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Located within Santa Monica’s Gateway Hotel, Socalo is a beachy, California canteen and Mexican pub from award-winning chef/owners Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken. Socalo debuted in December of 2019, earning such accolades as “18 Superb Santa Monica Restaurants 2021” from Eater, “101 Restaurants and People that Define How LA Eats in 2020” from The LA Times, and “15 Best New Los Angeles Restaurants of 2020” from Time Out.


Socalo serves conscientiously-sourced, seasonal SoCal Mexican fare with quick counter service at brunch and lunch while dinner shifts to full-service dining alongside cocktails featuring small-batch spirits, Mexican wines and craft beers on tap.


Our Commitment to Sustainability

Socalo uses organic rice, beans, and corn tortillas; seasonal, local ingredients; antibiotic/hormone-free meats and poultry; and sustainable seafood.


Our photography is by Luke Gibson & Anne Fishbein.


Susan Feniger who is smiling and looking at the camera

Susan Feniger

Co-Chef & Owner

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Mary Sue Milliken sitting at a table

Mary Sue Milliken

Co-Chef & Owner

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