While one might know Hermosa Beach as a beautiful destination where one can surf all day and play volleyball on its sandy shores, the beach is also home to a variety of fantastic restaurants. Locals and tourists alike can have more than enough options and can choose whatever they are in the mood for, ranging from Mediterranean to Mexican. If you are looking for something more quick or casual, the neighborhood has plenty of bars and coffee shops to offer as well.
As you enjoy the day out, take a stop and visit the exceptional restaurants South Bay has to offer.
One of South Bay's newest destinations for those looking for an upscale dining experience is Esperanza Cocina de Playa. The restaurant offers its clients a play on traditional Sonoran cuisine made with the freshest of ingredients and accompanied by the most elegant and flavorful cocktails. The restaurant experience is influenced by the coastal neighborhoods of Cabo San Lucas and by the sophisticated urban flare of Mexico City’s exclusive districts. This experience continues to pull in more visitors looking for such an experience in Hermosa Beach.
Manhattan Village is a one of a kind restaurant situated in the center of Manhattan Village. If you're looking for a show that goes along with your meal, the restaurant’s open air kitchen lets guests have an inside view and see their food being made. This Canadian chain offers a casual dining experience that serves a blend of cuisines including Italian, Mexican and classic American. Some favorite dishes that guests enjoy include: yellowfin tuna salad, gyoza, and pesto shrimp pasta.
Fishing with Dynamite
Fishing with Dynamite brings to the table the most exquisite seafood dishes in all of Manhattan Beach. It is the genius creation of MB Post, David LeFevre who recalls his summers on Virginia's eastern coast and the lively beaches of southern California. The 32 seat restaurant offers a blend of old school and modern dishes on its menu. Los Angeles Magazine calls it the “Best Oyster Bar '' and has named it as one of the Best New Restaurants. For the third year in a row it's been considered by OpenTables as one of the top 100 best new restaurants in America and a Michelin Plate in 2019. If you’re looking for the best seafood around, Fishing with Dynamite is your next destination.
Un Caffe Altamura
Cafe Altamura is one of the best new European cafes in town. The menu is inspired by Alex Altamura’s love for his Italian roots and his desire to take his favorites from the cultures he comes across in California. The French omelette, avocado toast, and croissants are favorites on the menu. Altamura hopes that her customers can take a break in their day and pause to enjoy the coffee experience. Although it is common in American culture to take their coffee on the go, Europeans pause to take in their coffee and commune with friends and family. If you're looking for a great place to stop and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee, this is the place for you.
Tacolicious offers a modern take on Mexican cuisine in a laid back setting with a californian spirit. The restaurant has locations in San Francisco Bay as well as its newest location found right in Manhattan Beach. The restaurant is a local favorite and is known for a vibrant, but relaxed experience. Of course they serve tacos, but they also offer plenty of sides and delicious margaritas that pair well with whatever you order. If you have been craving some tacos consider Tacolicious the next time you're in Hermosa Beach.