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Esperanza

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42 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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Booked 33 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    null

  • Phone number

    (424) 422-0057

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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Menu

Crudo Del Mar

ceviches served with crispy plantain chips

  • Ceviche de Pescado Blanco

    seabass, tomato, jalapeno, avocado

    • Ceviche los Cabos

      seabass, red jalapeno broth, green olive, avocado

      • Ceviche Pineapple Camarones

        white prawns, tajin mango chamoy broth

        • Ceviche Tres Maneras

          ceviche trio ~ blanco, los cabos & pineapple camarones

          • Ceviche de Atún

            pineapple broth, fresno chile, avocado

            • Sonoran Scallop Aguachile

              serrano, cucumber, red onion, lime

              Apertivos

              • Guacamole Traditional

                with crispy tortilla chips

                • Guacamole Trío

                  mango, elote & puerco chicharron, plantain chips

                  • Nachos de Esperanza

                    Guacamole, pico de gallo, crema, refritos blanco. Chimichurri filet, chicken machaca, shredded short rib, fresh chorizo

                    • Nachos de Marisco

                      wild mexican shrimp & dungeness crab, guacamole, pico de gallo, crema, frijoles negro

                      • Braised Short Rib Taquitos

                        tomatillo avocado salsa, crema, cotija

                        • Playa Shrimp Taquitos

                          fresno aioli, jalapeno crema, queso fresco

                          • Quesadilla de Parilla

                            Guacamole, pico de gallo, crema. Achiote chicken, chimichurri filet

                            • Queso Fundito Flameado

                              flamed mexican cheeses, homemade tortillas, salsa trio; add fresh Chorizo

                              Taqueria Tacos

                              3 street tacos per order on house made corn tortillas hot off the comal

                              • Tacos de Halibut Frito

                                chipotle aioli, garlic mojo, guacamole, queso fresco

                                • Tacos de Camarones Frito

                                  griddled queso, fresno aioli, avocado, cotija

                                  • Tacos de Scallop Pacifico

                                    chipotle aioli, white wine, garlic, lime, red chile

                                    • Tacos de Langosta

                                      fresno aioli, white wine, garlic, lime, red chile

                                      • Tacos de Filet Mignon

                                        griddled queso, roasted salsa, jalapeno crema, avocado

                                        • Tacos de Pollo Asado

                                          roasted salsa, avocado, pico de gallo, queso blanco

                                          Ensaladas y Sopa

                                          • Ensalada de Cuerda

                                            braised shredded short rib or shredded chicken breast, avocado, cabbage, tomato, jalapeno, red onion, cotija, white wine vinaigrette

                                            • Ensalada de Asada

                                              chimichurri filet mignon, roasted corn, cucumber, avocado, tomato, red onion, queso blanco, red wine vinaigrette

                                              • Ensalada Caesar

                                                Shaved celery, fried capers, garlic jalapeno tomato, pepita caesar dressing, caper cheese toast. Grilled chicken breast, achiote prawns, chimchurri filet mignon, grilled salmon

                                                • El Jefe Taco Tostada

                                                  braised shredded beef or chicken machaca, refritos blanco, shredded lettuce & cabbage, red wine vinaigrette, queso blanco, guacamole, pico de gallo, crema

                                                  • Sopa de Tortilla

                                                    caldo de ancho, chicken breast, market vegetables, queso fresco, tortilla strips

                                                    Selecciones de Veganos (Vegan)

                                                    • Potato Taquitos

                                                      chipotle queso, avocado tomatillo salsa, fresno aioli

                                                      • Soft Tacos Picadillos

                                                        home-made corn tortillas, picadillo vegano, roasted salsa, guacamole, cabbage jalapeno slaw, arroz de tomatillo

                                                        • El Ból

                                                          picadillo vegano, quinoa vegetable salad, cantina corn, guacamole, pico de gallo, chipotle mojo, arroz de tomatillo

                                                          • Mercadas Enchiladas Vegano

                                                            grilled market vegetables, picadillo vegano, chipotle queso, tomatillo avocado salsa, arroz de tomatillo, quinoa vegetable salad

                                                            Especiales de la Cocina

                                                            • Fajitas de Filet Mignon / Fajitas de Achiote Chicken

                                                              home-made flour tortillas, guacamole, crema, pico de gallo, arroz mexicana roja, refritos blanco

                                                              • Sabor de Oaxaca Carnitas

                                                                guacamole, crema, pickled red onion, home-made corn tortillas, frijoles negro

                                                                • Pollo Veracruzana

                                                                  stewed tomato, garlic, onion, oregano, olives, crispy capers, arroz de tomatillo, choice of side

