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Polanco Modern Mexican Steakhouse

4.5
4.5
104 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 6 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

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 104 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Mexican

  • Beach Cities

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. DK

    DriftKing

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food here was amazing I would definitely return

  2. RA

    RANDS

    Los Angeles

    54 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    Meat was extremely tough! Not good for a steak house

  3. IC

    IanC

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent. Food was very good. I had the branzino which was cooked very well and beautifully presented.

  4. M

    Mariana

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wee bit loud for a big group and conversation. Great ambiance. Fantastic drinks. Food was wonderful and my group just loved it mucho. Will be back.

  5. SB

    StevenB

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Our fourth time there and again the food was terrific and wildly flavorful, from the chips with the trio of salsas through the ceviche and aguachike to one of the best NY steaks in town. Yes, it is better than most steakhouses. A great place, though the loud music can be a bit much and makes a quiet conversation pretty impossible.

  6. B

    Bdy123

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Made a reservation at the patio, we got there and were told our table was not ready, we sat at the bar for drinks! My wife ordered The TikTok and I got a Clase Azul, we got moved to a table in the restaurant no patio seating? Service was very poor our server took our ordered and disappeared we ordered the calamari to start, scallops and lobster enchiladas for entrees! When food arrived I got the whole fish instead of the lobster enchiladas, our server never came to check on us! Our server did not cove to check on us I had to call the manager over to get the mistake corrected he took the fish back and send the server over to clarify the issue! Food was just ok drinks are good! Won’t return a Polanco I was hopping for a better experience!

  7. GH

    GraceH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Two reasons why I didn’t give it 5 stars: 1. Food too way too long to get after placing the order. 2. Music is way too loud. We could not carry a normal conversation and it was hard to hear the wait staff.

  8. TK

    TashaK

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing and we will be back for more. We ordered the ribeye. I loved the service and ambience too.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall, my fiancé and I had a fantastic experience. The food was out of this world, and the service was most definitely above and beyond. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to enjoy a precious experience.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took the wife for her birthday looking for a change in dining we wanted a new place to eat and this place blew us away!! Appetizers were incredible we started with some calamari and some agua chiles that were off the hook! Everything was fresh and delicious! For our main course we had lobster enchiladas and some ribeye chicharones INCREDIBLE!! Not to mention the outstanding drinks made up by the bartender my Paloma was on fire and the wife’s diablito was taking her to the limit she had two btw!! Our server Victor was awesome and made sure our glasses were full and tummy’s stuffed!! Prices were great and we totally recommend this awesome steak house!!!

  11. OM

    OMVS

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Celebrate 39 years of anniversary - Does not offer free dessert. Service is not attentive.

  12. SP

    SamanthaP

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, music, and SERVICE never fails. Always a great time & guaranteed perfect date spot!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Expensive 2 steaks and 2 glasses of wine $150

  14. MR

    MonicaR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excelente!! Everyone and their mothers need reds to go! Can’t wait to go back.

  15. FA

    FrancesA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great,however, the music was a little to loud for our taste. It would have been perfect if we could talk to each other without having to shout.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome wait staff and hostess.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Ribeye platter, salsas, guacamole and margaritas were excellent! Odd but the first serving of the chorizo fundido was really good, but it turned into a rubbery tasteless mess in a cold cast iron skillet. The Caesar salad was strange and tasted of mayonnaise. They never acknowledged our birthdays, even though it was clearly on the reservation and we also told them when asked. We will give them one more try, to see if it was just an off evening! Servers were gracious, but when told of issues they were polite but did nothing to correct or compensate.

  18. K

    Kimberlea

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Orlando provided great service, everyone was welcoming; the food was great and drinks were delicious. The music was great, but too loud for a dinner crowd. I would recommend Poblanco to anyone looking for a great meal...

  19. S

    Sean

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Tomahawk is a must try. One of the best I’ve eaten anywhere in the world. Muscles as a starter was also very delicious.

  20. BB

    BuddyB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Service! Amazing food. Attention to detail! We will be back!

  21. L

    Lopez34

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant had a great vibe when you stepped in! We didn't wait long to be seated and the servers were great! They were friendly and were very considerate towards my brother's severe onion allergy. They made sure to accommodate everything we requested. My son ordered the Tomahawk for his birthday and it did not disappoint! The rest of us ordered Ribeye steaks and Filet Mignon and they were cooked to perfection. I would recommend this place to friends and family! Definitely going back for more!

  22. C

    Carolina

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 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!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 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!!

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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

  27. 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!

  28. CB

    ChristopherB

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

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

  29. 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!'

  30. 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.

  31. MC

    MisterCross

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything is absolutely stunning.

  32. 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!

  33. 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!

  34. NE

    NancyE

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 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!

  35. 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.

  36. 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

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  38. 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.

  39. JM

    JoseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food excellent service. We'll definitely return.

  40. 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.

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Polanco Modern Mexican Steakhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 104 OpenTable diners

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Booked 6 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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