Blue Plate has a mini Santa Monica empire, but Blue Plate Taco is definitely our favorite of the bunch. Colorful and casual, it’s kind of rowdy and definitely loud, which may or may not be due to the pitchers of cocktails being served. These aren’t the best tacos you’ll ever have (you’re on the Westside, after all), but they’re certainly not the worst. In this tourist-swarmed part of Santa Monica, Blue Plate is one of the better post-beach eating options.
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