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Polanco Modern Mexican Steakhouse

4.6
4.6
83 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican

Polanco Mexican Modern Steak House is a slightly elevated restaurant that will focus on fine dining touches with a lively atmosphere. Polanco features a prime selected list of steaks seared off and seasoned with an eye towards the ranches and cattle farms of northern Mexico. Bar operated by Miguel Valencia who is the head mixologist listing a cocktail selection based on agave varieties such as Mezcal, Ensambles and a unique selection of Tequilas.

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Booked 11 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Steakhouse, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 616-3047

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Manhattan Beach

  • Cross street

    Rosecrans Ave/ Hindry Ave

  • Parking details

    We validation

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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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What 83 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Los Angeles

    Mexican

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  1. C

    Carolina

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great! Cocktails were amazing, food came out perfect and service was truly outstanding. Super nice ambiance. Can’t wait to go back!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the BEST time!!!!!! When we came in the music was perfect, made you want to dance!!!! The ambience is very cool with lighting creating pockets of drama. Our waiter Luis was top notch!!! And the margaritas were yummy. (I had 3🤫) You must have the chicharron appetizer and the ceviche! Everything we ate was fantastic!!! And we didn’t have their steak so we will be going back for that!!

  3. BB

    BonBon

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Underwhelmed. I expected everything to be perfect, but our expectations were not met. Starting with cocktails. Two of us had margaritas. Mine was the habanero pineapple and the other a classic. I liked mine, all 2 ounces of it. The glass was filled to the brim with ice. It was literally two sips. The classic was the same, ICE. Started with guacamole and chips and the salsa trio. One was plain Mexican crema, another was chili oil and the 3rd was pretty much black beans. 1. Ahi Tostada? Fried. No option here. Who fries ahai? 2. Two ordered the Vegetarian Enchilada. Hard to find the actual enchilada. 3. Carnitas were pretty tame. Those of us with rice and beans included found a lot of uncooked rice. Not crispy rice, uncooked, hard, inedible rice. The black beans were like a paste. As for the "ambiance" I hope you like LOUD, pulsating techno music club mix for two hours. Maybe crank that up after 9 pm for the party crowd. Once was enough for this group.

  4. DN

    DavidN

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    My steak was ordered medium rare and came medium well. Food was mixed - some dishes were excellent. Other only average. Drinks were excellent.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love that fact that they play music while you eat. The service was amazing, they were extremely helpful and nice! The restaurant itself was beautiful and the food was amazing. Best steak I have eaten so far

  6. y

    yuri

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The selection of cuts of meats is outstanding. The service is beyond I expected!

  7. CB

    ChristopherB

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Ambience is Modern Mexican and the food is top notch. Flavors are abundant here!

  8. r

    rickl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The tortillas smelled just like my wif'e Grandmother's, which were made when she was a little girl- We plan to go back soionest!'

  9. MH

    MichaelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Polanco was a fabulous restaurant with great ambiance and atmosphere. The food, service and location were fantastic. Would highly recommend it.

  10. MC

    MisterCross

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything is absolutely stunning.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for date night, second time and loved the ambience, service and food!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food was at its finest! Graciously greeted by Marcos (the owner) and his staff. Will make that drive from the Inland Emopire anytime!

  13. NE

    NancyE

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    The food was a surprise. Steaks cooked to perfection. The ceviche was different, very soupy but tasty. Unfortunately not enough shrimp/seafood but would order again in case it was just a fluke. The service was slow but we were not in a hurry. Our server was in training but really wanted to do a good job. His trainer was watching over our table to insure that we were okay and correcting any issues. Like all other restaurants they are not fully staffed but are working through it and we as most folks understand. Marco was very gracious and accommodating. This will be in our restaurant rotation. Cheers! And well done!

  14. OB

    OhBubba

    Orange County

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The food was terrific. A nice twist on their preparation of both ceviche and carnitas. Would recommend both. Recommend ordering wine or beer as the brinks are weak and not worth the money. Wait staff was friendly but not very attentive. No rush to return but would go if convenient.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cabernet Sauvignon, Rib-eye Chicaronnes appetizer/porterhouse steak for 2 fingerling potatoes , cream corn and asparagus entree/ flan (not your ordinary) and horchata ice cream ( I don’t like horchata normally) but this ice cream was delicious. Very pleasant staff! Marcos the Manager is a stand up guy ! We will definitely be back and refer to our friends. Steak was like butter

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambience and food was exquisite..we definitely dine at Polanco again

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place beyond expectations! Always a pleasure to eat there and chat with the waiters that are Super at their job.

  18. JM

    JoseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food excellent service. We'll definitely return.

  19. CP

    ClarkP

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Sat at the bar, service was better when sitting at a table, otherwise food was still as awesome as always.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Best service!

  21. e

    evanl

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    the menu was creative and the food was excellent. Would definitely return to the restaurant. It's very convenient to the 405 -- it's near the exist in the ayres hotel. They have a separate entrance -- don't let the hotel fool you -- this is a great restaurant.

