Very friendly and lively. Innovative food like Sweet Corn Ravioli in Chile sauce, Santa Fe egg rolls, huge burritos and something like 80 premium tequilas. They make their own margarita mix which is excellent. Free parking in a strip mall on PCH. Lots of "coyote" sculptures and art by famous artist Marcus Pierson.
Favorite Dish: Too many to list!
Cute little cantina style restaurant in the downtown Redondo Beach with a laid back atmosphere. They have a large outside patio that is great especially during the day. They have a live acoustic guitarist playing Jack Johnson-type music. It's very relaxing and great to have lunch and margies on the rocks. The Riviera has been voted to have best margaritas in the South Bay.
Favorite Dish: I always get the grilled fish tacos, but my friends rave about their lobster enchiladas and their lobster quesadillas. Even their chips and salsa are delicious, and the margaritas are strong and tasty.
My wife and I love Riviera, it is in a fun part of the city and has a great laid back atmosphere. We really liked the food, as it is a little Americanized. I guess that is the mexican I like best, with chicken breast and lean meats in the dishes.
Other people we went here with had mixed reviews from average to good, never a bad review.
Favorite Dish: I always get Burritos.
Naka is the chef at the local Naka sushi. It's a small restaurant with very fresh fish. If you go, I usually find it's best to sit at the bar and order as you go. Naka is a very entertaining chef!
Favorite Dish: Hamachi (yellowtail) and spicy tuna roll. The salmon is very good too, as is the Dynamite.
Riviera is a very inexpensive Cali/Mexican restaurant. Nice patio, surf videos on the TV, many interesting decorations including long boards, surf photos, etc.
Favorite Dish: Chicken Enchiladas with Mole sauce. I miss these since leaving Redondo! Also they have great Margaritas, and also good Sangria!
Cheesecake Factory serves more than cheesecake. In case you're not familiar w/ this chain of restaurants, Cheesecake Factory is well known for their ENORMOUS portions of yummy food! Although I normally don't like chain restaurants, this is one that I actually like, especially considering their reasonable price range! Great place for lunches, brunches, and nice dinners.
Favorite Dish: Shrimp scampi is one of their most popular dishes, as well as the chicken madeira with mushrooms. Although I don't eat pork, I hear their pork chops are really good as well. Their boneless buffalo strips and Mexican eggrolls are great appetizers! Their cashew chicken is also very good! Of course, their cheesecake is absolutely delicious!!! There's about 20 different choices! :)
I love sushi but the other dishes are so good that I have not eaten much sushi here. The view is of the pier and ocean which is spectacular at sunset and the service is excellent.
Favorite Dish: Seaweed salad
Summer Rolls- light Vietnamese spring rolls
with a choice of fillers
The seafood souffle called dynamite, sounds corny but it is a very rich and uniquely satisfying dish.
The scallop entre is also delicious
Interesting spot- the locals hang out on the outdoor patio to play chess and drink their favorite coffee or tea or hang inside lounging about the comfy couches reading a book from the library or chatting. To add to all this atmosphere they sell darn good food.
Favorite Dish: The cobb salad is unlike any other with chunks of chicken, caramelized walnuts, apple slices and a honey based dressing- YUMM!
The cold curry sandwich is also a favorite.
The atmosphere is "so" so cal with all walks of life and usually their pets socializing in front of this Manhattan beach favorite breakfast / brunch spot. Plan to wait a few hours on the week- ends but the variety of pancakes, waffles, and omelets as well as the atmosphere make it well worth it.
• Outdoor dining
• Beach casual
Favorite Dish: blueberry pancakes
cheddar bacon waffle
light and fluffy omelets
I'm not going to debate this. Chick-Fil-A has the best chicken nuggets in the world. Hands down. No other restaurant even comes close. If you live in the South – or even in parts of California – where the Chick-Fil-A restaurants are in every mall or just down the block: Consider yourself blessed. You truly do not realize the treasure you have before you. By the way, it's pronounced 'Chick Filet'. I've heard people butcher the name, calling it 'chick-a-flick,' 'Chicken Filet' and 'that chicken restaurant you're obsessed with.' One time I was walking around a mall in Redondo Beach, and they had someone in front of the restaurant handing out samples of their nuggets. This could really be the beginning of an obsession to anyone!!!!! I tried one, fell in love with the nuggets, and the rest is history. It's not just the nuggets. It's three things that make the Chick-fil-A nuggets meal a perfect combination:1. The chicken nuggets are made from real chicken breast, not pieces, not parts, not rib meat. I mean, seriously, how can anybody eat those nuggets from McDonald's? When you eat those, it's like playing Russian Roulette with your lunch. Out of every six nuggets, there's at least one 'dark meat' nugget that tastes horribly wrong. Once you bite into one of those, your whole meal is ruined. But see, this won't happen with a Chick-Fil-A nugget. They're all white meat. Also, they're cooked in peanut oil, which is a bit healthier and tastier than other deep-fried oils.
2. The sweet and sour sauce is a red sauce (they call it Polynesian sauce), much better than other styles of sweet and sour.
3. Two words: Waffle fries.
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400 N Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA, 90277
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Business