Mondo Taco now open in Santa Monica, CA

Since December 2012, Mondo Taco has been a frequent stop for me when I’m in the LA County area. Mondo Taco has what you crave - anything that crawls, grows, or swims is combined with their world flavors for unbeatable delights. Proprietor, Sam Spector, has done a really great job with the food which carries through to his employees. You can see their pride in the food through their eyes. In February 2014, Sam made the move from the original, rather compact location on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles to spacious, upbeat digs in AO retail/residential building on Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica. The new digs include two spacious dining rooms with bright colors and larger kitchen space.

Here’s a sampling of Mondo Taco’s menu:

Homemade Guacamole has a bunch of textures with creamy chunky avocado, zingy red onions, and bright red, sweet tomatoes. It’s great as a dip with tortilla chips or atop your favorite taco! Thumbs up!

Beefeater is braised short rib topped with horseradish slaw. This is my favorite taco! The flavors are so consistent and this time was no different.  The flavor was just as great as I remember and  it was loaded with a healthy helping of tender braised short ribs. Horseradish slaw was also just right with added crunchy cabbage texture. Thumbs up, way up!

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  1. Hi Chelsea –

    I’m working with a start-up for food bloggers in Southern California called Tabelog ( They’re a subsidiary of the largest company in Japan (similar to Yelp here in the US).

    We’re bringing their annual restaurant awards to the US that are judged solely by a panel of local food bloggers (all online). The winning restaurants get a framed 2014 award and the food bloggers get an “official judge” icon/etc and related PR for their blog. We’re looking for bloggers from the Southern California area to invite as an official judge. Is this something that you would be interested in? My direct contact is

    Thanks in advance!


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