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The Santa Monica location doesn’t have the magic of the original Ktown location, but El Cholo is still fun and serving solid old-school Mexican food.
Mondo Taco in Santa Monica is a small, order at the counter taco spot serving non-traditional tacos.
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River Rock is an American spot inside a Studio City hotel that's been around since the 1800s. The food is mediocre, but you're here for the history.
Melody is in a converted bungalow in Virgil Village, and it’s one of the more versatile spots in the neighborhood.
Farmhouse is a huge farm-to-table place in the Beverly Center. Apart from a fantastic chicken liver toast, the food is fine, without being memorable.
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FIG is an all-around solid restaurant but that Happy Hour of theirs is the best on the Westside.
SUGARFISH | Santa Monica
Expect the usual at Sugarfish in Marina del Rey - the best affordable sushi in Los Angeles.
The Nickel Mine
The Nickel Mine in Santa Monica became the go-to sports bar in the neighborhood the minute it opened.
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