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2510 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3535
+1 310-450-3900
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  • Very good25%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“croquetas” (8 reviews)
“tapas” (16 reviews)
“flan” (4 reviews)
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Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
2510 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3535
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got here just at the tail end of happy hour on a Monday and were pleased across the boards. Note that the non happy hour plate selections were not overpriced (certainly not for Santa Monica) and the menu was well -rounded. We just couldn’t...More

Thank rottentalkie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very much enjoyed our first visit here. I've spent a lot of time in Spain and I love the food there. Really delighted to find this charming place that offers an experience very close to the "real deal." The small-plate tapas are beautifully presented and...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I had Manchego n my restaurant list for Santa Monica and as a coincidence so did the owner of our Airbnb. It was close to our location. Our host was very gracious and our waitress was equally accommodating. The atmosphere was a combination of casual...More

Thank Idania60
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious tapas on all aspects. Lovely back patio. They have a nice selection of Spanish wine and also corkage except Friday Saturday. Enjoyed the hanger steak short ribs Brussel sprouts mac and cheese (getthebacon!)

Thank davideddoc
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Manchego is the perfect way to satisfy your tapas cravings in Santa Monica. The restaurant is small and fills quickly, but the street makes a lovely stroll while waiting. We stuck with some traditional tapas: olive bowl, jamon serrano, manchego (of course!), rosemary goat cheese,...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

The food and service were great ! Don't forget to order the truffle macaroni and cheese, gambas and the burrata with dried figs. It's a great tapas place not to be missed.

1  Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Went here for a girls night and it was awesome. We went during happy hour so ordered a bunch of stuff right away to squeeze it in. The happy hour red wine was delicious. The place is tapas style so everything is small bites and...More

1  Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Manchego is the real deal. Friday night was our third or fourth time spent enjoying the food, service and ambience of this fun little restaurant in the funky Main Street section of Santa Monica. Each time we have left happy, sated and committed to returning...More

1  Thank BigJim67
Reviewed 13 January 2017

What joy waits behind those unassuming doors! Great atmosphere; like dining with a group of friends you've known a long time; everyone just seemed to be having a great time. We started with the deviled eggs, marinated olives, spinach croquetas and grilled octopus (my first...More

1  Thank Garfield C
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This restaurant is a gem hidden in Santa Monica. it has maybe 10 tables so reservations are a must. The best appetizer was the JAMÓN WRAPPED DATES. We could have had seconds. We also had MUSHROOM AND SPINACH CROQUETAS--also excellent and DEVILED EGGS which were...More

1  Thank GoUCLAbruins
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
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2510 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3535
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-450-3900
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