A new ingredient-driven, neighborhood Mexican restaurant has opened in Santa Monica Canyon, a stone’s throw from the beach.

Partners Josh Loeb, Zoe Nathan, Jeremy Fox and Colby Goff of the Rustic Canyon Family of Restaurants (Cassia, Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen and Huckleberry) are behind Tallula’s. The restaurant, named after Loeb and Nathan’s daughter, serves a dishes full of rich, bold flavors and imaginative takes on familiar Mexican dishes. The seasonally inspired menu sources ingredients from the local farmers market and other local purveyors. Desserts are created by Zoe Nathan and Laurel Almerinda and focus on deeply satisfying, ingredient driven takes on classic Mexican sweets. And wine director Kathryn Coker (who co-owns Esters Wine Shop & Bar) curated a menu of 30 wines from boutique producers in France, Argentina, Chile and Mexico. 

Ideal For

A beachy lunch filled with inspired Mexican food and fueled by tequila

Signature Dishes

Grilled fish tacos on house-made tortillas; heritage turkey enchiladas; and roasted organic chicken with mole casero. Desserts include tres leches cake and pan dulce with raw drinking chocolate.