El Texate Restaurant

316 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Customer Reviews (13 reviews)


on Citysearch Feb 20, 2010
After a recent refurb and with new management and a new expanded menu, El Texate has regained its reputation as a good, no-frills Oaxacan restaurant. It has retained its unique, whimsical atmosphere, and the food is... (more)


on Citysearch Jan 12, 2009
My sister and I ate heartily during happy hour and the bill was only 24 bucks. They have $4 Margaritas and $2 tacos. I particularly enjoyed the margarita because it is served in a taller glass than regular margaritas.... (more)

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on Citysearch May 09, 2008
This family owned and operated restaurant has been wonderful to our school community. I would recommend that anyone dine here. The family ... (more)

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on Citysearch May 08, 2008
A good place to get Mexican food. Good Mole sauces. Satisfying fare and friendly staff. Reasonably priced. Casual and family friendly. Nice ... (more)


on Citysearch Apr 27, 2008
If you are driving down Pico and you see El Texate restaurant please don't bother! My boyfriend and I had the worse service and experience there last night. I completely understand that sometimes you might wait for... (more)

Miss V

on Yahoo Apr 27, 2008
Very good food but the service is very slow. Do not go on a Saturday night if you have plans. Our soup was delivered cold and seconds before diner was delivered. Our waitress was not at all sorry about it either. Too bad... (more)


on Citysearch Mar 25, 2008
My friend and we decided to tryout El Texate after reading the reviews and to our surprise the place was packed. We waited to be seated and the after ordering we came to the conclusion that the wait was worthwhile since... (more)


on Citysearch Nov 02, 2007
El Texate looked like an "ok" place from the outside. It appeared to be family run, and the atmosphere looked inviting. I ordered enchiladas mole, supposedly made with hand-made tortillas. It took forever (over 30... (more)

Matt Kelly

on Yahoo Jul 01, 2007
food wasn't bad - drinks were pretty expensive: my group ordered some pitchers of blended fruit margaritas, so I decided to get my own Don Julio margarita on the rocks. That was a mistake since it tasted like they... (more)


on Citysearch Nov 26, 2006
My husband and I decided to check out El Texate after seeing an ad in the Weekly for $2.75 margaritas on Sundays from 2-6pm. We got there around 5 pm on a Sunday, the place was cute, but completely deserted. Dinner was... (more)
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