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Santa Monica suggestions meal family with 2 teenage children

We will be staying in Santa Monica for one night Can anyone please suggest a place to eat for an evening meal and breakfast

We will be Staying at the Sheraton Defina Hotel

530 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405,

Preferences ...American ,Mexican Italian

regards Brian

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  1. Do you have a car?
    Do you have a budget?

    1. We do have a car , budget mid range

      reards Brian

      1. Great Pizza at Stella Rosa, very close to you on Main Street in Santa Monica.
        http://stellarossapizzabar.com

        You might like Umami Burger on 5th Street in Santa Monica (inside Fred Segal).My favorite is their Manly Burger with
        beer-cheddar cheese, smoked-salt onion strings, bacon lardons, umami ketchup & mustard spread or their great Hatch Burger with roasted green chiles & house-made America cheese
        http://www.umami.com/umami-burger/

        Inexpensive Italian with Killer Garlic Rolls at C & O in Venice Beach.
        http://www.cotrattoria.com

        Gourmet Sausages (I love their rattlesnake and rabbit) at Wurstkuche in Venice.
        http://www.wurstkuche.com

        Close by breakfast at The Omelet Parlor on Main Street &1/2 price omelets from 6-7am.
        http://theomeletteparlor.com

        Great Italian sandwiches that are perfect to take back to your hotel room at Bay Cities Italian Deli in Santa Monica. closed Mondays
        http://www.baycitiesitaliandeli.com

        Enjoy LA!

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        1. re: wienermobile

          Great recommendations: I also like Cora's for breakfast (blueberry pancakes are phenomenal.) http://www.corascoffee.com/

          Chez Jay can offer a nice "local" experience and a chance for the teens to see some celebs. Love the pizza at Stella.

          1. re: CharlesKochel

            +1.

            Cora's pancakes are some of the best in town.

        2. There's so many places to choose from in Santa Monica and surrounding. :-)

          +1 on weinermobile's rec of Wurstkuche, even jaded teens might get a kick out of the exotic flavors. +1 on Umami for dinner as well.

          Other affordable Italian options, Fritto Misto is near where you're staying, Spumoni a little further north in SM.

          Bagel Nosh, Lazy Daisy for decent breakfasts. Amandine a bit further away for excellent French pastries. Farmshop for more upscale breakfast.

          La Playita Mariscos Guillen for "street tacos" and seafood cocktail. New restaurant Tacos Punta Cabras for Ensenada-style seafood tacos and cocktails.

          What day of the week will you be there? Santa Monica's Sunday Farmers Market at Main and Ocean Park has a variety of food vendors and would be good for breakfast.

          1. The kids might enjoy sitting outside on the Promenade at Loteria Grill, eating Mexican food and people watching. The jalapeno margaritas are pretty good too.