Manhatten Beach Suggestions
- Ed Allegro
We'll be staying in Manhatten Beach for 4 or 5 days in Febuary and would appreciate some recommendations for good local eats. We'd prefer to walk from the Residence Inn but knowing L.A. we're prepared to drive. Thanks for the help.
Be prepared to drive. I believe the Residence Inn is on Pacific Coast Highway and most places to eat in Manhattan Beach are either down near the beach or on Rosecrans.
First - go to the link below and put the word manhattan (it's spelled "a-n") in the city name and you'll get all the places that sell food in Manhattan Beach. If there's a specific place that catches your fancy, someone here might be able to help you.
Second, I like Manhattan Beach Brewing Company. They have great beers (they brew) and last time I was there, they had my fave bar snack - armadillo eggs: chiles stuffed with cheese, battered and then fried. When you bite in, the melted cheese flows like yolk.
Third, nearby in torrance- BEijing islamic - huimin chinese food.
Just looking it over, there's an indonesian place, a hawaiian place (back in lahaina), and some other places that might be interesting. Nearby towns are hermosa Beach, Torrance, redondo beach and lomita.
In Redondo, (a HEALTHY walk - drive) try Quality seafood. Will cook fish and shellfish to order, and on occasion have live sea urchin (eat raw).
MANHATTAN BEACH BREWING CO.
124 MANHATTAN BEACH BLVD
2001 N SEPULVEDA BLVD B
MANHATTAN BEACH (great muffins)
THE BANYAN INDONESIAN REST.
1140 HIGHLAND AVE A
1000 N SEPULVEDA BLVD
check if this is a branch of the popular cuban restaurant, famous for garlic chicken - I like the picadillo)
BACK HOME IN LAHAINA
916 N SEPULVEDA BLVD
Apparently, Beijing islamic is no longer listed, so it may be closed
Here's the contact info and see if it's open
Beijing Islamic, 3160 Pacific Coast Hwy., Torrance; (310) 784-0846.
The only places really close enough to walk to are Tony Maroni's pizza and Rubio's Fish Tacos as well as Manhattan Bakery and a bunch of local lunch places. Probably about a half mile away are Versailles and Back Home in Lahaina and all of the places in Manhattan Village shopping center (Reeds is a bit more upscale, but there is also a Chili's, CPK, Koo Koo Roo and an Olive Garden, as well as a few places in the mall itself). IMO the best food (upscale) in the South Bay is Avenue, which is on Manhattan Ave just north of Manhattan Beach Blvd--you would have to drive. Another interesting place also near the beach is Petros, which is an upscale Greek place. Further down in Hermosa are Blue Pacific which is a Cal-fusion place, New Orleans Cafe, which has nice gumbo, and La Sosta, which has great salamis and hte like.