Dia de Campo
Dia de Campo

Dia de Campo

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.diadecampohb.com/
  • Phone: 3103791829x
  • 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: Latin American, Seafood, 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Dia de Campo reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (57)hot spot (49)good for groups (46)neighborhood gem (40)vibrant bar scene (39)special occasion (27)late-night find (12)romantic (8)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (2)scenic view (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Very Disappointing
    JudyP3454VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I had heard how great the food was. Both me and my friend found it mediocre at best. Service was not good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bugaloo be damned!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Food was tasty, drinks were good and our server was sweet and patient for our group. Only complaint is that the shared lobster taco plate came out at least 20 minutes after all other food. That dish takes extra time, but should have held up the rest of our dinners as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    With a reservation, we still had to wait over an hour to be seated. When finally seated, it was too loud to have a conversation. Had to scream to talk and could barely hear myself screaming. Made it very difficult to enjoy the food.
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  • Good Ambiance, Food not so much
    SouthBayLove
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was not what I hoped for given the ambiance and the price. The drinks were decent and the service and ambiance was great, but don't come here looking for an amazing culinary experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hermosa's New Gem
    FoodieVero1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Creative, authentic, delicious! food! Extremely hospitable, accommodating, friendly service all around. Definitely a smart addition to Hermosa-- not too pretentious, but hip enough for a fun night out where one can expect great service and incredible food!! We've already spread the word around as much as possible about Dia. Looking forward to going back again and again as the foodie in us will need to try every single dish on that menu. Thank you, thank you for this new treasure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service very good
    foodluvrVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our food was delicious and our server was very good and helpful. My only complaint is we were seated in the bar area and as it became crowded there, my husband had people banging into him and our space was totally encroached on, not to mention how much louder it got. We had similar situation at another one of Chef Tin Vuong's restaurants, where they actually seated us at the bar even though we had reservations. They said it was because we made the reservation "online", aka Open Table. Not sure if this is why we were seated in the bar area this time, but it seems pretty coincidental. I would recommend this place to people based on the food, but would warn them about where they may get seated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cindy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    While we really like Dia de Campo the service was not good on our last visit, last Friday night.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really good place, go check it out
    eatfattyeat
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Would like to give it a 4.9. Great vibe, nice and friendly staff, and solid food. Had the pork and it was great, tore apart with a fork, no knife needed. Ceviche was really good too, as were the basics (chips/salsa/guacamole). Parking is valet, street meters (some card, some coin) or a garage across the street. Only reason service gets a 4 is it took a while to get a beer in a pretty uncrowded place. I'm sure this isn't indicative of a larger problem, and everyone on staff was really nice. Give it a shot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite "Mexican" restaurant
    Chris
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    While the new design of the space is quite attractive, and the service is excellent (very friendly, professional, and attentive staff), the food has sophisticated and spicy flavors. Love this chef and the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out...
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food, drinks and service were all fantastic. We really enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be back. Right from the start, hostesses and waitress were super helpful and really nice. Restaurant even called the next day to ask if we enjoyed ourselves. Not sure I've ever seen that before. Definitely shows commitment to good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super yummy!
    southbaybelly
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Some of the best Mexican food in the south bay. An amazing atmosphere and friendly staff. I will certainly be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    ScaquaVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    A couple of friends and I met up for dinner. The service and food were awsm! Very fresh, flavorful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic new place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great food, knowledgable server, fun drinks and a fantastic new restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced and not that great
    wmgrarVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our meal was not all that special but it was quite expensive. We were seated immediately by a very attentive hostess but it took quite a long time for us to be seen by our waiter or for any water to be offered. After that the service was very good. I probably won't be going back very soon if at all. The appetizers were good (a flat bread and one other I can't recall. The taquitos were just so, so) and the main course (a chicken dish for 2- 3 people) was a big disappointment.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What happened to the dessert?
    DondeMisChurroVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This is a very good restaurant with delicious food. However, it gets very busy and VERY loud during dinner times. We decided to go with a group of friends after the dinner rush, and it was much more quiet. We even shut the restaurant down. Unfortunately, our waiter never came by to ask us if we wanted dessert. Sadly, he simply dropped off the check and left. We were heartbroken, but we will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but a bit loud.
    brewandsue
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Not a great place for intimate conversation, but the place looks great and the food was unusual and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Find
    LivluvsavorVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was fun and great proportion.....noise level and close seating arrangements made it less enjoyable for A couple dining out
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent!!
    fdlvrVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Funky decor, excellent food with a slightly different twist on familiar dishes...everything very fresh and tasty; inventive cocktails, as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great happy hour spot
    salgal
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I met a friend for drinks and shared small plates during happy hour on a Wednesday night. The happy hour margarita was very good, and the house Chardonnay was nice.The Brussels sprouts nachos were amazing. I had a small carnitas taco that was excellent. The taquitos were kind of blah. We got there at 5 when it opened. By the time we left, the restaurant was full. I would suggest a reservation for dinner. Fun place--and a very interesting menu. Next time I'll try the oysters but my friend was not an oyster fan.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexican and Margs
    fashionlova
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This was my second time at this restaurant, great experience again. Fast service, with knowledgable staff. Great drinks! I am a fan of spicy margaritas, and the one they have here is delish. The food is wonderful, tapas-style for sharing with the table. Definitely recommend the corn and taquitos! Chips and salsa/guacamole are a perfect starter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food disappointing
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Not impressed... the chef is too arrogant to accept modifications to the food. They wouldn't even slice my corn off the cob. For a place that snooty about their food, you would expect it to at least be half decent. It was highly priced with very little return. 2 of my dishes were not even edible. Definitely would not go back.
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  • Great Hermosa Spot
    RegularCustomerVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Loved it! Food was amazing and the service was fantastic. Will be going again and again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy Yummy Yummy
    TheDude
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lemonheightsfoodie
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Once we were seated and ordered, food variety was there. Taste and visual of dishes. Unique touch to traditional menue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved eating here
    GregwVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    food was excellent. One of our favorite restaurants in Manhattan Beach. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing meal!
    HungrycatVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh...
    ClassyCat1
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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! :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yes.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    A great spot in a great location. Must have the lamb nachos. Excellent and creative cocktails. Superb management and service (Todd and Devon).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool scene
    RaffyVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Cool scene and fabulous menu- but I just felt like some of the good was way more complicated than it shoukd have been.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the South Bay
    Jestersz
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Mexican but very loud
    Shogun
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Trendy and Hip
    RCali
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but crazy loud
    Otto
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 44 reviews are from the Dia de Campo reviews archive.
  • Good food and drinks
    AnnaVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Unique Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food here was amazing, however, it was not cheap! Also be sure to try their delicious cocktails!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great noise level
    ajmuller
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Awesome place to go with friends. Food is fantastic and i was as to hear my conversation!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Full of flavor!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carne Asada tacos are to die for!
    birthdayboy
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!!
    EnjoyFood
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The food, price, atmosphere, and service is GREAT! I recommend Dia de Campo for anyone who wants it all!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service needs help
    FoodandServiceVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic