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Loteria Grill

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
1251 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1307
+1 310-393-2700
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
28 Nov 2016
“Food just ok”
20 Jul 2016
“Pleasant and filling!”
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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1251 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1307
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Reviewed November 28, 2016

Service ok not outstanding . My husband had a beer I had a glass of wine which was awful. The food was mediocre we shared a taco platter with rice and beans . We are only in Santa Monica for 4 days and we popped...More

Thank sue j
Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Santa Monica for the first time. After walking along the pier we visited the Promenade hoping to find some Mexican food. It was Tuesday, so we took advantage of the draft beer ($3) , but instead of having tacos (Taco Tuesday special...More

Thank Tracy T
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner about an hour after arriving in Santa Monica from the heat of Miami. Was expecting the climate to be much the same so had not dressed for a cool breeze. My husband and I sat outside. After ordering our drinks and...More

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

This place is a fun place to eat when shopping in the Santa Monica Promenade. But the taste of the food has gone downhill. There was something wrong with most dishes we ordered. Also the place was a mess. It was clear that the owners...More

Thank batuma
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I really like this place. They have authentic Mexican food. Some dishes are better than others but in general The food taste real, fresh and delicious. Good prices. Great service. I love their shrimp soup, guacamole and margaritas. So far everything I have tried there...More

Thank Giopali
Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch at loteria whilst shopping on 3rd street promenade. It was Tuesday and we decided on tacos. The portion where rather small two small tacos I had the chicken chipotle with peppers and my girlfriend enjoyed the shrimp tacos. The food was very...More

Thank gastrograzzer
Reviewed June 13, 2016

We shared salsa morita appetizer and had a couple of beers. The service was ok, as was the appetizer. The view (3rd St. Promenade) was the highlight. Would not return.

Thank 2TravelLuvers
Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Great spot, walkable no less. Very friendly staff and quick service. Was somewhat busy for a Friday night. The food was great and tasted fresh. Beautiful place with a nice atmosphere.

Thank TellMeWhatItIs
Reviewed May 30, 2016

Stumbled across this restaurant while strolling on the promenade. We were quite lucky to give it a try as it did not disappoint. The red sauce with the enchiladas tasted awesome and lifted the dish. The black beans side was quite fresh. Bit pricey but...More

Thank globetrottersam
Reviewed May 17, 2016

The tacos here are among the best I've ever had, and I've lived in SoCal my entire life. The black beans are also wonderful, and an extensive menu is offered. Daily lunch specials can be a great deal.

Thank l0nnieand
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1251 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1307
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-2700
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