Places To Eat In Playa Vista

Places To Eat In Playa Vista

Playa Vista, CA is an upcoming place when it comes to restaurants. Not to mention, companies like Youtube, Google, Yahoo, Oglivy, The Honest Company and ChowNow have offices in Playa Vista. In my opinion, this small place has the potential to be a serious goldmine for new restaurants. The founder of a Lemonade got the memo and they are opening a reimagined wood-fired steakhouse called Bull and Buttery in the fall. Homestate, an already established hit LA restaurant, opened a restaurant in Playa Vista on May 18th. Are you seeing a trend?

SOL Mexican Cocina

Cuisine: Upscale Mexican

Price: $30 and Under

Dress Code: Smart Casual

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The always full and popping Newport Beach upscale Mexican restaurant made its way to Playa Vista and instantly upped Playa Vista’s restaurant game. The restaurant is inspired by the best of coastal Baja California.

My favorite item is one the appetizer section or should I say Antojitos section on the menu is the Chorizo & Mushroom Con Queso. Followed closely by the Pork Carnitas, which are huge and delicious.

The tacos were actually a disappointment. I got four different tacos and they were all nothing special except the “Canarditas” Duck taco. Luckily Homestate came to Playa Vista so you don’t need to eat tacos at Sol.

The service is really slow and it can get really loud in the restaurant.

My recommendation is to make a reservation before you go. Overall Sol is a solid restaurant even though it’s not without flaws (slow/ tacos). I definitely wouldn’t put it in my top five Mexican restaurants in LA, but it does the trick.

 

Hash

Cuisine: Breakfast and Brunch

Price: $30 and Under

Dress Code: Casual

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Playa Vista truly lacks breakfast and brunch places, but if you are looking for some traditional breakfast food head on over to Hash.

They have some great breakfast choices for any type of palette and diet you are on like the El Gordo Burrito, Big Papa’s Sandwich, Carrot Cake Belgium, Egg Scramble, and The Killer Quesadilla.

If you like pancakes, this not the place to get unless you love your pancakes extra salty (and no I don’t mean mad). Also, this place shouldn’t be called Hash because their “Hash” is not what I would go there for.

Overall for not many having breakfast/brunch places in Playa Vista, Hash will hit the spot for your breakfast fix if you don’t want to venture out of the neighborhood.

Tocaya Organica

Cuisine: Healthy Mexican

Price: $30 and Under

Dress Code: Casual

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MEXICAN FOOD? HEALTHY? Yes, I said it. Tocaya brings healthy food and Mexican food together. Whether you are looking for your next taco tuesday fix or a healthy bowl or salad, Tocaya is your place.

Beware: If you can’t handle any heat, stay out of the kitchen – I mean Tocaya. It’s not incredibly hot, but it has a kick to it. Hot and spicy!

Hopdoddy

Cuisine: American, Burgers

Price: $30 and Under

Dress Code: Casual

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Best burger in LA? NO. Best Burger in Playa Vista? It has a fighting chance. In need of a burger fix in Playa Vista with all natural ingredients – this is your place to go.

The burgers don’t match the hype. They were good enough to fulfil a burger craving. The fries I would go back for. I repeat, the fries are GOOD.

Overall, if there is line don’t wait if there isn’t you can get your burger and fries fix here and be happy.

 

Panini Kabob Grille

Cuisine: Mediterranean, Persian 

Price: $30 and Under

Dress Code: Casual

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Holy portion! This mediterranean eatery delivers on the categories we are all about: taste, uniqueness, and bang for your order. The pita is a winner, and the hummus, chicken, and rice are all routine but comforting.

Overall, the perfect take out or casual dine-in dinner. Will it blow your socks off? Maybe not, but it’ll hit the spot.

 

ROC Playa Vista

Cuisine: Chinese

Price: $30 and Under

Dress Code: Casual

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Looking for Soup Dumplings aka Xiao Long Bao and don’t want to hit up Din Thai Fung. Head over to ROC and you won’t be disappointed. You might of already heard of ROC or been to ROC if you have been to the Sawtelle area. That is the OG location, but you wouldn’t know it based off of these legit dumplings.

Urban Plates

Cuisine: American, Salad

Price: $30 and Under

Dress Code: Casual

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I used to be a Urban Plates fanatic, but as the years went by the prices started getting high. If you are in need of healthy food, it is a good option. The only problem is Whole Foods is a walk away and their salad bar is one of my favs.

I do recommend you try Urban Plates because there are mixed reviews on it. Some LOVE IT and some don’t.

Let me know what you get and if you like it. Will I ever go back there? YES. Is it my top choice in Playa Vista? NO.

Homestate

Cuisine: Tex-Mex, Brunch and Breakfast

Price: $30 and Under

Dress Code: Casual

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Now you don’t have to hop on a plane to get your Tex-Mex breakfast taco fix. Homestate brings a variety of breakfast tacos to you. People line up for this place and everyone knows where there is a line is where the party is at and also where the queso is at. Basically, there’s queso. Need I say more?

Must try tacos are the Pecos taco (Brisket and scrambled eggs) or Trinity Taco (Organic Eggs, Potatoes, Bacon and Cheddar. Though, you can’t go wrong with any taco here.

DON’T SKIP THE QUESO. It is a must and if you have room try the Migas as well.