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Chez Tex

4.5
152 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Inspired by the neo-bistros of Paris and the comfort of California, Chez Tex offers a rotating menu of egalitarian eats by the beach. Our wine list is entirely NATURAL / ORGANIC. We source ingredients locally from the Santa Monica Farmer's Market. Outdoor seating, beach breezes.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Chez Tex will be open for New Year's Eve serving our regular menu along with seasonal specials befitting of the occasion! Reservations are required. We hope you join us!

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Sun 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 1:00PM

What 152 people are saying
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PhilipM
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Despite the fact the outdoor dining is on the sidewalk of Main Street, so there's lots of street traffic and people walking their dogs past tables, a pleasant atmosphere. An interesting, plant forward menu, especially in the starters, although there is definitely meat items as well.

To start three of us share 3 starters: zucchini fritters, charred cabbage, and a Mediterranean chickpea salad. All three are excellent. My crispy chicken sandwich with fries was excellent as well but is $20.

Even though that feels pricey we've noticed that prices have overall jumped since restaurants have reopened after the pandemic. The prices here are completely in line with other comparable local restaurants.

Alcohol is limited to beer and wine and prosecco cocktails.

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vipOlive
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were ignored most of the meal, our food took forever, the descriptions were misleading (chicken paillared is breaded, im gluten free). Had to send that back and ordered the steak salad where I said Im gluten free and could not have the deep fried onions. Got the dish when everyone was done eating and it came with the onions on it…ate the steak on top just because I was starving and left the salad. Then they charged us for everything and didn’t compensate for any of the mistakes. They even took our CC’s and didn’t show us the full bill. Only showed it to us split in two. We sat down at 7:15 and left at 10:15 to show you how slow it was.

Chez Tex
Responded on September 13, 2021

Hi Olivia - thank you for your response. We have taken note of your comments regarding menu descriptions and apologize for any confusion. I can confirm however that you were never charged for this as it was taken off your bill at the time. Sorry again for any confusion.

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Massimo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had fun at chez tex. Appetizers and wine selection were outstanding. Portions are a little small so i would recommend adding some filling beside salads. Ingredients were also excellent and so was service. Location is great and parking was not a problem. Tables are on the street but there was no pedestrian traffic. It can be cold outside but they have good heathers.

Chez Tex
Responded on September 13, 2021

Thank you for the kind words Massimo!! We hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The “Where my PJ’s at?” Wine is phenomenal.

Chez Tex
Responded on September 13, 2021

Ha - we love it too!

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CarolineR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this spot - great food, wine, and intimate vibe with street view

Chez Tex
Responded on September 13, 2021

Hi Caroline - thank you so much for the kind words!

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MicheleS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The server was not familiar at all with the wine selections, although the place is listed as a wine bar/restaurant. He literally showed us online reviews when we asked about different wines. The food was yummy, and the service was prompt and friendly otherwise

Chez Tex
Responded on September 13, 2021

Hi Michele - I'm glad you enjoyed the food! And so sorry for the wine list confusion. We always have a wine expert on call for every shift - I do apologize your server didn't call them over to assist and help you find a suitable organic selection for your meal. Hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

It is a wine and beer bar with food. Incredibly pleasant and courteous staff. Food was ok but not in any way outstanding.

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vipkerriz
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was good and the staff very nice. They did leave us unattended for longer than necessary as the evening got late (9:30ish) and they were closing up. The tables were outside on the sidewalk with no barrier so a bit difficult...not blaming the restaurant. they are doing their best to handle Covid protocols.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best!!!!!! Awesome

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Devin
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely delicious and so many vegan options too which was cool to see. The staff was so attentive and helpful. Great spot :)

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RobbieS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was good; wine service was poor. Was served the wrong white wine and it was not chilled. Our waiter was very green and didn't know the wine list. I realize that the pandemic has made it hard for restaurants to staff properly and would give this one another chance.

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rokay
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, quick & friendly service. Food was flavorful, creative & delicious. We ate outside and enjoyed the summer evening atmosphere. We didn't need to use the heat lamp, but they were available if we were chilly. Fully recommend!

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vipEvanR
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service. Awesome menu. Neighborhood favorite.

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vipZTLA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot with great wine and delicious food. The spicy chicken sandwich is a must!

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NatashaW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was efficient, and servers were kind and gave good recommendations. Food was great!! We sat outside with a good heater, but the inside had a nice aesthetic.

Chez Tex
Responded on June 26, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind words!

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vipThdb
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went on Father’s Day. Unfortunately, we made our reservation between lunch and dinner so we could only try the happy hour menu. Food was all good, but we were quite disappointed that Open Table didn’t point out that we would be limited to a reduced menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience1

The place is shabby and needs a lot of investment. The food is great though

Chez Tex
Responded on June 26, 2021

Glad you enjoyed the food! Thanks for the kind words and hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Need to try harder - was a poor effort all around.