                                                                  • Chipotle Pollo y Hongos

                                                                    chipotle crema, mushrooms, caramelized onion, arroz de tomatillo, choice of side

                                                                    • Pollo en Mole Blanco

                                                                      chile pepitas, arroz de tomatillo, choice of side

                                                                      • Pollo Ranchera

                                                                        crispy onion, arroz de tomatillo, choice of side

                                                                        • Esperanza Burrito Especial

                                                                          Crispy twice grilled flour tortilla with refritos blanco, arroz mexicana roja, queso blanco, roasted salsa, guacamole, crema, pico de gallo. Chimichurri filet mignon, achiote chicken breast. Available "Oven Style" topped with pasilla suiza, guajillo chile sauce, queso blanco, crema, red onion & cilantro

                                                                          Tradiciones de Mexico

                                                                          served with arroz mexicana roja & refritos blanco (unless otherwise noted)

                                                                          • Crispy Taco y Enchilada

                                                                            chicken machaca or short rib crispy taco & cheese, chicken machaca or short rib enchilada

                                                                            • Chile Relleno y Crispy Taco

                                                                              relleno frito, queso fresco, ranchera salsa & chicken machaca or short rib crispy taco

                                                                              • Enchilada y Chile Relleno

                                                                                cheese, chicken machaca or short rib enchilada & relleno frito, queso fresco, ranchera salsa

                                                                                • Crispy Taco, Enchilada y Relleno

                                                                                  chicken machaca or short rib crispy taco, cheese, chicken machaca or short rib enchilada & relleno frito, queso fresco, ranchera salsa

                                                                                  • Two Crispy Tacos

                                                                                    chicken machaca or short rib, queso blanco, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce

                                                                                    • Two Enchiladas

                                                                                      cheese, chicken machaca or short rib, guajillo chile sauce, queso blanco, crema

                                                                                      • Two Soft Tacos al Parilla

                                                                                        chimichurri filet mignon or achiote chicken breast, guacamole, roasted salsa, chipotle, queso fresco

                                                                                        • Chicken Suizas Enchiladas

                                                                                          pasilla suiza, queso blanco, avocado, crema

                                                                                          • Cabo Surf & Turf Enchiladas

                                                                                            shrimp & dungeness crab enchilada with pasilla suiza & chimichurri filet mignon enchilada with ranchera sauce, arroz de tomatillo, frijoles negro

                                                                                            • Mole Blanco Enchiladas

                                                                                              chicken machaca, queso, chipotle pepitas, arroz de tomatillo, frijoles negro

                                                                                              • Mercadas Enchiladas

                                                                                                grilled market vegetables, queso blanco, ranchera sauce, crema, arroz de tomatillo, frijoles negro

                                                                                                Parilla en Mesquite

                                                                                                served with choice of side

                                                                                                • La Asada con Salsa

                                                                                                  chimichurri filet mignon, chimichurri or ranchera sauce, arroz de tomatillo

                                                                                                  • Prime Filete Mignon

                                                                                                    8oz USDA certified prime center cut, chipotle crema, mushrooms, caramelized onion, arroz de tomatillo. Substitute choice of side with relleno de langosta y camaron or enchilada mariscos suiza

                                                                                                    • Bistec Nueva York

                                                                                                      12oz aged USDA certified prime strip loin, chimichurri or ranchera sauce, crispy onion, frijoles negro

                                                                                                      • Aged Rib Eye al Mesquite

                                                                                                        14oz aged USDA prime, onion chile bacon crema, roasted jalapeno

                                                                                                        • Mar y Tierra

                                                                                                          6oz USDA certified prime center cut filet mignon, chipotle crema, mushrooms & caramelized onion, arroz de tomatillo, choice of mariscos pacificos. Lobster Tail Pacifico, Seared Scallops Pacifico, Blackened Prawns Pacifico

                                                                                                          Platos del Mar

                                                                                                          • Enchiladas Mariscos Suizas

                                                                                                            Pasilla suiza crema, queso blanco, arroz mexicana roja, refritos blanco. Wild mexican shrimp, dungeness crab, shrimp & crab

                                                                                                            • Tacos de Pescado

                                                                                                              seared chile halibut, jalapeno crema, pico de gallo, jalapeno cabbage slaw, arroz de tomatillo, frijoles negro

                                                                                                              • Achiote Beso Salmon

                                                                                                                crispy sweet corn cake, tomatillo chipotle salsa, jalapeno crema

                                                                                                                • Seared Scallops Cozumel

                                                                                                                  rajas, chipotle mojo, pacifico sauce, jalapeno crema, arroz de tomatillo, frijoles negro

