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Sep 18, 2007 08:41 AM

Anything good around Casa Del Mar (Santa Monica) - walking distance?

I know, how dare me not have a car.

Coming for wedding at the end of september. I eat basically everything so I want to know if there any really good places around the area just in case there is free time for me to eat at a non pre-ordained place that weekend. Not terribly price sensitive as it is a special occasion afterall :).

I would be willing to walk pretty far (1.5 mile radius).

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  1. For breakfast or lunch you are a block or two away from Cora's Coffee Shoppe on Ocean and for dinner you are a half a mile from Abode, also on Ocean, (both of these places are north of your hotel).

    1. if you hang around the hotel. the burger at catch is pretty darn good....but it is a bit pricey for a burger. =)

      capo is @ 0.5 miles north of the hotel on ocean. great fire grilled meats and i love their burrata salad. capo is definitely a special occassion dinner spot.

      tacos por favor is on olympic &14th. they are just under 1.5miles from your hotel and they have great tacos and burritos. their chorizo & cheese tacos are to die for.

      musha is also within 1.5miles of your hotel @ 4th & wilshire. great japanese izakaya and sushi.

      1. Urth Caffe isn't too bad of a walk and is a great place to grab a bite pretty much any time of day. Fresh, organic food and outstanding coffee/tea/espresso. (Sometimes I feel like the Urth evangelist on CH but I really do love the place.)

        Urth Caffe
        2327 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

        1. Library Alehouse is one of my favorites; I walked there last time I stayed at the Hotel CDM.

          Also, Hidden on Main is now open; just make sure you have nice walking shoes. *wink*

          Library Alehouse
          2911 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

          1. I agree with all the above recs.
            There is also Ocean Avenue Seafood on Ocean, of course.
            Bay Cities Deli on Lincoln at Broadway is an Italian market/deli and makes terrific sandwiches, notably the Godmother, but it gets crowded.
            Also a new restaurant which I want to try when it opens is also on Ocean at Broadway, Joes Pizza, a transplant from New York.