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Circa - CLOSED

903 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5528
+1 310-374-4422
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
3 Sep 2014
“A lucky find”
6 Jul 2014
“Highly recommend”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Spanish, American, International
$$ - $$$
903 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5528
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Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went to Manhattan beach for dinner - all the main restaurants were full - so we went down the street to Circa. Great cocktails and food to match - the fish and the porterhouse were real highlights - really delicious and you can share...More

Thank toby187
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Fantastic food. Sit at the bar and watch the bartenders do their thing; very entertaining. Unique drink presentation with huge ice cubes, flaming citrus... different, and enjoyable. Great atmosphere.

Thank Schluterville
Reviewed May 21, 2014

Circa has a relaxed but refined feel to it when you enter. The service was great. The food was from locally grown farms and was exceptionally fresh and tasty. Variety of entrees ranged from Lamb ragu' to blackened octopus. The roasted brussels sprouts and kale...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed April 6, 2014

A few months back this was a Mexican restaurant. It’s been revamped into a very cozy, clubby experience with couches around low tables and small plates to share. The small plates are on the pricey side and the food is very good. Steamed buns are...More

Thank StarLady99
Reviewed February 8, 2014

I went two times to this restaurant during the special restaurant week, Dine LA. I was so pleasantly surprised at how great the food was. Everything was so tasty and well presented. There was a vibrant bar scene.

Thank CaliforniaViv
Reviewed January 14, 2014

Well bacon makes anything taste good. I totally dig the small plates, each with a different taste. The charcuterie, though slim in portion size, is a great start along side the biggest and tastiest brussels sprouts ever! The fried chicken, pork boa, and duck tacos...More

Thank MikeLudin
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Just not feeling it. This is the new Michael Zislis owned replacement to his previous Mucho Ultima. My wife and I were huge Mucho fans and we ate there often. I will admit that towards the end, Mucho's food quality changed substantially. They changed the...More

Thank kiwifoto
Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Chic spot, free wifi.. Great cocktails n People watching. Not a bad spot for a cocktail Bartender could be a little friendly but I understand if it's super busy. It's the new mixology type spot. Must try

Thank NurseAna
Reviewed November 16, 2013

My husband and I went for a nice dinner out and we had a great meal, with lots of tasty dishes. We started with the "bartender's choice" cocktail and asked for something refreshing. He made us a drink called the Ivy Maid, which was delicious,...More

Thank girlbercu
Reviewed October 20, 2013

Walking in gives you this feel of ease- The entry has smiling greeters that immediately give you some inside to Circa and seat you with grace. The menu is filled with combinations that make you hungrier than you are.... The brussel sprouts, the kabobs, the...More

Thank CarmenDPhoenix_AZ
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 903 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5528
    (9th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Complimentary Ocean Express trolley service is available from LAX area hotels to various stops in and around Manhattan Beach. For more information, call 310.642.7851.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-374-4422
  • E-mail
Circa is a collaboration between owner Michael Zislis, Consulting Chef Octavio Becerra, Executive Beverage Directors Julian Cox and Josh Goldman, with Executive Chef Bryon Freeze. The menu is designed for sharing and focuses on bold international flavors that are inspired by the global flavors that make Los Angeles a vibrant culinary epicenter.
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