                                                                                                                  • Prawns Diablo

                                                                                                                    diablo ranchera sauce, rajas, chile de arbol, arroz mexicana roja, refritos blanco

                                                                                                                    • Prawns Veracruzana

                                                                                                                      stewed tomato, garlic, onion, oregano, olives, crispy capers, rajas, arroz mexicana roja, refritos blanco

                                                                                                                      • Prawns Pacifico con Salsa

                                                                                                                        garlic, tomato, red onion, crushed chile, tequila & lime, arroz mexicana roja, refritos blanco

                                                                                                                        • Relleno de Langosta y Camaron

                                                                                                                          grilled poblano with lobster, shrimp & fresh corn, roasted salsa, arroz mexicana roja, refritos blanco

                                                                                                                          • Chimichanga Mariscos

                                                                                                                            lobster & shrimp, tequila cream sauce, queso blanco, crispy tortilla, with guacamole, crema and pico de gallo

                                                                                                                            • Fajitas del Mar

                                                                                                                              home-made flour tortillas guacamole, crema, pico de gallo, arroz mexicana roja, refritos blanco. Camarones, Langosta, Seared Scallops

                                                                                                                              • Pescado de la Dia

                                                                                                                                pan scared fresh fish, choice of preparation - ranchera, veracruzana, pacifico or blackened, arroz de tomatillo, choice of side

                                                                                                                                • Sabor de Tres Mariscos

                                                                                                                                  grilled lobster & shrimp relleno, shrimp & dungeness crab enchilada marisco suiza, seared halibut soft taco, arroz de tomatillo, frijoles negro

                                                                                                                                  Last updated: July 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                  What 42 people are saying

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                                                                                                                                  • 4.6Food
                                                                                                                                  • 4.6Service
                                                                                                                                  • 4.7Ambience
                                                                                                                                  • 4.3Value

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                                                                                                                                    The music was really loud and bit too clubby. Didn’t fit the vibe or the clientele there. Made it difficult to hold a conversation. Waitress was lovely. Table helper green. Asked if we were still working on appetizers and when we said yes left the food but took away the side plates to put it on.

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                                                                                                                                    Great find on a visit from Florida!! The service was outstanding. The food was amazing! Best ceviche I’ve ever had! Atmosphere was great, nice a chill vibe!

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 10, 2021

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                                                                                                                                    Absolutely outstanding dinning experience at Esperanza this afternoon, from the front of the house to the kitchen it was spot on. The Tres Ceviche appetizer was flavorful. The fresh tortillas were a nice addition to the appetizer. Everyone in our party enjoyed their dishes. any mole enchiladas were so tasty. A really nice complex mole that paired perfectly with the chicken. The menu is extensive so can’t wait to return and try a few more item. All a great dinning experience was has by all of us.

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                                                                                                                                    Best we’ve had in awhile!

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 8, 2021

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                                                                                                                                    I was finally able to snag a reservation at one of Manhattan Beach’s newest dining experiences by the water and it did NOT disappoint. Everything was great from the food to the ambiance to the service to the atmosphere. It’s one of the most beautiful and tastefully designed spaces I’ve ever been in. Service was impeccable and drinks were great. There’s something for everyone on the menu from vegans to carnivores. The menu is thoughtfully planned out. Would 1000% come back. It is a little loud, but I thought it added to the convivial atmosphere of dining out at a “hotspot”—loved loved it.

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                                                                                                                                    I loved everything but not a good place to have a quiet conversation.

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                                                                                                                                    Dined on October 6, 2021

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                                                                                                                                    While the food and drink were on point, the real star was the service. We were well tended to by service with a great attitude and very helpful. We came for my mothers birthday. Shrimp taquitos, queso fundido were excellent starters. The rib eye came with a very tasty glaze that paired well with rich broccolini. Enchiladas were good, but nothing out of the ordinary that you couldnt get from a good smaller Mexican spot (aka cheaper). I’d stick to the seafood and steak while you are here. For dessert we had churros which were light, airy and not oily at all. Very well done. We also had the lava cake, which did not hold its own compared to the churros. A great spot while you are in a very nice part of Manhattan beach. Take a walk down the pier after to work off those calories.

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                                                                                                                                    Cocktails were very good, food was good and brought out promptly although we had to keep asking for things that we needed such as more chips for the dip, more tortillas for the queso fundido, spicy sauce, extra plates, etc. So loud we could not have a conversation.

