Dia de Campo
Día de Campo owners Chef Tin Vuong and Jed Sanford’s vision for a Mexican and seafood restaurant set in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Located in Hermosa Beach, just a block off the sand and strand, Día de Campo is a modern surf lodge, of sorts, catering to those who want to disconnect, leave the day behind and gather with friends and strangers over flavorful food and drinks. The menu has Chef Tin paying homage to the array of Mexican and Latino food he’s enjoyed growing up in LA, mostly coming out of cocinas east of the LA River, while also taking inspiration from the fish houses, oyster bars and surf shacks along the coasts of California, Mexico, Hawaii and wherever the Pacific meets the sand.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
salmon, octo, shrimp, pico, jalapeño, jicama,cucumber
egg, crispy slab, fried beans, yellow mole -make it 'machismo'
Grilled or Crispy
The bone-in carnitas are typically amazing. This weekend, it was very, very dry. Otherwise, the food was good. The service industry is definitely still trying to recover. Our waiter had no idea of the tequilas on hand but that is not unusual. Just make yourself a cheat sheet. Our food was delivered and he never checked back with us. We requested the check from another wait staff member. He never circled back around hence the very low tip.
Excellent carnitas, Cadillac margaritas, ceviche, and service!
Overall great ambience, not too busy so the chefs had all the time in the world to perfect each dish. Starting off with the drinks my michelada looked like I got it from a dive in bar luckily the sangria my gf had was very tasty. For starters we ordered the grilled octopus which was very nice not super chewy, the guacamole with dungeons crab was ok it definitely needed some seasoning and lime. The ceviche mixto had the same issue it was under seasoned and needed lime. The oysters were yummy but they were on the smaller side. My favorite had to be the street corn which is hard to get wrong it was sweet and well cooked. As for the main dish we had the lobster tumbado the rice and beans seems to come out of a can they could be a lot more authentic and fresh made. The lobster itself was really good. Overall liked the place but probably wouldn’t come back.
Great food, drink, service and atmosphere. The scallops were superb!
During brunch hours right before dinner menu switch…they took our orders and we kept waiting and waiting, turned out they forgot to put in our orders. Now because of the menu switch, we were just left with chips and salsa and oysters. My little one didn’t get his food and not too happy about leaving a 2 year old hungry. Did the restaurant do anything to take care of us? Nope, just a apology and that they are busy. That’s no excuse. And also if you get a reservation with them, expect still to wait 30 minutes. Not to be a jerk as I felt bad for our waiter/bartender, but this place sucks and I definitely would reconsider coming here again. (And I never leave ratings or reviews especially, negative ones, they must have really done something wrong right?!)
The food was incredible! Cauliflower and crispy avocado tacos are recommended along with the birria. The margaritas were not amazing. Too few utensils (because they have double the tables?), and drinks took forever. Plus, table by the street means that you also have the boys from the to-go order crowd. Overall though, we would take out from here every day!
We always come to Dia de campo for brunch! Awesome service, food, and endless mimosas… what else can we ask for
Excellent, unique Mexican food. Several very good ceviche items and the pastor for two is one of the best dishes we have had in a long time. And the margaritas are terrific.
Awesome as always. Chill servers, loved the Caritas Nachos and oysters.
Thank you for having outdoor dining available.
Amazing food and drinks, service was slow but understood coming out of a pandemic. We live up the street and come here frequently— the food / drinks are always amazing!
Our waiter forgot to put our food order in. It was only until we asked two other servers that they had realized he didn’t put our orders in an hour ago. We were told 10-15min and our food should be here. The manager visited our table and professionally apologized. An hour later two plates came out, but it wasn’t what was ordered. We decided to cut our losses and leave. The drinks we received were comp’ed and the manager invited us back. I’ll give them another go as I’m sure the food is delicious.
The happy hour menu was limited. I ordered the chopped chicken salad. The chicken was very tasty, but besides the chicken, there weren't many more ingredients. For $19 I would have expected a lot more vegetables and black beans, cheese. It was mostly chicken and lettuce. Overall, pricey for what you are getting.
Very good dining experience. We love Dia de Campo. Good food and service.
We love the bone-in carnitas and al pastor. Those two dishes fed 7 of us. Plenty of food for sure.
The service is another story. We waited 15 minutes to be seated only to be brought to a table missing a seat. Not a big thing but definitely and indication of the staffing shortage. We mowed down the chips and asked for a second basket and never received it. The waitress was doing the best she could but it was pretty rough.
