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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 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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