Hermosa Beach has been called “ one of the best places to live in southern California” and one of the best places to experience the So Cal beach lifestyle.
An oceanfront community running along the Santa Monica bay coastline stretching 1.4 miles offers a multitude of parks, beaches, coffee shops, and a review-worthy restaurant scene.
An eclectic array of culinary delights await you in Hermosa Beach…
Let’s take a look at the Best Hermosa Beach Restaurants:
Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila
Palmilla Cocina Y Tequila is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Hermosa Beach and for good reason. They takes its inspiration from the beautiful Mexican resort town of Cabo San Lucas and brings a menu of home-style cooking, loaded with fish, beef, and several vegan and vegetarian options.
Palma Cocina Y Tequila, it says it in the name. They are not only about the food but about the drinks. A deep list of tequilas and mezcals to choose from as well as margaritas, mojitos, and draft, can, and bottle beers.
Open for lunch and dinner with brunch on the weekends. Outdoor seating with a fire pit right on the promenade and only a few steps to the ocean.
39 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
The Hook & Plow
Consider this local favorite when looking for restaurants near you that offer delicious food and a beautiful setting.
The Hook & Plow calls on the talents of Executive Chef Matthew Ignacio to bring the farm to fork and the ocean to plate concept to their Hermosa Beach location. Sourcing a lot of their ingredients locally as well as serving California wines, the eat local vibe is high here.
Open for brunch on the weekends, and lunch and dinner during the week, the Hook & Plow is a local favorite for “casual west coast cuisine”.
425 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
The Tower 12 bar is about the scene, the surf scene that is. A thematic beach town local bar and eatery with all the trimmings. A place to hang out with friends and eat and have some drinks.
Two full bars give ample opportunity for sharing some appetizers and for enjoying casual American-style food on the wooden balcony.
A menu consisting of oven fired pizzas, burgers, and some favorites you might not have thought of. A house burger boasting a 3-pattie double burger, giant pretzels, and a classic pot pie, along with wings, and salads.
Open for lunch and dinner, as well as a brunch and happy hour. This Hermosa Beach restaurant delivers on all fronts.
53 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Fritto Misto is a family owned Italian restaurant serving up lunch and dinner specials along with a menu packed full of pasta favorites. A wide selection including an abundance of vegetarian dishes. Fritto Misto wants you to know that you won’t be getting any “"nouveau" portions." here.
Chicken dishes as well as seafood pastas, lasagnas, ravioli’s and a choose your own pasta menu with twenty sauces to choose from. .
“Fritto Misto” is a signature dish made up of a mix of calamari, shrimp, artichoke hearts and mixed vegetables, battered and lightly fried to perfection served with dipping sauces. This will serve up to 6 people.
Its not hard to see why this place is universally regarded as the best Italian restaurant in Hermosa Beach.
316 Pier Ave Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Dia de Campo
Combining the old and new of Mexican cuisine, and a huge selection of drinks, Dia de Campo offers a refuge from the busy day to kick back and enjoy a solid menu for dinner, brunch and happy hour.
Open from 3-9 PM M-F with brunch on the weekends. Everything you would expect and more from a beachside restaurant including a raw bar and they also have catering available.
Loaded Steak Nachos, Mexican Street Corn and pretty much anything from the Taqueria are going out of Dia de Campo on the top of your best restaurant in Hermosa Beach list.
1238 Hermosa Ave Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Playa Hermosa Fish & Oyster
Playa Hermosa Fish & Oyster proudly offers a well thought out menu with tantalizing seafood dishes and a robust selection of wine.
Outdoor seating right next to the pier where you can get an order of fish and chips, or the daily chef selection of oysters or a delicious lobster bisque, paired with one of their craft draft beers or a glass of white wine.
Serving favorites like Lobster rolls and chowder it’s no wonder that Playa Hermosa is a favorite and definitely deserves a spot on the best of list for Hermosa Beach restaurants.
19 Pier Ave Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Barsha wants to introduce a little “Taste of Tunisia” with a bit of California fresh and dash of the Mediterranean all fused into a delicious dining experience. With its wine bar and draft beer selection you’re sure to find the right pairing for your meal.
The owners of Barsha have traveled the world and brought back to Hermosa Beach a menu stacked with flavors from their experience.
A beautiful mix of their cultures and flavors like Tabil Brazino, Moussaka, or Tunisian Bruschetta, Roasted Cauliflower to falafels, with vegan and vegetarian as well as gluten free options.