Our family loves the food but I don't think you will have repeat customers from our friends who joined us that evening.
And so goes the cycle for restaurants. Very sad...
Came in for weekend brunch. The burrito of the day was fantastic. HUGE portion. Took half home for leftovers the next day! The empanada dish was very small, felt like appetizer size and not entree size. It tasted good, we just expected a larger portion or more than one empanada. We also ordered tots with the carne asada and egg on top. Big portion so it helped balance out the small empanada dish. Bottomless mimosas with either grapefruit or orange juice. I’m not a huge mimosa person but I do like grapefruit juice so I’m glad there was more than just OJ. Service was good. The manager or owner (not sure which she was) came to check on us a few times and was very friendly. Parking can be difficult though so just prepare to spend some time finding parking. We were late for our reservation due to the garage being full across the street and having to find parking elsewhere, but luckily they were still very nice and accommodating.
Love Dia and Open Table reservation was no problem booking or with the restaurant.
Waited 45 min past our reservation to get seated. Tons of tables open. Food was cold and they gave us the wrong drinks.
Server was a bit slow probably dues to running inside table as well as outdoors. Management was excellent in walk-bus and checking if we were being serviced. Food was very good, and the outdoors option was welcomed.
Food used to be great pre covid.. we looked forward to it.. food was not hood at all.
Brunch is very good! Drinks were amazing!
I have been here before but only for dinner which is great, but this was my first time trying brunch and I loved it!! Bottomless Mimosas, I had the chilaquiles which were so good but the French toast was the best thing I tried!! and not to mention the staff was super nice and friendly, the manager even came to our table to make sure everything was ok. Definitely will come back for brunch in the future.
Went to catch up with an old friend. We went for happy hour, definitely recommend it.
Dia de campo is amazing, and a place i will come back to time and time again, i love the food and the service is almost always fantastic
This past time the service was underwhelming at best (to be fair they are a few weeks back to full capacity)
I had to flag down a staff member for any resemblance of service (which was a challenge in and of itself). This being said I had made a reservation!! which made the experience more frustrating.
None the less the food is still phenomenal, and generally speaking it’s a great dining experience. I know i had caught them on one of their off days, but it was a poor excuse for an expensive meal. The food is worth it 90% of the time, but with such poor service i left disappointed especially because i was showing my friend the place for her first time.
Flavors here are legitimate. Everything we ordered tasted excellent. Parking a hassle in this area. I will definitely return.
The brunch burrito was a hit!! But the short rib empanada was lack luster. Everyone was friendly and the bottomless mimosa deal was fabulous. But they sat us at a couch and coffee table which makes eating saucy dishes awkward especially when you’re wearing a dress. I’d come back and request a real table next time!
Great ambience! Love the spicy margarita and shrimp tacos❤️
Fun vibe & Ambiance. Service was not very smooth, a bit slow and disjointed. I think there may have only been one waitress for a huge section of tables. I believe this was due to adjusting to being fully open again, I’m not sure.
Food wasn’t very good- salad missing the dressing, really over cooked mushroom tacos. Couldn’t really eat them. They were taken off the bill. The lava cake on the other hand was great. I would give them another try, but was a bit disappointed.
Birthday, it was nice
We had a great time!! Good food and great service
Staff was attentive and nice. Food was good. Enjoyed the brunch.
Loved the food and the ambiance!!
Service was the worst part. Took over 30 minutes for a waiter to actually show up to our table the first time. Food was ok but somewhat bland. Don’t think I will return.
The host with whom we tried to check in with was minutes whilst we stood right in front of her. There didn't appear be any acknowledgement of us or effort to get someone else to help us. We began to show irritation to each other loudly. she just moved away, leaving us to nd there for another 5 minutes at an empty host station.
After that, food was mediocre.
Amazing food, love the vibe in there too. Can’t wait to go back
Food is always great and service is typically amazing. Although this night I felt outlet server had ADD and just lost track of our table over and over again. I had to ask for 2 additional water cups multiple times (took 30 mins), extra water multiple times, and out of three drinks they never got it right once. I order a spicy margarita- I received a mango margarita, then a spicy mango, and then a spicy passion fruit…. Lol
Just not what service should be.
Great service, food, and music
Our server was amazing! The weekend HH was all-time. You rarely see a weekend HH.
Heavenly all around
Dia de Campo does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Dia de Campo also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 379-1829.
Dia de Campo is rated 4.5 stars by 643 OpenTable diners.
Dia de Campo does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1610/dia-de-campo.
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.