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Diners' Choice: Mexican restaurants in Westside

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Mexican cuisine in Westside? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Hermanito restaurant
4.7
4.7 (465)
$30 and under
Mexican
West Los Angeles
About the restaurant
Inspired by memory, shaped by place.

(Bar) Hermanito is a bar-forward, open-air neighborhood Mexican restaurant in the heart of Sawtelle.

Simple, fresh food built around housemade Sonoran style tortillas.

New and classic Mexican cocktails with subtle nods to the neighborhood; Japanese heritage.
Top review
AndresC
Dined 1 day ago
Great tacos! The service was also really fast and friendly
A photo of Blue Plate Taco restaurant
4.7
4.7 (932)
$30 and under
Mexican
Santa Monica
About the restaurant
Blue Plate Taco is a coastal Baja-meets-Santa Monica destination on Ocean Ave. We are dedicates to creating all our food from scratch including the agua frescas and margaritas from the bar, the tortillas are made by hand fresh all day, and our salsas are made daily. The entire menu is fresh, light and delicious.

We hold most of our tables for walk-ins so if you don't see any reservations, don't fret! We'll get you seated after a short wait while you're admiring the Pacific and taking in the famous Santa Monica pier.

Reservations are limited to 90 minutes, we hold reservations for 10 minutes.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Such a great wait staff and relaxed environment. Wonderfully hospitable to our party of 14 at 2 tables. Great food too!
A photo of Socalo restaurant
4.7
4.7 (811)
$30 and under
Mexican
Santa Monica
About the restaurant
SOCALO is a beachy, California canteen and Mexican pub from award-winning chef/owners Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken. Located within the Gateway Hotel, SOCALO offers seasonal and organic SoCal Mexican fare with cocktails, Mexican wines and craft beers.

SOCALO has been named Eater's Superb Santa Monica Restaurants and Hottest Happy Hours, LA Times' 101 Best Restaurants, and among the Best Mexican Restaurants in LA by Time Out and Thrillist.

Open for indoor and outdoor dining, and counter service dining prior to 4pm (no reservations necessary nor taken). Takeout and delivery with plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available.

For groups of 7 or more, please call 310.451.1655 to discuss accommodations, or visit socalo.com. We offer semi-private spaces, private banquet rooms, long communal tables, and two spacious outdoor patios.

Mary Sue & Susan are the founders of Mundo Hospitality Group, including Border Grill, Pacha Mamas, BBQ Mexicana, SOCALO & Alice B.
Top review
SunnyBvip
Dined 2 days ago
All the tacos we had were wonderful and taco. Tuesday was a great deal. There was a pride drink that all of us loved, and I can't wait to go again and peruse more of the menu !
A photo of Javier's - Century City restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2922)
$31 to $50
Mexican
Century City
About the restaurant
Javier's presents a rich heritage of elevated Mexican cuisine in a friendly and captivating ambiance. Enjoy hand-shaken margaritas, rare tequilas, craft cocktails and a vast selection of beer and fine wines. Dine with us in the main dining room, in one of our private dining rooms, or at the exquisite bar with one of the largest selections of the world's finest tequilas on west coast.

All guests must be present to be seated. The minimum per person is $20, , no split checks or personal checks. Javier's does not accept contactless payment. Parties of 6 or more a 20% gratuity will be included on the bill. In order to accommodate all guests Javier's dining experience is limited to 2 hours.

As a safety precaution Javier's does not allow strollers. Multiple reservations will be treated as separate reservations and will not be accommodated together.

We do not allow pets in our establishments.

Modifications are not recommended and will not be refunded.
Top review
DavidOvip
Dined 2 days ago
Amazing food with better service!! Everyone was incredibly friendly and welcoming ! Loved the food and the margaritas !!! So much better than much more pricier restaurants
A photo of Sol Agave - Santa Monica restaurant
4.6
4.6 (25)
$30 and under
Mexican
Santa Monica
About the restaurant
Our dream began in late 2014, long before we became the "Best Mexican Restaurant in San Juan Capistrano". It began inside a 17- foot food truck with the burning desire to change the way guests perceived food truck cuisine to be we have always believed that Mexican food should be MORE! More complex, modern, enjoyable and healthier for our bodies.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
The food was so good. The quantity was perfect. The service was great. I’m looking forward to going back.
A photo of Lula Cocina restaurant
4.6
4.6 (225)
$30 and under
Mexican
Santa Monica
About the restaurant
Our story begins over 30 years ago in Mexico City and Lula has been a Santa Monica institution ever since. We serve potent cocktails and fare inspired by various regions of Mexico. Check out the outdoor patio - perfect for lunch and dinner or for private events. We have all day Taco Tuesday and Happy Hour 3 to 6pm Tuesday through Sunday.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Fabulous as always! We enjoyed enjoyed a wide selection of the menu and drinks.
A photo of SOL Mexican Cocina - Playa Vista restaurant
4.5
4.5 (921)
$30 and under
Mexican
Playa Vista
About the restaurant
Our restaurants are inspired by the best of coastal Baja California: Warm, welcoming, friendly, inspired by old and new Mexican design. SOL's kitchens feature our unique spin on fresh, healthy, coastal Mexican food, lovingly made from scratch.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
Great Mexican food in an upscale environment! The outdoor patio is the best place to sit!
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4.4
4.4 (936)
$30 and under
Mexican
West Los Angeles
About the restaurant
At Los Angeles’ Casa Sanchez Mexican Restaurant patrons will enjoy delicious, authentic Mexican cuisine, amazing cocktails as well as a live mariachi band. At this LA Mexican restaurant you can sit back on Tuesdayy- Sunday and listen to the live music or enjoy dinner and drinks under the stars on the outdoor patio.
Whether you are looking for a romantic evening, out with a group, or just grabbing a quick bite you will enjoy the very diverse Mexican menu. The friendly and knowledgeable wait staff at Casa Sanchez Mexican Restaurant will assist you with anything you may need.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Our server was very attentive and always made sure we was doing okay with drinks or food. The ambiance of the restaurant was very welcoming and the energy felt just right with the mariachi playing in the background while our whole group enjoying our delicious food and drinks. It was a 10/10 experience would definitely recommend.
A photo of Kalaveras - West Los Angeles restaurant
4.2
4.2 (142)
$30 and under
Mexican
West Los Angeles
About the restaurant
•Happy Hour
Mon-Fri 3-7pm

•Taco Tuesday with DJ 7-11pm DJ
TACO BAR hand made tortillas 3pm-11pm


•Lunch Menu Specials
Mon -Fri 11am-3pm

•Daily Specials
MARGARITA MONDAY
TACO TUESDAY
MEZCAL WEDNESDAY
THIRSTY THURSDAYS

•Saturday Brunch MENU time 10am-3pm
Bottomless mimosas


•Brunch MENU Sunday Time: 10am-3pm
Bottomless mimosas
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Great food and music, accommodating staff. The vibe is good!
A photo of King & Queen Cantina - Santa Monica restaurant
4.2
4.2 (134)
$30 and under
Mexican
Santa Monica
About the restaurant
*WALK-INS ALWAYS WELCOME*

King and Queen Cantina brings a Latin flavor to Santa Monica. Our colorful skull décor makes for a Dia de Los Muertos theme all year long. Prepare to “fiesta like there’s no mañana” with our unique menu adding an Asian infusion and an urban twist. The concept created by the owner Mr.Tempo will make you live an incredible experience from bar to kitchen to service - one of a kind. #MASCHINGON
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Great as always when we come back to visit from out of town!
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