  22. J

    Juls

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fucken Amazing ! The food was fantastic and the service was excellent.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food/service Gorgeous place!

  24. YP

    YajairaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved that on a Sunday, it was nice and relaxing. The steaks, Brussels sprouts, potatoes and drinks were delicious! I made the drive from Anaheim to Hawthorne just to try it. I would do it again!

  25. j

    jima

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We enjoyed it. Ribeye tacos especially good.

  26. MH

    MaryH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved the unique food choices and presentation. Everything tasted awesome. Very comfortable seating.

  27. NS

    Neisha S

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The restaurant is inside the Ayres hotel. It also has its own entrance, so there's no confusion. I love the ambiance upon entering. Nice dim lighting with some reggaeton playing in the background. It's definitely a vibe—perfect local date night. I made reservations for a party of 5. We sat in the lounge area while waiting for our table and a cocktail. We were seated relatively quickly. I'm a booth kind of gal, but they only have open tables, which isn't bad; I happen to like what I like. The seating arrangement is nice and comfortable, I will say. Now let's talk about this grub!! You started off with some complimentary tostadas and a couple of different sauces. The bean dip is yummy would prefer it out, but it's served cold here. We started off with STREET CORN, OYSTERS, QUESO FUNDIDO, RIB EYE CHICHARRON. Listen, I didn't get to snap photos at that point; we were living and grubbing at the moment. It was delicious; they also give you a small basket of warm tortillas. Ohhh, baby, just you shut your mouth is yummy—the queso fundido paired with the Ribeye Chicharron, a match made in my tummy, okay, lol. I don't do oysters; however, two in our group did, and they say they were fresh and yumoooo. Now here's the only downside It took quite a while to receive our main entrees. So much so, we saw the manager looking in our direction, wondering where our food was. Needless to say, when the food arrived, it was delicious. Three of us ordered the chicken enchiladas, and the other two ordered a FILET MIGNON and PORK TOMAHAWK. We were all satisfied with our food. Some sides came out later than the rest of the meal, which was a bummer. Also, not a fan of plain white rice and a Mexican restaurant. We collectively agreed on that.Some minor mishaps which is why I gave 4 stars. And our waiter could have been a bit more attentive .I’m would for sure return.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Es una chingoneria de lugar lo recomiendo

  29. JD

    JDMBA

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was good but very expensive. What ruined the meal was that no staff (waiter, busboy) wore masks. Was very unsettling.

  30. LL

    LydiaL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    I took my granddaughter here for her birthday celebration. I was a bit disappointed that this restaurant does not provide a complimentary dessert for the birthday gal. They asked if we wanted to order dessert and I told the waiter we were celebrating my granddaughter's 22 birthday, he stayed quiet. I then asked my granddaughter if she'd like something and she ordered the cafe del holla flan which she loved it. So when they brought it they place 2 candles on the wood server. They included the charge of $10.00 for the dessert and a $3.00 charge for an additional 4 mini tortillas for the appetizers. The atmosphere and food were delightful but would suggest they provide a complimentary dessert, churro with cream or flan for celebrations free of charge.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time visitor but definitely not the last. The restaurant threw me off being in a hotel but once we walked in we were impressed with the decor. So many amazing things on the menu but my favorite was the Calamari , Mussels and their Tomahawk Porkchop. Drinks were spot on as well… Definitely one of my go to spots moving forward.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Delish food.

  33. MM

    MeredithM

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Authentic, original food and cocktails were all delicious! We truly enjoyed our meal here.

  34. G

    Gman

    Los Angeles

    98 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2021

    overall2food3service4ambience1

    Way too loud to enjoy a nice meal. The steak was very good. The carnitas were tasteless. Overall, overrated. I won't be back. Also interesting to note that the Manager was not wearing a face mask and yet he was wandering all over the place and handling plates of food too. As I said, I won't be back.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and drinks were amazing! Lovely staff.

  36. JE

    JayE

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderful eating experience! Our project team loves eating here when we’re in town. The food is great and the service is impeccable!

  37. P

    Pauloh

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful place, great food and drinks.! A unique menu, with an excellent representation of the Mexican culinary arts!

  38. AM

    AlfredoM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food friendly staff we will be back!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    One of the worst food experiences ever. Food was not very good, expensive and disappointing. Super loud music. Never again.

  40. DJ

    DoctorJ

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such fantastic food, service, and ambiance. Our server, Luis, was fantastic! Upscale Mexican food dining experience that was worth the time and money spent.

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Polanco Modern Mexican Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 83 OpenTable diners

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.

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Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Polanco Modern Mexican Steakhouse

14400 Hindry Ave Hawthorne, CA 90250-6740

  • Cross street

    Rosecrans Ave/ Hindry Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Manhattan Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Steakhouse, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We validation

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

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