Barsha easily places in our list of Hersmoa Beach restaurants that you don’t want to miss!
1141 Aviation Blvd Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Chef Melba’s Bistro
Chef Melba is one of those Hermosa Beach restaurants that you don’t want to miss! They put together a menu that is not meant to overwhelm but to be succinct and to the point. The point is that something remarkable is happening here.
Even while perusing the menu you feel a warmth and loveliness and a sense of specialness. As in, this is what we do, and we do it well.
Along with the food is a wine list that is sure to hold the pairing for the perfect balance of food and drink. Chef Melba’s Bistro is the gateway to a culinary experience and the dishes are one of the keys to a perfect evening.
Make reservations and enjoy the outdoor seating. Open Wednesday – Sunday, and if you want to bring your own wine, there are no corkage fees on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
1501 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Zagat rated and award winning, Zane’s restaurant is one of Hermosa Beaches’ gems. With a loaded menu serving pasta, seafood, burgers, steaks, salads, beer and wine there is something delicious for everyone.
Their signature Cioppino is a favorite and highly recommended. But if you feel more like a burger then The Zane burger is a brisket chuck blend done to perfection.
Fresh focaccia bread compliments the house is worth the stop. Fine dining on the beach that won’t bust your bank.
Baran’s 2239 is a culinary destination and one of those Hermosa Beach restaurants that you need to put on your list of places to eat.
The Baron brothers owners and visionaries of Baron’s 2239 are steeped in culinary tradition from a family whose restaurant served southern California for over 50 years.
Add a generous serving of culinary artists with a dash of innovation and you have the head of this culinary experience, Chef Tyler Gugliotta creating from scratch, the courses that grace the menu at Baron’s. One such dish is Chef Gugliotta’s “Chorizo Verde” .
Serving breakfast burritos Friday thru Sunday, along with dinner fare such as pastas, fish and steak. Sausages and pastas are all house made.
502 Pacific Coast Hwy Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Partnering with local farms, and sourcing locally Rabano is serving handcrafted, sustainable minded cuisine where their motto is—” happy, healthy life begins with what we eat.”
Start out with seasonal dishes like Beef barbacoa tacos, burritos and a bowl and you can see where this is headed. One stand out feature on the menu is the calorie count on the “munchies” and “ Sustainable Greens “ sections, this indicates to me what they are about.
Fresh quality ingredients, with a healthy life and lifestyle in mind. Check out the “Wonder Bowls’ ‘ and “Which Say You” , you won’t be disappointed.
Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and requested vegan vegetarian options available. Put Rabano on your list of essential places to eat in Hermosa Beach.
2516 Pacific Coast Hwy Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Good Stuff Restaurant
Good Stuff is one of the best breakfast and brunch restaurants in Hermoas Beach and is right on the beach, waiting to serve you some of their tasty fare.
Open 7AM -2 PM daily serving all day breakfast, mimosas, craft beer and bloody marys. Right on the beach and the Strand you can enjoy some Good Stuff indoors or outdoors underneath an umbrella.
Gluten free options along with the classics like the Good Stuff Breakfast, or Carne Asada and Eggs. Try out Adam’s Avocado Toast or how about some Loco Moco—” steamed rice, Angus beef patty, two eggs any style, and brown gravy topped with green onions”.
Anytime Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dinner specials… Seriously, this is Good Stuff!
1286 The Strand Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Poulet Du Jour
Greek, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food on the beach. Poulet translated to english is chicken, and chicken of the day is Poulet Du Jour. But they do have vegan and vegetarian options.
Rotisserie chicken coming in quarter, half and whole chicken portions, you can definitely get your poultry fix here. Combination plates, sandwiches and salads, served alongside some tzatziki, or hummus or fried cauliflower.
Check out their Veggie Plates and Super Veggie Plates if chicken is not your thing.
Open Monday thru Friday …don’t forget to order the house-made baklava!
233 CA-1, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
The Spot Vegan & Vegetarian
If you are looking for one of the best vegan and vegetairan restaurants in Hermosa Beach than look further than The Spot.
“The Spot, located in Hermosa Beach, is the oldest continuously operating vegetarian restaurant in Los Angeles.”
Open seven days a week serving up award winning vegan vegetarian cuisine The Spot pays attention to the details. Cooking with purified water, sourcing seasonal vegetables, gluten-free options and organic products that show a dedication to serving the best ingredients.
Organic beer, wine and drinks served alongside “high-vibration cuisine” you can’t help leaving just feeling better about choosing The Spot.
110 2nd St, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254