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Lula

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Neighbourhood:
Santa Monica
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2720 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4008 (hill & ashland)
+1 310-392-5711
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Poway, California
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

love the location margaritas are strong the service is friendly the food (carne asada and a sampler) was yummy

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Thank APChemistry
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

When we visit Santa Monica, we look forward to getting here for lunch. It is a very colorful and fun place to have a relaxing meal right on Main St., Santa Monica. Over the years the food and service are always fine supported with an excellent selection of margaritas, beers and tequilas.

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Thank geckobvi
Santa Monica, California
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

I've been going to Lula's on and off for ten years. Really like the colorful vibe, decorations and service. Food owner Annie Gilliland's unique take on Mexican. Not cheap, but moderately priced for the quality. Had a DELICIOUS hibiscus margarita. Will be back soon...

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Melbourne, Australia
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353 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

After shopping for most of the day we needed to refresh and get some nosh, and this place seemed inviting so in we went. Right away we ordered two incredible margarita's and some food to share. The flavours were wonderful, the service was relaxed yet friendly, and the total price at the end was far better than expected for the... More 

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Thank Rohan E
Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2014

This will be a short review...the place is consistently good. They have a wonderful tequila list and make some great margaritas! The food is upscale and hasn't disappointed. I have been coming here for over 10 years.

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Thank 69FairlaneRagtop
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Great Mexican food a few blocks away from Santa Monica Beach. The baja fish tacos were amazing! We also tried the blood orange margarita, which was delicious too. I would recommend this place for happy hour or a quick bite near the beach!

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Thank foody2011
Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

Dim lighting, lots of color, bottles of top shelf tequila on display along with various Mexican trinkets create an atmosphere of cantina, at least of the tourist driven variety. The menu is extensive, probably something for everyones tastes. I can recommend the tacos, enchiladas suizas and the tostados de pollo. The portions are hearty and the rice and beans are... More 

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Thank anamshaz
Belo Horizonte, MG
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Been here with a few friends on a Sunday. Slow service and a little bit overpriced. The food is good, but I feel it's more expensive than other places that serve the same type and quality of food.

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Thank Jéssica P
Santa Monica, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Arrived at 6:15 to a half-empty restaurant only to be told no tables were available due to pending reservations. Ate in bar area for two hours+ only to watch said reserved tables (i.e. half the restaurant) remain empty?! Host/ess staff at front desk is very inexperienced -- holding back half the restaurant's tables for reservations 2 hours+ in advance. Doesn't... More 

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Thank OlivierSM
Illinois
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222 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Food was very good, but slightly pricey for what you got. Chips and salsa were unique - we ate more than our share of those!! :) Fun atmosphere and busy, even on a Sunday night. Service was excellent - our waiter was friendly and quick. Overall, would recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 00:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4008
    (hill & ashland)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-392-5711
Description
From the moment you walk into Lula, you are greeted with festive artwork from such respected chicano artists as Eloy Torrez, George Yepes, Carlos Almaras & Frank Romero. The cuisine is truly traditional Mexican with recipes from every corner of Mexico. Tamales & tortillas are made everyday in our kitchen. With over 500 Tequilas, Lula Cocina Mexicana is the largest Tequila bar in Los Angeles.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

Neighbourhood Profile
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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