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Mediterraneo Kitchen and Bar
Mediterraneo Kitchen and Bar
  • Address:
    73 Pier Avenue
    Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
    Neighborhood:
    Manhattan Beach / Hermosa Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Tapas / Small Plates
    Price: $30 and under

Mediterraneo Kitchen and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://themedhb.com/
  • Phone: (310) 318-2666
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner

    Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Thursday - Friday: 5:00pm -11:00pm; Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

    Lunch

    Saturday: 11:30pm - 4:30pm; Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Italian, Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Pedro Pureco
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Tapas Tuesday

    Sangria Sunday
    Happy Hour Monday to Friday 5pm to 7pm
    (no discounts on holidays or special events)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hermosa Ave
  • Parking: No
A word from Mediterraneo Kitchen and Bar
Classic Cocktails. Select Wine. Craft Beer. Food with Love.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "We sat outside. The food was wonderful. It came out timely. We could hear each other talk. It looked like there was quite a bar scene going on inside."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We enjoy coming here. Their food is tapa style and the portions are fairly big for tapas."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have been here a number of times and it never disappoints. This time we had a friend with us who has wheat and dairy allergies. She usually doesn't do tapas because it's a hassle for everyone involved, but there was plenty on the menu that she could eat. The kitchen happily modified dishes with cheese and butter, and the staff were very polite and accommodating. We usually sit outside but this time we were inside. The ambiance was great and it was nice to feel like we were out for a meal and a drink in a trendy city bar rather than by the beach, for a change. Don't get me wrong - I love the beach, but driving out of South Bay can be such an effort!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food, service, ambiance, location and people watching are fantastic at Mediterraneo. It is the one place that we take out-of-town friends and work colleagues to, that never disappoints, and gives them a taste of what California has to offer. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Service and atmosphere are such an essential part of a dining experience. I wanted to love this place, but our server was a disappointment. We sat on the patio, right on the Hermosa Pier. The tables and chairs are plastic, no ambiance at all. For four people, our bill came to $145.00 before tip. That is about what I would expect to pay for any decent restaurant . However, not the right price for the actual dining experience. The dishes, while mostly very good, do not seem to be produced by a chef, but rather a clever concept ( tapas, small plates) executed by line cooks. For an experiences fit for foodies, MB Post ( around the same price point) is far, far better. I will not be returning."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "In between all the other great restaurants with no available reservations, we gave Mediterraneo a try and we were wondering why it was only our first time there! Tapas are a great idea for a group of 5 and the tequila list was perfect too! We will definitely be going back. The only strange part are the chairs outside. It has a bit of a dressy-casual vibe and then there are plastic chairs. Personally, these are things that wouldn't sway my opinion from good food and good service, but if someone is looking for a specific ambiance, this may be off-putting."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "By far my favorite dining spot in Hermosa Beach, extensive craft beer & wine list, reasonably priced menu, not too mention awesome happy hour during the week. You will not be dissapointed! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent as always. Lots of delicious small plates (stuffed dates are great). Good people watching on outdoor patio. Music was a little loud (couldn't hear all 6 people in our party), but waiter turned it down on our request. A neighborhood gem :)"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Tapas were wonderful. They have Pliny the elder for you IPA lovers. Nice staff. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "This was our third visit and we brought our teenage children this time. We all loved the food. There are so many wonderful options; we have many favorites. The service was excellent. Everyone was very friendly. Highly recommend this place. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Friendly service, great location, nice décor (industrial), but the food was just OK. The food selection was great, but the taste wasn't. Disappointed. Expensive for what it is."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "the service was horrible. I had to constantly flag down staff to assist me. if i didn't I would have decomposed. No one approached us for 15 minutes. We were seated and just waited and waited. We were half way through lunch before my drink even showed. It would have showed during dessert if i didn't flag people down and push for my drink to be ready. it really ruined our experience."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Tapas (small plates) served when ready and shared. Inherently informal. Great food. Friendly staff."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great little spot! Relaxed and upbeat for Valentine's Day. Terrific beer list. Surprised by how tasty the prosciutto wrapped bleu cheese stuffed dates were. Still thinking about them. Very affordable as well. Will certainly be going back soon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Recent reviews led us to think the food was impressive, but the tapas we had were nondescript. The walnut pesto pintxo burrata was supposed to be great. It was okay. The green lipped mussels were very good quality, with chopped olives, onions and tomato as garnish interesting, not great. Chicken skewers were okay. The smashed crispy Yukon potatoes were good, but kind of boring after awhile: we were served about 400% more potatoes than the other tapas, so ended up just eating smashed Yukons. Our waiter was FANTASTIC: didn't hover but he was always available and checked in with us. We REALLY liked the Albertoni Cab, one of the least expensive wines, which he encouraged us to try unlike some servers who would encourage only a $$$wine."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "OUr server was attentive & helpful on what we should get. We chkd off about 10items off the menu but so he suggested that the sizes are tapas but a lil bigger then normal. So we ordered the food trying to get everything before h.h(which we had like 15mins left of). He said not to with tha, he said he'd have the kitchen fire off the nxt batch of items from our menu evn if it was past 7,also I asked him if I can order 3 glasses before h.hr, but he said w/wine they have to put it in one @a time, which i Understood. As the night went on our server chked up on us @715 & also bright another glass of wine &a smile which I knew that he would consider that under h.hr price. Overall I will def go there again."