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California Monster Salads

Santa Monica
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411 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2388
08:00 - 14:00
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192 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

We went here for lunch. If you want variety in your salads, this is the place. You can get up to 5 toppings for one charge, and then it's more charges after that, which I did. They have so many things to choose from, it's hard to stop. You get a salad that you could share with 1-2 other people,... More 

Thank raininroses
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Big fan of this place. Great salads- I usually do a create your own. I love their salad dressings- all fresh and made in house. try the Lemon Sunflower Basil. It would be 5 stars but ahhhh the price is steep

2 Thank allison r
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Hey if you're ever around the Santa Monica beach area and you're looking for some good food that's Vegan/Vegetarian stop in and visit Stacey and the team at California Monster Salads is on Santa Monica Blvd about 4 blocks up from the T section Ocean Blvd. Every day they serve up a nice variety of salads with toppings that including... More 

Thank Suzanne m
Edmonton, Canada
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125 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

My wife and I checked out Cali monster salads for lunch. We were glad we gave it a try. The salads are big enough to feed two people. They had super fresh ingredients and very friendly staff. The staff walked us through the menu and were very helpful with answering any questions. They also don't cheap out on ingredients. Try... More 

Thank Leeza9
Melbourne, Australia
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135 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

As the name suggests, the salads are huge. You could easily share... We did however, only order a wrap and soup (black bean soup) to share. This was enough for 2 people. Both were healthy and well made, not too much sauce or over seasoned. Looking around, the salads liked good. You can make your own or choose one off... More 

Thank Aron P
Sydney, Australia
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304 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We wanted to have a healthy lunch so we walked up to have a salad here. The salads are in large bowls and was very filling and we struggled to finish our salads. They represent good value for money and there are a number of different salad dressings to suit your tastes. Apart from the basic salad greens you can... More 

Thank Sydneyside
Santa Monica, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This place is very overrated and very overpriced. It's about $12-15 for a salad which you can order a sit down restaurant. I ordered the Mediterrranean and it was spattered with a few pieces of tuna, almost no other accoutrement such as tomatoes or cucumbers, and was pretty mediocre. Go to a real restaurant if you want to spend $15... More 

Thank John T
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014

These salads are seriously humongous. We're talking big dinner sized bowls that yiu would have on the table with dinner for 5 people! That being said, it is a good lunch/ dinner for a health foodie - yiu can put basically anything you want on it, so if yiu have any dietary concerns it's not a problem! Good price, fresh... More 

Thank Married_Woman2010
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2013 via mobile

Stopped by here on my first day in Santa Monica for a salad. Very friendly and very large but good salad.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Fast food
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2388
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica

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

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