Blue Plate Taco Opens in Santa Monica

The Shore Hotel opens its first restaurant, Blue Plate Taco

Blue Plate Taco

Santa Monica, Calif.’s Shore Hotel has opened Blue Plate Taco, its first on-property restaurant. Located near the Santa Monica Pier, The Shore Hotel’s Mexican restaurant is adjacent to the pool.

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Blue Plate Taco has 90 saddle leather swing chairs indoors and outdoors. The menu features tacos, grilled seafood, and salads made with locally sourced ingredients. Signature menu options include lobster truffle tacos, and salmon chilaquiles with salmon belly, shaved egg, ground masa, cilantro, lime paprika, and chorizo oil, with a choice of nine homemade salsas.

The coastal Mexican cuisine can be washed down with a range of agua frescas made with seasonal fruits, like watermelon, mango, and prickly pear, or rum, vodka, or tequila.

Blue Plate Taco is the first restaurant for the hotel but the third by Blue Plate dining group, which has two other restaurants in Santa Monica.

Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.