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Manchego, Santa Monica, CA
Manchego, Santa Monica, CA
Manchego, Santa Monica, CA
Manchego, Santa Monica, CA
Manchego, Santa Monica, CA

Manchego

4.7
4.7
1075 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Manchego also offers walk-ins!

Manchego is a Spanish Tapas restaurant in Santa Monica that focuses on delicious small plates and a cozy atmosphere. We recently relocated a few doors down, to a larger space with a romantic patio in the back.

Manchego has always been one of the best kept secrets in Santa Monica, and now locals can enjoy our bigger, more accommodating space that offers outside dining on our beautiful patio. Always a great spot for romantic dates or meeting up with friends and family.

We also added a specially curated Spanish wine list that offers mainly small-production, unique wines. Our Spanish wine distributor spends his time traveling the Spanish countryside, sourcing hard to find wines from small, mom-and-pop wineries. The wine list also includes a few South American selections and a great local, organic wine.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–6:30 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (310) 450-3900
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Cross street
    Ocean Park Blvd
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 1,075 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,075 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We usually have friendly waiters but this time didn’t feel as warm as the other times we have been. Still love the food and experience

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  2. ElishaC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Manchego. We’ve been going for 15 years and I am so sad that the value is just not there anymore. The food was fine but it was $170 for two people and this was with happy hour pricing. 6 tapas and 2 glasses of wine and 3 glasses of sangria. The pricing is exorbitant, I am so sad to say. This was once a sweet date night spot and now it is special occasion pricing. I don’t think we will be back. Thanks for the memories!

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  3. GabeG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I’ve had in awhile. Each dish was flavorful and unique, the wine was great value, and the service was excellent. Will come back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From start to finish this was a five star experience! The staff was welcoming and accommodating. The menu is extensive and it was difficult to choose what we wanted to try because it all looked delicious! The server gave amazing recommendations and was friendly and personable. Every dish was delicious and I would definitely recommend dining here! Beautiful!

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  5. Esunhee

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute spot to have some very good food served by pleasant but not overbearing waitstaff. Ambience is nice with music to cover the din but not so loud you can't have a conversation. Would definitely return .

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  6. LisaM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great service and delicious food! Especially loved the deviled eggs and short ribs.

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  7. ValerieG

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place! I’ve been wanting to try and it didn’t disappoint. The food was delicious and prices are incredibly reasonable. Definitely recommend!

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  8. ChattyKathy

    Seattle

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were delighted with our meal at Manchego. The front room was quite noisy but the back room was less so and had a lovely ambiance, with lots of greenery, soft white lights illuminate the space gently and we had a wonderful meal. The choice of tapas was extensive and everything we had was terrific! We would go back again without hesitation and we would recommend it to friends with no reservations. They also had nice outdoor seating which we would have tried if it had been a bit warmer the night we were there.

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  9. judy

    Detroit

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant!! We begin our vacation and end our vacation by eating here. The happy hour is wonderful. We also tried the branzino and it was great as well. We always come here when in Santa Monica and will be back next year.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Tapas were as close to the real Spanish cuisine as you can get . We had , the mushroom croquettes, Spanish omelette, shrimp and garlic sauce, figs and goat cheese on bread, Manchego cheese board , patasa bravas. Excellent food and service . Cozy quaint place .

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FAQs

Manchego is rated 4.7 stars by 1075 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 33 times today
Google Map for Manchego

2518 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Ocean Park Blvd
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–6:30 pm Sat, Sun 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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