5 Kitchens 5 Courses - Santa Monica: Scallop Ceviche, Oxtail Dumplings & Mexican Flan

Los Angeles, CA

  • The Lobster & Burrata Toast is pretty amazing.
  • The Hop Sea Negroni, complete with cucumber and salmon roe caviar.
  • Southeast Asian, raw bar, wood grill, rice & noodles, cocktails... What's not to like?
  • Tuna Poke accompanied by lotus crisps.
  • The Red Beard cocktail at The Santa Monica Yacht Club.
  • Oxtail Dumplings.
  • Lamb Tartare with Middle Eastern spices.
  • The best flan in the universe, accompanied by a little cup of rompope.
  • Misfit's beautiful bar.
  • The Festival de Las Flores, refreshing and crisp.

3 hours and 30 minutes
0.6 mi
Guided by Dave
Dave Hotchkiss


Join us on a dinner walk to explore the best of culinary Santa Monica. The curated stops represent the best of the neighborhood's hip restaurant scene. No reservations required on weeknights, just your appetite. We'll start with cocktails with an Asian twist and move on to sea-to-table appetizers, artisanal gastropub for mains, Mexican for dessert and a 19th-century library for a digestif to cap the night.

About Your Guide

Dave has lived in the Mission District for years and has explored his fair share of culinary establishments, from Michelin-starred kitchens to taco stands on the side of the road.

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Guide Points

  1. Cassia

    Naturally, the dinner crawl begins with an aperitif! We find ourselves at Cassia, the new culinary darling that was named one of the best …

  2. Santa Monica Yacht Club

    We will head to the tongue-in-cheek Santa Monica Yacht Club for our appetizer course this evening. Ask to sit at the bar or the high table…

  3. Tar & Roses

    We head just a few doors down the block to Tar & Roses, the elder sibling of SMYC. There should be seating at the bar or at the back patio…

  4. Mercado

    For the dessert course, we head to Mercado for contemporary Mexican food. Co-owner Jesse Gomez is a third-generation restaurateur while hi…

  5. Misfit Restaurant & Bar

    We conclude the night with a digestif at a fun cocktail lounge inspired by a 19th century library. Despite the elegant and genteel surroun…

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