thrilled.
The restaurant was fun and enjoyable, but I found the food somewhat bland. The guacamole appetizer was the best thing we had. I didn't enjoy the Ceviche salad, and the chicken enchiladas were very bland/boring. The service, though, was excellent and very attentive.