This was our second visit
This was our second visit to La Costa Mission and it did not disappoint. We took my mother there for her birthday and it was fantastic. The sauces in all of our meals had such great depth that simple chicken and meatballs became phenomenal. My mom, the birthday girl, upgraded her carne asade to the porter house special of the evening and it was the main event; we all ended up eating some of it! We will definately be going back for more!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server, May, was very
Our server, May, was very friendly, attentive and helpful. The food was very good and the atmosphere was really nice. We will be back.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic Cuisine, warm &
Authentic Cuisine, warm & welcoming service, easy to make changes per my no dairy and no gluten regime...a must-do place to go.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Found this restaurant on Yelp. Looking for a nice Mexican place in Malibu and this was it! Parking is great, large lot, park yourself.None of that valet parking that charge you to park 5 feet away. Food was not your typical Mexican, much more authentic. Everything was delicious. We sat at a large table towards the back next to the flaming fireplace. All in all a great experience. Just one suggestion, cook the over easy eggs a little less. Other than that, great!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
New Mexico in Malibu
From the intricately designed floor and hand painted wall tiles, to the impeccably dressed and coiffed service team, La Costa Mission spares no detail in providing the most authentic and refined New Mexican dining experience available outside the original "Sunshine State". In an industry that has in many cases sacrificed one for the other, refined design or quality service, La Costa Mission offers a dining experience few others are capable of today. Service in this case graciously compliments the well manicured design, and by the time the food arrives, it is as though the main attraction overwhelms the remaining senses! Ordering the simplest dish on the menu, Tacos al carbon, demonstrates once again superior quality in every aspect.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great taste and colorful!
I was surprise for the presentation and creativity, Nice place and excellent food!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food and even better service
For appetizer we had the shrimp ceviche and corn tamales. The ceviche had a twist to it with some green olives. very different but good. I enjoyed the sweet corn tamales even more so. I had the duck in a mole sauce with pineapple and plantains, very tasty but was a lil cold but still good. The margaritas were awesome and the Michelada was good and spicy. We had the churros for dessert and I was slightly disappointed since they were way too crunchy and hard. It was a friend's birthday and they forgot and both the waiter and Manager apologized and gave us a round of drinks. That's awesome customer service. Overall was a great experience and I will go back!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
great mexican in Malibu!
Authentic high-end mexican food in an intimate setting with outstanding service and phenomenal specialty margaritas.
The chips are fresh and bursting with flavor.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great addition to neighborhood!
Lovely old building, good Mexican cuisine, great staff. What a lovely spot. I hope this restaurant makes it.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food had good flavors and on par with my expectations. My only complaint was that the Sea Bass was overcooked, unless it actually was halibut. The staff was very attentive and I like the decor and indoor/outdoor feeling. It's very easy to miss if you are driving quickly because it looks like a little house covered in plants.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My dad and I were visiting Malibu and were so glad to discover this place! The restaurant was beautiful, the staff attentive and welcoming, and our enchiladas delicious. I'd recommend getting the chocolate tamale for dessert! The brownie-like filling paired with vanilla ice cream was divine.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Check out the chocolate tamale
Check out the chocolate tamale for dessert! Decadent and so delicious!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband is not a Mexican food fan but I made him walk to this neighborhood restaurant. He was pleasantly surprised when he read the menu. This is fine Mexican food. We started with the ceviche and guacamole, both delicious. Best margarita I've had in a long time. I had a shrimp dish which was generous and perfectly cooked. My husband had the mole trio, duck, shrimp and chicken. He found the chicken bland but that was only because the other two moles were outstanding. We finished with the decadant chocolate tamale. The diners at the table next to us commented on the amazing smell wafting to their table. The service was very attentive and friendly. Many restaurants have tried to make a go of it at this location, I hope these guys succeed.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great upscale Mexican on PCH
While PCH can be a little noisy, this is a small, charming with great food and service. Check it out.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A secret gem in Malibu
Notable MARGARITA list - we loved the Strawberry Basil Margi ~ LAMB Mole heavenly, chile rellenos had a big kick, handmade delicate corn tortillas, even the rice & beans were gourmet first class.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a treat to be at this
Always a treat to be at this fine restaurant. Our friends always thank us for suggesting it. Consistently excellent food and presentaion. We look forward to our next visit.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, margaritas and excellent friendly staff!!!!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This little restaurant is a beauty, little pricey but the overall experience is really lovely. Food is excellent, margaritas are good, you won't be disappointed!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Class Mexican
Definitely not your average Mexican Restaurant. Very creative, excellent cooking and warm and professional service. Very attractive dining room and small outside patio. Lively Happy Hour. Worth a drive to Malibu. Don't miss.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Understand this unique restaurant in advance to enjoy it. If you think you are booking a "Mexican restaurant" you may be disappointed. This is high end cooking by a very dedicated chef where the food happens to be authentic Mexican. It is not much like the neighborhood places for burritos or fajitas. You will definitely find dishes you have never seen before and much attention to detail, down to the tortillas made on the premises.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was truly outstanding. Everything was fresh and unique. The service was excellent.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the time we walked into the door until we left we were pampered and made to feel like royal guests. The wait staff, managers and owner(s) made us to feel like we were special. There was teamwork and no detail to make our experience exceptional was left to chance. Thanks for an evening that will keep me coming back and referring you to all my friends.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can see why the La Costa Mission is so well thought of, as the food is excellent, and the service impeccable!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is real Mexican food.
This is real Mexican food. Everything we ate was fabulous -- on par with Rick Bayless's Topolobampo in Chicago. The best Queso Fundedo we've ever eaten. The stuffed jalapenos were amazing. My wife had the lamb chops in an outstanding mole and I had the chile relleno stuffed with seafood - also wonderful! This is an extremely accomplished chef capable of raising Mexican food to new levels. Drinks were also excellent.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM