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Blue Plate Taco, Santa Monica, CA

Blue Plate Taco

4.6
4.6
919 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Blue Plate Taco is a coastal Baja-meets-Santa Monica destination on Ocean Ave. We are dedicates to creating all our food from scratch including the agua frescas and margaritas from the bar, the tortillas are made by hand fresh all day, and our salsas are made daily. The entire menu is fresh, light and delicious.

We hold most of our tables for walk-ins so if you don't see any reservations, don't fret! We'll get you seated after a short wait while you're admiring the Pacific and taking in the famous Santa Monica pier.

Reservations are limited to 90 minutes, we hold reservations for 10 minutes.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Latin American, American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch & Dinner Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (310) 458-2985
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Jonathan Juarez
  • Catering
    We have menu options for all of your catering needs. We can provide food and staff for your parties.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a large patio that can accommodate up to 60 people and we are available for private parties.
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Cross street
    Broadway
  • Parking details
    Street parking, lots and valet available after 5pm
  • Public transit
    There is bus stop across the street within the same block.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 919 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Los Angeles

    Mexican

  • Westside

    Kid-friendly

  • Westside

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Westside

    Mexican

919 Reviews
  1. KristinS

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Blue Plate Taco has a perfect location! Highly recommend sitting on the outside and order a margarita.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Directly across from Santa Monica pier, very reasonably happy hour and very fresh chips and guacamole.

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  3. Andrea

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, location…my favorite place to eat when in LA!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great! Food is really good and service is very good, would recommend

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Atmosphere was bad. Very hot and uncomfortable. Did not seem clean. Servers were kind of dirty too. Food was passable at best

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  6. FrancescaR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, food is fantastic service quick and efficient

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and margs! steak quesadillas were my fav

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Very hard to flag down servers for items needed.

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  9. HankH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend and will return! All of our food was fantastic and the drinks were among our absolute favorites!!

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  10. DianeL

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The waiter was not the best he took care of us, but he soon as he took the order then we hardly saw him anytime we asked for service it seemed like it was a big deal for him, and other than that the food was OK. It wasn’t the best.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Blue Plate Taco using the Order Online button. Blue Plate Taco also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Blue Plate Taco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 458-2985.

Blue Plate Taco is rated 4.6 stars by 919 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Blue Plate Taco

1515 Ocean Ave. Suite A, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Broadway
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch & Dinner Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Latin American, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking, lots and valet available after 5pm
  • Public transit
    There is bus stop across the street within the same block.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Jonathan Juarez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (310) 458-2985
  • Catering
    We have menu options for all of your catering needs. We can provide food and staff for your parties.
  • Private party facilities
    We have a large patio that can accommodate up to 60 people and we are available for private parties.
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