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Dia de Campo
Dia de Campo
  • Address:
    1238 Hermosa Avenue
    Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
    Neighborhood:
    Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Seafood
    Price: $30 and under

Dia de Campo Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.diadecampohb.com
  • Phone: (310) 379-1829
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm.

    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.

    Thursday: 5:00pm - 12:30am.

    Friday: 3:00pm - 1:00am.

    Saturday: Noon - 1:00am.

    Sunday: Noon - 9:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Latin American, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Ken Johnson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pier Ave
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Dia de Campo
A blend of old school and new school Mexican meets West Coast fish house and raw bar.

Día de Campo owners Chef Tin Vuong and Jed Sanford’s vision for a Mexican and seafood restaurant set in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Located in Hermosa Beach, just a block off the sand and strand, Día de Campo is a modern surf lodge, of sorts, catering to those who want to disconnect, leave the day behind and gather with friends and strangers over flavorful food and drinks. The menu has Chef Tin paying homage to the array of Mexican and Latino food he’s enjoyed growing up in LA, mostly coming out of cocinas east of the LA River, while also taking inspiration from the fish houses, oyster bars and surf shacks along the coasts of California, Mexico, Hawaii and wherever the Pacific meets the sand.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "DDC was great. First impression when you walk in and see the red patent leather chairs is that it’s kind of fancy. However, it’s a nice mix of fancy, quaint and comfortable. The hostess and server both recommended the short rib empanada so we started with that and were glad we did. Followed it up with red braised lamb taco, crispy shrimp taco and duck quesadilla. All delicious. Loved it and looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Once we were seated and ordered, food variety was there. Taste and visual of dishes. Unique touch to traditional menue."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "food was excellent. One of our favorite restaurants in Manhattan Beach. We'll be back."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We went with foodie friends from out of town and had a phenomenal meal! We all love raw seafood and Mexican food-this place brings these 2 favorites together in an amazing way! We did spend a fortune, mostly because we wanted to try everything! But, they did have many options at various price points, including dine LA specialty tasting menus. We'd highly recommend this to those who love good raw oysters and amazing Mexican Seafood fare!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Cool atmosphere and there are good mid-week specials. Disappointed that small plates like 'ceviche' were very over-priced and not very good. Generally, too pricey and trying a little too hard to add strange ingredients to make the food look unique - which doesn't make it good. Oysters were delicious and the cocktails are strong. I'll go back for the Oyster specials and have a drink! :)"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Cool scene and fabulous menu- but I just felt like some of the good was way more complicated than it shoukd have been."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The Food at Dia Del Campo is truly INSPIRED. The drinks were just ok, some marginal. But literally, the food was so good, it didn't matter. Their Pupusa was literally one of the best dishes I've ever eaten, same with their chimichanga. That's saying a whole lot, considering its latin inspired food."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We had a great meal. The Guacamole with the Lump Crab meat added in was amazing. We also really loved the yellowtail ceviche. The short rib empanada was delicious. This is an especially loud restaurant. Honestly it was difficult to carry on a conversation without shouting across the table. This was a Saturday night so it might be quieter on week days. The service was very good, our waitress was very attentive and friendly. It's great to be down in Hermosa Beach for taking a nice walk after eating."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I live in Hermosa so plenty of feel for the area and the food offerings in the South Bay. It's a very cool place inside with moderate noise levels. Everybody from top to bottom was nice and we got great service, including a follow-up call the next day to thank us for dining with them. The issue might be that it's just another of the many of Tapas style restaurants that have opened in the South Bay. All very expensive for what you get, both drinks and food, but that's the current trend. Don't come hungry and you'll enjoy the appetizer style dining. It does cater to a higher clientele, which helps out the Hermosa Pier area."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food, particularly the fish dishes. Whole fish for two is great deal ($38) and delicious. Hermosa is in serious need of upscale dining, and this place definitely fits the bill. My only complaint: the noise. Music cranked up to deafening. Impossible to have a conversation with a group. I only come here with my spouse or one friend because if the group is any larger we won't be able to hear each other. Even with just my spouse we end up shouting at each other across the table to just be heard."