Lares Restaurant

2909 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Restaurants, Caterers, Foods-carry Out

Top Sentiments among Lares Restaurant Reviewers

Best Margaritas Great chips and salsa Excellent Chicken Mole Exquisite taste experience Terrific chorizo egg burritos Excellent carnitas Excellent drinks Great fish tacos Great shrimp enchiladas Amazing chicken enchilada moles

Customer Reviews (37 reviews)


on Citysearch Nov 22, 2009
I really liked the atmosphere of this place, and with 40 years owned by the same family, wanted to love this place. The atmosphere is legit...dim lighting with interesting wooden tables and bar. By the time the chips... (more)


on Citysearch Mar 15, 2009
This place is highly recommended if you want a great meal with great service. There is an upstairs and a downstairs area (both are great), but no matter where you sit you get great service. I have been about 10 times now,... (more)


on Citysearch Jan 10, 2009
With so many Mexican restaurants in Los Angeles, it's hard to stand out, but this place definitely does! Everything I've had on the menu has been wonderful - I recommend the huevos rancheros or the carne asada tacos -... (more)


on Citysearch Nov 16, 2008
My husband and I decided to try this spot out on Friday night. We didn?t have to wait long for a table. The food and salsa were great! Fast services and I loved their margaritas. One weird thing?the bartender was our... (more)

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on Citysearch May 11, 2008
This is a very friendly restaurant with great Margueritas and wonderful Mexican cuisine. My favorite dish is the Carnitas which is done similarly to the way it is prepared in Cuban restaurants.... (more)

Mar Yvette

on Citysearch Feb 04, 2008
<b>In Short<br></b>Stepping into this dimly lit space is like walking into a rustic Mexican adobe. Framed prints of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo artwork hover near the sunken bar made of heavy carved wood, while the... (more)


on Citysearch Dec 15, 2007
I am not sure why others would write a review on their salads and streaks. Lares is one of the best of LA, with a great atmosphere, staff, and traditional down home mex (nothing fancy). Order the mole for some of the best... (more)


on Citysearch Nov 25, 2007
After passing by this two-story restaurant and always seeing a crowd outside its cool-looking Spanish colonial engraved wood sign, my fiance & I finally made it in. Upon first entering, we were graciously greeted... (more)


on Citysearch Aug 12, 2007
i love this restaurant. everytime i go, the staff is so friendly and prompt. the decor makes you feel like you're in quaint restaurant in mexico. the potato tacos are the best! (more)


on Citysearch Mar 18, 2007
Of the many Mexican restaurants that pepper Los Angeles like New York City Starbucks, this is very near the top of the list. The ambiance is comfortable and unpretentious, but nowhere near seedy. The energy spent at... (more)
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