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; as well as antibiotic/hormone-free meats and poultry. Socalo serves only sustainable seafood and is a member of James Beard Foundation's Smart Catch and Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program.