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921 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
+1 310-372-6080
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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South America
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92 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This was a great dinner. The service was fantastic and the good made me want to go back for more. I wish I had known I could call ahead, but I ordered at the window when we got there and we were headed back to the hotel within 15 minutes. It was a win.

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Thank LovelyinSA
Manhattan Beach, California
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269 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

There is a very popular version of El Gringo in Hermosa Beach. This is the other one. The food is quite good. Great chips/salsa, etc.

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Thank Ace90266
Melbourne
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148 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

I find their cooking style to my liking, being starved of Tex-Mex in Australia. This place is handy being close to LAX on Sepulveda and there is easy parking within walking distance.

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Thank trainsem
Tumwater, Washington
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

This is a very small uninviting restaurant BUT the food is great!! We ate there two nights in a row. I had the mahi mahi was my choice both nights. I loved it. Make sure you ask to have jalapeno peppers added.

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Thank jdarnall27
Rolling Hills Estates, California
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

The service was great, fast and efficient. The food just left a lot to be desired. The chips were okay, not restaurant tortilla chips though. The salsa wasn't bad and they give you lots. The guacamole was cut with something and had little to no flavor. The beans and cheese were dry and not flavorful. The fried fish taco was... More 

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Thank Jo Ann O
Manhattan Beach, California
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193 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

This place doesn't try anything creative with the menu, but covers all of the basics very well. Portions are large and chips are always fresh. Fish tacos are great as is the solchi soup.

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Thank James G
Ashburn, Virginia
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

It's a little hole in the wall, but the place is always packed. The food is terrific, but very spicy and hot. Service is quick. There's only about 10 tables in the place, and they're usually full in the evenings. I visit most times I travel out to Manhattan Beach CA on business. Food is reasonably priced, and they serve... More 

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Thank KingdomCAPT
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

This place looks like a tiny hole in the wall, and even has a take-out window in the front but don't be fooled by the tiny interior. The bowling alley kitchen these folks work out of cranks out some of the best Mexican you've ever had. It's fast, inexpensive, and worth the wait in the usually long line outside the... More 

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Thank Lee D
Los Angeles
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Terrific folks here, and they really care, from the cooks to the servers. Some of the best salsa in town, and really good food. Good value for the money. Big portions. Killer burritos, too! Wish they had a full liquor license. Try to go in off hours if you don't want the hassle of sitting next to families of over-indulged,... More 

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Thank Kathy S
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

Excellent tortilla soup with unique ingredients. Carnitas and chicken are best quality. Burritos are enormous.

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Thank Jerry L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 921 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 310-372-6080

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?