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vipArcher
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An aesthetic open setting with a fantastic, creative, and well-executed menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Service was terrible. Our server had no idea about anything on the menu or the wines. I ordered the “butcher sausage“ and what was delivered was butterscotch pudding. No sincere apology – just a chuckle and a “she must have thought you said butterscotch pudding.” I didn’t think it was that funny since my party got their food earlier and were already done. Check delivered with no credit or anything and just a “sorry about that” as it they hadn’t screwed up my entire dinner - but, perhaps just forgot to bring dressing on the side or something. Annoying at best. Food and atmosphere good. Just make sure you make the server repeat back your order lest she thinks you want pudding for an entree. Clearly, she didn’t know the menu.

Chez Tex
Responded on June 15, 2021

We're glad you enjoyed the food and atmosphere but of course sorry you found your server subpar. For the record we did check and you weren't charged for either pudding nor sausage.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The food was okay, the service was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were so personable and helpful! Made great recs.

Chez Tex
Responded on June 15, 2021

Thank you!

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vipnancyg
Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Vegetable tian was delicious, as was skirt steak salad. Zucchini fritters accompanied by spiced creme fraiche was a novelty. This place desperately needs to serve coffee.

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jbvenice
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I feel bad because they try at Chez Tex but its not there. The food is so so, The benches are uncomfortable and the staff is kind but knows nothing about neither the food or wine.
And the prices are high.

The Cheese and meat plate was really good.

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LAFoodie
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was very good. My veggie burger

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vipLeeAnnDaly
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy and nice staff

Chez Tex
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thanks!

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tomh
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved all of the food! We even got a second order of the scallops. The wines were great! LOVED the ambience & the service! Looking forward to returning!

Chez Tex
Responded on May 11, 2021

Thank you for the kind words Tom and we hope to see you very soon!

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vipVeniceLocal
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I am so happy that Chez Tex has survived and seems to be thriving despite the pandemic. I love this place, the small and shareable plates, the affable staff, the cute couple who owns it. They have a good outdoor seating set up, on a not-crazy stretch of Main St. Good heaters are available. It's a nice spot for some snacks and wine with a friend or friends. The menu is small but there's plenty of options. I will return for sure.

Chez Tex
Responded on May 11, 2021

Venice Locals know whats up ;)

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vipWendyK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We went with friends who are vegan, plenty of options on the menu. Food was flavorful and great size portions for sharing.

Chez Tex
Responded on April 28, 2021

Great to hear! Thanks for the kind words Wendy.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The price was pretty inflated for the amount of food we received, also my chicken might’ve been a bit over cooked considering it was chewy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Extremely friendly staff. Good food!

Chez Tex
Responded on April 28, 2021

Thank you! Hope to see you soon.

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NoraM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

I did not think food was worth the prices or the reviews. We ordered 4 dishes and neither was either good or worth the money.

Chez Tex
Responded on April 28, 2021

Sorry you felt that way Nora. What could we have done better for you?

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CharinaS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

FOOD IS ACTUALLY REALLY REALLY GOOD. WENT IN NOT EXPECTING ANYTHING BUT ITS MY SECOND TIME AND FOOD WAS STILL EXCEPTIONAL. LOVE THE ZUCCHINI FRITTERS, AND THE BUTCHER'S SAUSAGE. STAFF NEEDS A LITTLE MORE KNOWLEDGE ON FOOD THOUGH.

Chez Tex
Responded on April 16, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind words Charina!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had family visiting from out of town and wanted to go somewhere in Venice. Stumbled upon Chez Tex and so glad we did. Everyone really enjoyed their meals and we especially all loved the charcuterie plate as an appetizer. Definitely recommend and will be going back!

Chez Tex
Responded on April 16, 2021

Thank you for the kind words!! Hope to see you soon

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent.

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SLUMOM
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter picked this place when I was visiting her from Chicago. Super cute place with delicious natural wines. Cheese board was delectable. We Sat outside and watched the world go by!! Our server Brittany was outstanding! We highly recommend!!

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vipTomf
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice local vibe.

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vipdellapina
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Really nice, though small, selection for brunch. Server seemed to really enjoy her job and interacting with customers.

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vipcarameche
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food and drinks were really overpriced compared to what you get. The waiter was really nice though

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, wine and food

FAQs

Chez Tex offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 314-1314.

Chez Tex is rated 4.5 stars by 152 OpenTable diners.

Chez Tex does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/AMSJYK7SY6XH3/order.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.