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Our first Tapas dining experience! The waiter was gracious enough to explain how to order... We truly enjoyed our meals. The food was very good. Great service... Ordering small bites can be an expensive way to eat!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. Two of us ordered 7 courses and loved every one of them. (We were stuffed - could have easily gotten by on 5 courses but they were all too good!)"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Leave your life vest and your attitude on your yacht, because this place will save your life if you're a vegetarian and are starving for a late dinner. We stumbled onto Mediterraneo, located in one of the best beach spots in LA, and at close to 10PM on a week night they were still serving food with a smile. The courteous server was cheerful and not annoyed that we requested vegetarian meals. Refreshing and relaxing. All food was very good and nutritious. Easy to eat well, with decent portion sizes, healthy and tasty. Not sure what the day crowd is like, and how busy it may get on weekends, but we really liked our experience. Unbeatable location. "
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Not many restaurants were open on Christmas Eve that were in walking distance from our hotel in Hermosa Beach. This was one of the few and was a great find. It served tapas. The portions were of a reasonable size to share between two and the range and quality were excellent."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We've been coming here for years. It's one of our favorite places especially for Happy Hour! They have the best beer selection in Southern California!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "One of my favorite places in South Bay to eat. Food is yummy and it is fun to try the different beers. I haven't had one thing I didn't like."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Terrific Spanish style tapas in Hermosa. All hits no misses. Server was really helpful in suggesting items and describing them really well. Wish I lived closer."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Brought my girlfriend from out of town for girls night out. We sat on the patio, had amazing food that was paced perfectly. The dishes were wonderful to share and very fresh. After we finished she said it was one of the best dinners she has ever had! She is a total foodie and I was thrilled she enjoyed it so much!!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "Great food, perfect for party time, good bar scene, great people watching. Go!"
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "It was delicious. love the small plates. everything came out so fast but also didn't feel rushed. definitely will be going back!"
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "Great restaurant with wonderful food options! Tapas are a great way to try different foods while sharing them with others. Having this great place on the Pier is just wonderful! And the management and service are great too! We will be back!"
    Dined on 9/12/2013
  • "Located on Hermosa Pier a happening place for tapas. They were very busy so service was slow, but the service staff were very friendly and trying their best. They did not have enough staff working for the crowd. Beer list is very extensive, not a great wine list however."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "We've been here just about as much as any place in the South Bay and it's always great food, great service and the people-watching can't be beat. Add in half-off prices for Sangria Sundays and who can go wrong?"
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "Well-executed small plates and build-your own wine flights bring me back here a few times a year. Locals and tourists enjoy the casual beach vibe and good people watching. The service is friendly, and un-professional, characterized by intrusive, frequent interruptions and multiple requests for the same item. 5 very small plates, two desserts, one glass of wine and one wine flight cost $120. Food is high-quality ingredients prepared simply, with care. It is not AOC, but you don't have to leave the Southbay, so you will enjoy it anyway."
    Dined on 8/18/2013
  • "Another great experience at Mediterraneo. What can I say? It's a solid choice. Great tapas (small plate style) selections with a mix of interesting choices. A constantly evolving wine/beer/cocktail menu, with some that I've never even heard of before. Very good service. Attentive but not overbearing. Accommodating. I always enjoy dinner here and will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 8/5/2013
  • "Outstanding food and service. My friend and I have eaten there many times over the life of the restaurant and even though the menu changed the quality of the food has not. Thank you for a great dining experience."
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "Noisy but great food and drink. Definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "I really loved my visit at Mediterraneo! It was myself and 4 other adults and a 3 yo. Everything we ordered was delicious and the drinks were tasty! We ordered some things 2 or 3 times! Our server was so friendly and attentive too :). I was also brought a really yummy tiramisu cake for my birthday :). Overall really great experience! I would definitely recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 6/11/2013
  • "I had a great time with my friends. They loved all foods and drinks. Only one thing I want to say about when the server served the pitcher sangria. She should more carefully to served the drink to 6glass in stead 5 . She poured so much drink and fruits to first three glass then she did not have enough one glass. She asked us to order one more instead fix the problem. End up, we have to adjust the drink to make one more glass."
    Dined on 5/11/2013
  • "Tapas are deceiving - they can really fill you up!"
    Dined on 4/25/2013
  • "We went to Mediterraneo for a Happy Hour birthday celebration on the recommendation of Southbay Sailing. Between the two of us, we had ten tapas, all qualifying for the two for one happy hour rate. The tapas were well made and beautifully presented. The chilled mussels with Spanish vinaigrette were to die for, along with the patatas and the seafood and fennel salad. The house chardonnay was perfectly acceptable at $3 a glass. Our waitress Christie was charming and attentive, well above expectations. We'll be back."
    Dined on 4/19/2013
  • "Our service was very good, waitress was attentive. I thought the food was decent and we shared (5) dishes. Nothing stood out as being amazing though, so probably would not consider going back for the food. Ambiance was good and bar was full. Would consider going back for drinks in the bar and a nosh."
    Dined on 4/12/2013
  • "Server did not put in our entire order, so our food was very much delay. She did compensate by deducting $6; something, but not enough to make up for 40 minute delay on food."
    Dined on 3/29/2013
  • "Despite the turnover in Executive Chefs', the Med continues to be the best value in communal dining in the South Bay."
    Dined on 3/16/2013