Blue Plate Taco

4.5
632 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Blue Plate Taco is best described as fresh and light beachside Mexican cuisine. Our menu items consist of many organic and substainably farmed ingredients. We offer a variety of fresh crudo and ceviche. Our meat and fish are premium products sourced from some of the country’s best purveyors. Our masa and tortillas as well as all of our salsas are made fresh daily. The core of our beverage program begins with our daily house made agua frescas; In addition, we hand craft our cocktails and our beer/wine list was carefully selected to pair with our food. At 90 seats including a large patio that offers ocean and pier views, the vibe is lively and fun.
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RaymondC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a large party and the staff handled our party with ease. The host, waiters and cooks deserve a big thank you. Yes and btw, the food was excellent as usual

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Bill
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Was expecting better. Food was hit or miss - some dishes our party ordered were quite good, others surprisingly bland. As for service, the host was great - very attentive and friendly. The waitress was not exactly great - she was a bit short in terms of answering questions and describing the food, and then got parts of the order wrong. But we'd probably go back again for the ambiance - and the fact that we now have a better idea of what they do well and what they don't.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Been back time and time again, chicken tacos are fabulous and the atmosphere is great!

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vipTarcar
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Great view and great margaritas. The food itself was mediocre.

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vipKJ2016
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We checked in for our reservation and no one ever came and got us we came back and were told no one had ever checked in. Then we get seated and are waiting over 10 minutes to see a server, finally she comes and is kind of rude and takes our drink order and appetizer order. Our appetizer comes out somewhat quickly and before we even get our drinks she comes to take our food order. I ask where our drinks are as it’s been over 20 minutes, she tells us the bartender sucks and finally 10 minutes later we get two classic margaritas followed right with our food. Which I found quite annoying because we’re the kind of people to typically want two drinks. One with our appetizer and another with our entrees, but because of the service was slow and drinks took forever to get we just wanted our check and left because we didn’t want to wait another 20 minutes for a margarita. The service was terrible that night and I’ve come to blue plate a lot. The table next to us even complained over the same issues we had with our server.

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zinlove
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We went for the view, which delivered, but the food was not good at all. My fish tacos were the blandest, saddest dish. I make them better at home, and I am not a great cook!! The rice and beans were tasteless. My drink had so much ice I couldn’t even taste it. The price is high for such poor food. I so wanted to like it.

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vipstevek
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There food and view was great and our waitress was awesome!

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TeresaJ
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was great food in a fun environment. They were very busy - make a reservation- but the wait staff was great. Food came out fast and looked amazing. It tasted even better.

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BetsyR
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent, and the place is fun. The service was a little haphazard. The guy did not really know how to serve a bottle of wine.Food is good… Coffee is terrible! They really should get some decent coffee and espresso.

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JenniferW
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tacos were delicious! The frescia lemonade was a bit bland and lack of flavor. We don't eat beans and unfortunately there's no other substitutions.

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Might possibly recommend. There was nothing great nor awful about it . It was noisy and quite lively. The food was OK - nothing we had was outstanding but nothing was dreadful either. The tacos were a touch soggy and the steak in them slightly chewy. The mixed ceviche was quite good. Very short uncomplicated wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great food and service

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MarieF
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch of the fish tacos at Blue Plate Tacos. Their rice and bean sides are delicious. Have a Paloma to drink...freshly peeled grapefruit and blood orange with tequila.

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vipJenm
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was horrible, freezing on the patio, food was cold, they brought my husband a kids meal. Wait staff could care less about us and it was super noisy. Total waste of $$$ don’t believe the hype.

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LisaM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The waiter was attentive and adorable. Despite the space heaters and blankets provided, it was cold. It was loud. The kitchen was backed up and it took a while to get the cold, expensive tacos. Over 70 bucks for two people, one (very good) margarita each and tacos. Alas.

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JULIANNER
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious tacos, nachos & drinks! Very fresh produce. Great views & excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food!!
Amazing lobster tacos!!

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vipmakrz55
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic, service was quick and waitstaff was incredibly friendly. You have to make reservations as the wait on weekends could be as long as 1 hour. Definite stop on your way back from the pier in Santa Monica

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AliceB
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant! The tacos are the BEST ever

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SusanN
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating is a bit tight but the food was worth it! Also it’s rather loud.

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vipMeganS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was a solid find, but nothing exceptional. Could have found something of much better value

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great tacos, but a bit pricey.

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LouisD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress and food were fantastic. Lobster taco, guacamole were best ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I used to love this place. Felt like the flavour in the food was lacking. Service was still good though!

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vipStephanieK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I love this restaurant but this time my lobster tacos were cold.

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TedT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal with wonderful service

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vipJill425
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a treat to go to Blue Plate Taco. For this review, my out of town friends loved their experience there.

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vipSweetlove
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a blast here. Our server was completely fantastic, helped us make food and drink selections and was super friendly. The food was excellent, and the view is wonderful. We love this place, will definitely be back!

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TinaL
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for family dining, fab service and great food.

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DanaP
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, a great spot for a tasty lunch! Fast, friendly service and terrific location. Tasty tacos and truly delicious guacamole and salsa. We will be back!

LM
LisaM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. As always! Great staff and best server. The food is delicious. We always enjoy dining at this restaurant.

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Melissa
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu. Food was fresh. Fantastic location. Definitely recommend it!

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vipCatherineE
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Blue Plate Taco because its healthy AND tasty Mexican food -- with a fun atmosphere and great people watching. plus it is easy to park at one of the many public parking lots around the corner...

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CCfoodie
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice afternoon lunch date. No complaints. What I expected and received.

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Samanthajean
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love this place, the food is great, the staff are lovely and the frozen margaritas are amazing. Location right by Santa Monica pier and a great spot for people watching from the heated patio.

LM
vipLMacL
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best margaritas in Los Angeles! And great tacos!

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Jaimieh
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Blue plate taco had great service and ambiance but I’m not a huge fan of the food. Guac and chips were good, but the tacos came out a little cold and not great.

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AmieM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, quality food, delicious margaritas!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Our server was amazing, don’t remember her name. Nice pretty young girl with short blonde hair. She made it an amazing experience for us

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot, the food and the service!

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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 4.5 stars by 632 OpenTable diners.