Anywhere to buy inexpensive whole squid in 16/32oz packages in or near Santa Monica?
Santa Monica Seafood on Wilshire has has it frozen, or defrosted at the counter.
It's not bad. (I'm not a big fan of this place, but some things are okay - including the squid. )
Oh wait, just read that you wanted "whole squid" - so I'd call and see if they have it. What they sell (that I know and buy) are the cleaned bodies and tentacles.