Featured Items to Include Chorizo Mussels, Plump Shrimp and Thinly Sliced Octopus
By Zach Armstrong
Socalo is inviting one and all to join them on Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16 in Santa Monica for Mexican Independence Day dinner specials.
Featured cuisines and drinks are set to include the “flavors of coastal Baja California” such as its Tomas Viejo cocktail, bold and smoky Chorizo Mussels served in a bowl house tortilla soup, and the Campechana de Baja California featuring plump shrimp and thinly sliced octopus.
Debuting in 2019 and located within the Gateway Hotel, Socalo is a canteen and Mexican pub from chef/owners Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken. The restaurant has earned recognition as “101 Restaurants and People that Define How LA Eats in 2020” from The LA Times; “18 Superb Santa Monica Restaurants” and “Hottest Happy Hours” from LA Eater; “15 Best New Los Angeles Restaurants” and “Best Mexican Restaurants in Los Angeles” from Time Out; plus “Best Tacos in Los Angeles” from Lonely Planet, according to its website.
The restaurant also boasts a commitment to sustainability, using organic and local ingredients; along with antibiotic/hormone-free meats and poultry. It is a member of James Beard Foundation’s Smart Catch and Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program.
Reservations for the occasion can be made at https://www.socalo.com/.