Places To Eat In Los Angeles: Blue Plate Taco, Santa Monica

Los Angeles natives may have noticed the pretty cool looking taco place that popped up on Ocean in the last month or so. I noticed it to. I also noticed that I have been living in Los Angeles for the last 8 months and I had yet to try any Mexican food, which frankly is criminal. This seemed then, like the perfect reason for me to go and try out Blue Plate Taco one Friday for a late lunch before a few hours spent in the sun at the beach.


Sometimes I really wish my Instagram shots had the clarity of my DSLR, because I manage framing miracles with them I never seem to be able to capture outside of my iPhone. In other news, about we have my Shrimp Tacos in a pepita salsa served with wedges of lime, cilantro crema and with sides of Blue Plate Taco’s house rice and Mexican slaw. Katie had the Chicken Tacos with tomatillo, radish and scallions. 


While everything we had was simply delicious and fantastically fresh, I was particularly impressed with the flavour balance in the Mexican slaw. But really, I will be going back to this place every time I’m in Santa Monica and after good Mexican food; I want to try their fish tacos, their chicken tacos and some of the seafood plates.


While we ate, I explained to my lunch date Katie, a LA native that the first time I was ever confronted with a taco (at Taqueria on Westbourne Grove in London) just before I moved to Los Angeles I actually had no clue how to eat it; we don’t really have a mexican food culture in England past nachos and packet fajitas. I’ve been practicing on the tacos from TLT Food in Westwood when I’m there to pick up my favourite Steak Fries, but Blue Plate was the first time I managed to successfully eat both of the tacos on my plate without all the insides of it falling out the bottom and either all over me, or my plate!


Santa Monica beach and pier; recommended but not mandatory activity after you have enjoyed your tacos. Speaking of, what are all your favourite taco fillings? I’m rather new to the whole concept. People also put potato in tacos, right?