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "But service was all wrong. Timing on food was off, we received our appertisers and main dishes all at once and they seemed offended by our pointing it out. Even miffed...we asked them to keep the whole fish and sides warm for us until we were ready, but got attitude, certainly no apology.zz"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food here was amazing, however, it was not cheap! Also be sure to try their delicious cocktails!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Awesome place to go with friends. Food is fantastic and i was as to hear my conversation!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Dia de Campo. The taquitos, salsa, carne asada and shrimp tacos were bursting with flavor…we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A margarita on the rocks, carne asada tacos, pork belly dinner plate, stuffed dates, followed by an amazing cookie icecream... every bit was just outstanding. Service was fantastic and had great recommendations! Located just off of Pier Avenue in Hermosa, it's a fantastic location and great dinner place overall."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food, price, atmosphere, and service is GREAT! I recommend Dia de Campo for anyone who wants it all!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Pros: Food was interesting, inventive, and well-thought out. Decor hits the modern rustic vibe--though there was not much to absorb the noise. Cons: Service seemed undefined. Was our server the manager? What appeared to be a waiter? The hostess? We were asked by three different people if we had been helped or if we wanted a drink. Finally, it seemed that we had a specific waiter about half way through our meal. Then--a rookie move. While we were eating he put the check on the table. This was "diner" service we thought at such a cool looking place. He never asked if we wanted to try another dish (I guess we were finished), if we wanted another cocktail (short pours, by the way), or dessert--just got the check. We went elsewhere for dessert."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "service was not very good. Waiter and waitress kept switching so we never knew who was doing what. Drinks took forever, then one waiter came back and said they didn't have the ingredients for one of the drinks. Food came haphazardly. We ordered a ton and I asked for everything to be boxed up to go and when I got home (I should have checked there), about 1/2 of the food was packaged. Irritating. The noise level was ridiculous. I watched my friends lips move from across the table. Restaurant needs to decide if it wants to service the frat boy Hermosa Beach crowd or a more reserved, relaxed food crowd. Can't do both. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Guac, cauliflower, tuna, was good. Portions are way to small. Scallop dish was $16 for 3 tiny scallops and stingy on the the corn tortillas/plantains. I would recommend making the portions a little bit bigger."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Been here twice now and the food is truly yum! The staff are lovely -- although they don't know how to pronounce Coromandel -- as am from New Zealand I felt the need to correct them ;-)). Am very fond of the spicy margaritas. The only thing to bear in mind is that it's pretty loud. Whether the acoustics or just the fact that there was a gentleman with an amp and a guitar singing away, you'll need to shout to your dining companions."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We've been to Dia de Campo several times and I must say the food and service are always very good. Make sure to check out the street tacos (carne asada is great), the duck quesadilla, and the guacamole w/crab. Also the passion over function drink is really good. We consider this a great local Hermosa Beach hangout."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner here for the first time for "date night" and really enjoyed ourselves. The cocktails were delicious and service was friendly, warm and helpful. The carnitas tacos were our favorite. Chips and guacamole were the perfect start! "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "This place is a South Bay gem! The only issue I had with the restaurant is that it's VERY loud. The acoustic makes it very difficult to hear the person right next to you. The food is delicious!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We got there at 12; we had a reservation, but the food took forever. We just got up and left. Manager said sorry like 10 times and that our food was on it`s way, and then brought more guacamole and chips to cheer us up and we just told him 2 take it back. Then, he came back and said that the chimichangas were going to take 10-20min more. Forget it! We were out of there in a heartbeat! Their servings are small. Our waiter told me that everything was already prepared, so I have NO CLUE why it took more than an hour to bring us our food. They have ZERO options for Food Allergies. Waiter said that chicken, beef, corn chips and tortillas all had soy and that the rice had butter. Disaster. We drove from North Hollywood just for Dia de Campo. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great food, happy hour is little expensive but really terrific. We had 5 people and enjoyed sampling lots of different tastes. One warning is the hot sauce they make is really hot, and be careful when you open the bottle, the contents on our bottle exploded out of the bottle and got on one of our friend's nice sweater (manager was terrific, offered to pay for dry cleaning and gave his card to our friend.) Service is really good and management staff is great."