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                                                                                                                                    I was very happy to finally be able to snatch a last-minute reservation opening, and will definitely come back! The drinks were amazing, and I enjoyed the complimentary tortillas, as well as the food. I am a bit confused why they are always fully booked for reservations -- I was there for about 2 hours and there were plenty of free tables despite being fully booked on the app. Regardless, will definitely come back!

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                                                                                                                                    The food and drinks were ok. I would’t go back, especially after one of the servers accidentally spilled a whole tray of water on my back. My back, butt and feet were literally drenched. Sure it was an accident, and others came to wipe down my seat and the floor behind me, but no one asked if I was ok and no one came to apologize. My friend literally had to ask for a towel for me. Will not be a returning customer. I’m very patient and not one to over react so I let it slide. Will not be returning.

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                                                                                                                                    We had a great time!! The staff was so nice and accommodating we will definitely go back!

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                                                                                                                                    The experience was great. Our waitress was nice and sweet. Our drinks took a while to come out. Actually the appetizer came out and the main course came out right after we barely took one bite of the apps. Drinks came out after. Food was just ok. The lobster felt a bit tough.

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                                                                                                                                    Great service, quality food and flavors! Energetic Ambiance for a 10PM late night drink and dinner

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                                                                                                                                    Service was awesome. Downfalls: Ordered shrimp fajitas and order contained three shrimp ($10 per shrimp; $30 total for the meal). Had to yell to have a conversation. May got back but only for cocktails.

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                                                                                                                                    It was great experience the food is amazing and our server Devin made our evening the best.

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                                                                                                                                    Great atmosphere

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                                                                                                                                    Amazing Great service. Fantastic food. Beautiful setting

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                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on September 4, 2021

                                                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                    Way too loud, felt like we had to yell at each other and barely heard our convo

                                                                                                                                  30. NR

                                                                                                                                    NinjerR

                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 30, 2021

                                                                                                                                    overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Cute spot for a date night! The food was really good. Will definitely come back. We stayed until closing

                                                                                                                                  31. s

                                                                                                                                    sonisf

                                                                                                                                    San Francisco

                                                                                                                                    32 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    32 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Finally had our first dinner at Esperanza and it was fantastic!!! Same friendliness and great service as sister restaurant, Palmilla. Food was excellent, too! Really nice to have upscale Mexican option in M.B. again. :)

                                                                                                                                  32. K

                                                                                                                                    Katl

                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                    51 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    51 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 25, 2021

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Delicious meal! Fantastic drinks. Server was great and had opinions like she was actually familiar with the food! Welcome to the neighborhood!

                                                                                                                                  33. TS

                                                                                                                                    TammiS

                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 22, 2021

                                                                                                                                    overall2food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                    Food is delicious, sent back dirty plates twice, and noise level is deafening.

                                                                                                                                  34. C

                                                                                                                                    Cynz87

                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 19, 2021

                                                                                                                                    overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                    Seems understaffed. Ordered steak medium well, and was served rare. Waitress forgot one of our drinks, but brought it out when reminded and comped it. I’m sure with time service will improve. Food is ok

                                                                                                                                  35. LR

                                                                                                                                    LRG1

                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                    17 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                                                    17 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 17, 2021

                                                                                                                                    overall2food1service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                    I wanted to love Esperanza - we love Palmilla. But the food was cold, stale and not at all good. The decor is great. It is noisy; but I expected that. The service was wonderful. The drinks were good. I hope they get it together with the food. For right now I will come back for Margs only. It is too expensive for the food not to be good.

                                                                                                                                  36. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    11 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 15, 2021

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Food and service were great and i especially like the cool vibe and hip lounge upstairs.

                                                                                                                                  37. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    Miami

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 11, 2021

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Great experience. Great food.

                                                                                                                                  38. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                                                    20 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on August 6, 2021

                                                                                                                                    overall3food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Need to iron out the few week of opening. Kitchen and bartender seem backed up. Took forever for our drinks to come. ( 30 min). I have no doubt they will smooth out the kinks. It’s an awesome eye catching place with amazing drinks and food.

                                                                                                                                  39. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 30, 2021

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    Amazing food, service, and ambiance!!

                                                                                                                                  40. OT

                                                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                                                    Dined on July 30, 2021

                                                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                    It was incredible, the whole restaurant and vibe is classy and fun! Food was super yummy and margs were also delicious! My favorites were the muddled strawberry marg, potato taquitos, and halibut taco’s! Definitely going back!

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                                                                                                                                  Esperanza is rated 4.6 stars by 42 OpenTable diners

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                                                                                                                                  309 Manhattan Beach Blvd Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5316

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                                                                                                                                    Manhattan Beach

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                                                                                                                                    Business Casual

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