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2909 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2001
+1 310-829-4559
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“carnitas” (13 reviews)
“potato tacos” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
2909 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2001
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome. Super busy with locals a ten minute drive from the water. It’s the kind of place you will see people from mid-20s and up for group meals. Also looks like a date spot. Lively atmosphere. But super authentic. Don’t come here...More

Thank aksunder
Reviewed 18 October 2017

My friends and I were looking for good Authentic Mexican food open late and we found Lares on Yelp. As soon as we came in Juan our waiter greeted us with a smile and some bomb margaritas. The food was awesome! i ordered the shrimp...More

Thank IsmeryS
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This place makes an awesome margarita and delicious mole! I always asked for a silver tequila in the house margarita and it was awesome. We weren't disappointed at all and went back over and over again! The place can get crowded so just make sure...More

Thank emelliott3
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic mexican food, try the guacamole and the burritos! The margueritas are also delicious. Friendly service.

Thank Fabienne L
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Really lovely Mexican food, very tasty and a good choice. Restaurant was noisy but with people chatting having a good evening out,

Thank Claire D
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We went to this restaurant for a family dinner but were very disappointed in the overall experience. To start, the restaurant was very noisy. It was impossible to carry on a conversation. When we were ordering, the server was incredibly unfriendly and unhelpful. He showed...More

1  Thank DavidJDI
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Authentic Mexican menu, you won't be disappointed. Great friendly service. I definitely recommend and will come back for sure

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We got to our hotel late, were hungry, and the people at the front desk told us there were three choices - Weinerschnitzel, McDonalds, or Lares Restaurant. The first two don't even count as a choice in my book so we headed to Lares. A...More

Thank Keilani L
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

First night in Santa Monica-recommended this restaurant by hotel staff. Excellent service, delicious food, reasonable prices-what more could we ask for?

Thank jkisherwood1
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Recommended by hotel staff at pico travel lodge. It was all delicious. Complementary corn chips and dips followed by the best entrees. All served hot which we had found is not the norm in the U.S. we couldn't eat it all but it was so...More

Thank Alice326
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2909 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-829-4559
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