Row 1

2909 Pico Blvd (29th St)
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 829-4559
$ $
Mon–Sun: 8:00 AM–1:00 AM

Foursquare Tips

  • Ceviche con camarones
  • Make sure to ask for the house spicy salsa with your chips, fantastic!
  • They have the best margaritas here!
  • Order the carnitas, best on the west side.
  • Try the shrimp ceviche! Very authentic mexican food, awesome taste and quality service. Margaritas are a must.. good for families too. Absolutely loved it!
  • Great food! Love the daily specials...Fridays my fave, grilled red snapper tacos rice and beans $8! Great margaritas too
  • Get the tres leche
  • More room upstairs. Margaritas are good. The salsa is great!
  • Lares is a certified restaurant of the Clean Bay Restaurant Program, helping to reduce stormwater pollution in Santa Monica Bay! Learn about or find more certified restaurants at
  • U can always tell a good mex rest. By the salsa & beans. Good spot! Margaritas r fantastic! As a Latina women -thumbs up
  • The food is hot; the salad is fresh but not home made dressings. A lot to like. Nice that the refried beans are made with vegetarian oil , not lard. Enjoy! Very good food. Linda
  • Whoa there, tiger! A word to the wise: the margaritas are stronger than they taste.
  • Mexican hot chocolate is delish
  • Great Mexican food. We were looking for a change from the places we normally frequent and this restaurant was on the list. Food is tasty!
  • We have been going to Lares for 16 years now. It is our favorite restaurant. The food is good mexican fare - their albondigas is fabulous
  • The entire menu but most importantly... Torta de Carnitas.
  • Opened in 1968.
  • Really great food, a wonderful staff, and cheap and amazing margaritas! What else could you want? :)
  • Definitely one of the most authentic Mexican Food places on the west side. The setting is great and the food is even better. I recommend the Chicken Chipotle, margaritas & the breakfast!!
  • Macuca y chilaquiles. Torta,de carnitas, camarones Rancheros.