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Restaurant was not busy on a Sunday night of a beautiful summer. When they first opened, the food was amazing! Since then prices have crept up, portions are smaller and great dishes that used to be on the happy hour menu were replaced with cheaper ones. Guacamole and chips - too heavy a hand on the paprika salt! 4 of our 7 dishes were topped with pickled onions and pickled purple cabbage - the flavors should be amazing, different, and stand on their own not with the same condiments on top! The cocktails small - a $12and about 4 sips. Tacos - $4 for a teeny tiny thing - nothing special. Lamb nachos were left behind - they used to be my favorite dish. The duck quesadillas - hardly any duck - no flavor at all - they too were left."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Appetizers are served in 3s to push ordering two plates rather than allowing a foursome to add another piece with an upcharge. Sunset is hard in part of the restaurant because there is no blind on the West side. Too many hard surfaces make the restaurant really noisy. It should be noted that the place is brand new so the kinks are still getting worked out. Having said that, the food is amazing! Great place for two couples to meet and have a blast. Most of you can please stay away so the place does not get too packed and we can get seats when we want."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Great food but too crowded and noisy. I literally slide my bottom across the table next to us to be seated. It has such a nice vibe but is ruined by the owners greed to seat more people. If the food wasn't so good I would not go back. I think it's a good choice for happy hour but certainly not romance or intimate dinning "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Mouthwateringly good eats, new take and new flavors for some mexican standards. Fun place to grab a few drinks or a meal. Be prepared for some noise, its always packed and loud."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Tried this for the first time with a friend and we were really really pleased. They haven't held back on providing a great experience. The tapas were great; 4 plates filled the two of us up perfectly. The passion over function cocktail- cheapest on the menu- is actually surprisingly great; a sweet drink with a kick of pepper making it pleasantly smoky. The decor is indulgently contemporary, all the way to the bathrooms. All in all everything was a pleasant surprise of high quality and execution, making it one of Hermosa's best places."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "food great, (drinks expensive AND A LIGHT POOR ) $400.00 tab for 2 drinks each and dinner for two couples Thats a bit pricey but the food was nice.. I'M SURE THE RENT IS HIGH"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Food was excellent. The wine list could be expanded. We will return and bring friends."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Came for happy hour on a Tuesday night. We had a reservation, but the restaurant was pretty open and we were seated right away. Ordered the 3 oyster for $5, duck quesadilla, and taquitos off the HH menu. Ordered the yellowtail ceviche off the regular menu. Mom had a Chi Chi-lada (their take on a michelada) and I had a vodka cucumber something. Drinks were delicious, food was great. Gave it 4 stars bc Taurus taquitos were just ok and the music was way too loud. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "The food is really good. Our server was great. While expensive, the cocktails are unique and tasty. However, the night started on a disappointing note. I made a reservation for 7 people for a special celebration. When we were taken to our 'seats six' booth I was truly shocked at the short, wooden stool placed at the end of the table for our 7th guest. To assume someone, especially an average size adult, would sit on this throughout dinner is shocking to me. When I asked if we could sit elsewhere I was told the other tables are for reservations. Not sure why my reservation didn't merit a normal seat for everyone. We had to ask for a replacement chair - which itself was an uncomfortable wooden chair. It's poor service."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great food, good drinks, fun music and excellent service. Unfortunately a row of the tables are right next to the bar so can get incredibly loud."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Was a lively spot with attractive decor, nice change from Cafe Boogaloo. Acoustics are terrible, though... very, very noisy. Food was so-so...guacamole was good once we removed the large chunks of onion on top. Chips were a little too greasy. Quesadillas were only so-so...lots of cheese, not much squash. The beer was great!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "A friend and I went to catch the end of happy hour on a Wednesday and Dia de Campo was lively. I would definitely recommend making a reservation. The drinks were very tasty, the Sophia was my favorite. We ordered the guacamole, hamachi & uni, a fish taco and the duck torta and all of it was delicious. For dessert, get the churros they're worth it."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Loved the food - fun and tasty. Cocktails were genious. We will be back and have already recommended to friends."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was unique and had it's own twist on mexican food with very delicious seafood dishes. It's great for splitting a few dishes, tapas style. The drinks are creative and tasted great! Service is awesome, everyone is really friendly and helpful. The ambiance is nice. It's an open, comfortable space that is good for big groups or small parties. I will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Finally! Some decent Mexican food in the beach cities. A little pricey, but worth it."
    Dined on 3/16/2014